But unable to acquire these funds he was reduced to poverty. “…so, had rather leave a Place where I have no Prospect of advancing myself, than to continue here where I have not Friends to relive me.” (16) His only solution was to sell himself as an indentured servant in the American colonies in hopes of creating a new and better life for himself. His first of many misfortunes happened even before he set sail for America. His occupation as a watch-maker would be little service in America; those more labor-intensive occupations such as tanners, bricklayers, carpenters etc. were more useful for success.
I think this personally because she is selfish and is willing the tear apart a family just for her own happiness. I also think she causes most of the trouble. She is a very miserable character, and she isn’t afraid to make everyone else around her suffer also. She sets Mrs. Proctor up, and stabbed herself with a needle to make it look like Elizabeth was casting spells on her to get her in trouble when she is questioned about being a witch. She does this because her and John Proctor committed adultery and Abigail is still in love with John but he doesn’t feel the same way about her.
Abigail Williams portrays the human flaw of envy. She tries to do anything to break up the relationship between John Proctor and his wife because she is so jealous. Reverend Parris conveys selfishness through his words and actions. The only thing he cares about is himself and how he is seen in the town. Finally, Thomas Putnam depicts the human flaw of lust for money and power by trying to spread the belief of witchcraft in order to buy more land from those who died.
Mrs. Strangeworth made unethical decisions that lead to hurt feelings among the people in her town. Mrs. Strangeworth wrote notes about everyone but she would never sign the notes. She would write letters which contained hurtful observations, which she called “truths”, about the recipients. The letters were always targeted at one single person. Such as Don Crane, or the teenage boy whom she suspected of having sexual relations with his girlfriend.
Symptoms include a disregard for right and wrong, violating the rights of others, and a lack of empathy. The main indication that Nurse Ratchet has antisocial personality disorder is that she hurts others to achieve her means and does not feel any remorse about it. She plays people’s biggest weaknesses against them, like she always does with Billy. In the moments after Billy had sex and he was actually feeling confident, she brought up his mother so that she was able to control him; it was this mention of his mother that made Billy kill himself, yet Nurse Ratchet felt no remorse for her actions. Something else that she does that proves she has no idea of right and wrong is that when people do not do what she wants, she sends them to get electroshock therapy or lobotomies.
She could have sabotaged Tom, but she sided with his unloyal, ugly, lying character. In addition she lets Gatsby take the damn blame for Myrtle 's death, which results in him getting killed! She is so inconsiderate and fake, her love for Gatsby was false all along. Gatsby fought hard to try and get her back, but all Daisy was doing was twisting the knife. She knew that she wasn 't really going to leave with Gatsby, but she kept leading him on.
Abigail Williams is to Blame In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams, an unmarried orphan in the Massachusetts town of Salem, increasingly grows more jealousy of Elizabeth Proctor intensifies in attempt to realize her desire for Elizabeth's husband John Proctor. Her ambition for vengeance only grows stronger, and her selfishness escalates. She repeatedly lies to save herself by denying her involvement in witchcraft. In order to save herself she accuses the innocent, without any sense of ethical violation. Abigail proves to be a selfish antagonist in The Crucible that shows no sense of right and wrong.
To give one example of manipulation, Flannery O'Connor, Georgia State author of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find", writes that "You wouldn't shoot a lady, would you?"(421). The grandmother is trying to make the misfit vulnerable, even though he has already killed everyone but her. She's begging the misfit for her life. Every one of those people would still be alive if it was not for the grandmother. She did not have much hope left anyways for her life because she annoyed the misfit with her ugly and selfish ways.
Jealousy, a simple and common emotion, has the power to create havoc. This has been demonstrated in stories throughout the book Mythology by Edith Hamilton. Often, the stories do not have a happy ending, since the jealous person ruins whoever they consider competition. This was shown with our goddesses Hera and Aphrodite. Both women punished the one that their lover loved or has something they wanted.
Because he cannot receive love, Ballard decides to instead make love with the corpses of dead women. “Kneeling there between the girl’s legs he undid his buckle and lowered his trousers” (88). Ballard possess full power over the woman’s corpse, and because she cannot tell him no, he believes that he has the ability to objectify the corpse as a sex object. Necrophilia is a taboo is society; it is seen as something that barbaric and uncivilized people do. Because of his rampant practice of necrophilia through the novel, Ballard cannot be called one of “us”.