Miss Havisham is this way because of Compeyson, the man who left her at the altar. Compeyson broke Miss Havisham’s heart, and because of this Miss Havisham molds Estella to break men’s hearts as revenge. Miss Havisham tells Pip, “‘If you knew all my story…you would have some compassion...and a better understanding’” (400). Although Miss Havisham takes her revenge very extreme, she is a believable character. She suffered from heartbreak and wanted revenge, but without realizing she made Pip feel like she once did with Estella.
Hatred towards her mother, Clytemnestra for the suffering she is forced to live. Jealousy and envois of her sister, Chrysothemis and brother, Orestes as they live in relative freedom compared to her slave like conditions. Chrysoth... ... middle of paper ... ...ng in isolation, clinging to thoughts of justice and revenge. Sophocles provides oppressive and evil characters that ultimately are the cause of Electra’s loss in moral self-control. Creating an individual who is not unlike the fury, relentless, mad and quick to shift her moral grounds to succeed it her the plan for revenge.
"Another possible theme of Medea may be that at times a punishment of revenge should justify the crime - no matter how severe. Only a person in such a situation (and greater beings) may know what to action to take in this position. "(essayworld) "Finally, the play opens with Medea's Nurse indirectly giving background information to the story about to unfold. It is quickly understood by the audience that Jason, the husband of Medea, for whom she disowned her family and had killed for, has left her for the King of Corinth (Creon's) daughter - a beautiful princess. Medea is outraged by this and is set on seeking revenge on him.
Euripides’s play, Medea, introduces the seductive appeal of revenge, and underlines the protagonist’s passionate desire to right the wrongs done to her and sacrifices her own children in other to satisfy her need for revenge. Medea, disoriented but clever women, manipulates her way into getting what she wants. She allows her passion to overpower her actions when her ex husband Jason leaves her and marries another woman; she becomes delusional and kills the new bride, her father, and her own children. Through character development, Euripides demonstrates an example of passion carried too far in a woman who chooses rage and revenge over reason and mercy, the contradiction in the Greek’s sex-gender system, and the tragic consequences of being exiled. When Medea falls in love with Jason, she voluntarily dishonors her kingdom as well as herself by killing her brother and betraying her father.
Yet, she undertakes this task considering the despair it would inflict upon the mesnie. These actions also are detrimental to Bertrande in causing her perhaps the most anguish and grief of all. Bertrande intends to uphold the status quo, yet she has due knowledge that pathway to the greater good will be harmful to her and the Mesnie. Bertrande’s intentions are to free her soul from the binds of the sin she committed by being the wife of Arnaud du Tilh. Bertrande’s loyalty to Martin shapes her response to being ‘imposed upon, deceived, betrayed into adultery’ and as she came to the inescapable conclusion that Arnaud was indeed an impostor, her first thoughts were to ‘rid herself of him’ and dissolve her guilt.
In Euripides tragic play, Medea, a woman that gives everything away for a man’s love is repaid with scorn and abandonment, leading her to seek revenge against her former lover. Euripides portrays Medea as the archetype of emotion, passion, and vengeance and Jason as a symbol of reason, forethought, and betrayal. Untamed emotion inherent to Medea’s character becomes the driving force for her bloodlust and extreme course of action following her divorce with Jason. Medea’s love for Jason is one founded in her whimsical, emotionally charged decisions rather than considerate reason. Their love is a madness that hides its symptoms with temporary joy.
Comparing Women's Revenge in The Oresteia and Medea Clytaemnestra and Medea are two women who are seeking justice for a wrong committed by their husbands. Clytaemnestra?s husband, Agamemnon, did not wrong here directly but rather indirectly. Agamemnon sacrificed their daughter Iphigeneia, in order to calm the Thracian winds. For Clytaemnestra this brought much hatred towards Agamemnon. Here Agamemnon had betrayed Clytaemnestra and their daughters trust, and for that she sought revenge.
/ She witched by brother” (“Sir Gawain” ll. 181-189). The core element of the ballad is obviously the common motif of the wicked stepmother who strives to punish or even get rid of her husband's children due to greed, negative feelings and jealousy towards them (cf. Francus 129). In this case, she does so by enchanting them: she transforms her stepdaughter into an ugly woman and casts a spell on her stepson which forces him to challenge men who cross his way to a duel or to solve his riddle (cf.
“Yet do I fear thy nature; / It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness . . .” She says. Constantly we see her telling her husband to “man up” - to stop feeling remorse or guilt or fear and to start behaving like she believes a man should; like a being with no guilt or remorse. However, it is this wish for her to lose all “passage to remorse” that eventuates in her death - her corruption - from the madness that comes upon her i... ... middle of paper ... ...etimes the knowledge can drive you insane, as we see in the case of Lord and Lady Macbeth.
He asks “If we should fail”, and she responds “we fail?”- this is an indication of her devotion to the murder and attempts to convince Macbeth it is inevitable. These quotes also tell us that Lady Macbeth has fated Macbeth to become a sinful murderer. There is other evidence that Lady Macbeth is po... ... middle of paper ... ...ess” is a weakness, which explains her condemnation of remorselessness. Macbeth is a dramatic melodrama play, which is famously known for its conventions of tragedy. We see it greatly in the eyes of Lady Macbeth, because her ambitions for her husband to kill the King for the throne were a doomed fate that was inevitable.