Madea’s obsessive pride and inability of the separation of her and Jason drove her to destroy everyone she loves. Jason cannot be the tragic hero because he brought the situation upon himself. Madea gave up her family and life for him and Jason does not appreciate anything she did for him in order to escape and marry him. Aristotle’s De Poetica defines tragedy as mimetic, serious and contains rhythm. A tragedy also contains six elements; plot, thought characters, song, diction, and spectacle.
Euripides presents Medea’s sacrifices for Jason in such a way that the audience can see that she truly did love Jason in how she gave up everything for him. We understand her fury with Jason when she says, “… and in return for this you have the wickedness to turn me out, to get yourself another wife, even after I had borne you s... ... middle of paper ... ...ble? “He knew well that humanity is not an easy thing to define. In Medea he pushed the boundaries of human behavior so far that we question the very being of humanity.” 16 What could Euripides’s purpose for writing Medea be then? Perhaps to explain the true nature of mankind, that ‘such things are’ and to unveil the problems in the world he lived in.
Many examples in the play prove that Antigone's character is very capable of making her own decisions in the name of justice. First, Antigone opposes Creon's law and buries her slain brother; because in her mind it was immoral not to. She does this because she is compassionate and loves her brother very much. Creon, however, believes that his laws must be upheld and would do anything to prevent any type rebelling. He is even more infuriated when he learns that a woman has broken his laws.
Titus kills his son for going against him and Titus’s daughter, Lavinia is raped and her tongue is cut out and her hands cut off. The pain Lavinia encounters destroys Titus and his reputation. Civilization in Medea and Titus Andronicus is distorted by the notions of gender, monstrosity, and identification. Gender plays an important in any society. The role of women in society has been tested and Medea is the one who wants to attempt to change the way women are seen and perceived.
The Character Medea's Revenge in Euripides' Medea Medea is a tragedy of a woman who feels that her husband has betrayed her with another woman and the jealousy that consumes her. She is the protagonist who arouses sympathy and admiration because of how her desperate situation is. I thought I was going to feel sorry for Medea, but that quickly changed as soon as I saw her true colors. I understand that her emotions were all over the place. First, she was angry, then cold and conniving.
Then, it follows as such that Medea could be seen as a heartless and illogical women, willing even to sacrifice her children for her husband’s misery. Her actions inspire fear from the male audience, reaffirming the idea that independent women were dangerous. However, due to this reason, it becomes infinitely more difficult to decipher Euripides’ true intentions. Thus, Euripides is often characterized as a misogynist, though “ many of his portraits of girls and women show them in a wholly admirable light” (Flaceliere 217). Medea is a loving mother and wife, who had sacrificed nearly everything for her husband.
It would prove that he was of weak character, especially since a girl went against him. Creon said, “This girl was an old hand at insolence when she overrode the edicts we made public. But once she’d done it- the insolence, twice over- to glory in it, laughing, mocking us to... ... middle of paper ... ...’s blood, feed their lust, their fury?- Feed their fury!- Law is law!- Let all go well.”(307) Clytemnestra killed her husband upon his return from the battle of Troy. She was so heartbroken that he had killed her daughter. The tragedy in this story is almost the same as that of Antigone.
The focus in this scene is to show that Lear has so much pride that it made him blind to Cordellia’s love and the reason to why he loved. His pride made him think that flattery is love thus he gave everything to Goneril and Regan. This was his biggest mistake, leaving him completely dependent upon his two hateful daughters. He kicked Cordellia out so there is no hope of him being helped now. Imagery: blindfolded & candle on Props: red cloth, lots of chairs, map, crown of jewels.
Desdemona is, “at once the property and an angel of selflessness… that looks forward to the bourgeois age and to its conception of women” (Rose.284). Her intentions are so pure that she blames herself for her own death, saying “a guiltless death I die” (5.2.125). Her love for Othello is so strong that she will not even point her finger at who actually killed her. She would rather blame herself for his doing’s, than being the wife who deceived her husband. Her devotion
The story begins with a dispute over Chryseis a daughter of a follower of Apollo who has been taken captive by Agamemnon as a war trophy. Agamemn... ... middle of paper ... ...to attack the king but without success he turns and kills himself saddened by the loss of his love Antigone. Haemon’s death shows Antigone’s control over the men around her. Throughout Greek literature it is strongly apparent how women are inferior to men but through Hera, Jocasta, and Antigone it is shown how women can have their own character development and be strong enough to try to defy their own fate. All three of these women showed defiance to powers supposedly greater to their own whether it be a king, a prophecy, or even the leader of the gods Zeus himself.