While Mary Warren was trying to explain what had happened, Abigail and the other girls pretended to see a bird and said that Mary was cursing them, dishonestly. ” Oh, Mary, this is black art to change your shape. No, I cannot, I cannot stop my mouth; it’s God’s work I do” (224). This is evidence of Abigail being manipulative because it made Mary start to question whether telling the truth was worth it or not. Mary eventually gave up hope and switched sides, accusing John Proctor of being the Devil’s man.
Not only was he the one who wedded Juliet, but he gave her the potion that led to everyone thinking she was dead, including Romeo. All of these mistakes had easy fixes but the Friar just didn't want to fix anything, "The letter was not nice, but full of charge, and dear import; and the neglecting it May do much danger." (Act 5). Once again, there is an easy fix to this situation, but instead the Friar doesn't do anything about it. If he would have just found Romeo himself, Juliet and her husband would have been living it up in Mantua together.
Hermia neglects the notion that women should obey the men in their lives because she refuses to follow the wishes of her father, Egeus. As mentioned previously Egeus wishes for Hermia to marry Demetrius, but seeing as Hermia does not love him, she refuses to marry him. Ironically, Shakespeare also uses Hermia’s character to display the ways in
She admits, “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate…closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams” (Chopin 18). In marrying Leonce, Edna abandoned her hopes for love and adventure. Although she thought that she would outgrow her childish desires, Edna still yearned for something more in her life. She did not fit her role as a housewife, “In short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman… They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands” (Chopin 10), Edna is not one of them.
Therefore, people should not have to prove their innocence. In the play there have been many situation that concluded with no solutions that lead the character to betray their own belief. For example, in act one Tituba confessed to working with the devil to prove that she didn’t want to be a witch anymore.
Due to ineffective communication by Friar Lawrence, messages he attempts but does not succeed in conveying towards numerous characters jeopardizes the lives of Romeo and Juliet. Ineffective communication is conveyed clearly through the Friar’s actions when he leaves Juliet in the tomb in her time of distress, failing to ensure the delivery of the letter to Romeo thus not ensuring its safe delivery. Finally, he omitted the information of the wedding between Romeo and Juliet to their parents. Leaving Juliet in the tomb led to her death because she was clearly in a psychologically fragile state of mind. When people are fragile they do not think straight and they make rash decisions, such as suicide, that negatively affect themselves and others.
This can not be considered as a metaphor, since ‘ viciously” is usually used for describing fierce animals. The writer’s usage of this word is to put stress upon Niang's bad temper and her biased actions towards the stepchildren. Another evidence to support is when Adeline said’ I felt panic-stricken and saw my stepmother”s long, red, perfectly manicured fingernail and straight at me.’ The writer uses three vivid yet descriptive words--red, long, perfectly to paint an image for the readers. It describes how rude and unpolite Niang is to Adeline.
Cassandra is one of the few characters in the play who can see with clarity. She has been given the gift of telling prophecies, but has also been cursed so that no one believes her. While standing outside the house, Cassandra begins to tell the prophecy of Agamemnon’s death to the chorus of men. These men do not believe her, and just think that she has gone mad. While the chorus of men are unable to believe Cassandra due to the curse, the men are also ‘blind’ and do not suspect Clytaemestra of wanting to kill her husband.
The history of what the piano and her family makes it hard for her to have any contact with the piano. Berniece also mentions that she does not want to play it because she might wake the spirits of her ancestors that had passed. We can conclude that, that is the reason she says " Avery.. I done told you I don’t want to play that piano, now or no other time"(page 71). But that changed till one day the family experienced the presence of Sutter, and in order to remove it Berniece was brave enough to play the piano and call out her ancestors to help them remove the
This attempt from Hagar to change her physical appearance to fit the expectations she believes Milkman has, shows that she was not getting the love she desired. Although blind to how his leaving affected Hagar until a later time, Milkman finally came to the discovery of what he had done. His inability realize all that Hagar was doing was for him and treat her like she deserved, ultimately played the key role in why she died. Pilate contrasts this very differently in the sense that she never leaves who she loves behind. This difference between the two and the way that Pilate handles situations is why Milkman looks up to her and strives to be someone like
If you ask an American what it was like in the 1920’s I am sure you would get a completely different answer than if you asked an Immigrant. In School we are taught about the “Jazz Age.” We talk about the jazz music, movies, and flappers, but what people don't realize, is that there are two different ways people lived and acted during this time period. The “New Immigrants” who came from foreign countries such as Poland, Romania, and Italy did not have the same experiences as the Americans. These immigrants were treated differently because they spoke differently and had different religions and customs.