The Crucible was a fictional story about the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts, written by Arthur Miller. A conflict Miller writes about is that many of the characters are motivated by jealousy. Jealousy is a terrible emotion; it brings out the worst in people just because they aren’t getting what they want. Like when Abigail is jealous of Elizabeth because she is married to John Proctor, another example is how Thomas Putnam is jealous of people who have land, and then Ann Putnam is jealous of Goody Nurse for having so many kids when she has none. Abigail Williams let jealousy get the best of her when she lusted after John Proctor.
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. The king obviously gets angry too for when Lanval “insulted” Guenevere he
In the play Sir Gawain and The Green knight there are many different times throughout the book, that involve characters using different forms of deception. However; I think the biggest use of deception is when Bertilak uses his wife in order to test Sir Gawain’s loyalty, but also to achieve his motive, which was to cause Sir Gawain to feel as if he was a failure. Bertilak’s wife enters Sir Gawain’s bedroom on a mission to make Sir Gawain fall into temptation, and of course the first thing Sir Gawain really notices is Lady Bertilak’s beauty. “Her Face was sweet, Her skin was white and Pink; she spoke like birds, Singing, and her small lips laughed” (Page 95). This makes the point that beauty can be very deceiving, explaining why Bertilak would use that to his advantage.
The jealousy and greed Abigail has for John Proctor is what inspires her hate for his wife, Elizabeth, and what causes the death of many of the women in Salem due to the accusations of witchcraft. The fear the young girls have of being punished for simple things, such as dancing and small lies, to begin with, is what ulitmately creates a bigger mess and allows them to be manipulated by Abigail. Abigail’s own fear is what causes her to continue creating lies to save her own life. These human emotions were easily avoidable, but the intense devotion to God is what instilled the fear of sinning in the townspeople’s minds, which led to the death of many innocent
This appears man times throughout The Crucible. One time is when Mary Warren is getting questioned about pretending and she then accuses John Proctor. She did this because she was scared for her life. That show weakness because she cannot handle being questioned. Another example of weakness is when Abigail Williams runs away from Salem and robs her uncle.
When Emma was pregnant, she wants her child to be son which is to take revenge on her powerlessness and revolt to the society. Undoubtedly Emma describing the sexual discrimination of the day: “A man, at least, is free: he can leaf through loves and lands and pass through obstacles, have a taste for the most remote joys.” (Flaubert 84) while “a woman is continually impeded” (Flaubert 84) and “Inert and pliant at the same time, against [Emma’s] she has the weakness of flesh and law’s subjections.” (Flaubert 84-85) Another example of powerlessness of a woman in Madame Bovary is women don’t have the rights to
He depicts a culture in Afghanistan where wives were seen as mere possessions, so their husbands found fault with them for the inconveniences they experienced. Hosseini demonstrates the mistreatment of women in Afghanistan through the multiple examples he provides where men laid blame with women for circumstances beyond the women’s control or for which were not solely to blame for, just as Nana had warned Mariam that they were prone to do. The first instance in which Nana’s statement rings true is when Nana found out for herself how easily women in Afghanistan could be held completely accountable for things that were not solely their responsibility. After Nana’s affair with Jalil, Jalil refused to accept the blame for getting Nana pregnant, due to his high position as a wealthy man in society. Under pressure from his wives
He also underlines that people have personal motives to accuse other because of their biases. Another example of this is in act III, when Proctor confesses to his act of adultery in order to save his wife from death, “God help me, I lusted and there is a promise in such sweat...My wife is innocent” (102). Proctor is attempting to accuse Abigail of faking all the accusations and affiliations with the devil because he knows that Abigail longs to remove Elizabeth from his life. His admission of adultery conveys his feelings of guilt and extreme love towards his wife Elizabeth. Proctor exudes ethics even when it damages his own
Jane hated that Mr. Rochester bought pretty jewelleries and dresses for her;” the more he bought me, the more my cheek burned with a sense of annoyance and degradation” (Brontë, 321). One can interpret this as Jane worries that the marriage would lessen her independence and put her at an inferior position. The fact that Mr. Rochester buys her all these things makes Jane feel objectified, and she could not tolerate it. Once again, this signals the feministic opinions that the character of Jane is associated with. Jane and Mr. Rochester does not get married during this section of the book, due to the fact that he is already in a marriage.
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.
This idea of the corruption due to incest as is exemplified through the garden motif is reiterated in scene iv of Act III, when Hamlet speaks to his mother of her relationship with Claudius. “Confess yourself to heaven, / Repent what’s past, avoid what is to come, / And do not spread the compost on the weeds / to make them ranker” (lines 168-171). By this, Hamlet is asking his mother to confess to her sins, or her weeds, instead of covering them in compost and making them worse. Hamlet thus compares his mother’s incest to an unweeded garden, and believes this to be a major source of corruption within
The main character may live in the medieval times but she is no simple portrait of a woman of those times. She is complex, she is shameless about sexual exploits, she is not afraid to speak freely or use her “sexual power to obtain what she wishes”. (Smith) She is a strong-willed and dominant woman who gets what she wants when she wants it. However this also brings back up the negative aspect of the female sexuality and being female in general during this time. She speaks of how she uses this power of this men to manipulate and get what she wants, “Why sholde men elles in hir bokes sette, That man shal yelde to his wyf hir dette?