“I stretched out my left hand to calm him while clutching the spoon in my right. Suddenly Jackie lunged at me, and sank his teeth into my outstretched wrist.” (Yen Mah pg. 77). But more tragic then that, Jackie has done something worse. Jackie killed Adeline's pet duckling PLT.
Abigail encouraged a group of girls to pretend to be sick, Including Mary Warren, Elizabeth’s servant. Abigail stated that she saw a ghost of Elizabeth, basically that Elizabeth had done witchcraft on her. Elizabeth was given a poppet by Mary, and that poppet had a needle in the stomach under the dress. Abigail stabbed herself in order to make believe that Elizabeth was bewitching her. When they went to search the proctor’s house they found the poppet and they took Elizabeth.
Lennie’s dream is why Curley’s wife dies, because of his strange obsession with petting soft objects, he accidentally kills her. “And Lennie said softly to the puppy, ‘Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard.’” (Steinbeck, 85) Lennie shows his obsession with petting soft objects from the start. He accidentally kills small animals and causes trouble because of his strange habit, which leads Lennie to do the worst.
There are a lot of similarities between “Lamb to Slaughter” by Roald Dahl and “A Jury of her Peers” by Susan Glaspell and an abundance of differences. The largest one thing in common being, the wives in each story kill their husbands. Another comparison are the women 's roles. They are both victims to their husband 's’ cruelty. In “Lamb to Slaughter”, Mary Maloney waits patiently for her husband to get home from work so she can make him dinner and get him a drink, do anything to make him happy basically.
“[A]nd, stuck two inches in the flesh of her belly, he draw a needle out. And demandin’ of her how she come to be so stabbed, she testify it were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in”(202). Abigail Williams stabs herself with a pin and plants a poppet in Elizabeth Proctors home with a pin stuck in it. She accuses Elizabeth of using witchcraft to stab her. The court sees this spectical evidence and says it is enough to convict Elizabeth.
If he coulda used his feet, Smitty says he woulda killed the nigger.” (55) – to show the loneliness of Crook and how he’s different; yes they are necessary for character development, this reveals something about both the people who say it, in this case Candy, and Crooks; yes, this is it. 3) Curley’s wife’s death – when Lennie killed the woman before that made them leave before this. – “he wants to touch ever’thing he likes. Just wants to feel it. So he reaches out to feel this red dress an’ the girl lets out a squawk, and that gets Lennie all mixed up” (77) when George is talking to Slim; “That was your own Aunt Clara.
In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass tells a horrific but true story of his wife’s cousin being beaten to death. The slave was supposed to be watching the Hicks’ baby during the night, when she fell asleep. The baby started crying and the slave was slow to move, so Mrs. Hicks grabbed a stick and started hitting the slave with it. Mrs. Hicks broke the slave’s nose and breastbone, and managed to end the slave’s life. Frederick Douglass mentions so many other shocking stories in his autobiography.
The inciting incident in “Sweeney Todd” is when Sweeny Todd returns from exile to London and discovers what has happened to his family. Sweeney discovers that his wife has poisoned herself and his daughter is now living with the very judge that exiled him. Sweeney reacts negatively to this discovery and it incites him to seek revenge on anyone who did him wrong. This is the inciting incident because the rest of the play is centered around Sweeney seeking revenge. My favorite moment in “Sweeney Todd” is toward the beginning of the play when Mr. Todd wanders into Ms. Lovett’s meat pie shop.
As for Bluebeard’s wife, once she opened the secret door she discovered she married a psychopath. The room was filled with Bluebeard’s dead ex-wives. In her case, she did find out that her husband was crazy but she also took the chance that Bluebeard wouldn’t have given her so long to say her prayers and just killed her once he got home. To put it in simplest terms, curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back. (Eugene O’Neil, Famous Quotes, 2011).
After Abigail made the claim that Elizabeth’s spirit stabbed her in the stomach with a needle, Ezekiel Cheever went to Elizabeth’s house and found a needle stuck in the stomach of a doll (Miller 1306). However, Mary Warren provided a deposition to the court that admitted Abigail had witnessed Mary sew the doll and stick the needle in the stomach for “safe-keeping” (Miller 1327). Abigail knew Mary Warren would take the doll to the Proctor’s home that night. As a result, Abigail saw this as the perfect opportunity to stab herself in the stomach and blame it on an innocent woman. Furthermore, Abigail lacks any evidence, other than her word, to prove Elizabeth’s spirit stabbed her.