Elizabeth Anne is presented as a sympathetic character in the short story "Elizabeth Takes the Reins". Elizabeth is portrayed as the "sensitive" main character who later learns to do small things on her own. There are three primary reasons that show she is a sensitive character. First, she was forced to go somewhere she did not want to go. Secondly her aunt, named Frances has either died or has gone somewhere, third her Great-Uncle Henry has no sympathy towards her at all.
With only Jane to confide in, the moments shared between the two sisters hold immense importance throughout the novel. It is in these moments which Jane’s function as a confidante transforms from sister to best friend, even bordering motherly. With such an absurdly tunnel-visioned mother as Mrs. Bennet, Elizabeth easily choses to have the conversations she cannot have with Mrs. Bennet with Jane instead. Through these moments with Jane, Elizabeth’s deeper emotions and feelings are revealed, creating a more firm understanding, connection, and impact on the reader’s mind. The deep trust embodied in their relationship creates an environment that encourages openness and honesty, aspects of the novel which add depth and
In Act IV of The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor was accused and found guilty. In many cases its very difficult to tell if people are innocent or not. Even though the accused swear under oath, doesn’t mean that they will keep that promise. In some cases an innocent person is said to be guilty and are punished for a crime that they did not commit.
Elizabeth remains reserved throughout the play and isn’t required to have violent outbursts. She is not often an overly friendly character but with good reason. Her husband had an affair with a girl likely a good bit younger than her despite Elizabeth already having had several children with him. She acts as one of the more reasonable characters and tries to do what will be best for her family. Elizabeth is also capable of recognizing the potential severity of the trials before John does. She knows that
A lesson that can never taught enough is to be careful of what you say about others. Miller demonstrates this with the characters of Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams, they are foil characters, meaning they are polar opposites and bring out the worst in each other. Elizabeth is a strong Christian woman who doesn 't hardly hold a grudge against anyone, always tells the truth, and is selfless. Abigail however is full of hate and revenge, lies to get what she wants, and thinks she runs the town of Salem during the trials.The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play set in the 1600’s in the puritan village of Salem, Massachusetts. This play shows how a little lie can spread into something uncontrollable and out of hand.
Elizabeth is an example of goodness in the play. She is kind. She shows her kindness when she puts her children to sleep. “Elizabeth is heard softly singing to her children”. (act2 p.487) She also shows her kindness when she is sad that a rabbit dies. “It hurt my heart to strip her poor rabbit. (act 2 line 24) She is als a loving person. She
Gender roles are present everywhere and are more and more prevalent the further back you go. They define relationships and heavily influence people's actions. Gender roles can hurt those that are trapped in them because they are not allowed the freedom of living like they want. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, one key relationship in the story is wrecked by gender roles. The Puritan ways of the small town of Salem, Massachusetts, lead to each gender having a very set role in society. Men were to be the strong, detached ones, who did all the hard work. Well the women were subordinate, stay-at-home mothers, and could show no temper. These roles lead to the growth of distrust between a married couple. An analysis of John and Elizabeth’s marriage
In the novel “Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen emphasizes the idea of “thoughtful laugher,” through the relationship of Elizabeth and Darcy. “Thoughtful laughter” is notable in Austen 's use of the misunderstandings between characters. It is something that immediately provokes laughter and or amusement for the reader but also gives an understanding of a larger concept when analyzed further. “Thoughtful Laughter” is seen between Elizabeth and Darcy in which the two further apart from themselves until the two realize their mistakes were based on their pride and prejudice.
Elizabeth’s most significant change in Pride and Prejudice pertained to her regard for Darcy, which eventually revealed her new willingness to overcome her own prejudice. Early on, while talking to Jane about Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth declared that “to find a man agreeable whom one is determined to hate” would be “the greatest misfortune of all” (89). Throughout the first half of the book, Elizabeth served as the embodiment of prejudice, in that she was so insistent on hating that she would have found displeasure in discovering benevolence in another person. This was shown in her initial view of Darcy, in which virtually nothing could have redeemed him in her eyes from anything more than a conceited man of wealth. The most significant change of
Intelligence is always powerful. In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Charlotte Lucas and Elizabeth Bennet are close friends in late 18th century England. Because they both have no fortunes finding a husband is not an easy task for either of them. Instead of bemoaning their fates, both Charlotte and Elizabeth use their positive traits to thrive in unpleasant circumstances. Charlotte uses her intelligence to snag Mr. Collins and Elizabeth uses her sense of humor to remain positive in the face of her mother 's constant nagging. Although Charlotte and Elizabeth have similar problems in their lives, they have distinctive coping methods.
Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy faced a lot of obstacles in their relationship. Their story
Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five daughters, is an intelligent, headstrong woman who detests the idea of marriage being a mere economic contract. Elizabeth adamantly rejects Darcy’s first proposal of marriage. Despite the affluent lifestyle and economic security Darcy would be able to offer Elizabeth, she still refuses his proposal on the grounds that he is egocentric, impudent and uncivil. This reproach to Darcy prompts him to reform his character and after a series of events, Elizabeth soon begins to see Darcy for the moral man he really
To conclude the analysis of the female monstrous outsiders in The Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor is one more essential (and unexpected?) feminine character to be introduced who provides an example of a woman feeling compelled to alter her character to appease her man. John Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth, shares his strict adherence to justice and moral principles (Sundstrand). She is a woman who has great confidence in her own morality and in the ability of an individual to maintain a sense of righteousness, both internal and external, even when this principle conflicts with strict Christian doctrine (Sundstrand). Although she is regarded as a woman of faultless honesty, it is this reputation that causes her husband to be condemned when she lies about his affair with Abigail, in her erroneous assumption that it will save him. To the contrary, Elizabeth is capable of being an unsympathetic and demanding woman with a frigid demeanor. She has continual suspicions of her husband which causes extreme tension in their marriage and may have been the reason for her husband’s adultery (Sundstrand). Out of the three
In the book, Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet is the second daughter of Mr. Bennet and the novels protagonist. The five Bennet sisters are Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia, listed in birth order. Elizabeth has many different characteristics, which include being intelligent, lovely, clerver, and of course honest. Her spirited personality causes her to ignore the craziness and extreme behaviors that happen in her society. Throughout the novel, Elizabeth works through overcoming obstacles that come in the way of her romantic life. Not only does Darcy change her influence with the relationships she has with other characters, but Elizabeth’s family members also influence her relationship with characters as well as other characters in Pride and Prejudice.
Her traits and actions soley depend on that of John Proctor’s, which expresses Elizabeth as a flat character. She is a very simplistic character because the biggest matter Elizabeth has are always concerning her husband, and even when “she doesn’t want friction, and yet she must” (51) the cause returns to it being because of John. She is yet not a stereotyped character because the decision she makes is unpredictable even though it invariably regards John. In particular, when the judge decided that he will consider John Proctor’s point if Elizabeth answers his questions in all exactness as that of John’s testimony, Elizabeth “in a crises of indecision she [could not] speak” (113) because she was not sure if her husband confessed the truth. The internal conflict she has within herself, of whether to answer the judge’s question in truth or in lie fails to be resolved successfully. Elizabeth has overthought about her decision because she truly wants to give an answer that would not be a harm to John, therefore, she concludes to falsely state that John and Abigail's affair never happened. Unfortunately, her static quality brings about a tragic consequence for John— to be sent to prison. Her unchanged characteristic causes her to make another terrible decision towards the end of the play, when she willingly tells her husband to decide on confessing or not, instead of stopping him from making the wrong decision. Elizabeth has a strong stance in her thinkings, however, her stance may be too firm for her to make the right conclusion; which altogether composes the characteristic of Elizabeth Proctor. (290