[5.1.30-34]”. Lady Macbeth is beginning to unravel. She is on a slow ride into madness because of the guilt of her ambition and what it drove her to do. She is convinced that her hands are permanently stained with blood. She is saying that as long as her power is secure, she should not be harmed by the murders she has committed, but she knows deep down that this is untrue.
“… 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.
She is sweet because she helps others and consults them. She’s also generous because she never wants to leave Diabola alone at anytime. Diabola is hateful and mean. She is hateful because she hates everyone that is near or around her. She’s also mean because she treats her sister bad when her sister (Angela) bad.
She is a feminist, though she is quick to avoid the label, as all of the women who are feminists in the novel are simplistic extremists (Doane 2). After Jenny publishes her book A Sexual Suspect, a biography about her life as a single mother and a so-called sexual deviant, she begins to attract a group of militant feminists, called the Ellen Jamesians. These women have cut out their tongues to show support for a young girl that was raped, and they hate Garp, for representing male lust. One can tell, through Jenny’s violent death, that Irving believes that mothering should be more about raising children, not imparting sexual norms. Jenny is a less- than adequate mother to Garp when it comes to
This forebodes the death of Macbeth and also Lady Macbeth by suggesting that they will not be able to kill the King and live a normal, guilt free life afterwards. Lady Macbeth then creates irony as she mocks Macbeth for thinking this way, she refers to him as a ‘coward’ and insists that this murder is necessary. This part of the play is extremely significant as we realise just how harsh Lady Macbeth is and how far she would really go. She removes any maternal characteristics that she may have had by explaining that her lack of pity would extend so far, that she would murder a baby. “Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out”.
In a scene of this play Helena was telling Demetrius how she was in love with her. He told her to go away and he was calling her horrible things and compared her to an ugly beast. He told her he never wanted to see her face again and that he would rape her in the woods. They were sometimes talked to as if they did not have any feelings at all. Helena is looked at as a pathetic girl who is jelous of hermia's looks and obsessed with Demetrius who will never love her back.
(22) II. 62- 120 Medea’s Anger Nurse and Tutor is quiet worried about the actions that Medea would do to have revenge toward Jason because “[Nurse] knows this anger of hers will not end, not before she turns it loose on someone” (118-119). Thus, the betrayal of Jason has caused the Nurse to tremendously feel pities for Medea after she “[saw Medea’s] look at [Jason] with savage eyes” (116). III. 121-313 Burden of a Failed Marriage The mental pain of Medea has caused her to have
The fact that Antigone is now alone is this process does not slow her down at all; not even after Ismene warns her that the consequence of her actions could be death. “Our own death would be if we should go against Creon.” (Line 46, Pg 774). Due to Ismene’s lack of help, Antigone is feeling betrayed by her sister, but will continue on without her. “But as for me, I will bury the brother I love.” (Line 69, Pg 774). Later on when Antigone has buried her brother, Polynieces, she created yet another betrayal; this time on King Creon.
As Francie watches the women through stones at Joanna and her baby, she realizes that the women are hypocrites and decides that she hates them because “they stuck together for only one thing: to trample on some other woman...whether it was by throwing stones or by mean gossip.” One of the most crucial events in Francie’s loss of innocence was her experience with the sex offender. This is the first time she has had any experience with sex of any kind and it is a very emotionally scarring event for her to have to deal with. The final event that shows a loss of innocence in this section of the story is the death of Johnny. Francie has to watch as her father’s health declines. His death causes her belief in God to diminish and she begins to see the world in a different
The Real Reason Andrea Yates Killed her Children. The insanity defense is used in criminal trials by defendants who admit that they committed the crime but claimed they lacked the intent. According to the defense Andrea Yates was not trying to kill her children, in her delusional state of mind she was in fact saving her children from going to hell. Her delusions told her she could spare her children this fate and by killing them they would go to heaven. How did Andrea Yates progress from a rational person to an individual that told Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., “I am a bad mother and my children are disabled-that they are not developing normally, I have been thinking of