Jane Austen has attracted a great deal of critical attention in recent years. Many critics have given their view points and analysis about the strengths and weaknesses of her characters, particularly her heroines. Austen has been cast as both a friend and foe to the rights of women. Others feel that her marriage plots are representative of her allegiance to the social situation of her time. Without examining the eighteenth century English society, we cannot make analysis on the Austen as an author.
Tartuffe was attacked by the church so much that King Louis XIV had to shut the show down. Tartuffe went through many revisions until it was allowed to be shown. Tartuffe address gender roles and stereotypes with its characters. For example, Dorine states: “But now that they’re no longer what they were she quits a world that is fast quitting her. And wears a veil to conceal her bankrupt beauty and her lost appeal.” This line by Dorine speaks to how women are forgotten about in a sexual way once they reach a certain age in the 17th century.
In The Crucible Thomas Putnam’s main motivations are greed and selfishness. He shows this throughout the book, by accusing people of witchcraft. Thomas Putnam’s brother in law was prevented from being elected the office of minister. “Thomas Putnam felt that his own name and honor of his family had been smirched by the village, and he meant to right matters however he could” (Miller1221). To right his name and honor from being smirched he accused many
Quite the scandal. Rumors flew. Some said the boy had seduced her, and then after the act the princess had realized she could not return, causing her to flee with the one man who would not have any connections with her kingdom, freeing her from social suicide. Others remarked how she had always been a conniving girl, her kindness a facade for her nefarious activities, such as the coven of witches she had started a few years back. Other outrageous
Abigail was also under the spell of John Proctor who took away her innocence when he committed adultery with her. As Puritans feared the opposition of god, Abigail’s accusations of witchcraft and the worshipping of the devil immediately grabbed the attention of the court. As Abigail affiliated herself with god’s will, she gained power over society. Her low status and perceived innocence under normal circumstances allowed her to claim even greater power in her
The majority of the people being accused and convicted of being witches were people who missed church, had poor luck which was a sign of Satan, and were outsiders. Missing church for any reason meant that they belonged to Satan. When a person was sick or were unlucky people thought it was a result of the devil and these people with lousy luck were the first ones to be accused. As more people were accused and more people started accusing though there were more people who didn’t have terrible luck and had good respective names that were being accused. It may’ve continued because people realized they could claim that a person they weren’t fond of was a witch.
Innocent area such as Romeo and Juliet's there are many different people that can be blamed for the tragedy, in this case the main person to blame is Lord Capulet. You may not agree now but by the end of the reading of this you will see my reason and hopefully great. Often times people will dismiss Capulet's actions without given a second thought plainly because there's not enough evidence and/or reasoning to back up this claim. Or Capulet is one of the most close minded and stubborn characters within the story. To begin, or Capulet had little to no respect for women.
Many people may not understand exactly why he wrote this play so tragically, but others believe that it was to inform people about the dangers of duplicity. The first occurrence of deceit was in act one, when King Duncan had to execute the Thane of Cawdor because of his treason. A second account was when Lady Macbeth deceived Macbeth into killing Duncan by using her ability to speak well. Lastly, Donalbain stated that many people around him seemed deceitful, and none were to be trusted. Even though Shakespeare meant to explicate, in immense detail, the disastrous affairs of deceit, many people still are unaware of how he did so, while continuing the play so
Included in this group were women of the city of Rome who wanted to live saintly lives. Pope Damasus died in 384, and this exposed Jerome to criticism and controversy. Jerome was a sarcastic man of great wit. He became unpopular because of his attitude and made a number of enemies. ‘While Pope Damasus was alive, he could shield Jerome from criticism, but now Jerome faced the vengeance of the enemies he made” (Ward 32).
Regardless of the lack of trust from Othello, Desdemona did deceive her father prior to the situation. She went against her father’s will and chose to marry the Moor, Othello. The trust bond shared between Othello and Desdemona had been broken due to the lies that were being fed to him which ultimately led to the death of both their lives. In Shakespeare’s Othello,
Jealous of Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail begins her witch frenzy. Proctor is so obsessed with his public reputation that he refuses to confess to adultery. With Abigail driving the train of havoc in Salem, Proctor realises at some point he must admit to lechery to bring her to a halt. When John finally releases his secret, it keeps his personal integrity intact but majorly damages his reputation. By the end, he becomes disinterested by the public opinion and concerned about his personal integrity.