Addie Bundren is the most confusing of all the characters in As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. From her hatred of Anse to her odd, loving relationship with Jewel, it was very difficult to get a complete grasp of who Addie really was. Some might see her as loving and loyal while others are taken aback by her actions. After much deliberation, it seems like her disturbing qualities seem to prevail over her loving ones. One of the biggest themes in the book is selfishness.
She is first introduced as a child, and as a child she makes others uneasy. She seems to have her own world that revolves around her. Free will is a recurring theme in this novel that all of Steinbeck’s characters encounter and either accept or reject. “Cathy exists as an amoral monster who brings into question the validity of this theme” (Noble 310). She was born evil and she dies evil.
The children corrupt the system; they take over the reigns and twist the perceptions of their people until they became the ones in control. With a deadly mix of radicalism and hysteria, the once-peaceful village became a nightmare for those who didn 't fit the perfect Puritanical mold. John Proctor is given a disproportionately punishment to his crime — yes, he commits lechery. Yes, he lies to his community about the affair with Abigail Williams. No individual, however, deserves the suffering these accused witches are forced to experience.
In John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Cathy Ames is presented as a monster. She is the most evil character in the novel, and rightfully so. Cathy manipulates other characters into doing her bidding by tapping into their weaknesses and trusting natures. Physically speaking, Cathy had a face of innocence, formed in the shape of a heart, which contrasts with her morally culpable, sinful behaviors. Cathy was born a Catherine, the name meaning “pure” which she is shown not to be from the very beginning.
109) Abigail is one of the most inconsiderate, shallow and careless person there is in the Crucible, she does not realize that she is always affecting the life of the man she is rooting to stay and have all for herself. If Abigail really loved Proctor she should care and keep him safe from
The villain in Kathryn Stockett’s work, The Help, is Miss Hilly Holbrook. What makes Miss Hilly a villain is that she is controlling and manipulative to everyone, she also does not like the idea of integration, and the last thing that makes Miss Hilly a villain is she is very rude to those around her. Miss Hilly Holbrook is villainous because she controls and manipulates not only her “friends” but also her help and strangers in order to get what she wants. In chapter twenty one Miss Hilly says, “I want that initiative in the newsletter before election time…or I'm calling upstairs, missy” (Stockett, 330). In this particular part of the book Miss Hilly is trying to get Skeeter to put her bathroom initiative in the monthly league newsletter by threatening to call the people in charge of the whole league organization and get her fired.
Furthermore, she wrongly placed her trust in the wrong people, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse. Her death was a cry for help because she felt lonely, abandoned, and depressed. Her actions were mainly based upon distress of love. Those two people were never there for her and Juliet takes responsibility for her decisions thereafter. Friar Lawrence, Capulet, and Juliet have made unwise choices and behaviors, leaving them at fault for the losses of the houses, Capulet and Montague.
Scylla seems almost insane for going against her father who has been protecting their people for King Minos that she has never met. She just assumes that everything will turn out just as planned. This shows she as a naive woman who believes that everything will happen the way she wants it to happen. Her plan is to pull out her father’s hair, let King Minos win the war, and they will fall in love, though she has no knowledge of Minos’ personality. She offers him all she has in exchange for his affection.
Emilia begins to question the behavior of men (but not yet Iago) when she stands up to Othello. When Othello starts to rudely interrogate Emilia about Desdemona’s fidelity to him, Emilia defends Desdemona saying, “she is honest… If you think other, remove your thought” (4.2.12-14). She finds her voice and realizes that she should use it to stand up for justice. She also knows that someone has “devised [the] slander” (4.2.133) against Desdemona, but fails to realize it was Iago. Therefore, she has also fails to recognize the abuse in her own marriage and has still not found her own
The first reason that Steinbeck's portrayal of Curley’s wife is unfair is that he never gives Curley any redeeming personality traits, he only depicts her as unintelligent and promiscuous. Making her physical features, such as her red nail polish, the most important part of her character. This is made obvious by the ranchers when they talk about her, as George says, “I seen 'em poison before, but I never seen no piece of jailbait worse than her. You leave her be." And, “Jesus, what a tramp.
Daisy Buchanan is merely at fault for Gatsby 's death. Daisy’s lack of self reliance and ignorance prompt her to be easily led into making bad decisions, causing her to lash out and be held responsible for the death of Gatsby. Being a women of the east egg society Daisy Buchanan has always been apart of the idea of “old money”, signifying that her whole life she has had everything given to her and she doesn 't have to rely on herself for her own self making. These factors impact her in her later life when she is faced with the consequences of Myrtle 's death. Daisy being responsible for the death of Myrtle ultimately leaves her to make the careless decision of letting Gatsby take the blame, because Daisy 's ignorance and lack of self reliance
Dee comes across as arrogant and insensitive, and Mama sees even her admirable qualities as extreme and annoying.Dee was never told no. She was use to getting her way with everyone. But for the first time she was told no, “Dee (Wangero) looked at me with hatred. “You just will not understand. The point is these quilts, these quilts”(156).