We first met with Sweeney's wife Eorann, where she tries to save him that is to prevent him from attacking the cleric Ronan. However, from the beginning of the course of Sweeney Astray she changes towards her husband and in the end rejects his insanity and bird-like appearance. The women had a gradual domestication being attached to their husband and home, unlike the women in the Celtic Pagan traditions which are the opposite of them. Eorann was a woman of gradual domestication but we see a disturbance in the relationship right at the beginning when she tries to hold Sweeney back from fighting for what he supposedly believed in. Before being cursed, he was a rich Pagan king who was living in a life of luxury.
Norse women were allowed to divorce her husband if he mistreated her and her children, he was not an ample provider, or he offered insult to her family. Critical Thinking Questions 1. Early in the unit, you learned that women warriors are always on the side of good. Do you believe that a woman warrior could be on the side of evil? Justify your answer.
However, Macbeth’s indecision on whether he should kill Duncan or not shows us that ruthless aggression does not come that easily to them. When the witches predict that he shall be king, Macbeth does not think he should do anything to make the prophecy come true “If Chance will have me king, why Chance may crown me without my stir”. However when Duncan announces that his son, Malcolm, will become the next king, Macbeth soon realises that he must kill Duncan if he is to become king. “The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down, or else oerleap for in my way it lies.
Each role adds a different element and is essential to the telling of the story. Mothers portrayed in this poem are seen as givers of “pity and sorrow” rather than true supporters of their sons and husbands when in war. “She is too wise, /too clear-eyed, sees alternatives too well, /Penelope, Ikarious daughter--/that young bride whom we left behind” (Homer 199 519-22). In this scene Odysseus sees the soul of Agamemnon in Hedes the underworld; Agamemnon was murdered by his own wife Clytemnestra. He tries to warn Odysseus, he says women are no longer faithful.
The play ‘All my Sons” by Arthur Miller focuses on the themes of loss, guilt and the past revealing itself in the present. In this scene, Miller reveals that Kate and Ann feel very differently about Larry. Kate, as Larry’s mother, refuses to believe that he has died and needs other people around her to feel the same to give her feeling credibility, whereas Ann has come to terms with his death and, although expresses sadness and has a nostalgic attitude, feels ready to move forward with her life. Kate is driven by emotions regarding her feelings for Larry and Chris is determined for her to face up to reality. However, her sons death is something she won’t accept due to the implications it might have, displaying that she is trapped in the past.
Antigone’s tragic flaw is that she is too passionate and strong-willed for her own good. She insists on burying her brother, Polyneices, even when the king forbade it. When asked why she ignored his demand Antigone replied, “I dared. It was not God’s proclamation” (783, 64-65). Antigone is telling Creon that rather than listen to his man made laws that she would rather follow the higher authority of the God’s.
Bertha Mason, Mr Rochester’s forgotten wife, is important in the story of Jane Eyre for acting as the reason why Jane and Rochester can’t marry. In any other story, we may pity the woman who was locked away by her husband because she was seen as a ‘freak’, but instead we pity Jane, and we want the obstacle of Bertha which prevents her from fulfilling her dreams and marrying Edward to be eradicated. Bertha is rarely referred to as a human person. Even to Brontë she would have simply been a plot obstacle and a catalyst for the events. She is associated with a lot of animalistic imagery, especially relating to dogs and wolves or the devil.
Basically, Proctor is making it clear to Abigail that what’s past is past and that he wants her out of his life. Although John Proctor does not want to continue his affair with Abigail, he is still somewhat doubted by his wife Elizabeth. In Elizabeth’s view, “She wants me dead… She thinks to take my place, John” (1066-1067). Elizabeth’s point is that she is convinced that Abigail is trying to get rid of her so she can have John Proctor all to herself. According to Proctor, he is trying to help his wife, who has been accused of witchcraft, by confessing to his crime of lechery.
Consequently, he refers to her as “frail” (Act 1, Scene 2, line 146). It is apparent that Hamlet would have preferred to make decisions for his mother just because she is a woman. He does not trust her mother to make wise decisions even though she has been queen for quite some time. Ophelia, on the other hand, bears the brunt of male chauvinism as she is not allowed to choose for herself who she should love. Her father prohibits her from having a love relationship with Hamlet.
The two families hold a immense responsibility for the deaths of the star cross lovers as they kept the feud going far longer than what was necessary. The conflict set a strong presumption that Romeo and Juliet's relationship would not be supported, forcing them to keep it secret.The rivalry also caused Tybalt and Mercutio’s violent deaths which had an enormous effect to how their love story ended. Juliet's parents especially should be blamed. Lady capulet, Juliet's mother was narrow minded and domineering. She believed an arranged marriage was a necessity for Juliet without considering Juliet's opinions or concerns.