He also used his guile on Calypso. After a long stay in Calypso’s “Warm Caves” she was not willing to allow Odysseus to return home. So after Zeus left her without a choice, She came up with the idea of tricking him into insulting her, so that she could make him stay. So she asked him, “How could she be more interesting, more beautiful, than me a goddess?”(V) Odysseus, being the clever man that he is answered her, “My lady Goddess, there is no cause for anger. /My quiet Penelope - whom I know so well, would seem a shade before your majesty.”(V) Odysseus knew that he couldn’t lie to Calypso because she was a goddess, so he told her what she wanted to hear; That she was indeed prettier than Penelope, but notice there was a second issue in her question and he neglected to address it.
He does not understand this example of maternal interaction is a representation of her motherly instincts and unconditional love for him. He thought, “I was, in her eyes, some meaning I myself could never know and might not care to know” (23). Because he never understood he actually meant something to her, he believed all of life was pointless. The sense of emptiness Grendel experiences causes him to feel even more isolated and meaningless. The relationship between Grendel and his mother is one that portrays the importance of maternal interaction and its effect on one’s emotional well-being.
She did what she was told without question, even when it went against her own desires, shown when her father ordered her to stop seeing Hamlet, to which she responded with promises that she “shall obey, my lord,” (1.3.136). However, she was not nearly as innocent as she seemed, in my unofficial opinion. Innocence is defined as when one is without guilt, or it can also be thought of as when someone does not have any personal experience with the evil widespread throughout the world. Ophelia’s well of innocence starts to run dry when she confronts her brother, Laertes, on his impending trip to Paris. She says to him, “But, good my brother, Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, Whiles, like a puff’d and reckless libertine, Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads, And reaks not his own rede” (1.3.46-51).
She says in Act I, “When you do become engaged to someone, I, or your father, should his health permit, will inform you of the fact”. Even though she does acknowledge that her husband should be part of the decision, she places herself before him and also belittles him by commenting on his poor health. In fact, Lord Bracknell, is never issued directly throughout the entire piece. As soon as Lady Bracknell’s introduced on the set, she begins commanding and controlling Gwendolen (and through her Jack). Evidently Lady Bracknell values society and its values, saying, “Never speak disrespectfully of Society,” but she goes totally against these values by playing the role of her husband in her daughter’s life (hypocritical).
Laertes tries to caution his sister to “ … Keep within the rear of your affection…” He tells her if she gives into her desire, she will only get hurt in the end. Polonius’ advice is different from Laertes, as where Laertes is looking out for his sister because he loves, when Polonius is only looking out for himself. Polonius calls Ophelia naïve, he says that Ophelia does not understand pediment that she have gotten her self-involved in. Polonius tells Ophelia that she should not believe the promises Hamlet has made for her, that he is deceiving her by swearing his love, his vows “ …they are brokers, Not of that dye which their investments shows...” they are not as wholesome as they appear. Polonius forbids Ophelia to see Hamlet
Creon cares about his son so much he doesn’t want Haemon to marry Antigone just because she broke the law. Creon says, “You will never marry this side of death.”(646) Creon cares mostly about his family and don’t Haemon to marry a women that did something bad. Creon is doing the right thing for his son so he can live a better life than marrying a woman that broke the law. Creon also says, “No son of mine shall web so vile a creature.”(486) Haemon tries so hard to convince her father to let him marry her but Creon is stopping him. He cares about her wife, Eurydice, as well because Creon wanted to suicide when he saw his son and wife died in scene 8.
Ophelia is being used as bait to try to find out if Hamlet's love-sickness for her is real. She gives in immediately to her father and doesn't question him at all showing her lack of freewill, a characteristic that was not uncommon with women of the time. When she finally comes across Hamlet and starts talking to him, Polonius and Claudius, while spying on them behind some curtains, listen to their every word. Ophelia says that she is willing to return the love Hamlet displayed to her, but he goes off ranting about how he never loved her at all. He continues to go on to degrade and pick apart women.
Ruth and Mama try to calm her down and tell her not say such things, but Beneatha still talks about the silly idea of God. And Mama "absorbs this speech, studies her daughter and slaps her powerfully across the face" (51). Mama slaps Beneatha to straighten and mature her from back talking to her and Ruth and talking about the idea of no God. Slapping Beneatha creates a message to her about maturing and not back talking elders. These examples show the development of the Younger family would be impossible without Mama
Lydia is incapable of seeing the shame she brings on the family through running away to be married, as shown in her letter to Harriet; “I can hardly write for laughing.” Her thoughtless attitude to marriage is highlighted here – although she is motivated by love, she hasn’t thought about the consequences of what she’s doing. This again illustrates a difference between herself and Elizabeth, who tells Lydia later that “I do not particularly like your way of getting
Though her new found love intoxicates and causes her to forsake the duties of ruling, this is not by her design. Dido is a victim of divine intervention and she never intentionally wishes to bring harm to her kingdom. She even justifies her new romance with Aeneas by acknowledging the power and might a great Trojan warrior will bring to her city. Even under intoxication her core desires remain loyal to her people. After Medea and Jason’s successful escape, they land in