Lord Capulet becomes enraged of this defiant behaviour, “An you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend / an you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, / For, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee” [III, v, 192-4]. This shows that Lord Capulet her own father would rather her dead than to go against his will. Also her mother speaks as if Juliet was some unwanted item that was no longer necessary, “Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee.”
She is eager to break the rules of Thebes for her own brother. Issues: Whether Kreon has the power to rule Thebes, both Antigone and Kreon show hubris. Previous History: Kreon does not follow the principles, he acts upon ugly biases. Antigone is headstrong who rather die for what she believes
Antigone's downfall is the result of her own doing. She refuses to listen to Creon because she is Polynesis' brother and wants him to be buried and suffers the consequences of disobeying the king. Antigone's death is not deserved for the crime she did. Creon sentenced her to death because he was threatened for his thrown. The readers are saddened because Antigone should not have died and she should be the queen of the kingdom instead of Creon.
Priestley shows that they don’t care about what they have done when Mrs Birling says “And in spite of what has happened to the girl since, I consider I did my duty.” This shows that she doesn’t think she needs to responsibility for the part she played in Eva Smith’s death. However, when they fear there will be a public scandal they say “But surely…I mean…it’s ridiculous.” Mrs Birling thinks about what she has said and when she works out that it was Eric that got Eva Smith pregnant she tries to take back what she has said and convince the Inspector she was wrong. This conveys a dislike towards the Birling family because even when it is about a girl who has killed herself Mr and Mrs Birling are more concerned in looking out for themselves instead of helping in the
Bernard’s actions hurt him a lot and he feels emotionally hurt. His excellence brings him a torture which others think is a treatment to kill his excellence. Also, Ender’s excellence is disliked by others when colonel Graff uses his sister to add torture toward Ender. Ender’s one weakness, his sister Valentine’s love is abolished by colonel Graff so that Ender will have no
In her novel, fate shows how Smith tries to portray Archie’s life through an everything happens for a reason aspect, which is to obviously teach him something about himself and the world, and also that there is a deeper meaning behind everything that happens in Archie’s life. Archie’s relationship with his ex-wife Ophelia was very bizarre. Ophelia was always considered the crazy and nutty one, yet she was the one to leave Archie. This makes no sense because she seemed like she was so reliant on him, yet she manipulated him at the same time. It seemed like Archie was never able to make his own decisions, and that she was always the one in control.
Traditions In the story, “The Lottery”, Shirley Jackson uses her characterization to expose that communities often blindly follow traditions and as a result suffer negative consequences. We first get to know Tessie Hutchinson when she carelessly tells her village how she mistakenly “… forgot what day it was”. It appears the reader that she does not take this tradition with any consideration, ignoring the fact that it could clearly be the ticket to her death. Its not until the black dot is placed into her hands that she realizes that the ritual actually “… isn’t fair…isn’t right.” Old man Warner, the eldest of the town, also supports this logic when he calls villages off to the north that had quit the lottery a, “pack of crazy fools”. He is completely enthralled with keeping the ceremony the same without even considering if what he believes is actually relevant or sane.
In Jacobean times women were seen as inferior and even in the Victoria era, thus she required external forces to crush her conscience to allow her to fulfil her ambition. Yet she is afraid her feminine qualities will prevent her from achieving the murder of King Duncan. Which would gradually lead to her mental breakdown. Regicide was considered a mortal sin in Jacobean times, one God couldn't forgive. Whereas Browning’s protagonist in The Laboratory sustains her feminine qualities this is reflected in the line “The colours too grim” in which she is referring to her dislike of the colour of poison and that it needs to be 'brightened' up in order to convince her victim to drink it.
So Victor does just that, but after it awakes, he is filled with disgust and hates his creation because in his eyes it is ugly. “But now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (Page 56) A true mother doesn’t care what their child looks like, they love it anyways. Next, the major theme of this novel is the women’s role in families. During Victor’s dream, he sees Elizabeth turn into the corps of his mother. This reinforces the idea that women are frail and weak.
Furthermore, Lord Henry influenced Mr. Gray’s love life by belittling women and saying “But adoring someone is certainly better than being adored. Being adored is a nuisance. You'll discover, Dorian, that women treat us just as humanity treats its gods. They worship us and keep bothering us to do something for them.” (Wilde, page 40). The above quote is basically saying that women are inferior and should be treated as such.