The crucible is a disturbing drama that used to happen on a real event in the American history. Salem witch trials Abigail is the main and an antagonist character from the crucible. Abigail grew up without father and mother but instead she grew up to be an insecure person. This young lady is selfish, manipulating and a great liar. She has bad name in Salem, Abigail is known as a person who causes problems everywhere she goes.
Throughout the novel, Hester is constantly ridiculed by the society in which she is apart of; they drive her to isolation with no one to confide in besides her strange daughter Pearl. The Puritan society perceive her as a fallen women, a culprit who deserves the agony of her immoral choice. This idea was demonstrated by the ladies of the community who happily gathered around the scaffold delighting in Hesters humiliation; after hearing of her illicit doing they were quick to lay down their judgement and the type of punishment the adulterous shall be condemned to fulfill. Rachel Dolezal is portrayed in previously this manner, as she was insulted and
The steward assumed she is weak because she is a girl. Another prove that I have stated before is when the archbishop called her not a respectable woman. He stated that as if a girl dress like a soldier is something bad and new. They did not expect these kinds of attire and behavior from women. Because of the odd things Joan does, she was punished by being killed and burned to death.
As the disasters that befell Salem were caused by the young girls ' hysteria of witchcraft, some of Miller 's critics perceived Abigail and her squad of followers as maleficent and vindictive driven by anger, cruelty and personal interests. Elizabeth Frayn interprets the hostility of the girls as a natural reaction to the negative view they receive in their society. For instance, Abigail is always regarded as a malicious girl who seeks to supplant Elizabeth as Proctor 's wife, and she is further motivated by Proctor 's threat to expose their affair if she does not clear his wife 's name ( Frayn 95). The girls are controlled by a fanatic society. Like Abigail, each of those girls has her own cause to be angry and simulate to kill her victims.
No individual, however, deserves the suffering these accused witches are forced to experience. Their society turned its back on them; they are beaten, tortured, humiliated, excommunicated. These previously God-loving citizens were warped for straying from their religion’s ideals. At one point, Reverend Hale approaches Proctor and his wife begging the question, “. .
In Euripides’ text The Medea, Medea can easily be painted as the villian. She is a woman who killed her own children in an attempt to spite her husband. But, by examining the text, we can see that she deserves some sympathy. She has little to no control over her own life and has to rely on the will of men. And as a foreigner in Corinth abandoned by her husband, she faces even more challenges than the native women of Corinth did.
Most of all, Sethe is a mother. During her escape from Sweet Home, motherliness is accentuated as the toughest propeller. The most apparent question of a reader is that why a mother should kill her infant and whether this act can be made clear and be justified, by the ruthless structure of slavery. Many articles served the main topic of Sethe’s role as a affectionate mother in Beloved. Liz Lewis, for example in Moral ambiguity in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Jazz, argues that, “Beloved reflects how in such a society allowing oneself to love is dangerous practice doomed to heartache.” (2) The slaves somehow did not have the ability to love anyone.
Tension rises between Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor because Elizabeth had suspicions of Abigail and kicked her out of her house. Abigail Williams hates Goody Proctor because she believes that Elizabeth Proctor is a gossiping backstabbing liar and she wants John Proctor for herself. One way Abby seeks revenge from Elizabeth is by drinking a charm made by Tituba to kill her. Another way Abby seeks revenge is by falsely accusing Elizabeth of killing Ann Putnam 's babies. When Betty shouts that Abby drank a charm to kill Good Proctor, Abby states to Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren, and Betty Parris, ¨Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will
Nicole Schaefer Mr. Becker American Literature October 29, 2014 Two Women for Two Different Worlds In the novel the crucible, Elizabeth, wife of John Proctor, and Abigail Williams, mistress of John Proctor are two main roles. Elizabeth, a woman who is loyal and true, or manipulative and ruthless liar, Abigail. She pretends to see spirits and commands the other girls to pretend as well. Elizabeth is the victim of Abigail’s heartless actions and affair. These two women are almost complete opposites.
Mrs. Coulter was a foil to Lyra in that she has no moral. She enforced Lyra to do what she wants; Lyra sobbed in terror and said that: "don’t! Please! Stop hurting us" Mrs. Coulter said that: "do as I tell you then", Lyra responds "I promise". (5.37-42).