Imagine, a world where your character does not matter. The truth of your words is judged upon your age and gender or the social standing of your family. This is the world of The Crucible.The town of Salem is thrown into turmoil when the word of a young “innocent” girl who is hungry for power turns good people against each other for survival. The women's only way out is to accuse other because they are believed to be simple. The Crucible is a story of deception based on preconceived notion that women are to young women are to pure to be evil.Arthur Miller uses the age and gender of characters in The Crucible to show how when people with power are threatened with losing it, they will do anything to keep it.
In chapter 2 of Moral Psychology, Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, Sandra Lee Bartky writes about intimidation and she specifically focuses on its effects on battered women. She then leaves the reader with an interesting question. She asks “After exhausting all remedies, if a battered woman decides to kill her batterer- a woman who fears for her life and safety, a woman who may be suffering from serious internal injuries as a result of prolonged beatings, a woman whose children may have suffered physical violence, certainly grave psychological violence, in short, a woman whose life has been made a living hell- if such a woman kills her abuser, it seems reasonable to ask whether or not it is fair to subject to the same legal system that so
Based on an Edgar Allen Poe story, Stonehearst Asylum is about a woman, Eliza Graves, committed to an insane asylum by her father’s wish. Throughout the story she is a pawn in the doctor’s game. Eliza is a great example of gender criticism because of how she came to be admitted, and how the other women in the asylum are oppressed by the superior acting men. Gender criticism is an extended version of feminist literary criticism, focusing not just on women but on the construction of gender and sexuality. In Stonehearst Asylum, the women in the asylum are controlled by the men.
In Henry James’s novella, The Turn of the Screw, the topics of sanity and insanity are commonly argued among the readers. Insanity is the state of madness or being irrational while sanity is reasonable behavior. It is up to the audience to decide on whether the author intended for the governess to be sane or insane. Despite this dissension, the governess is insane throughout the whole story because she possesses all the symptoms of a paranoid schizophrenic, has an obsessive personality, and is the only one who claims she sees the apparitions. The governess is clearly insane because her behavior shows the symptoms of someone who is a paranoid schizophrenic.
Their heads were smashed by Indians while Abigail, at a presumably young age, watched. This undeniably has caused some sort of psychopathy to have emerged in Abigail’s psyche. She has all the symptoms of psychopathy, being manipulative, apathetic, and ruthless. She wishes to rid herself of Elizabeth so that her and John can be together and this on its own signifies some sort of mental delusion, but the measures that Abigail takes to make this realization point to her true insanity. Abigail not only tries to make a charm to kill Goody Proctor, but when this attempt on her life fails, she convinces the Salem court that Elizabeth is a witch.
Throughout the film noir genre we have explored the role of the femme fatale characters who use their womanly charms as weapons to manipulate men and achieve some higher goal. There acting skills to appear vulnerable and helpless, along with her manipulative nature creates a cold hearted master over men, disguised as a damsel in distress, which our heroes cannot resist. This femme fatale character is portrayed perfectly by Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder’s film Sunset Boulevard but is also challenged by the strong, yet kind, character of Laura Hunt in the novel Laura by Vera Caspary. The feminist view of Laura shines a great light on how women can be empowered and independent and seeking to gain status or monetary gain, but from their own hard
In conclusion, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth demonstrates that a guilty conscience is a mind-probing enemy that can strike quietly and become a deadly, overpowering force that can subdue anyone with remorse. Through Lady Macbeth’s character transformation, the effects of a guilty conscience can thoroughly be seen. At the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth is an ambitious character that can repress her guilt to perform evil to a high extent. However, as the play progresses, the gradual diminishing of Lady Macbeth’s stone-like ruthlessness becomes visible as she deals with the guilt that stains her hands. As Lady Macbeth attempts to cleanse herself of the guilt she harbors in her mind, it becomes evident that guilt is a demon.
Marcia could be seen as innocent because of this law. Proper evidence during a court case must be provided for Battered Woman Syndrome to be effective. Battered woman syndrome (BWS) is a mental disorder that can be caused by domestic violence due to severe long-term abuse in a relationship. The court may take into consideration that a BWS woman feels that she is justified for becoming violent towards her abuser, and that she was in acceptable fear of impending danger because of her past abusive experiences by the abuser. It is mentioned in Marcia’s case that she was fearful of having Mitchell arrested by the police because she thought she would be killed herself.
Torture is defined as an act of causing severe physical pain as a form of punishment or as a way to force someone to do or say something. Hence why torture is seen as illiberal in America, it’s not reconcilable with American values. The case of “the Girl in the Closet” is an example of how torture effects an individual physically and mentally. Therefore, within this case, investigators believed that the abusive mother failed to protect her own child as a result she tortured the child. Though victor’s pleasure, terror, punishment, and extracting confessions are seen as illiberal, they are occurring factors to torture.
Daisy Buchanan, a character from ‘’The Great Gatsby’’ By Scott Fitzgerald who is a Villain archetype. The definition of a villain is a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot. Daisy Buchanan fits the characteristics of being a villain because she was very materialistic, selfish, kills another woman the novel and lets someone else take the blame for it. Daisy Buchanan is a shallow and hurtful woman. I wanted to invest this research project on Daisy Buchanan from ‘’The Great Gatsby” because I am interested in knowing how women were back in the 20th century, how each acted towards one another and how women expressed their character.
Furthermore, the psychodynamic theory proposed that "criminals are frustrated and aggravated" due to negative events in their childhood which affect the individual 's unconscious. Osibin may have suffered from oppositional defiant disorder because she can easily have lost her temper and had an argument with her mother before deciding to shoot her in the head. Both the social learning theory and the psychodynamic theory emphasized that Alicia Osibin could have been exposed to early childhood aggression that resulted in an oppositional defiant
Jennifer L. Pozner paints a tale in “The Unreal World” of network executives that profit at the physical and emotional expense of reality TV stars, all for the sake of ratings. Through inaccurate representation of women using the pursuit of perfection along with the objectification of women makes reality TV a poisonous industry. She doesn’t just make these claims, but she also backs it up through her intricate use of multiple techniques and ethos in the Unreal World. The appeal I found to be most prevalent when analyzing “The Unreal World” has to be the emotional appeal. Pozner uses this article as an outlet to display to the world her deep dislike for reality TV and all it stands for.
She wants to be queen above all else, which drives her to commit murder. Fred Alford’s theory is exemplified in Lady Macbeth, because it was her lust for power that led to her evil doings. While Lady Macbeth wishes to get rid of the world’s perspective of evil, she is driven to insanity by her guilty conscience. Thus, Lady Macbeth held a perspective of evil that was consistent with society’s