Medea cause more damage to others in the play; however, Jason is the reason Medea causes damage to others. Jason left Medea for a princess, after Jason marries the princess Medea wanted revenge for him leaving her. “For Jason had turned from her; he calls the old bond a barbarian mating, not a Greek marriage he has cast her off.” (Euripides 85) Since Jason caused damage to Medea by leaving her and re-marrying and abandoning his children , she wants to make Jason feel as much pain as
We learn that Dido is as susceptible to human emotion as anyone else – she is described as being “sick with love” following the disappearance of her husband. This is essential, as it allows for Venus to act out her ploy in the final section of the book. In this description from Venus we also find out about Dido’s skills as a leader, a quality that is very central to her character, when Venus remarks that “the woman led the whole undertaking” (the undertaking being an incredibly large voyage to start a new kingdom). The feature of Dido which is shown most strongly in this passage is her resilience; she is undeniably a victim, and yet handles her position with great strength and success Before the reader actually encounters dido, we can learn more still of her character from the description Virgil gives of the Carthaginian people, as a “hive” which “seethes with activity.” As Dido is the leader of these people, it certainly says something of her that her people are so efficient and hard working. We also learn in this section that Dido is pious, and respectful of the gods; she is building a “huge temple, rich with offerings”, which shows her to be morally upstanding, or put more simply, a good person.
There are many more instances of betrayal that go all the way back in history which leads back to the Shakespeare era. In King Lear by William Shakespeare, there is a very profound act of betrayal between the King and his daughters and how it relates back to the relationship between them. Within the betrayal, there are motifs and themes that Shakespeare intends for the reader to absorb and see how wealth and power can come between the supposed love of a family. In the first act of the play, King Lear decides to abnegate his throne and divide it amongst his three daughters that he loved. The King has his daughters compete for their inheritance by judging which one of his daughters can prove to him how much they love him.
A. The plot of both the plays, by Anouilh and by Sophocles circle around the story of a girl defying her uncle Creon (who also happens to be the king), in the face of death. They both go on to present the same story through a play, but with a difference. As in the ancient representation by Sophocles, in Anouilh’s play too, Antigone buries Polynices (her brother) regardless of Ismene's (Antigone’s sister) advice. She disobeys Creon’s direct orders, and the king commands her death.
Discuss the Effect of Guilt on Macbeth and Lady Macbeth The play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a tale of tragedy full of betrayal and crime, and undoubtedly guilt. However, those who you expect to feel remorseful at the beginning are not and later on those who were guilty to begin with do not have the same feelings as before, and vice-versa. In the early stages of the play, after Macbeth writes to his wife of how the witches have prophesised of how he will become king and how their other prophecies have been fulfilled already, Lady Macbeth is suddenly overwhelmed with the thought of power that might be and drives her unwilling husband to kill King Duncan and take to the throne. The irony is that the warrior Macbeth is unsure of the murder, yet his wife is unfazed by the idea of a brutal taking of the throne. She taunts him and goads him on with meddling accusations, in Act 1 Scene 7 she repeatedly tells him he is not a real man because he will not do it, “When thou durst do it, then you were a man” This is a key phrase which angers Macbeth and persuades him to do it to prove her wrong.
How does Priestley use language to show how Shelia changes over the course of the play? In “An Inspector Calls” J.B.Priestley uses sarcasm and contrasting thoughts to present Sheila Birling's change during the play in order to reflect some of his own ideas. Sheila is one of the few characters in the play who changes the most in terms of views on social responsibility. Priestley was writing this play after a great time in change of the class system, after the Second World War, thus Priestley purposefully chose to present Sheila in this way to show the audience that her change should influence them to change their views too. Priestley presents Sheila at the start of the play as an immature girl who follows the tradition of her parents and expectations of daughters of that time.
The unflinching pessimism in regards to this matter help to support one of the main themes in Phaedra: passion is a dangerous thing that must be controlled at all times. At the beginning of the play, the reader discovers that Theseus – king of Athens and husband to Phaedra – is assumed dead. Phaedra is suddenly thrust into close proximity with Theseus’ bastard Hippolytus. She panics and begins acting in manner that everyone thinks strange for her. Finally, she admits to her nurse and confidante that she loves “the son of that Amazon mother” (Kline 264).
A comparative study of texts enhances understanding of the values and contexts of each text. Discuss how Frankenstein and Blade Runner are shaped by their respective contexts in order to examine the significance of disruption and responsibility. When we compare texts written in different time periods we expect them to reflect the different contexts in which they were composed and conceived. However, a comparative study of these two texts benefits the responder by enriching understanding of both texts. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner are clearly shaped by their contexts, yet both express the same concerns that resonate with today’s society.
This links in with Macbeth leaving his wife out of the murdering to save her and her eventual suicide. Overall this part of the play shows lady Macbeth to be a dominant part of the relationship and also a part that would be very hard for anyone to remove if they wanted too. Lady Macbeth could easily be seen to be used by Shakespeare to prolong the play there are a couple of occasions where Lady Macbeth. The first one was just
During act 1 the audience recognise one of Sheila’s characteristics by her use of careless language. ‘You must drink to our health’ this reinforces the fact that Sheila’s engagement has engulfed her mind leaving her to think carelessly about anything else. The phrase ‘our health’ quoted by Sheila foreshadows the death of Eva Smith which later she will know about leaving her engagement mood shattered As the play progresses, Sheila’s character develops from being unsympathetic to sympathetic. ‘And I know I’m to blame- and I’m desperately sorry’ this clearly states that she has developed maturity as she shows her sympathetic feeling along with holding responsibility by taking blame for what she had done. ‘Desperately sorry’ this emphasises the point stated that Priestly develops Sheila’s character as the play progresses.