An example of mothers in The Odyssey would be when Telemachus ordered Penelope from her room, to show the suitors of his intentions on claiming his father’s throne. Anticelia, Odysseus’ mother is another example; the scene with Anticleia in Hades is one of the most memorable in the poem. When he sees his mother, he learns that she died of anguish and grief. Odysseus attempts to embrace her three times, failing at every attempt as she
The play Antigone by Sophocles explains how a powerful king and princess both experience a major downfall due to their respective character flaw. Even though both Antigone and Creon are considered tragic characters, Creon is the character who experiences the more intense downfall. Antigone’s tragic flaw is being too passionate while Creon’s tragic downfall is being too full of pride to make wise decisions. At the end of the play, Creon is still alive and has to deal with the loss of his wife and son thus, making him the most tragic character. Antigone’s tragic flaw is that she is too passionate and strong-willed for her own good.
Medea’s extreme emotional attachments can only be expressed through extreme measures. Circumstance causes her to fall in love with Jason, and when she does, he becomes the centre of her emotional universe — even when he spurns her and that love turns to hate, the man continues on as the zenith in her heart, the motivation behind her actions. When Jason takes another wife, Medea can no longer justify the wrongs she committed in the name of their love. The sheer force of her grief and remorse inspires her to ‘surrender to anguish’, and she gives voice to wretched lamentations that outline her vicious intent towards the royal house. Fearing that Medea will do ‘some irreparable harm to (his) daughter’, Creon banishes her from his land, setting in motion a chain of events that lead to the final tragedy of the play.
This is seen when Steinbeck repeats red colour ‘Her fingernails were red’ and ‘red ostrich feathers’. Red colour has the connotation of love, passion and danger. The use of red colour with curley’s wife enforce the reader to think about her life as she have no love in her life, her passion, being an actress, died and she can be dangerous for Lennie because he is only one who is attracted towards her. Moreover, Steinbeck has also used simple short sentence ‘Her figure nails were red’ to put emphasis on the colour red and to keep the readers engaged by portraying his
There is no doubt in my mind that Acheron felt the same way. “I don’t like your hair black.” Artemis stated. The fact that she could not have him look exactly the way she wanted made her very upset at times. When love is involved, it is easy to allow yourself be abused believing it is for the best of that relationship. Acheron loved Artemis so much that he was willing to allow her dark side to inflict scars emotionally and internally, which is extremely saddening.
‘Is Così more about love than madness?’ Sarah Smith Louis Nowra’s play Cosi focuses deeply on the madness of each character, what makes them mad, how they are truly insane, but throughout this play we unfold a side to each of them that shows the audience how much love is incorporated in their lives. It may not be the typical type of love as in love for another person, but it just may be the love they have to something they care about in Roy’s case the theatre and performing, In Cherry’s case it was love at first sight between her a Lewis and for some it is definitely the love that each shares with another person. Cosi is beyond doubt about more than love than madness. Roy seems to be the over the top, dramatic, mad man that he is. But through madness
In the other hand Medea’s evil part takes control in almost all the play since Jason left her and betrayed her, she became totaly crazy and irrational in the search of revenge. Her anger was so strong that she would do everything to make Jason suffer in the worst way posible. Medea first killed Creons daughter wich Jason had left Medea for and then she killed her own children as Jason loved them and wanted to take care of them. She did this just with the simple excuse that it was better for them to die bye her hand than with a less loving hand. Medea’s ambiguity is really important for the play as this is what makes the story happen.
In Act 1 Scene 7 when Macbeth vows to not kill Duncan as he is loyal she uses a number of methods to change his mind. Her first line is “What beast was't then that made you break your enterprise to me?” She is pointing out that he raised the idea first. She insults Macbeth's masculinity calling him a coward. She points upon her husband’s lack of courage. She tells him he is “green” “a coward”, and that he resembles the “poor cat” who wanted the fish but would not get its paws wet.
Wilde explores the subject of morality frequently within the play and the conflicting ideas surrounding the topic. Wilde particularly explores the idea of women ‘falling from grace’. This can be seen in the character of Mrs Arbuthnot. The character is quite obviously a good, strong woman who has taken her misfortunes in stride and not let them bring her down too much, as well as raising her son to also be a good person. Many people would argue that the blame for her misfortune should solely lay on Lord Illingworth, who, it is obvious to the audience, used her for his own pleasure and satisfaction, abusing her love and trust.
Love and Addiction in Wuthering Heights Love by definition is an intense feeling of deep affection for someone. In a lifetime, one may strive to find love in and for another person. However, is it possible to be so in love with someone that you become obsessed and addicted to this person in every possible way? In the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, the line between love and addiction, in relation to the three main characters Catherine, Linton, and Heathcliff, is crossed many times. Addictions are based on a need for psychological security, and the person experiencing this will stop at nothing to maintain the bond held with their partner.