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
Danforth's power blinds him to the truth, and prevents him from seeing the effect that his actions have on the lives of innocent people Arthur Miller argues that being fearful or damaging one's reputation is what caused people to act irrationally and against their morals, coming off as selfish and arrogant, and leading to the Salem Witch Hysteria. Through the characterization of Hale, Parris and Danforth, it is evident how excessive pride makes people unwilling to admit to their mistakes, with the fear of a reputation damage. Miller's descriptions of the frailty of arrogance, can be used as an example of how arrogance turns people against each
You too, Ismene, Snake in my ordered house, sucking my blood Stealthily…(2.124-126) Creon’s misguided assumption that the sister duo aims for his throne was driven by his greed for power and need to keep that power absolute. When Creon’s power is threatened by Antigone defiance of the law, his first reaction is to question her motives and assume that she wants to take hold of his power. Without any power Creon cannot properly function because he needs to fuel the greed that consumes him. Additionally, Creon’s headstrong nature makes him unable to listen to others warnings. Tiresias attempts to warn Creon about the punishment he saw, but Creon
She al—"(Kesey 37). Ratched manipulates Billy by using the shame that his mother will give him. Billy not being in the best state of mind allows Ratched to get into his head and worry him that she might tell his mother of the prostitute. “Nurse Ratched threatens to tell Billy’s mother that is bring so much worry to Billy that he decides the best thing to do is kill himself” (Kesey 86). The Nurse pushing Billy too far and trying to get him to beg for her mercy finally causes him to break from their control.
The jealousy and greed Abigail has for John Proctor is what inspires her hate for his wife, Elizabeth, and what causes the death of many of the women in Salem due to the accusations of witchcraft. The fear the young girls have of being punished for simple things, such as dancing and small lies, to begin with, is what ulitmately creates a bigger mess and allows them to be manipulated by Abigail. Abigail’s own fear is what causes her to continue creating lies to save her own life. These human emotions were easily avoidable, but the intense devotion to God is what instilled the fear of sinning in the townspeople’s minds, which led to the death of many innocent
Fear manipulated the society into thinking normal meant good and ‘’deviant’’ meant evil. Waknukians live in a “society of fear’’ which changed people’s characters and resulted in unfortunate events. This is shown when Aunt Harriet came to visit and tried to convince her sister to let her borrow Petra (Emily’s daughter) to get her deviant baby certified, but got denied by Emily (Wyndham 71). The fear of the unknown resulted in family
In Medea, a surge of insanity purges her after she is betrayed by her husband Jason causing many cruel and harsh actions to follow from her. The ending result a murder scene. Is she really at blame for her actions and should she be punished? Believing that she is truly insane this would entail that she is completely innocent and therefore not to be punished. 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.
She has an inferiority complex and loath herself. However being the masochist that she is, she takes pleasure from being insulted by her sister who is acting as the Mistress(When Claire was insulting her, She replied “I’m starting. I’m starting to fly” Because those insults would heighten the fantasy of revenge for the mistress to be even sweeter. However in real life, her sadistic nature was curb as she could not kill the mistress just as they planned. When all of their plan failed (to poison the mistress) She escapes her reality by imagining herself as a great criminal, because by being a criminal she can be free from servitude.
This article discusses what gender stereotypes are, the groups of people they affect the most, and the laws that are to prevent gender stereotyping. The typical male is seen as emotionless, manipulative, intelligent and violent, while the typical female is seen as emotional, kind, helpless and fearful. These gender stereotypes do more harm than good, as often when people do not fit a stereotype, they become confused as to where they truly belong in society. As stated by Robert Kimbrough in his article “Macbeth: The Prisoner of Gender”, people who follow their respective stereotype completely “are prevented from attaining and maintaining a full range of human character traits because of cultural attempts to render some exclusively feminine and some exclusively masculine” (176). In this article, Kimbrough
Specifically, the novel condemns the institution of intelligence as a whole to be dehumanizing of the people involved, immorality of its actions, and bereft of any ideological passion. In context, Leamas himself is presented as a cautionary tale of the gradual toll that intelligence takes on such individuals. As he is surveilling the Berlin Wall, his response to an inquisitive American agent is to “shut up.” Thus, he is characterized to be bitter, anti-social, and not receptive to personal interaction. This is further illustrated