In The Crucible, Abigail is driven by her jealousy of Elizabeth, a hunger for power and sense of belonging, and a yearning for John. Abigail continues to review and edit her memories until they accurately portray her as the center of John’s existence. This obsession and grave desire for revenge puts her in a delusional state, so much so that she develops a detailed plan to acquire John and stops at nothing to see her plan succeed. Abigail lies to conceal her affair, and to prevent charges of witchcraft. In order to avoid severe punishment for casting spells, having an affair and attempting to murder Elizabeth, Abigail shifts the focus away from herself by accusing others of witchcraft.
She drinks and lie’s because of her past, with her consciously knowing that she is responsible for the death of allan, and also being responsible for being fired as a teacher; she has to find a way to cope with everything going on in her head. Blanche’s way of coping is lying, her lying becomes part of her reality. “Blanches part in her husband 's death is neither gentile nor loving.” (Phillip 305) She Feels guilty for her actions, but there is little remorse shown from blanche. She feels terrible for judging but knows its irreversible so she lives with it. With the Character traits such as Blanches, she realizes her mistake but will not openly admit to them out in the public eye.
Rachel from The Poisonwood Bible was forced into a journey that also lead her to her true self, too. One of the many themes of The Poisonwood Bible is of how America can be blinded with their own ignorance to the struggles of race in the world. Rachel is the perfect example of how messed up America can act and its ability of creating people with harmful morals. From America’s history of racism and racism that spread around the world, the place you grow up in can and will affect the person you become. In Kingsolver’s book, Rachel doesn’t open her mind to the people around her and this hinders her morals.
In the Awakening Edna Pontellier was an unstable character, she upsets the expectations of the nineteen century women’s role. Chopin focuses on two females that influence Edna`s life and help her in what we see are her awakenings Both of these characters will represent the role of women’s in the nineteen century. Adele Ratignolle and Mademoiselle Reisz are the examples that the men around Edna contrast her with and who they obtain their expectations for her. Edna begins to see that the life of freedom and individuality that she wants goes against both society and nature. She cannot free herself not even through suicide.
Through this autobiography written by Clare, she makes full confessions but distances herself from these crimes throughout the novel. She battles with her conscience over her part in their deaths as she “let slip” to key anti-apartheid about their whereabouts. She obsesses over her guilt so much so that her conscience manifests itself into recurring nightmares, insomnia and the appearance of Nora’s ghost. Her autobiography, Absolution, is her means of “self-exorcism” of her guilty demons. Through this, Clare not only struggles with her guilt but also her motivations in her sister’s betrayal.
In “The Fair Jilt,” Miranda’s character is a manipulative and ill-natured woman whose behaviors connect her to the traditional view of women being innately evil. Behn’s presentation of a woman who conforms to stereotypical behaviors is puzzling considering the grave need for women writers who tell their stories and demonstrate that women cannot be defined by stereotypes. Despite the appearance of Behn accepting these harmful stereotypes, her use of them allows her to reveal the underlying factors that cause women to “misbehave” and results in them being characterized as villains. In early literature, stories about women who swindle ignorant men for societal advancement or women who cuckold their husbands are often used to define all women
She explains that she lives in a fantasy world by telling lies and when people believe them, her new 'reality' is created. However, she also recognizes that she is wrong for lying and confesses to her illness. Blanche knows she needs help and in confessing this to Mitch, she is pleading for
Misogyny rears its ugly head. Alphonso is the greatest threat to Celie and the main source of her suffering. Through the character Alphonso, Walker shows the cruel behavior that women are subjected to. From the beginning of the novel, it is made evident the type of person Alphonso is. Walker revealed his personality traits and qualities through indirect characterization.
Many people die in the village after a series of lies and unjust practices. Abigail’s Williams, after having had an affair with John, begins with this cycle of lies to make her feel more important in Salem to feel wanted or even feel as if she was needed. Her character includes both superiority and resentment throughout the play so far and the way she shoes that she is rebelling against the compressed
Addie Bundren is the most confusing of all the characters in As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. From her hatred of Anse to her odd, loving relationship with Jewel, it was very difficult to get a complete grasp of who Addie really was. Some might see her as loving and loyal while others are taken aback by her actions. After much deliberation, it seems like her disturbing qualities seem to prevail over her loving ones. One of the biggest themes in the book is selfishness.