Perhaps, because she saved one life, the rest would have to fall. Her actions led to terrible suffering for Creon and his family; almost like a curse. Haemon, her fiancé, was so in love with her that he actually fought with his father, the King, for her rights. When he could not do anything about Antigone being buried alive, he stabbed himself out of grief for his love with Antigone and anger towards his father. Because of the son’s death, Creon’s wife, too, killed herself out of grief.
She shows that she is determined by trying her best to condemn Elizabeth Proctor to death just to be with her husband John Proctor. She threatens to death any girl who goes against her revealing that she is extremely controlling. Abigail is also a very dishonest person because she steals all of her Uncle Reverend Parris money, leaving him penniless. This also shows that she is ungrateful because he took her in, and now does this to him. This quote “[…] Let either of you breathe a word and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.” Shows her desperation and truly violent mind while she tries to control the mistake she’s made, but to control this mistake she must control those around her who know of it.
She is completely unable to control her feelings for her only love, “I must love a loathed enemy” [I, v, 139]. The way that Shakespeare uses “must” is very interesting because although the households are enemies she must go against her parents will because she loves Romeo. No longer did her parents support her instead she was rejected. When Juliet rebels against marring Paris, “He shall not make me a joyful bride” [III,v,117]. 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].
In some ways, her brutal acceptance of the world-as-it-has-become is much braver than the father's I'm-sure-everything-will-be-fine-when-we-get-to-the-coast brand of denial. Her willingness to murder her own child to protect him from one of the cruelest worlds in recent literature stands in direct opposition to the father, who, when finally faced with the decision, says, " I cant hold my son dead in my arms. I thought I could but I cant" (279). The mother briefly touches on this difference when she says, "They say that women dream of danger to those in their care and men of danger to themselves. But I dont dream at all.
She also starts to blame people for her miscarriage as well as herself. Mariam and Rasheed’s relationship soon starts to fade and they begin to lose interest in each other. Chapter 15 Rasheed starts to blame Mariam for the death of their unborn child. Everything Mariam says to him irritates him and Rasheed shows a major lack of interest in Mariam. Mariam tries to do whatever she can to please Rasheed, but none of her efforts seem to work.He begins to become overly abusive with Mariam and the abuse is consistent.
She calls him a bastard because he walked out on her however Duffy uses beloved sweetheart to symbolise her unconditional love for him. Havisham exhibits violent imagery with powerful words, strangle, stabbed and death which all associate her bitterness with her wanting her ex fiancé dead. `Not a day since then I haven’t wished him dead`, proves that Havisham still remembers her wedding day very vividly and feels humiliated having been jilted so is trying to get revenge. Havisham is feeling emotionally detached from life and because of that, envisaging her ex fiancé dead or hurt. The poem infuses images of death to show the extent of her bitterness, along with enjambment.
I get the feeling that she was sick from before because of the fact that she killed her husband and went into hiding. I also sympathize with her because if my husband or any family member was brain dead I kind-of would’ve wanted to end their suffering too but at least stick around to do the time after, instead of running away like you planned it. Maybe while her husband was “dead” she snapped and just couldn’t take it anymore, standing around waiting for your loved one to die is just horrible, and maybe during that timing she just had a break down physiologically, and emotionally.
We knew ahead of time that Medea was bound to murder her children, which I thought should build a nice suspense to the play had it not been mentioned. In addition, the Corinth women and Nurse’s verbal argument to change Medea’s decision on killing her children almost seemed pitiful because despite evoking guilt and awareness of her outrageous actions, she proceeded to do it anyway. However the one scene that made it unsatisfying (was the scene after Medea murdered her children. The verbal argument between Jason and Medea almost seemed like child’s play, engaging in bickering on who was to blame like a Jerry Springer/Dr. Phil show.
For Antigone and Creon these consequences were very extreme. Antigone in reality killed her sister and fiancé by deciding to berry her dead brother, even though everyone around her begged her not to. By choosing to berry her brother she forced her uncle to not only kill her but everyone around her who she loved. She became so lonely when she was forced into captivity that she killed herself. All this because of one decision she made to berry her brother caused her life to fall apart and everyone she loved to disappear.
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