All characters in the crucible are puritans, which means that they are religious and they often attributed frightening occurrences to devil’s work, but Miss Putnam is the most pious puritan in this book. When Betty blacked out, Mrs. Putnam simply concludes that Betty is bewitched and cannot hear Lord’s name without pain, while Rebecca Nurse thinks that it is a normal disease that a child gets. Mrs. Putnam’s seven babies all died without any apparent reason. Convinced that someone used witchcraft to kill her babies, Mrs. Putnam sent Ruth to Tituba to contact the sprits of her dead children to find out who killed her babies. She doesn’t mean to harm anybody; she just wants to find out the reason why her babies have been dying.
In society it seems that everyone has to be the exact same, and if you aren't then you are an out cast. Most people don't necessarily like the thought of being different from everyone else because it could lead to bigger events that could cause more harm in the future. Mark Twain being the phenomenal writer he is wrote a book that idea of blending in and adapting to your surroundings to a whole new level with writing his book Pudd'nhead Wilson. One of the main events that happened in the book was that Roxy, a slave that works for Percy Driscoll, switches her son, Chambers or “Tom”, with the baby of her slave owner, Tom of “Chambers”. In the book both of these boys are switched to show the sole purpose of Roxy wanting her son to grow up not as a slave.
Death is imminent, and many people have developed a fear of this idea. Babette Gladney is no exception to the fear of death, so indefinitely that she became a guinea pig for dylar. Dylar is a pill that,“ promises to eliminate the individual’s fear of death.” (Yavuz) In my opinion, Babette acted upon her instincts, she did not do much research on anything. If I was Babette I would have asked people in my neighborhood about Willie Mink. I would have done this to learn anything i could about Willie Mink before I made my decision.
Lady Macbeth puts on a fierce and intimidating front but proves incapable of the egregious act of murder. Macbeth, however, actually commits murder and determines to do any vile deed to fight for the crown. He holds this disposition even until the point of death, unlike Lady Macbeth who dies repentant. Macbeth’s murderous actions and attitude prior to death ultimately demonstrate that he is the worse villain of the
Boo and the Finches have never talked before, yet he risked his life for Jem and Scout. He managed to step out of his comfort zone for the benefit of others. Boo Radley, also known as Arthur Radley, is not recognized well enough for his heroic and valiant actions in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Every person has more than just external bravery. Mrs. Dubose demonstrates this by fighting her internal battle of her morphine addiction. She had enough courage and determination to become free of her illness before she died.
In Medea, a surge of insanity purges her after she is betrayed by her husband Jason causing many cruel and harsh actions to follow from her. The ending result a murder scene. Is she really at blame for her actions and should she be punished? Believing that she is truly insane this would entail that she is completely innocent and therefore not to be punished. Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions.
When Scout and Jem are learning to use air-rifles, Atticus tells them not to shoot mockingbirds.“‘I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird’” (Lee 90). Mockingbirds are a symbol of innocence, and Lee through the use of the metaphor, explains that it is wrong to hurt those innocent and defenseless. In the novel, characters are treated unfairly by the society, even though, like the mockingbird, they have not done any harm. When one is able to understand the truth, they gain knowledge and learn to treat everyone fairly.
It ends with her suicide. No god or man compelled her to die, she performed the act herself, but how culpable is she really? The night she truly decided her death she hears her former husband’s voice, doleful cries from owls, and has fevered nightmares of Aeneas hunting her down. Even her dreams provide no escape from the torment of reality. “So broken in mind by suffering, Dido caught / Her fate madness and resolved to die” (4.656-57).
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee develops the theme to think for yourself through diction, imagery, and symbolism. In the first place, Harper Lee uses diction to develop the theme to think for yourself. For example in this quote it said, “ He almost whispered it, in the voice of a child afraid of the dark” (372). This shows how diction in this quote makes it more powerful by describing how Boo Radley sounded through Harper Lee’s choice in words. Also another quote with good diction is, “we never put back into the tree what we took out of it; we had given him nothing and it made me sad” (373).
Greed is existent within all individuals despite how generous and altruistic one can be. Because of how commonly greed is seen in society, many authors have instilled selfishness as a part of literature for ages and still continue to do so. Thanks to this narrow-minded understanding everyone withholds, author such as Thomas Hardy, Tom Godwin and Shakespeare, present this self- centered understanding in a unique approach during the olden times. Although the past stories carry the same message quite thoroughly as did before, author such as Charles Bukowski are capable of exhibiting the same message in reach of his own poems. While going through the decades of literature, modern authors are now able to explain with scenarios society is able to relate to.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout are siblings and their father, Atticus is a lawyer. They live in Maycomb which is a fairly small and close-knit community, everyone knows everyone. The Radley house is a major part of the book. The Radley house is very odd and to everyone else is scary and off limits. Throughout the story Jem and Scout, with their friend Dill, try to get Boo out of the house.
They show complete disregard in the feelings of the black folks who are forced into slavery, forced into selling their loved ones and their children. They are able, as Prince says, to “make their remarks upon us aloud, without regard to our grief” (11). These fears are exactly what Linda Brent feels when she becomes pregnant. She realizes that having a child with Mr. Sands would bring more abuse from Dr. Flint to both her and her child, and when her first born, Benny is born, she explains that “I had often prayed for death; but now I did not want to die, unless my child could die too” (Jacobs 199). She would rather that her child die than live in bondage, especially under the watchful and revengeful eye of Dr. Flint.
“Fail to comprehend the streets and you gave up your body now. But Fail to comprehend the schools and you gave up your body later (Coates, 2015, p. 25).” These words by Ta-Nehisi Coates in his book Between the World and Me have stuck with me throughout reading the whole book. My interest in this book started after I read those words, they spoke to me and I felt deeply connected to the book. Between the World and Me, portrays many important aspects of my life. Just like Coates I have always feared not having control over my body and always being around violence, I could not escape.
The book that I chose is To Kill A Mockingbird. The symbol of this book is a mockingbird. That symbol symbolize innocence mockingbirds only do good in the society because in the book it’s a sin to kill the mockingbird. The symbol is used in the book as a metaphor because it compares two of the main characters to the mockingbird because the two characters are harmless towards others but they took away the life of one of the most innocent people and it compares because they said taking away his life is like taking away the life of a mockingbird. The mockingbird have been used to symbolize the good and harmless things in the world that shouldn 't be hurt or abused,
Doing anything in his power to do want he wants and when he wants. She portrays this by the how she framed him as a murderer, just to get medicine to protect his own; and does not take into constriction of the fact that he killed a life trying to save someone else. By the end Lu paints him as a hero by June’s brother Metias notes. That the government is the reason why she is an orphan, took the only person she ever knew away, and massacre people by making up the plague; that none of this was Day’s fault and should not care the burden. That he is an innocent bystander trying to stand up what is right and just in the world.