“My last sight of the sun, then never gain to the shore of the river underground. Not for me was the marriage hymn, nor will anyone start the song at a wedding of mine. A cheron is my bridegroom” (lines 806-815). Antigone imagens death as marriage. She thinks this because Creon makes Antigone marry Haemon, Creon’s brother but she refuses.
“The children appeared before her like antagonists who had overcome her; who had overpowered and sought to drag her into the soul’s slavery for the rest of her days” (Chopin 127). Edna will not allow her self to be chained to its natural and societal titles, and she commits suicide to free it from these definitions. In a final statement as to the universality of motherhood, Edna’s acceptance of death is also a rebirth. Nine months have passed since Edna’s enlightening summer in Grand Isle, and her fetus-self is ready to be delivered. “For the first time in her life she stood naked in the open air, at the mercy of the sun, the breeze that beat upon her, and the waves that invited her.
Two Sisters, Two Views Ismene from Antigone once said, “That two sisters lost two brothers, a double death”. In the play written by Sophocles, there are two brothers, one honored and one dishonored. Although not specifically stated at first, their sisters, Ismene and Antigone, are now deciding on a tough decision. This decision is whether or not to bury the dishonored brother, which is where the two sisters part views. Antigone and Ismene both feel the need to honor their brother with burial, but disagree on whether or not to disobey man’s law.
In the play Antigone, Sophocles demonstrates the conflict between family and God through the characters of Antigone, Ismene and Creon. Antigone tries to persuade her sister Ismene that their brother Polyneices should be honored and have a proper burial while Creon uses both logical and emotional appeals to justify whether or not Polynices should have a proper burial. Ismene also uses both logical and emotional appeals to best respect her brother Polyneices along with the laws. Nowadays, family always comes first and like Antigone, some people would say they would die for
Prevalent with Wang Lung’s eldest daughter, China’s society shows no favor towards a girl. After she births her first daughter, O-lan says, “It is only a slave this time -- nothing worth mentioning” (65). As opposed to celebrating with the birth of her sons, O-lan only shows shame after her daughter’s birth, leading the reader to realize the apparent discrimination against females. Even more so, this quote portrays the lack of recognition of the qualities and usefulness that a girl may provide. The girl survives through poverty and a move to the
She takes on the role of both a seductress to the many suitors wishing to marry her and a powerful mother figure to her son. While mourning for her lost husband, Penelope promises that she will choose one of the suitors to marry without the intention of ever saying “I do”. In order to delay the suitors’ advances, Penelope tells them she will marry one of them after she finishes sewing her wedding veil, but she deceives them at the end of each day Penelope ruins all of her work so that the task will never be
This scene shows that Curley’s wife never wanted to be on the farm, she wanted to go be a star and get out of her small town. This dream ended when she married Curley, who moved her to an even smaller town. In addition, during this time period it was practically impossible for women to divorce their husbands. This meant she couldn’t leave Curley, even in the name of the law.
The telling of the secret is to test her strength and established realities. Although Maxine’s mother forbid her to tell other people or even discuss it with her father because he never talks about her “you must not tell anyone, what I am about to tell you” (Kingston 3). The beginning of the story shows that her no-name aunt is a ghost of the family after her death and never to be discussed throughout eternity. The ghost of her aunt is present and powerful and she went on and write about it in her memoir. In addition, the ghost of her aunt reflected on her childhood that she doesn’t want to be disowned by her family like the way they did her aunt.
This just shows how much anger she’s taking out on the poem. Her attitude shown to her sister however is shown in a way she is excluding her sister from the family. ‘My father’, ‘my mother’. This is where Christina excludes her sister from the family by saying ‘my’, and doesn’t say our. ‘My father may sleep in Paradise, my mother at Heaven-gate, but Sister Maude shall get no sleep either early or late’.
I the beginning of the conversation Andromache expresses her fears of Hector dying in battle, widowing her in the process. Andromache says to Hector, “ …‘Pity me, please! Take your stand on the rampart here, before you orphan your son and make your wife a widow’..”( 6. 511-512). Hector responds to Andromache by saying “‘...All this weighs down my mind, too dear woman”(6.522).