With her observation she has noticed that Medea is literally wasting away since she has learned about her husband’s marriage, never moving her eyes from the ground. It is also at this point that readers get a hint of foreshadowing as the Nurse says, “And she hates her children now and feels no joy at seeing them; I fear she may contrive some untoward scheme; for her mood is dangerous nor will she brook her cruel treatment; ….for dreadful is her wrath” (Lines 14-18). The Nurse speaks about the way she has seen Medea look at her children. Since this betrayal came from their father, she despises them in a way as she no longer feels joy or happiness seeing them. With worry, the nurse explains what she thinks Medea will create, a scheme, to get revenge in a way that might either hurt her children or the husband and his royal bride.
Jane gets treated like a repulsive cling on to the family and gets beat around by her cousin John. Jane first begins to show her resistance to injustice when John threw a book at Jane's head. Jane had enough of passive acceptance for the way she was being treated. Jane rushed at John, and after that she realized she is not a helpless little girl. However, she also realized that her deliberate nonconformity to the Reed's concept that Jane “ought to beg, and not live here with gentleman's children like us” will lead her to harsh consequences (12).
Because of his good qualities, we experience pity for him and feel that he does not deserve the severity of his punishment. Lear’s actions are not occasioned by any corruption or depravity in him, but by an error in judgment, which, however, does arise from a defect of character. Lear has a tragic flaw, egotism, which is exemplified thus: “Which of you shall we say doth love us most” (I.i.52)? It is his egotism in the first scene that causes him to make this gross error in judgment of dividing his kingdom and disinheriting Cordelia. “Thy truth then be thy dowry!
Their despicable nature allows them to get a sense of pleasure from humiliating others through corrective speech. Likewise,they see themselves as a smart aleck when they only judge speech based on auditory. These attackers irrationally size up on dialects simply because “The sounds are bad.” (Roberts 39). For this reason, Roberts condone that, “As a practical matter, correct speech is that which sounds normal or natural to one’s comrades.” (Roberts 41). However, by no means does this give humans the right to insensitive towards other dialects for being different.
I would not be mad!” (Shakespeare Act I, v, 45-6). The wisdom in Lear starts to give birth in the storm. He sees the betrayal of his daughters, which in turn instills anger and hatred in his heart for his daughters. In conclusion, after all of Lear’s thoughtless actions, he gets transformed into a different person that values love through his daughter,
After Hamlet’s speech about suicide and death, Hamlet describes the causes of his pain, specifically his disgust at his mother’s marriage to Claudius. Hamlet is upset with his mother’s choice in remarriage more so than the actual death of his father. As Hamlet contemplates his mother’s marriage, he cries out “frailty, thy name is woman!” (Shakespeare, I. ii. 150) Because of his mother’s actions, Hamlet sees all women as weak, frail, and untrustworthy. Hamlet goes on to explain the unreasonable timing of his mother’s marriage, stating how an animal would have mourned the loss of its mate longer than Hamlet’s mother did.
One type of abuse was the abuse directed to Jane by the Reed family. Jane’s’ aunt makes her life a misery. Jane is starved of love and affection. Mrs Reed finds fault with Jane because she wasn’t a content child. Jane says, “ She really must exclude me from privileges intended only for contented, happy little children.” Mrs Reed gives an unbelievable amount of cruel treatment to Jane; for example, Mrs Reed has a new set of rules exclusively for Jane.
Ramsay goes against him, and rather than supporting him “she flew in the face of facts”. By specifically choosing the verb “flew”, Woolf is invoking the image of the monster, “that fierce sudden black winged harpy, with its talons and its beak all cold and hard that struck and struck at you” (184), James saw in his father when he was a child. Because Mrs. Ramsay treats her husband as her own child, coddling him constantly, Mr. Ramsay feels attacked every time she went against him in the case of the lighthouse trip. He perceives aggressiveness from his wife, and tries to counteract that with his own. Mr. Ramsay thinks she “told lies” and begins to question her honesty.
Celie's stepfather mistreated her in such a way that an accurate depiction was made. When Celie's mother became ill and unable to satisfy her husband, he told Celie to fulfill her mother's job. When Celie cried because of the pain, her stepfather said, "you better shut up and git used to it"(3). To assure himself that no one would find out about his secret he told Celie "you better not never tell nobody but God it'd kill your mammy"(1) and told Mr._____ "she tell lies"(9). As a result, when Celie's mother passed away, she felt that she killed her mother, when in fact her mother was terminally ill. After two pregnancies, Celie was unable to produce anymore children because her father injured her reproductive system.
Ray is exceedingly cruel to Lily throughout her childhood, and does not consider Lily’s feelings. He treats his daughter very poorly and does not act like a father should. “‘Your mother?’ [T. Ray’s] face was bright red. ‘You think that goddamn woman gave a shit about you?’ ‘My mother loved me!’ [Lily] cried. … ‘The truth is, your sorry mother ran off and left you.’” (Kidd 39) This quote shows how T. Ray is very harsh to Lily, saying words that are harmful.