“Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out”. This takes her femininity away and portrays her as a cold-hearted character who is not only willing to commit murder, but also able to persuade her husband into going against what he believes in. As well as this, the violent imagery in this quote is very shocking and gives a gothic element to Act One Scene Seven. It also shows us how quickly Lady Macbeth
“… How I wish I might see him and his bride in utter ruin, house and all, for the wrongs they dare inflict on me who never did them harm!” (55) Medea resolves to avenge her self and make her husband Jason suffer more then she has in order to punish him. While Medea speaks to the Chorus of the role of women in their society and their great disadvantages she is seen as a heroine willing to avenge the wrongs done to women, which is a rarity during the given time period “Of all creatures that have life and reason we women are the most miserable of specimens! In the first place, at great expense we must buy a husband, taking a master to play the tyrant with our bodies…” (56) Medea is undoubtedly a feminist which emphasizes her strong and independent character. Her tendency to violence and ruthlessness however is evident at the start of the play when the nurse is prompted to predict that Medea may do harm to Jason’s new bride out of jealousy and harm her children because they remind her of Jason “I’ve already seen her glaring at them like a bull, as if she wanted to do something awful. I’m sure of one thing, that anger of hers won’t die down until someone’s felt the force of her thunderbolt.
Medea, the protagonist of Robinson Jeffers' play of the same name, is a vengeful termagant, stricken with grief and wanting nothing but to vindicate Jason's deeds. To her credit, though, she is quite wily, and in possession of one of the most impressive acumen ever given to a character of her type. So deep is her animosity towards Jason that she goes to such lengths as parricide (killing her children, who are merely "pawns of her agony") to extract revenge on her former husband. She does not stop there, though. She despoils him not only of two children, but also of a wife, a father-in-law, and a kingdom.
Fearing a possible plot of revenge, Creon exiles Medea and her children from the city. After pleading for mercy, Medea is granted one day before she must leave, during which she plans to complete her ultimate goal which is to murder Creon, Glauce, and Jason. During that one day left in Corinth, Medea decides to confront Jason. She reminds him of all the actions she has done for him and how he has dishonored himself by abandoning the marriage. Jason accuses Medea of overreacting.
She defies both her husband and her king. She gives her husband little respect, which in her time was unspeakable, and she refuses the King’s demand to have her leave the city that day. Medea M. Dow 2 multiplates the men and shows her true genius. A large part of the oppression of the women in the Ancient Grecian culture, was the denial of education. Medea was extremely smart and was able to kill both her husband’s betrothed and the father of the betrothed, the king of Corinth, showing that even
She fights feelings of compassion and her deepest instinctual feelings in order to murder her own children. Medea is also a very smart person; this can be seen in her actions preceding the opening of this story. During her escape from her homeland of Colchis, in order to live with Jason in his homeland of Iolcus, she kills
Lady Macbeth was one Shakespeare’s most courageous female characters. She convinced her husband to cruelly kill Duncan and urged him to be strong in the murder’s aftermath. Fortunately she was eventually scarred by the effect of Macbeth’s animosity towards her. In each case, ambition—helped, of course, by the hurtful predictions of the witches that’s what drove the couple to extreme insanity. The problem, the play suggests, is that once someone decides to use violence to further their quest for power, it is difficult to stop them.
I think pride, anger and greed for power prompted Lear to make the decision of giving up the kingdom to his malicious, hateful and ungrateful daughters, Regan and Cordelia. After that, Lear banishes the earl of Kent, a faithful courtier who disapproves his punishment for Cordelia. The untimely abdication of his throne, his blindness to Cordelia’s authentic love and Kent’s faithfulness triggers and results in a chain reaction of events that send him through a tragic journey. The cruelty and ingratitude of Goneril and Regan is indubitable; and Lear himself is obsessed by the way that his
When she says "Come you spirits that tend on murderous thoughts, unsex me," and "make thick my blood, stop th'access and passage to remorse," she is already calling on evil spirits to take away her feminine nature, and to stop her feeling any pity, remorse or compassion; Lady Macbeth is determined to assist Macbeth in murdering Duncan. From this early point, it is already evident that she is contemplating, and intends to take part in a murder so that her husband could have the status he had always wanted, but had been too weak to obtain. When Macbeth enters, Lady Macbeth replies: "O never shall sun that morrow see." When Macbeth informs her Duncan will be leaving the following day. Here, she blatantly reveals that she intends to murder Duncan, saying he won't live to see another day.
This is when the game against fate has been lost and the Queens of Hearts became the ruthless, heartbroken and cold figure that she is today. Jest has been arrested, for everyone had believed that he had put Catherine under a spell and kidnapped her. Making him a wanted man. Catherine thinking that her future with Jest would never happen she accepted the King's proposal and breaking her promise to Jest. Out of nowhere Jest and Raven showed up, claiming that they know a way for Jest and Catherine to be together but at a great cost.