However, when she asked by Mr. Proctor to tell the truth about the poppet, she adamantly says that she cannot because she fears the girls will turn on her. When she does have a change of heart and is put in front of the courts, she shows her weak side and you can see her confidence wane. “Mary Warren, very faintly: No, sir. Hathorne, with a gleam of victory: And yet, when people accused of witchery confronted you in court, you would faint, saying their spirits came out of their bodies and choked you - Mary Warren: That were pretense, sir. Danforth: I cannot hear you.
Kelley expressed her emotion by stating how powerless they were. Kelley is fighting for what is right towards child labor laws. Unfortunately, considering she is a woman, she felt powerless towards the system. Although, her emotions were powerful enough to make her message effective. Her passion towards the issue can be seen throughout the passage.
Overall, anyone can see that Abigail had bad intentions from the beginning and she only cares about herself. By looking at The Crucible, one can see that Abigail Williams develops the theme of reputation, which is important because people who fear losing their reputation spread hysteria. She only wants John Proctor and to take Elizabeth Proctor’s spot. She is so evil that she risked innocent people’s life over a
However, Abigail’s lack of moral accountability is uncovered as she refuses to take responsibility for her actions. Abigail is quick to place the blame on others; she blames Elizabeth for her rejection by Proctor. Furthermore, she quickly explains that it is “Not I, sir-Tituba and Ruth” (Miller 16) who conjured spirits in the woods, despite Abigail being the one to drink a charm. As a whole, Abigail’s search for retaliation disguised as justice, not only explains her true character, but also imparts the anguish endured by the
At that point in time Mary Warren and John Proctor both tried to prove Abigail Williams and the other girls of faking it until, act 4 when she backstabbed John Proctor and made her own claim that John Proctor was satan.”You’re the devil’s man.” (Miller 110). Mary knows what Abigail was always a threat and being on her side was an advantage, John Proctor was foolish for thinking Mary would keep her word and tell on the girls. He out of all people should know how powerful Abigail
Have you ever thought, what would it be like to be on your own with a child and being shamed? Well, through the story The Scarlet Letter is a woman, named Hester who had went through that situation. It tells the story of how she had dealt with all of the situations that got thrown her way. The puritans point of view compared to today 's point of view of the the same situation. During the mid 17th century, it was not acceptable to have sex unless you were married, so having a child and not being married was extremely unacceptable to the puritans; whenever Hester stepped out of the prison and walked to the scaffold, were a majority of the town was to see her and criticize the book states that one of the women there to judge her had said “ If the hussy stood up for judgement before us five, that are now here in a knot together, would she come off with such a sentence as
She is an inspiring role model for many women fighting in wars or just women in general. Molly Pitcher made couragous desicisions that would later make her one of the greatest female heroics in the American Revolution. Molly Pitcher was born October 13, 1744 as Mary Ludwig. She recieved no education, she learned to read and write later on in her life. In 1768, a woman looking for a young servant hired Molly to work for her
Have you ever felt judged, excluded, scared? Have you ever stood up for someone who was judged or excluded? Elizabeth George Speare bring to the table a extravagant novel “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” that includes both scenerios in a late 1600’s setting. A elderly woman named Hannah “Witch” Turper is excluded by townspeople for being different and a quaker. A young woman named Kathryn Tyler “Kit” moves to Wethersfield Connecticut to live with her aunt and uncle.
Lily Barton, the protagonist and main character of the novel, exemplifies how not being to do this makes it impossible for one to be accepted into the elite class. In fact, Lily’s unwavering stubbornness against bending her morales makes her unfit to even survive in the social hierarchy in which she is placed and is what ultimately what destroys her in the end. Lily realizes this is her fatal flaw and confesses to Gerty Farish after sinking into poverty saying, “‘I was never meant to be good.’” (Wharton 216). It this context, good means to be wealthy and part of the elite circle. She cannot constrain herself to the artificial behavior of those part of it.