So instead of marrying, they decided to devote their lives to God and to their late father. By doing this they would take away from earth exactly what they gave while on earth. Their dedication to their father and the church made them underestimate the power of love and marriage. It’s not like these women did not have chances to marry, or take different courses in their lives. Martina was extremely beautiful and caught the eye of every young man, but the sternness of her father, and her own aloofness kept them from pursuing her.
Man at that time would have wanted her to live as a " mother woman", "wom(a)n who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels" (Chapter IV). Edna is no mother wo... ... middle of paper ... ...her anyone. The novel ends very abruptly. That is why it is difficult to say whether the suicide is an act of desperation or to show the society that she is ready to die for her beliefs. To my mind, it only shows that she couldn't see any way out of the misery and she chose the suicide to protect her kids from social problems.
He expresses this thought with his first soliloquy: O, most wicked speed, to post With such dexterity to incestuous sheets! (I.ii 156-157) Gertrude is seen as a loving mother, yet she can't tell how her own son is feeling towards the entire situation. She also tells Hamlet that "it is common for all men to die", however this person that has died isn't a "common" man but he is Hamlet's own father. So it is completely justified to grieve like Hamlet did. She also shows no awareness to how the sudden death of his father is tormenting Hamlet on the inside, so she isn't going to think deeply about King Hamlet's death or put any thought into what Hamlet is thinking.
Proctor : (I mean it solemnly ) Rebecca : (I like not the smell of this "authority") Rebecca : No you cannot break charity with your minister . You are another kind kind John clasped his hand, make your peace (31) ". Proctor , Rebecca Nurse, and Parris are having a discussion , Parris tries to warn Proctor that there is a battle going on between the go... ... middle of paper ... ...or they probably didn't have any at all but this caused a lot of chaos and executions. Rebecca Nurse was one of the characters who was claimed evil , when really she was basically innocent and didn't have nothing to do with murder of the babies she took care of . Abigail was also mislabeled as a good character when she was really a huge liar and careless of anything that happened in the story.
Upon Dionysus return, Agave failed to acknowledge the divinity of her nephew because she did not believe that he was the son of Zeus. This infuriated Dionysus and he decided to take vengeance on his family to make them pay for what had happened to his mothe... ... middle of paper ... ...old Loki about it. Agave seemed to care, but in the end all that she cared about was her only. The fact that she lost her house and was vanished, seemed to be more important than the loss of her son; which, she got over rather quickly. Demeter goes against all odds to get her daughter back and is afraid to do nothing or face anyone that stands in her way.
I get really concerned about how people perceive me and interpret my actions. However, I’m not really concerned about vanity being my great flaw or becoming the next Narcissus, because everyone is a little vain. Unfortunately, some people take their pride a little overboard. For instance, John Proctor was so vain that he would rather die than tarnish his name; the judges that condemned him had an inkling of knowledge that they were killing innocent people, but by the time they realized it, they couldn’t save people without ruining their reputation. Arthur Dimmesdale let the mother of his child suffer years of judgment because he didn’t want to face the shame of revealing his sin.
Hamlet does not want anymore marriage because that would mean more children and according to Hamlet the only children born to marriage are sinners. Ophelia is also considered a foil for Hamlet because of the difference in the way each grieved for their father’s deaths. The difference between the way Hamlet and Ophelia grieved is that Ophelia’s grief was actually for her father, whereas Hamlet’s grief was for his mother.
Antigone, not happy with her sisters response chides her sister for not participating in her crime and for her passivity, saying, " Set your own life in order"(346). For Antigone, no law could stand in the way of her strong consideration of her brother's spirit, not even the punishment of an early death. Ismene is more practical ; knowing the task is impossible, she feels the situation to be hopeless. It is a wonder, which of the two sisters are really guilty of these chronic charges. Of coarse, Antigone acted so quickly, and failed to take the advice of the moderate sister, Ismene.
She assumed she was more powerful than the Gods and could run away from her fate. It was foolish of her to believe all was well after trying to intervene with her future she knew to be inevitable. What Jocasta does not know is that her son didn 't die and the prophecies did, in fact, come true. Yet, because she is filled with so much pride, she lives her life with the inability to see the truth. Jocasta thinks because she sent her son away to be killed, the problem of the prophecy is solved; but this isn’t the case.
Queen Jocasta wasn't exactly guiltless, either. The great Queen had also tried with King Laius to kill their son, and had no respect for the prophecies of Apollo: "A prophet? Listen to me and learn some peace of mind: no skill in the world, nothing human can penetrate the future." She was also the other half of a mother-son marriage. Greek law considered the act, not the motive - meaning that even though she nor Oedipus knew they were related, they committed the crime.