She is even angrier because she betrayed her own father and her people for him. She even bears the burden of having Pelias killed by his daughters for Jason. She decides to take revenge out on Jason's bride and poisons her. She also doesn't want Jason to take the children from her. She decides to kill them, but agonizes over this decision before killing them.
Because of this, he is purified through his trial and he repents. In Othello, the main character is caught in an emotional battle- who is he to believe- his loyal servant or his new bride? Unfortunately, Othello does not realize the truth until it is too late and has already killed Desdemona. In King Lear, Lear becomes temporarily insane from the pain and turmoil he endures from his daughters. He does not come to terms about his mistake until, like Othello, it is too late and Cordelia has already been killed.
In the beginning of the tragedy a very jealous Aphrodite delivers a self-serving justification of her actions as she prepares to punish the virgin Hippolytus. Aphrodite's reason for wanting to castigate Hippolytus is really quite selfish. She is extremely angry with him because he has sworn off physical love and he honors Artemis, the goddess of chastity rather than her, Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Scheming Aphrodite who made Phaedra, Hippolytus' step-mother, Phaedra, fall in love with Hippolytus, decides to reveal Phaedra's love because she knows that if Theseus, Hippolytus' father, discovers Phaedra's secret, "all shall come out," the truth will be revealed, "father shall slay son with curses," and Hippolytus will be ruined (line 43 and line44). As Aphrodite, who appears to be so hateful and cold, plots his demise she vengefully says, "He [Hippolytus] does not know that the doors of death are upon him, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ent son.
Anna does as her sister tells her to and is deceived by what the pyre was really meant for. Attempting to rid of her emotions by burning every trace of Aeneas, her emotions eventually take over. With her heart torn apart, Dido commits suicide. Dido’s sister on the other hand is hurt but still emotionally stable. Anna is stunned, grieving, and hurt by the actions of her sister, “how very cruel… You have destroyed your life, my sister, mine too” (Virgil 145).
However, this faith is misplaced, as Iago continuously conspires against him. Iago’s manipulation causes Othello’s emotional grief, believing Desdemona has betrayed the holiness of their marriage, causing him fits of rage and seizures. Moreover, due to Iago’s deceit, Othello betrays his wife, murdering Desdemona as ‘punishment’ for her apparent betrayal. “Sweet soul, take heed, / Take heed of perjury; thou art on thy deathbed” (5.2.61-62). In reality,
To her, this whole situation was Elizabeth Proctor’s fault trying to separate her from her true love. This causes her to try to kill her off the whole time which ends up in her greed for revenge to grow. This results in her being drawn away from him more and more. "Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be—" (Miller, 49). She truly does love him but she is trying to blacken his wife 's name to get him back with her.
The conflict in Medea is Jason, Medea's husband, has broken his marriage vow and left his wife for the daughter of the king. This outrages Medea and she says "Ah, Wretch! Ah, lost in my sufferings, I wish, I wish I might die!" (Euripedes 4). She then decides to get revenge on her husband and the children they have together.
With his choice to put on this act of antic disposition, he takes the risk of losing close touch with his loved ones. With his actions of insanity, he drives Ophelia away from him and this eventually leads to her suicide. Ophelia is greatly saddened when Hamlet continues to push her further and further away. Hamlet commands her to go to a nunnery and this is the point where she believes he is mad. O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown!
“And Medea, in despair, rejected by her husband, howls out "the oaths he swore" and calls upon the right hand, a potent symbol of fidelity, and invokes the gods to witness Jason's treatment of her” (Euripides l 19). She believes the only way to get revenge is by making him feel as lonely and as devastated as sh... ... middle of paper ... ...ead to the downfall. Medea’s relentless need for vengeance, as she will go to any extreme to right the wrongs done to her, doesn’t get her very far. Medea is a symbol of a cunning woman incarcerated in a world of men. Her intelligence and clever schemes inspires every woman to admire her.
Hamlet is furious with the idea of his mother remarrying the man that killed her past husband. After accidentally killing Polonius, Hamlet states “A bloody deed? Almost as bad, good mother, As kill a king and marry with his brother.” (III.IV.29-30). This quote demonstrates the pain and disgrace his mother’s actions had on him, and he attempts to show her the toll it took on him as well. After Hamlet tells his mother how he truly feels about her actions, she breaks down emotionally “O Hamlet, speak no more!