Not only are they both very important, they are also rude and manipulative. They are alike in some ways and at the same time they have some differences. Abigail William in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, is a teenage girl. She is practically the villain in The Crucible, she's a liar, manipulative, and selfish. “She has an eerie sense of how to manipulate others and gain control over them.” Abigail William was a big deal, not only did she have an affair with an older man who was married, she also accused three innocent women of being witches.
The witches also known as the weird sisters prophesize that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor, which comes true, but is also apparent based on Macbeth's job and performance in battle. They also prophecize him to become king which Macbeth makes happen through various dastardly deeds. Making these “weird sisters” actual supernatural power a discrepancy; a more likely reality is they are scorned women who use things they hear or fabricate to manipulate the lives of others. The name weird sister suggest they are not welcome, liked, or trusted. They most likely use their knowledge of people weakness and ambitions in order to gain some control.
Ursula now has become Queen of Atlantic, but Prince Eric defeats Ursula when she tries to kill Ariel. The last villain is the Queen of Hearts from the movie Alice in Wonderland. What made the queen of hearts evil was because she was always the best and favorite from her parents and she would get jealous. The Queen of Hearts loves to say “Off with their heads”. That means she kills many people for the reason the she just does not like them.
In Act I, her skills at manipulation are on full display. When she's on the brink of getting busted for dabbling in witchcraft, she skillfully manages to pin the whole thing on Tituba and several of Salem's other second-class citizens. In the begging, Lady Macbeth represents the opposite of women. She is the dominant partner in their relationship between her and Macbeth. As we progress through the story line, we observe Lady Macbeths downfall.
“Goody Proctor is a gossiping liar,” (12). Abigail views Elizabeth as an obstacle between her and John and in act 2 Abigail tries to murder Elizabeth. “He has lifted the poppet’s skirt and his eyes widen in astonished fear,” (74) Cheever is horrified by the discovery of a needle in the belly of Mary Warren’s poppet. The needle in the poppet represents murder and Mary admits that Abigail sat beside her as she made the poppet. Clearly trying to kill someone for personal gain can not be denied as satanic work, but while Abigail did fail, using Mary as her pawn is still evil in its own right.
We all know the famous Disney movie, Tangled, with princess Rapunzel so here’s how it’s actually portrayed. It all started with the original story of the Grimm’s fairytale, Rapunzel, in 1812. Even though Grimms Tales was the original there is more insight on what really went on with Rapunzel,as in things like symbolism, sufferings, and the comparison of different versions. There is lots of symbolism in all stories of Rapunzel especially with colors. One example of symbolism is Rapunzel’s hair, “The differing symbolism across the ages of literature shows the woman 's’ hair has always been big topic of societal conversation.”(Wilde 5) In some literature we see authors and characters make a statement by controlling their hair.
Miss Strangeworth Character Essay: 71 Year Old Spinster Pleasant Street seemed to be Miss Strangeworth’s play house because she thought she owned the place, at least Strangeworth thought so. Meanwhile on the inside she is evil and thinks she is at the top of the town’s hierarchy. In fact she has a god complex. Miss Adela Strangeworth, a character in the short story “A Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson, is a 71 year old who is thought by the townsfolk as a sweet puny lady but she is nothing but that. Because of the way Miss Strangeworth is, all horrible actions must have a consequence and she finds out the truth of that statement when her vintage old self turns into the evil lady that no one has seen before, and she realizes that she wants more control than she has, basically a god complex.
Because of her fairy godmother, she went to the ball and danced with Prince Charming. Fast forward to the end, they ended up a married and lived a happy life. If you read, Mask Appeal, you can recognize many things are similar to Cinderella. To begin, both Diana and Cinderella have an evil stepmother and stepsisters. Diana is forced to clean and assist her stepsisters with whatever they need.
Storytelling has been passed down from one generation to another, whether it be for adults or children. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are well known for their collection of fairy tales, the Kinder Und Hausmärchenal (Children’s and Household Tales) which are now known as The Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Their fairy tales are known to be gruesome. Many of their tales have self-mutilation, heads are cut off, children injured, dangerous journeys, bullying, cannibalism, jealousy, punishments, etc. However, through the help of magic, talking animals, helpers, fairies, godmothers, etc.
She has no sympathy or compassion when it comes to others but herself only. “In the Gatsby Daisy’s doubleness is essentially a reflection of our schizophrenic view of woman: goddess and bitch, Fair Lady and Dark Angel and temptress.” (Wald. Richard 179) Wald’s point is that Daisy is a two-face person, one minute she is the sweetest person the next she is a ruthless person. He is comparing Daisy with Fair Lady and Dark Angel because her ways fools everyone especially Gatsby who easily falls hard for her and never realizes it. People really think she’s miss perfectionist when deep down Daisy isn’t at all.
Although many female characters are portrayed as weak, and subservient, there are a few female characters throughout fairy tales who are portrayed as intelligent, and powerful. However, almost all who are deemed these qualities are the villainesses of the stories. When the beautiful damsel is placed in distress, it is always the ugly evil character who places her there. In a study done by Grauerholz and Baker Sperry (in which they examined 168 Brothers Grimm fairy tales) the two researchers discovered that, “Beauty or ugliness is referred to in 94 percent of the Grimms ' fairy tales, with evil characters often being described as ugly…The heroines are usually beautiful, and ugliness is seen as a sign of evil in 17 percent of the stories. (Hanafy) Thus, as stated by Grauerholz there becomes an “ association between beauty and goodness and then conversely between ugliness and evil..” (qtd.
Ashes to Ashes-Cinderella to Cinder Everyone knows the classic origins of fairy-tales. However, Marissa Meyer takes this classic story of Cinderella and remakes it into one grand science fiction adventure in Cinder. The novel starts off with the main protagonist, Cinder. Readers are met with a very different take of events, when Cinder begins to talk of taking off her foot! The idea that the infamous slipper in the classic tale is transformed into one that is mechanical/removal is a marvelous twist.
In all of these stories women were given a negative image because of the standards set for women by society. Women were not respected and often thought of sex objects that are there to make great men fall; this becomes very evident in the literature written during this time. In Beowulf, Grendel’s mother a monster, who is given the qualities of a women and represents women who are not submissive to their husbands. “Grendel’s mother, monstrous hell bride, brooded on her wrongs.”(Beowulf, page 56, lines 58, 59). In this quote Grendel’s mother is described as “monstrous” or in other words evil.