In Arthur Miller’s historical fiction play The Crucible (1953), he created loyal and unloyal figures that either stay true to their beliefs or falter in order to save themselves. Multiple selfish characters such as Thomas Putnam, his wife, and Abigail Williams manipulate others for their own gain- with no regard to any loyalty toward those people they have known for years. In The Crucible, the town of Salem goes into a panic when people are accused of witchcraft, and long-term friends start turning on each other. Loyalty does not matter, because people are either trying to save themselves or get something from it by using other people. Many people disregard loyalty and allow self-interest to overcome their integrity.
The blood purists felt they could not let such a gifted wizard be shamed by a marriage they felt was beneath is position and devised a plane to murder Erin. They were sadly successful leaving Oryn in great pain. Unable to live without his wife he found some obscure magic allowing to speak with the spirit of his wife. He explained to her he was looking for a way to bring her to the world of the living. Knowing that what would come back would not be her she beg him not to pursue this and eventually made him understand that she didn´t want to live that kind of cursed existence.
Or did I dream of that? It's she put me out, you cannot pretend it were you. I saw your face when she put me out, and you loved me then and you do now!" (Miller 22) This refers to how Abigail was kicked from John Proctor's by his wife Goody Proctor. Another scenario in the book was when people were accusing other people of witchcraft just so they can get their land.Then when the Japanese were forced from their homes, lots of the white people stole their household items and other pieces of property.
Another group was soon persecuted after the Chinese immigrants were deported: the Japanese, who had come to work in mines and agriculture on the West Coast. Just as Americans today treat Mexican immigrants, the Japanese were seen as threats to security. A “yellow peril” ensued, and governments proposed pieces of legislation to segregate the Japanese from other American citizens (Brown). The unfair treatment of Japanese-Americans parallels with the current decrees of politicians that immigrants are stealing jobs and are a threat to U.S.
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).
His affair is the event that leads him to his demise, which happens when his wife denies the affair, and ultimately gives the impression that Proctor is a liar. The reversal of fortune happens when Elizabeth Proctor is arrested under suspicion of witchcraft. Everything that was once in Proctor’s favor, such as having an honest wife, is suddenly turned against him. Next, Proctor’s own hubris turns on him. His fear of losing his reputation led him to destroying his confession documents, which condemned him to his death.
In the end of the story, she was killed because she was accused of being a witch and heretic. These things they say about Joan were false since she was clearly not a witch and she is a very religious girl. This proves a lot on how men in the story control over what women should be. Before being killed in the end she was insulted by people, she is called weak and less respectable. The steward assumed she is weak because she is a girl.
In this case both definitions are applicable; one to each story. 5In Lanval this evil is shown through Queen Guenevere when she offers herself to Lanval despite her being married to King Henry and Lanval being a knight in service of King Henry (lines 261-274); she attempts and fails to corrupt him but her intent is still there. Lanval however politely refuses her because this would obviously be treason and his heart is already taken so he won’t betray his king nor his love. When this happens the Queen gets angry and lies to the king. She tells him that Lanval has come onto him and that when she refused him he insulted her by saying that the lowliest in his lover’s court is many times lovelier than the queen.
She has an inferiority complex and loath herself. However being the masochist that she is, she takes pleasure from being insulted by her sister who is acting as the Mistress(When Claire was insulting her, She replied “I’m starting. I’m starting to fly” Because those insults would heighten the fantasy of revenge for the mistress to be even sweeter. However in real life, her sadistic nature was curb as she could not kill the mistress just as they planned. When all of their plan failed (to poison the mistress) She escapes her reality by imagining herself as a great criminal, because by being a criminal she can be free from servitude.
In uttering these words, Lady Macbeth accuses her husband of being too feminine. She notices that he is too feminine and humane to kill the king. Even though they are quite powerful already in society, the Macbeths believe they are still somehow without purpose. Their marriage itself is an obvious indication of this as neither seems content with the qualities of the other. Lady Macbeth especially expressed criticism towards her husband for her wants in him.