First, Gurwitch uses emotion well throughout the passage when she speaks of assisting in her friend's death . She let’s us know that the bill in legislature,“Would have made [a] difference when [she] tried to kill [her] friend Robin [to] kill her five years ago” (Gurwitch). Gurwitch uses good feelings, to allow the reader to feel the affection she had for her friend Robin. The amount of emotion she
One character that is the personification of another’s guilt is Orlick. All three of these characters are connected in different ways, but the greatest similarity is the overwhelming amount of guilt they each feel. In the classic novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, guilt grows deep in the soil of many characters like Pip, Miss Havisham, and Orlick. The story centers around the life of common boy turned gentleman, Pip. Throughout the novel we see him grow into his expectations and use them unwisely.
Although many characters participated in the Salem witch trials, Abigail Williams was the main source of the consequences. From her threats to the Salem girls, they followed her into doing wrong. In The Crucible, Abigail threatens the girls that if they mention anything to anyone, then she will hurt, or ultimately kill, them at night. Because of this, all the girls, who took part of the witchcraft that one night, did as she told them and accused those who she accused. Abigail and the Salem girls' pretense caused an uproar of mistrust and allegations towards innocent people, which caused their reputations and lives to go down.
In “Harrison Bergeron” and “The Possibility of Evil” a common theme is eliminating the evils of the world. In “Harrison Bergeron” society makes everyone handicapped to eliminate evils of the world that comes from being better than one another. “The Possibility of Evil”, demonstrates Miss Strangeworth’s feelings about the evils of the world. She feels as if it is her duty to fix the evils of the world. As it states in the story, “but as long as evil existed unchecked in the world, it was Miss Strangeworth's duty to keep her town alert to it.” They are similar because of this ideal of fixing the world's problems and making them obsolete.
In Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol the main character, a grumpy old man by the name of Ebenezer Scrooge doesn't care about the people who work for him as long as he is rich. On Christmas Eve,after he is mean to the poor people who work for him, he is visited by three ghosts. Through this adversity, he learns the truth about himself that he is a selfish and mean man to others. Afterwards he is more empathetic towards the poor and is more willing to help them because he realized that he didn't have a bad life compared to that of others. This directly relates to adversity in a person's life.
Mr. Bertelsen English 3 Matthew Rossmiller 8 October 17 It’s not all about you. In the book The Crucible we see some very despicable characters throughout the book. One of these characters is Abigail Williams. She is the most despicable character because she commits adultery, lies in court, and kills her friends Abigail Williams is a young 17 year old girl who used to work at the Elizabeth and John Proctor’s home. She was then fired after Elizabeth found out that John was having an affair Abigail while she was sick.
The character Miss Strangeworth in the literature “The Possibility of Evil” in inconsiderate and a perfectionist. She is inconsiderate because of her thoughts and actions. For example, Miss Strangeworth thinks this “Miss Strangeworth noticed that Miss Chandler had not taken much trouble with her hair that morning, and sighed” (Jackson 112-114). This reveals how inconsiderate she is to others solely picking out their imperfections. Miss Strangeworth is also a perfectionist who disdains imperfection or sloppiness.
Witch Hunts and Communism The Second Red Scare, a string of words denoting the mass hysteria and confusion of the mid-twentieth century, has come to be closely tied with the Salem Witch Trials chronicled in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. In this tale, the pervasive fear of witchcraft demonstrates that intense pressure from others can bring out resentments and anxieties from the past. Specifically, Mary reveals that Abigail will murder her for telling the court that Abigail put the needle in the poppet, Proctor exposes to the community that he had an affair with Abigail, and Abigail slowly revealing the occurrences in the woods, emphasizing her hatred of Goody Proctor. The first instance of detestation highlighted by pressure is Mary’s anxieties towards Abigail surrounding the needle being found in the poppet. Upon being commanded by Proctor to tell the court how the needle was stuck in the poppet, Mary exclaims, “‘she’ll kill me for sayin’ that!’” (80).
A common, poor blacksmith named Pip, transitions into a gentleman, and wealth and class take over him. He goes through struggles and heartbreaks throughout his experience of being a gentleman. Throughout the novel, Pip gains a closer relationship with many characters and experiences moral development. Pip shows unselfish and compassionate behaviors towards others in the novel. He redeems himself and realizes how badly he acted towards those who cared about him and how having great expectations changed him.
The main character Pip and his expectations leave him hoping for a better life and craving a higher social class, which causes his actions to fluctuate between helping people and taking his frustrations out on others. In addition, Miss Havisham, a woman with a broken heart tries to save her adopted daughter Estella from receiving a broken heart. Through her attempts she replaces her daughter’s heart with ice and breaks young men’s hearts. In Dickens’ bildungsroman Great Expectations, Pip and Miss Havisham’s morally ambiguous characterization helps develop the theme, that one needs to learn to be resilient. The internal struggles that Pip experiences through the novel, reveal his displeasure to his settings and