When the Argonauts set sail to the island, they are told the reason why women only were populating the island. Under their ruler, Hypsipyle, they had murdered all the men. The women begged the men to help them repopulate the island, all the heroes took part except for Heracles who was in love with his squire. They left the island with many small Argonauts on the way and set sail for the second island named the Doilones. To arrive at the Doilones, the Argonauts had to go through the Hellespont ( a narrow strait which separated the Aegean Sea from the Marmara Sea).
Finally, she admits to her nurse and confidante that she loves “the son of that Amazon mother” (Kline 264). Years before she demanded that Hippolytus be exiled because of this same love for him. Rather than dishonor herself, she has Theseus banish him. After much discussion with both her nurse Oenone and her lady-in-waiting Panope, Phaedra decides to confess her love to Hippolytus and suggest an alliance for the throne. Hippolytus is appalled by this confession and forgets his sword in his hurry to leave her presence.
Jason eventually has 2 children with her and decides to leave her in order to obtain power. This reflects negative upon the first part of the quote, to be generous to your friends. Jason betrayed Medea, which soon spirals, into his loss of glory amongst the people of Corinth. Medea eventually goes on to kill Jason’s new bride and their two young children, thus ending his family name. Jason cannot kill Medea and dies from the mast of his own ship striking upon his head.
In Antigone, by Sophocles, The characterization Creon proves the quote to be true through his irrational decisions and edicts. His abuse of power is shown through Creon by forbidding anyone to give Polyneices an honorable burial and not listening to the prophet Teiresias. When Oedipus, King of Thebes, dies, his throne is left for his two sons Eteocles and Polyneices. When Eteocles refuses to share the throne, the two brothers go to war. Both are killed in the struggle for power.
In the very beginning of the epic, Homer immediately places the blame for Achilleus’ anger against Agamemnon on Apollo, Zeus’ son who strikes from afar: “What god was it then set them together in bitter collision? Zeus’ son and Leto’s, Apollo…” (I.8-9). At the same time, the blame could’ve been placed upon many others, such as the Achaians, for sacking a town allied with Troy, Chryse, Agamemnon and Achilleus both, for taking Chryseis and Briseis, respectively, Agamemnon himself, for not accepting Chryses’ enormous ransom to get his daughter, Chryseis, back, or maybe even Chryses, for praying to Apollo to send a plague unto the
She found a narcissus flower and out from the earth came Hades in a golden chariot to carry off a screaming Persephone. Unbeknown to her, Zeus had made a deal with Hades for him to take away Persephone. Demeter, Persephone’s mother went through a period of fasting and carried a torch until Helios told her of the deal. In anger she cast off her godly robes and took on the façade of an old woman to roam the earth. She was found by the four daughters of Keleos by a fountain in Eleusis.
Both women find love, commit to love, lose love and suffer from heartache. Each character’s reaction to these scenarios are far from alike. Medea, Princes of Colchis and practicing sorceress, falls in love with Jason of Lolcus. On the hopes that Jason will whisk her away from Colchis, marry her and start a family, Medea uses her powers to acquire the Golden Fleece for Jason and clear their path for escape. She is so intent on fulfilling her desires that Medea kills her own brother and manipulates the death of a king during their flight from Colchis.
. At the start of the play, Medea’s nurse has briefly introduced the plot, telling how Medea gave up everything for Jason and helped him achieve what he wanted, only for him to then go and leave her to marry a princess. She talks about how badly Medea has reacted to what he has done, and the bad state she is in. The tutor then enters with Medea and Jason’s two sons. The nurse informs him how distraught Medea is and warns the tutor to keep the boys away from her, as Medea seems to hate them and the nurse isn’t sure what Medea will do to them when she is in this state.
Ariel feared for his life and she saved his life. She sang to him while he was unconscious and once he gains consciousness she quickly leaves to avoid being discovered. Memorized by Ariel’s voice, Eric vows to find her. Trident later learns that Ariel is in love with a human and he destroys all of Ariel’s treasures that she got from the surface. She’s so upset that she leaves to a witch named Ursula.
Sita gave Hanuman her jewelry and asked him to give it to her husband. However, Hanuman was caught by Lankan forces, but managed to escape and in return burned down the Lanka capital city. Finally Rama saved Sita after waging in a famous battle to defeat Ravana. Since Sita was kept in captivity by Ravana all that time, she had to go through the 'Agni-Pariksha', the test of going through the fire, in order to prove her chastity to the world. When she comes out she is not burnt, the coals turn to lotuses, showing that she was faithful to her Lord Rama.