Well observed in our reality as well, this phenomenon has to do with trying to force a certain individual into a stereotype which in the long term might result in this person subconsciously “living up” to those statements i.e. they will gradually start behaving the way their peers falsely perceived or accused them of doing. This is also indicative of the indisputable presence of sexism in Salem. Even after John Proctor confesses about his sin in act III, this only adds to Abigail’s loathsome personality. Seventeen centuries later, the female part of the society still bears the heavy weight of the original sin.
Macbeth now thinks of light is his calling to die as he feels haunted by their crimes they committed in the dark. The simile “ Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player ....... upon the stage and is heard no more.”(V, 5, 24-25) Shakespeare is comparing life to an actor because an actor is in a play then shortly after the actors life is done and he is forgotten. Macbeth feels he will be nearly a blip in history. Just like an actor after a play forgotten. This shows Macbeth 's hopelessness that his life will not have meaning just like the plays in history that have been forgotten.
The continual questioning reflects that of a grueling and in part contributes to Ophelia’s later madness. Kenneth Brannagh has said that his interpretation of “Hamlet” suggests that Hamlet is aware of either Polonius and Claudius and Hamlet’s continual repetition of “Get thee to a nunnery” emphasizes his beliefs in all women being morally corrupt. Possibly, Hamlet betrays Ophelia because he ultimately loves her. He is aware of men being “arrant knaves” and as such may be
Even though Macbeth is a generally decent character, he still has the capability to influence people and tell them what to do using fair is foul. Once Lady Macbeth convinces him to kill Duncan, he says that her "false face must hide what the false heart doth know," (1.7.95-96). He is telling her to put on a front and pretend that all is well, when in reality they both know that they are liars and
In othello a main theme shown is that people 's words can affect others thoughts and action. This is shown through iago and othello. Iago plants seeds of suspicion that desdemona is cheating on othello with cassio. Iago says comments such as, “if you are so found over her iniquity, give her / patent to offend, for if it tuch not you, it comes near / nobody Shakespeare 4.1.198-201), and other remarks about desdemona 's infidelity. Iago has no proof that desdemona is cheating but because of his persuasive words and honest reputation othello believes him.
His hatred is shown clearly in the interactions between the two people. For example, Hamlet says as he watches his mother with Claudius, “Let me not think on’t; frailty, thy name is woman!” (I.ii 146) Instead of degrading Gertrude only, he makes a statement which implies that all women are flawed. Ophelia, who is another female character from Hamlet, is Hamlet’s lover. When Hamlet is feigning madness, he speaks in a very dismissive attitude toward Ophelia. "I have heard of your paintings too, well enough.
In Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, there are two characters by the names of Tom Buchanan and George Wilson. Throughout the book, these two particular characters seem to be very different from each other in nearly every way. However, it becomes clear as the story continues that they share some ideas and attitudes in common. Specifically, Tom and George were noteworthy in the way they felt about women, the methods by which they conveyed violence, and how they responded to their wives cheating on them. First of all, Tom Buchanan and George Wilson largely shared their attitudes toward women.
The feeling of getting revenge starts the signs of active nihilism in Hamlet. Hamlet goes through passive nihilistic views in most of the play and shows this through his lack of motivation to live. Hamlet says, “How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world,” (I,2). Hamlet talks on how that everything in this world is useless. This suggests that he really does not have a reason to live.
Second, the country at the beginning is at peace and at the end becomes divided because of the actions Macbeth has taken, he fell into corruption. Third is his famous line when he has lost all hope. From being on the loose no one be able to stop him you feel pity for him as he has lost hope and considers his life as nothing.
One of the first events that are seen in the tale, which seems to coincide with the Wife of Bath’s opinions, is the Knight raping the maiden. The Wife of Bath could have used this event to support her belief that even the noblest man can be corrupted, and there are no truly good men in the world. “This knight now ponders and sighs sorely, too, But finally, he said in this way here: “My lady and my love and wife so dear, I put myself in your wise governing; Choose yourself which one may be most pleasing And most honor to both you and me too. I do not care now which one of the two; What pleases you suffices now for me.”” (1234-1241). This quote near the end of the tale is used by the Wife of Bath to show how the Knight makes the correct move by giving his wife the power of choice; and because of this the hag becomes beautiful and faithful.
One comment that stood out to me was “women are used to worrying over trifles.” The words trifles means something of little value or importance, by Mr Hale stating women are used to worrying over unimportant items, it shows he doesn’t truly care about women’s thoughts. Sheriff Peters isn’t considered oppressive, but he is extremely dismissive of his wife’s thoughts and concerns. He is also quite prejudiced towards Minnie in the fact that she killed her husband. The final Man in this story is Mr Wright. Although he is dead and he never speaks, we do
The only person to constantly antagonize Hester is Pearl. She continuously mocks her, doing things that make Hester feel bad and frustrated. Pearl is Hesters silent antagonist and she might even be better at keeping Hester from getting what she wants more than Roger. Pearl has of course caused all these events to take place with her birth, she also causes Hester to wear the A like the village did, and she as stated before mocks her for the entirety of the book. Pearl has caused all of these events to take place with her birth being the catalyst.
“There’s nothing remarkable in their making a man foolish, in women winning men To sin, for Adam our father was deceived just so, and Solomon, and also Samson, Delilah was his death and later David Endured misery for Batheba’s beauty. Women ruined them: how wonderful if men could love them well, but never believe them!” (130). Ever since Adam & Eve days, females have been seen as femme fatale. As “An alluring and seductive woman, especially one who leads men into compromising and dangerous situations.”- (dictionary). Sir Gawain expresses his thoughts and advices his audience that it is ok to love woman but never believe their stories nor fall for for their seduction otherwise a permanent scar will be carried upon sinners.
When her husband finds out about her death he reflects back on how isolation can ruin a person. He claims that isolation basically turns a person into a walking shadow, ”Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and the is heard no more (Shakespeare 256).” This also proves that to live doesn’t necessarily mean a person is alive. In today’s society everyone has a different definition as to what it means to truly
She thought she could identify what was good and what was bad easily. Though she is still a little close minded after this scene, she does show a huge change in how she judges people. Going into this scene, she was still in her rigid mindset of good and evil. As Mr. Raymond approaches Dill, she thinks to herself, “As Mr. Dolphus Raymond was an evil man, I accepted his invitation reluctantly” (267). This is an example of her usual thought process; people are evil based on superficial things like rumours, judging people without even speaking to them.