Created for the festival of Dionysus in 431 BC, Medea is a controversial study of impassioned love turned into furious hatred. It examines the liability of various characters for the final tragedy of the play, whence Medea butchers her two innocent children. It also disregards the concept of ‘heroes’ common to dramas in Euripides time. The clash of two contrasting characters — one, a barbarian woman with extreme emotional reactions, and her husband, a vain man of civilisation who lacks empathy — allows Euripides to explore whether it is the heart or the head that drives humans to commit inhumane acts. Medea’s extreme emotional attachments can only be expressed through extreme measures.
"I killed a man it's not my fault he was sent by the Devil" A quote of a stuttering man that begins the new world full of excuses and mistakes. To be stamped a freak would an individual feel despair of hope? The Chrysalids, a novel by John Wyndham is a story of despair, despair where mistakes from the past is exerted into the future. Humans in the novel use alibis to excuse them from their offenses, and blame the ones that can not defend themselves. The characters all suffer due to the judgment and unacceptance that lead them to death or suicide in the future .
'I do believe the creatures both are mad, one lately crazed, the other from her birth' (Sophocles 141) In this quote Creon is calling both Antigone and Iseme crazy for feeling sorrow for their brothers death.This displays hubris because he is being ignorant as he is filled with excessive pride. Creon was so insolent towards the two sisters tjay he didn't even understand that they lost a member of their own flesh and blood. Creon also portrays hubris toward the blind prophet. “Do you forget to whom you say it?” (Sophocles, 154) In this quote Creon is asking Teiresias If he forgets who he is talking to. Creon shows hubris because he asks this to Teiresias because he is king and has excessive pride.
Torn between love: My Last Duchess and The Murderer My Last Duchess by Robert Browning and The Murderer by Stevie Smith tie together in various ways. My Last Duchess, being written in the 16th century is not an easy poem to understand. The poem begins with the speaker telling how his late wife showed so much affection to other men. It gives off the impression that the speaker is so furious with his wife’s actions that he kills her. It is very clear that he is talking about his late wife because he say’s “That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall” (1) and doesn’t stop talking about her for the rest of the poem.
Why does Ophelia go mad? Does Hamlet have any responsibility for this madness and her death? The following passages from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, explain why Ophelia has gone mad. According to Laertes, "There's nothing more than matter," therefore he believes that even though his sister was mad, she was saying more than just blurting out random thoughts. Intermingled within her thoughts that seem to mean nothing, she expresses her grief as well as dropping subtle hints that Hamlet is the reason why she has gone insane.
In this particular scene, Macbeth attempts to persuade the two murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. He goes into lengthy speech of condemning Banquo and using effective tactics of persuasion to convince the murderers. At first, Macbeth uses logical appeal to sway the murderers into wanting revenge on Banquo for making their lives a living hell. Macbeth exclaims, “That it was he, in the times past, which held you so under fortunes…” (3.1.84-85). He also tells the murderers that Banquo is blameworthy for their tragic, unhappy lives.
Even more scandalous is that she married her husband’s brother. It is only normal that anyone would experience chronic and emotional disturbance as a result of this situation. This experience causes Hamlet to go mad and he unleashes his madness on Ophelia, who he feels he may no longer trust. He believes all women are weak and deceitful like
Firstly, Hamlet feels sad about the remarriage of his mother and his uncle escalated to pretend to be mad. For example, after Hamlet knows about the remarriage of his mother and his uncle, he feels upset at his mother, and he says, “O, most wicked speed, to post /With such dexterity to incestuous sheets! /It is not, nor it cannot come to good. /But break my heart, for I must hold my tongue” (1.2.156-59).In this way, Hamlet is disgusted by their marriage because he just finds that his mother is a sexually being. Thus, he is in depressed, but he still wants to find the truth.
Hughes imposes the idea that Sylvia’s father was responsible for her instability through use of personification, “when his death touched the trigger.” Hughes talks of how Plath’s paranoid state caused destruction to the people she loved and whom loved her. Through the use of emotive language such as, ‘ricocheted,’ and, ‘the fury of a high intensity bullet,’ he describes Plath’s frenzied and insecure nature. Hughes’ gives his point of view of his relationship and marriage with Plath through his poems, ‘The Minotaur,’ and ‘Sam.’ Through the use of animal imagery, Hughes conveys his belief that Plath was to blame for the marriage break up, ‘You strangled me, one giddy moment...under my feet to trip me.” (Sam). Hughes’ feels that it was Sylvia’s fragility, outbursts of anger, “Mahogany table top you smashed,” (Minotaur) and
Hamlet’s first soliloquy gives the first true insight into Hamlet’s inner turmoil. By beginning the soliloquy with, “O, that this too too flesh solid flesh would melt/Thaw and resolve into a dew”, Hamlet wishes that his physical self might cease to exit, expressing the gravity of his innermost grief. Hamlet’s words, “How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable/Seem to me all the uses of this world!” indicate his intense disgust with the world. He refers this world as “an unweeded garden”, in which “rank and gross” things grow in abundance. Hamlet’s grief over his father sudden death is intensified by his mother’s hasty marriage to his uncle whom he considers inferior and venomous naturally.