Once thrown, the chakram becomes a first-person weapon to guide toward enemies. He repeatedly attempts to lure away from her quest for redemption, and tries to win her over as his Warrior Queen. The act of sledding can also be seen as a metaphor for Ethan's failure to take control over his life, just as the sled goes wherever the snowy course takes it. The extent of Zeena's authority is such that Ethan and Mattie are both uneasy when reminded of her; Mattie can not even sit comfortably in Zeena's rocking chair while Zeena is in Bettsbridge. Being the daughter of Dahak, she quickly developed supernatural powers, and kills within hours of being born, proving to Xena that there was no chance of saving her. She married Ethan, at the age of 28 seven years earlier , after the death of his mother.
She looked at him timidly. She displays a bizarre brand of , gleeful, shrieking cruelty towards Xena and her associates. As Ethan regains consciousness, his vision returns and he tries to determine if the star he is looking at is Sirius. He stretched out his legs, drove his heels into the road to keep the sled from slipping forward, and bent her head back between his hands. After the meal, Powell asks what time he should return to deliver Mattie.
Hale glanced at me tentatively, as though trying to see how much footing my conjectures gave her; and I guessed that if she had kept silence till now it was because she had been waiting, through all the years, for some one who should see what she alone had seen. After an interval of solitude, a swiftly moving horse-drawn sleigh carrying Denis Eady passes Ethan and heads in the direction of the Frome farm. Over the course of the series, viewers were also introduced to family members of both Xena and Gabrielle, but most notably featured their children. Historical figures and events from a number of different historical eras and myths make numerous appearances, and the main characters are often credited with resolving important historical situations. Varnum, by this time, had gone up to bed, and her daughter and I were sitting alone, after supper, in the austere seclusion of the horse-hair parlour. Ethan lays down on the sofa and feels something poking his cheek.
Zeena will not be able to sell the farm for any considerable sum, and she has no means to survive in the mean time. Zeena and Ethan are cousins. Then, toward sunset, coming down from the mountain where he had been felling timber, he had been caught by some strayed revellers and drawn into the group by the lake, where Mattie, encircled by facetious youths, and bright as a blackberry under her spreading hat, was brewing coffee over a gipsy fire. At breakfast, Zeena confirms her decision of the previous night by telling Jotham that Daniel Byrne is going to pick up Mattie's trunk and take it to the train station. Zeena comes downstairs, having decided to eat dinner after all.
Mattie sat perfectly still, but as they reached the bend at the foot of the hill, where the big elm thrust out a deadly elbow, he fancied that she shrank a little closer. But his cheek touched hers, and it was cold and full of weeping, and he saw the road to the Flats under the night and heard the whistle of the train up the line. Her most precious possession has been horded, hidden, never used even when beloved company has been over. Just before they strike the tree, a vision of Zeena's face appears before him, and as he tries to brush it aside the sled swerves, but he guides it back toward the tree.
The sorrel isn't in the barn because Jotham Powell borrowed it to bring some supplies back to his house. Ethan carries it downstairs to the sleigh, and as he and Mattie watch the horse and rider depart, Ethan resolves that he, not Powell, will drive Mattie to the train. Other major antagonists of the show include and , a Roman official and shamaness respectively. She returns the kiss, but after a moment withdraws. The theme of entrapment in a loveless marriage due to the unwillingness to violate the rules of society is again evident. Anne Sweet, Girl Power Interrogated in Xena Warrior Princess and Charmed, Social and Economic Issues at Play in the Politics of Gender.
Control of the dish was important to her: she makes sure that no one else touches it. Xena is accompanied by played by , who during the series changes from a simple farm-girl into an and Xena's comrade-in-arms; her initial naïveté helps to balance Xena and assists her in recognizing and pursuing the greater good. Her hypochondria and her few legitimate illnesses serve as excuses for her to indulge in patent remedies and expensive visits to doctors at a time when Ethan is struggling to pay off the heavy mortgage on the farm and still maintain financial solvency. Jotham leaves, and Ethan goes back inside the kitchen to find it ready for supper.
Along the main street lights had begun to shine from the house-fronts and stray figures were turning in here and there at the gates. The settlements are presented as a mixture of walled villages and rural hamlets set in a lush green, mountainous landscape. He asks Mattie if she would have gone west with him, but she says the question is pointless and tears the letter into pieces. The spruces swathed them in blackness and silence. The sled swerved in response, but he righted it again, kept it straight, and drove down on the black projecting mass. In Hercules, during her two first episodes, Xena was a villain and a powerful warlord, but in her third appearance she joins to defeat the warlord Darphus, who had taken her army.
The door of Mattie's room was shut, and he wavered a moment on the landing. Zeena tries a second time, demanding that Ethan stay to fix the stove for the hired girl. But her hypochondria and her whining have made Ethan miserable. After casting one last glance around the kitchen, Mattie is ready to join Ethan, entering the sleigh and starting down the hill.
We also see that Zeena harbors resentment against him: she blames her current illness on her time tending to Ethan's mother. As time passes, increasing darkness prevails over the imagery as Ethan and Mattie approach their sledding accident. As the idea of a mutual death gains momentum, Ethan is caught in a frenzy of love for Mattie that blots out his former conscientious thoughts of not leaving Zeena to fend for herself. He fails, once again, to assert himself over his wife. The sled ride is a perfect metaphor for Ethan's life. Take a look at how chic you can be with a little.