Both of these reasons are vital because it indicates that the judgment of people can cloud easy, and change their point of view. Conclusively, fear of change can sometimes be essential to people, and causes them to do abnormal actions. When fear of change comes into play, it can always block people’s view of something like whether or not something is moral. Sometimes all it takes as a reason to do something conniving or evil can be something so
In the short story “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson used several symbols to tell her story about Miss Strangeworth. One of the symbols she used are the letters. The letters symbolize evil, the letters that Miss Strangeworth writes are vividly bitter and very heartless. She writes these letters to try to help and counsel others in her town. Instead of those outcomes, it enraged the town to do more evil to the town.
She is a deceptive person. She is nice until something makes her frantic then she just has to knock them down by sending horrible letters to the people she has encounters with. She is wonderful around everyone, then then she gets home and writes one of her letters “ever see an idiot child before? Some people just shouldn’t have children” (Jackson, 1941, p. 169) she then sends this letter to a new mother in town. Is Adela Strangeworth a liar No, but is she crummy, vile and deceptive Yes.
Miss Adela Strangeworth as suggested by her name is an offbeat character in this story. This movement often includes mystery, Miss Strangeworth writes anonymous letters to people in her own community. Miss Strangeworth doesn’t “concern herself with the facts” in the letters she likes to include more “negotiable stuff of suspicion”. She writes a letter to Mrs. Foster who is having an operation next month, Miss Strangeworth composed this letter with the intention of scaring the women, the letter included phrases such as, “they’re only human… Suppose the knife slipped.” Miss Strangeworth wants to rid her town of “evil lurking nearby”, but she is the bearer of evil in “her town” by writing these letters telling everyone what they’re doing wrong. She brings the evil upon herself by writing these hateful notes, in the
Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party. This has traumatized Melinda and she is too afraid to speak up. Anderson enhances the big theme of sadness and depression through similes, metaphors,
In the article “The Online Disinhibition Effect” it also gives examples of how one can keep their identity hidden by going as “anonymous” In the short story “The Possibility of Evil” it says that “her letters dealt with the more negotiable stuff of suspicion,” this not only proves that she would send multiple letters. This quote also gives you an idea of how Miss Strangeworth enjoyed gossip or talking about someone behind their back. Miss Strangeworth was writing letters to “The town where she lived had to be kept clean and sweet” it's ironic how she could say this when in reality she was doing all the evil of the town. The way Miss
Consequently in the end Miss Strangeworth drops one of the letters and a boy picks it up and takes it to Don Crane. That being the case Don destroys her precious rose bushes after he accidentally finds out that she is the author of the horrible letters he and his wife have received about the possible arrested mental development of their baby daughter. The "possibility of evil" that Miss Strangeworth sees all around her in the town is just a projection of the hatefulness inside
Two key words carried through the essay is a good man. Although the characters have severe personalities it contradicts the ideals of justice that they bring up so much. In general, the story is a conflict of interests. Each person has their own need to say something and in return pushing down another character. They play off this term by looking at the negatives instead of the positives.
Not only was this a clash of innocent people fighting for their lives, but they were also fighting to show these accusers as liars. One major theme in the book is the theme of “Love”. Love makes people do many things, that they could or could not regret. ABIGAIL, with a bitter anger: Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be— PROCTOR, angered at himself as well: You'll speak nothin' of Elizabeth! ABIGAIL: She is blackening my name in the village!
Addie Bundren is the most confusing of all the characters in As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. From her hatred of Anse to her odd, loving relationship with Jewel, it was very difficult to get a complete grasp of who Addie really was. Some might see her as loving and loyal while others are taken aback by her actions. After much deliberation, it seems like her disturbing qualities seem to prevail over her loving ones. One of the biggest themes in the book is selfishness.
The Possibility of Evil Miss Strangeworth got what she deserved. She hurt the people that she sent the letters to. So the people got revenge but cutting down her precious roses. Miss Strangeworth seems to be a sweet innocent old lady that loves her roses but at night she went incognito to write and deliver hate letters to the people in town telling them different things that are very offending and causes a lot of controversy in the town. Miss Strangeworth family has lived on pleasant street for generation.