The main character Claudette expresses this idea through the quote: “...but who did we have to run back to? Only the curled black grimace of the mother. Only the father, holding his tawny head between his paws. Could we betray our parents by going back to them?” (Russell 232). Although the girls would love to go home, returning home would upset their parents and cause them to be ashamed of the girls.
The story of Antigone by Sophocles is a story of a sister on a quest to bury her brother who was killed in combat. The new incoming king forbids such acts of burial for the brother, as he is labeled a traitor. Antigone has shown that she is a strong woman as she continues to believe in her ways of things. Even if she is told by others to stand down, she continues to hang on to her beliefs till the end. Creon who is told by his son and Teiresias is late to think about how her punishment was unreasonable that he took it too far.
“And in particular the children; my sons; our sons,” (136) Jason gets emotional about Medea with the children. Creon died trying to save his daughter when Medea attacked her. When Medea was told she was being exiled, Jason and Creon both wanted Medea to leave Corinth. “Creon is right to be rid of you,” (137) said Jason arguing with Medea. Creon was afraid of Medea and her powers so he wanted
After realizing that her husband had known about their affair all along, and that he was happy to hear about Daru’s arrest, she decided to leave him as well. “I made up my mind. I decided that I couldn’t stay in this house any longer, that I needed to abandon my family to save myself,” she explained (242). In doing so, she decided to leave her son behind as well, as she believed that he would be better off without a mother, rather than having an emotionally distant mother like her. Mumtaz’s confrontation with her husband corresponds to the “atonement with the father” in Campbell’s monomyth.
Let’s consider the morality side that it is wrong for a mother to kill her child. But, wouldn’t it also be wrong for a child to kill his own mother even though he or she doesn’t have clue that it is happening. A child is holding a gun to his mother having no knowledge that if he pulls the trigger it would cause her to die. On the other hand, his mom feels threaten but, he laughs at it such like it was a fun game. Will you suggest that the mother not act upon or even try to save her life put to leave him alone even though he could potentially end her life.
Desdemona’s father states that he should kill her for her disloyalty from getting married without his permission. The secret marriage deeply wounds her father to the point that he has the right to kill her. She is sacrificing her life for her love of Othello; the implications of this show how deep the love of the two love birds runs. Even though her betrayal is unforgivable, her father decides that her death would be undesirable blood on his hands, therefore, Desdemona’s act of secrecy taints her image with a seed of doubt. By gaining Othello’s love, Desdemona loses the love of her father and ruins her credibility in his eyes, which causes him to cast her out and exile her from their home.
She tries to control what she can, for example, instead of letting her sister join her in the execution, Antigone declines her and sends her off. Antigone’s most important trait is also the fatal flaw that leads to her own demise. Antigone is so loyal ad determined to bury her brother that she would go against the word of the king to do so. It is because of this determination that she antagonizes Creon into sentencing her to death. Sophocles not only portrays Antigone as a tragic hero, but also as a martyr.
Lord Capulet going back on his word about letting Juliet have free will over who she can marry, which Juliet feels is unfair. The father in the end pushes his daughter into her suicidal state. Another specific example is where he pushes the wedding date up so that she feels even more stress and pressure. This causes Friar Lawrence and Juliet to go make a hasty plan to get her out of this marriage. In the end both Romeo and Juliet end up dead.
Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions. Topic Sentence: To begin, Medea’s lets her emotions overcome her when Jason leaves her to marry Glauce the daughter of King Creon. Context #1 (1-2): Jason has just abandoned Medea and his two children for Glauce in attempt to greater his wealth and status. Medea questions herself if she was a good wife to him that he would leave her for a princess: Quote #1 (Varies): “What shall I do? If only I were dead!..
Medea’s choice of killing her children in her own home is a very heartless, harmful decision that would impose unlimited pain on both her and Jason. In order to achieve maximum possible vengeance, she must flee before her enemies can punish her for her outrage (Segal 17). Her decision to murder her children rids her of the typical motherly image society stamps on women. She portrays more masculine qualities through her behavior and actions, which are very alien traits