... middle of paper ...
...acting and views of her own kids. The Nurse being a woman can understand the loss, shame and anger that Medea must be feeling. Because those emotions are being felt in all in one go, the Nurse, Ben-Zeev and Jaffe both understand that at the moment of these feelings, anything that can go wrong will go wrong as in this moment of emotions any type of revenge will seem logical to the perpetrator in order to gain closure. Euripides at the beginning brings attention to what the Nurse feelings toward Medea as its something to pay attention to and keep in mind, he even has her defend Medea as he knows that the course of actions started with Jason, leading Medea to do what she seemed was the right thing to do, having readers and anybody seeing, hearing, or reading can imagine how cruel and evil a women can become when she 's fit for revenge toward those who have wronged her.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- How Tragic are Hamlet and Gatsby. A tragic hero is defined as “a character in literature who has a fatal flaw that is combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy”(site). Both Hamlet from William Shakespeare 's play Hamlet, and Jay Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald 's novel The Great Gatsby share many similar fatal flaws in their stories that eventually lead them to their ultimate demises, thus they both the definition of a tragic hero. The first fatal flaw they share is that Hamlet and Gatsby both have a false sense of character in their stories.... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
1162 words (3.3 pages)
- The Bacchae, is a late tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides, and it is considered one of his best works and one of the greatest of all Greek tragedies. It was written around 410 BCE, but it only premiered after his death at the City Dionysia festival of 405 BCE, where it won first prize (Euripides). The story is based on the myth of King Pentheus of Thebes, who are punished by the god Dionysus for refusing to worship him, and his mother, one of the women worshippers. Euripides had a unique versatility, this characteristic is reflected in his play The Bacchae where he offers an innovative outlook on women and their roles in Greek mythology.... [tags: Tragedy, Euripides, Dionysus, Dionysia]
803 words (2.3 pages)
- "There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice." (F. Scott Fitzgerald). The Great Gatsby was written by F.Scott Fitzgerald, April 10, 1925. It was set in 1912 to 1924. The Great Gatsby is about a mans tragedy and his American Dream to do better and be on top. It also showed view on the american dream and modernism when gatsby met Daisy and could not be with her because of the amount of money he had. F Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby shows the parallels between Fitzgerald 's life and modernism.In the 1920s money was important and people made decisions based on it.... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
1026 words (2.9 pages)
- The Great Gatsby is a heart aching novel that shows the true colors of others behind close doors. The Great Gatsby is not just about shallow people, but it is also about love and tragic fate. People can be so shallow and F. Scott Fitzgerald made sure to point that out in his novel The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby because of his own experience with his love, Zelda who wanted to marry rich just as we see with Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby. “F. Scott Fitzgerald was 24 when he wrote The Great Gatsby” (biography).... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
1155 words (3.3 pages)
- As the story progresses, Nick Carraway learns that much of Gatsby’s success is based on the lies, cheating, and other immoral actions. Yet Nick still feels loyal to Gatsby. Claire Stocks shares that “Nick’s version seems increasingly unreliable as he glosses over lies, erases criticisms of Gatsby and avoids uncomfortable truths” (Stocks 2). He continually struggles with the attraction of the East Coast lifestyle and its damaging immoral consequences. After witnessing Gatsby’s tragic death and inability to fulfill Gatsby’s dream, Nick comes to the conclusion that his midwestern or western upbringing is not compatible with the Eastern lifestyle.... [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]
1092 words (3.1 pages)
- Pulling the wool over his audience’s eyes, F. Scott Fitzgerald has skillfully constructed his novel, The Great Gatsby, to be centered on what appears to be the tragedy that is Jay Gatsby. Falsely accredited as a tragic hero, Gatsby falls short of Aristotle’s definition. According to Aristotle, a hero must encompass a specific set of features: he must be of high standing/power, he engages in an act where he cannot do that which he must, his hamartia leads to his downfall, the audience experiences a catharsis due to his downfall, he then has an epiphany/enlightenment, and he must die.... [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]
1410 words (4 pages)
- While going through stories from books from the past that, I have finally choose my two stories that I liked. Out of all the other stories in the world I have chosen mainly these two because the author is wonderful in creating love stories that end in tragedy, and that’s the type of stories that I am interesting in reading. These two stories that I am going to start talking are “Winter Dreams” and “The Great Gatsby” by the author F. Scott Fitzgerald. These two stories take place in the 1900’s. In the beginning these two stories mention these two people Dexter Green and Jay Gatsby.... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
1333 words (3.8 pages)
- The Great Gatsby was one of many creative stories F. Scott Fitzgerald successfully wrote during his era. The 1920’s brought new things to Fitzgerald and his newly wedded wife, but once all the fame and glamour ended so did they. Fitzgerald’s life eventually came crashing down in depression and misery following the 1920’s, and he would never be the same. Fitzgerald became very vulnerable to this era and could not control himself, which came back to haunt him. Fitzgerald wrote the book in first person limited, and used Nick as his narrator to explain the dramatic story which revolved around the life of Jay Gatsby.... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
1949 words (5.6 pages)
- AS 91479 -- Hypothesis of The Great Gatsby Let’s get critical, critical. After reading and evaluating F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ I have found that while a cursory view of this text may seem to highlight the glorious lives of those richest and most powerful, a more comprehensive approach to this text is required to delve past the surface themes of thwarted love between a man and a woman, and into the deeper set themes such as moral demise. Fitzgerald claimed to be a moralist at heart, preaching about the degeneracy of the wealthy.... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
2285 words (6.5 pages)
- At a glance, The Great Gatsby seems to be a tale of hope and tragedy upon the man known as Gatsby. The story is also centered on the concept of the American Dream, a concept that ensures freedom and equality to all of its citizens and that hard work will bring success and riches. The American dream was primarily gestured to those of immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity that was absent from their lives. However, Fitzgerald’s theme of such dream is proved to act upon the instance of ideal between reality and illusion.... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
1274 words (3.6 pages)