She decides to kill them, but agonizes over this decision before killing them. Some critics view this as a pathetic attempt at motherhood. I know there is a certain bond between mother and child. She just wants to hurt Jason as much as she has been hurt. "She first secures a place of refuge, and seems almost on the point of bespeaking a new connection.
This shows a contrast ... ... middle of paper ... ...My boy, the oath you gave me, you'll never break that?" The Nurse whines to Hippolytus hoping to get her own way. "Oh, I clasp your knees and beg you," The Nurse's stubbornness to try and please ends up leading to Phaedra dying without honour. Euripides begins his plays often with erratic women, ie Electra, Medea and Phaedra. They have serious issues and seek vengeance, with the exception of Phaedra who is the cause of a vengeful attack; Theseus killing his son, Hippolytus.
In her first soliloquy Lady Macbeth reveals her desire t... ... middle of paper ... ...art to the pensive audience. Lady Macbeth’s soliloquies portrayed her as a vile woman tormented by a guilty conscience, and her soliloquies also communicated important information about her to the audience; had all the characters been privy to this information they would have regarded Lady Macbeth very differently. The mind births the contract between corruption and the soul. In reality, we never get to hear anyone’s soliloquies. The imagination hides the deceptive woes and moral bankruptcy of every individual.
After Hamlet tells his mother how he truly feels about her actions, she breaks down emotionally “O Hamlet, speak no more! Thou turn’st mine eyes into my very soul, And there I see such black and grained spots As will not leave their tinct.” (III.IV.89-92). The truth of Gertrude is revealed, she understands her actions have been disgraceful to her past lover and child, and that the image she pretends to be cannot be kept going any longer. Gertrude doesn’t lie to cover up evil mistakes like Claudius as stated in the “Introduction to Gertrude in Hamlet” Gertrude “lies to herself about the consequences of her actions, and she lies to those around her. But she lies to protect.
She sees how upset and angry Medea is at Jason but unfortunately does not realize the severity of the situation until it’s too late. The nurse is with Medea when she makes the decision to murder King Creon, his daughter, and her own children. Medea confided in the nurse saying, “You I employ on all affairs of great...
Upon learning that she had sent her daughter to her death due to the deceit of her husband, Clytemnestra was grieved and enraged beyond measure and gave her heart over to the avengement of her daughter. The very strong reaction Clytemnest... ... middle of paper ... ...er psychological reasons for the murder are the point and not her emotional state. Considering this, both Agamemnon and Electra reach similar conclusions concerning Clytemnestra's situation. She has ample grounds for hating her husband but no-one holds her justified in killing him in either play, "your words are just; yet in your 'justice' there remains something repellent." Electra disposes of her mother's defence in detail and leaves the audience feeling that Clytemnestra's murder of her husband really was not warranted.
‘I am destroying the happiness of my family. And why? … to free myself from the deceit which was consuming and killing me.’ Bertrande’s strong desire to free herself from the cunning of Arnaud du Tilh inevitably brought considerations of the Mesnie and her children to mind. ‘Her affection for her kindred rose about her in a wall implacable as stone’ as she was ‘condemned to solitude’ knowing the hurt her accusations against Arnaud inflicted upon the mesnie. Furthermore, the drawn out process of the trial brought ‘heart-breaking uncertainty,’ with Lewis clearly indicating through this use of language Bertrande’s awareness of the affect of her actions upon others.
She is initially able to be involved in the treacherous deeds that are needed to bring about the prophecy quickly, but as the play progresses the weight of the merciless deeds fill her with remorse. The remorse and pain she feels for her wicked ways cause Lady Macbeth to lose control of her life and wither away until the weight of her deeds causes her to die. Lady Macbeth’s wish is partially granted, her mind becomes evil and enables her to do horrific things, but her soul remains pure and unsure of her actions and her remorse for her wicked ways leads to her destruction. Lady Macbeth invokes evil spirits asking them to grant her extreme cruelty and to feel no remorse or pity for her victims. She asks the evil spirits to grant her these ills so she can take over Macbeth’s prophecy to prevent him from backing out, “Yet do I fear thy nature;/ It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way.” (1.5 16-18).
Though Madame Defarge will not show mercy to Dr. Manette and his family, Defarge respects and admires her. But as the revolution rages on, Madame Defarge’s hatred grows and corrupts her. After the epoch of the revolution, she succeeds in placing Darnay in jail and sentencing him to death. She is still not satisfied. Now her dearest wish is to execute Lucie and her child as well, due to their relation to Darnay.
In Crane's translation, Myrrha considers herself "most depraved" (on-line). All of these revelations compel readers to feel sorry for the girls in their situations; they seem to be victims of their desires. Byblis and Myrrha both denounce their passions. After Byblis awakes from dreaming intimately about her brother, she claims she would never want to see this scene in daylight (Mandelbaum 308). Later in her speech, she refers to her incestuous pursuit as a "forbidden course" and to her burning desires as "obscene, foul fires" (309).