The idea of blood in other works and novels typically evokes the idea of slaughter and massacre. However, in this play the blood symbolizes the guilt that will forever stain the palms of Macbeth and his wife. The simple act of murder that was once looked at as indifferent led to a devastating past. Macbeth expresses his guilt when he remarks, “And with thy bloody and invisible hand/ Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond/ Which keeps me pale” (3.3.48-50). Macbeth is scared by the blood of Duncan.
She told the officer that she was a bad mother and expected to be punished. This crime will unravel the reasons why a loving mother, of five, had drowned all of her children, tangled in issues of depression, religious fanaticism, and psychosis. Why would any mother murder all of her children? When Andrea was brought in for questioning she was asked “who killed your children” and she said “I killed them”. Then she was asked “why did you kill your children” and she replied “because I am a bad mother”.
One thing she hears the voice telling her to do is to kill her sister Mary. She convinced her sister is responsible for her relationship failing, because her sister did not like her boyfriend. She is upset with Mary because Mary told her that her boyfriend leaving her was for the best. Mary did not like Matt and thought that Anna could find a better man who would treat her better. So Anna has visions of murdering Mary by chocking her to death or pushing her down the flight of stairs at home.
They end up feeling guilt and shame because they have violated tow of the basic rules of humanity. Those rules they have violated are incest and killing one’s parent. The guilt and shame gets to Jocasta to make her commit suicide and Oedipus blind himself. Bullying today in society could fit into this category. Guilt and shame could cause suicidal thoughts in a person.
If Tracey did not have cerebral palsy and other disabilities would Tracy have undergone several surgeries and been in pain? It was because of her disabilities that Tracy was having surgeries and was in intense pain therefore her life was ended because of her disabilities. Robert unknowingly discriminated against his daughters health issues and the effect of that was him killing Tracy and claiming it was out of mercy. We cannot say or even think of what Robert Latimer has done is morally right or ok. If we do we are saying that anyone who murders someone else who is suffering or is in pain has right to do so.
Medea, the protagonist of Robinson Jeffers' play of the same name, is a vengeful termagant, stricken with grief and wanting nothing but to vindicate Jason's deeds. To her credit, though, she is quite wily, and in possession of one of the most impressive acumen ever given to a character of her type. So deep is her animosity towards Jason that she goes to such lengths as parricide (killing her children, who are merely "pawns of her agony") to extract revenge on her former husband. She does not stop there, though. She despoils him not only of two children, but also of a wife, a father-in-law, and a kingdom.
“… How I wish I might see him and his bride in utter ruin, house and all, for the wrongs they dare inflict on me who never did them harm!” (55) Medea resolves to avenge her self and make her husband Jason suffer more then she has in order to punish him. While Medea speaks to the Chorus of the role of women in their society and their great disadvantages she is seen as a heroine willing to avenge the wrongs done to women, which is a rarity during the given time period “Of all creatures that have life and reason we women are the most miserable of specimens! In the first place, at great expense we must buy a husband, taking a master to play the tyrant with our bodies…” (56) Medea is undoubtedly a feminist which emphasizes her strong and independent character. Her tendency to violence and ruthlessness however is evident at the start of the play when the nurse is prompted to predict that Medea may do harm to Jason’s new bride out of jealousy and harm her children because they remind her of Jason “I’ve already seen her glaring at them like a bull, as if she wanted to do something awful. I’m sure of one thing, that anger of hers won’t die down until someone’s felt the force of her thunderbolt.
Desdemona’s role is as a vehicle for the tragic action, as Iago’s manipulation of Othello is focussed upon tricking him into believing that his wife Desdemona has been unfaithful. Othello falls for false evidence presented to him, causing Othello to avenge his sense of betrayed honour and faithfulness by killing his faithful wife. This provides the climax of the tragic action and so, arguably, Desdemona serves to intensify the tragedy very strongly, as she is a victim of what is considered today to be the ultimate tragic end of domestic violence. This intensity of tragic feeling is created by her innocence, her continuing love of Othello even after his accusations and her awareness of her death. However, in Shakespearean times, the attitude to other races enhanced the tragedy of a white girl being victim to a “blackamoor”.
Examine the treatment of women in both chronicles of a death foretold and the Stranger Women are crucial characters in both Chronicles of a Death Foretold and the Stranger. In chronicles of a death foretold, Angela viicario holds the fate of santiagor Nasaer They are portrayed as symbols of fate. They are the reason as to why the Protagoniststs of both books: Santiago Nasar and Meursult end up dead at the end of the book. Santiago Nasar is killed by the Vicario Brothers so as to restore their sisters honor back to the family. Angela Vicario dishonors her family by marrying another man when she had already slept with another man.
The Real Reason Andrea Yates Killed her Children Shirley A. Elmendorf Abstract The real reason Andrea Yates killed her children was due to her thought disorder and the reinforcing command hallucinations. These two reasons are thematically consistent with her belief that she was a poor mother and her children were not turning out right. One might also argue that Satan could be a projection of her own partly self-perceived evil. Psychoanalytic theory has long emphasized “paranoid projection” as a defense against inner rage that is too painful and frightening to acknowledge. It was clear that Andrea Yates was experiencing some sort of depression, which caused her to become psychotic and think that she was doing a good thing by killing her children.