Medea wouldn’t cause damage to others if she had no motivation to. Jason is the Protagonist because he causes Medea to hurt others. Jason think he is helping Medea and his children by betraying Medea and marrying into a wealthy family but he is actually hurting the mentally, emotionally, and physically. “I having married into power could protect and favor them.”(Euripides 98) Jason gives Medea reasons to make the mistakes that she does, Medea is tired of Jason giving her reason to want revenge. Medea cause more damage to others in the play; however, Jason is the reason Medea causes damage to others.
Stella is willing to look past everything Stanley does because she loves him and that makes her the fool of the play. After finding out Stanley raped her sister she still chooses Stanley though she asks herself “what have I done to my sister?” Stella is so stuck on her life as it is that she’s not willing to accept that Stanley is not the man she once deceived herself he was and that internal conflict is what makes her a huge
In addition, Jason curses himself saying, “My curses on you” (61), accentuating he should have known better the woman he had by his side, since he lacks knowledge such as Medea will murdering those who he holds nearest and dearest; his two sons and his bride. Jason believes he should have noticed Medea’s capacity for evilness and heartlessness long before, since she abandons her own family and kills her own brother. This demonstrates how Medea does not care at all about her actions; she only cares to make Jason suffer the pain she receives due to his betrayal. Jason’s catharsis develops when he expresses his pain “I must bemoan my fate” (61). He wishes to be left alone now to mourn his tragic losses which leave the audience to feel pity for him.
No women while I live shall govern me.” Antigone was a very strong young woman, so Creon was especially too proud to give in to her. In order to deal with this, he sentences her to a horrible death. Creon’s hubris and his stubbornness will eventually lead to his downfall. In order to convince Creon to see how punishing Antigone out of pride is wrong, a blind prophet named Teiresias said, “All men make mistakes; A good man yields when he knows he is wrong and repairs his evil. The only crime is pride.” Creon is killing her because he feels it will improve his image to his people so they will be fearful and obey his laws.
She threatened Macbeth, ‘live a coward in thine own esteem’ (Act 1 Scene 7), by questioning his manhood and calling him a coward. She seemed to be in control and took leadership over her husband usually dictating his actions. She had him in the palm of her hand. The one time when Macbeth decided to do what was right and stand up to his wife he failed and still went along with her plan. The one time when we knew that Lady Macbeth was still human and still had feelings was towards the end of the play when the guilt drives her mad and she commits suicide.
Euripides has been accused of being a misogynist as well as the world's first feminist. In your view, do the portrayals of Medea and Jason allow such contradictory interpretations? Euripides' Greek tragic play, 'Medea', depicts a wife's desire to right the wrongs done to her by her husband and in the pursuit of satisfaction, she commits the heinous of crimes, infanticide. The play is set in a patriarchal society, where women are treated as mere tools to satisfy their male partners. Euripides' portrays Medea as both a weak and strong woman, being able to stand up to some of the male characters and simultaneously succumb to their presence.
Nurse aids the audience to understand that Medea is a great “manipulator.” After Medea helped Jason secure the Golden Fleece, she helped him escape his “evil” uncle, Pelias. She manipulated Pelias’ daughters into killing only for the love of Jason, and betrayed her own father and brothers to live with Jason. “I betrayed my own family to come here with you… and yet you have betrayed me.” Not only there, Medea’s swaying is distinctive as she appeals to King Creon as a parent to stay for the day, “Oh I am wretched, pity me for my sufferings,” while she devilishly plans to kill the three- Jason, King Creon and his daughter, Glauce. The audience of the play is given a second perspective of Medea by the Tutor, Pedagogue. He presents Medea as
January 4 , 2011 Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth is feeling a lot of guilt upon herself because , when Macbeth killed the king she was the one that put him up to it , because Macbeth was never like that and he loved him king very well , but Lady Macbeth wanted to be the queen and she put words into Macbeths head . Shes evil , selfish , she doesn’t have a heart shes not kind at all and she doesn’t have remorse for acting the way she did putting all kinds of things in her poor husbands head , who never would have thought of killing the king . “ Fie , my lord , fie a soldier , and afeard ? what need we fear who knows it when none can call our power to account? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him ?
This is right after she hears from the Nurse that Romeo was the one who killed Tybalt. Her initial shock at Tybalt’s death gives way to her intense feeling of love for Romeo. She feels betrayed and doubts Romeo, perhaps wondering if Romeo only got close to her so that he could kill Tybalt.
At last her strategem was discovered, and the suitors were enraged. She promised to marry the man who could bend her husband's great bow. None of the suitors could do this but Odysseus, who had returned disguised as a beggar. With the aid of the strung bow, Odysseus slaughtered the suitors and then revealed himself to Penelope. In another legend, however, Penelope was not faithful to her husband, but slept with one or all of