She is mentally disturbed, and driven to her act by insanity. Miss Emily kills her victim, Barron, to keep him around because she truly loves him and she does not want to let go. Both protagonists have a distorted perception of
Witches use Macbeth’s envy Malcolm and suffered him in fear. However, Hecate ruined all of good quality that Macbeth had. She planned to bring Macbeth up to the safest position hypocritically and crash the dreamworld that they made for him. Hecate sowed discord among all of us, especially Macbeth.
Monsters have always been perceived as creatures with petrifying characteristics. They are often described as dire, dreadful, and horrendous. An individual deemed as a monster by an entire community must have committed atrocious acts; however, the unnamed protagonist in Margaret Atwood’s short story “Lusus Naturae” was considered monstrous by the entire faction despite neither committing such acts. The protagonist, who’s suffering from an illness called porphyria, was disdained and classified as a monster merely because of her looks—her yellow eyes, pink teeth, red fingernails, and long dark sprouting hair around her chest and arms. Even though her outward appearance is comparably peculiar with respect to the appearance of typical humans, one cannot basically imply that she is a monster.
Witches are women thought to possess evil powers. Ursula Southeil, famously known as Mother Shipton, was a witch with a large reputation. She was described as ugly and very disfigured. She was called Hag Face by the locals and her father was believed to be the Devil. Although her misfortunate appearance, she was often thought of as the female Nostradamus.
Using torture as a way to extract evidence is an inhumane way to treat those under accusation. The argument that a confession given under these circumstances is legitimate, is a false claim. This is due to the victim's mindset being compromised from the extreme and extensive methods of torture. Another example of the unacceptable evidence used in court against those accused is the presence of the “devil’s mark”. “The belief was that the devil branded the bodies of witches with symbolic yet concrete corporeal malformations such as marks and growths” (Darr, 361).
Marie’s aunt also uses Voodoo in a bad way because she too is innately evil. She killed her sister out of jealously and rage that Marie Levant, her niece had the gift rather than her daughter Marie-Claire. Her aunt knowingly let her daughter Marie-Claire be a pawn in Allez’s plan of zombification. She embraced the fact of reinforcing devil worshipping, zombification and making the world fear
The jealousy and greed Abigail has for John Proctor is what inspires her hate for his wife, Elizabeth, and what causes the death of many of the women in Salem due to the accusations of witchcraft. The fear the young girls have of being punished for simple things, such as dancing and small lies, to begin with, is what ulitmately creates a bigger mess and allows them to be manipulated by Abigail. Abigail’s own fear is what causes her to continue creating lies to save her own life. These human emotions were easily avoidable, but the intense devotion to God is what instilled the fear of sinning in the townspeople’s minds, which led to the death of many innocent
In Mists of Avalon, Morgaine, a Pagan priestess, mocks witchcraft paranoia by saying “And as for sorcery-- well, there are ignorant priests and ignorant people, who are all too ready to cry sorcery if a woman is only a little wiser than they are” (Bradley 1195). Catholics in Mists of Avalon feared the Pagans and criticized their religion ignorantly. Christians burned suspected witches or sorceresses with little to no evidence in Le Morte d’Arthur. Once the religious Elaine wondered about Morgaine, “How could any woman be so good when she worshipped devils and refused Christ” (Bradley 710). The Pagan society had different ideas about “natural” gender roles and qualities (Stypczynski 2).
In their eyes the khakhua are evil witches that feast on human flesh. The Korowai use this as revenge on the khakhua. In the area we know as home, we see cannibalism wrong in every form. Even the idea of it frightens us. When reading this article, I personally never saw a flaw with the Korowai logic.
In the performance of The Taming of The Shrew by William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew focuses on dating and marriage, but, unlike most of the plays he wrote, it takes a great deal of attention to married life after the wedding. The play focus on the concerns of married life would have suggest notably related to English audiences of the Renaissance period. There were people worried with marriage in general, thanks in part to Henry VIII’s separation of England from the Catholic Church in 1534 in order to secure a divorce that the pope had refused to grant him. Henry’s troubles focuses on one important aspect of Elizabethan marriages among the upper class: they were most often arranged for money, land, or power, rather than for love. Unless you were the king of England, the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries offered couple of ways out of a miserable marriage.