As a Dominican-American attempting to drop the Dominican, Yunior denies the existence of fukú as curses and the supernatural are taboo in America. Outwardly, Yunior attributes the continual misfortunes of the Cabrals and numerous Dominicans to “natural tragedy,” but it becomes clear that Yunior is playing the same game as before. Yunior’s camouflaged historical knowledge and analytical skills attribute the diaspora to a much deeper root cause than “natural tragedy,” fukú. Rationally, it is easy to blame the events that happen in the story on “natural tragedy,” but that would be to ignore hundreds of years of a curse, originally inflicted by the Admiral and ‘the man who rowed him ashore’. “The Europeans [who caused the first diaspora in the Americas] were the original fukú, no stopping them.” (footnote #29, p. 244).
` over The Witch of Edmonton (1621), for instance. Moreover, it cannot be said that the witches in Macbeth provide the only explanatory element in the play. If their prophecies provide one motive for the killing of a king, the radical instability of the concept of 'manliness ' is sufficient to precipitate the deed. But it would be misleading to interpret this over determination as a conflict between supernatural and natural modes of explanation, since, within the cultural context, there was no necessity to choose between those modes. (For example, Mother Sawyer in The Witch of Edmonton is at first abused as a witch merely because, as she complains, 'I am poor, deform 'd and ignorant ' (II.
Instead of using witchcraft for evil, they live peaceful lives and heal others. An important thing to remember, they were apart of a religion, but still got accused as witches and put to death (History.com Staff). Another reason that atheism goes against witches is that they say that witchcraft can happen. When St. Augustine said in the 400s that only God can have powers, witches and Satan got accused of not existing. This statement became only an error made by Pagans.
What Miller is saying about truth is that the majority of the people in Salem are NOT supportive about the Salem Witch Trials. They also hold personal integrity and even truth very very low. An example is the Putnams, who outright abuse and manipulate the truth in hope to gain financial and personal issues. Then you have Giles Corey, Rebecca the nurse, and later John Proctor, who all die in their own way as part of an act of resistance against all the lies of the Salem Witch trials. Elizabeth Proctor is placed between a hard decision of “truth” when she lies to supposedly save her husband, John Proctor, but also think about the way that when Hale tries to persuade her to encourage her husband to lie to save his life, she quietly rejects this offer and takes is as “the Devil’s argument.” Even John Proctor has a decision about whether to tell a lie and live or to tell the truth and die, but at this point John Proctor could/can set himself completely free by telling the truth.
By telling the truth that they were not witches, the court and townspeople would punish them. The only two options the person who being accused had was lying that they were a witch and then telling the names of others, or telling the truth of not being a witch and die. As a result, John Proctor thinks about telling a lie and confess because there is no point in throwing his life away when he has already committed many sins. “I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint. It is a fraud.
In fact, Macbeth becomes fascinated by them, "would they had stayed." Banquo serves as his conscience, perhaps representing the period audience who would have also thought the witches to be evil and unnatural, and warns him of the dangers of trusting such supernatural messengers; a warning that goes unheeded. After hearing the prophecy, Macbeth already thinks about, "murder," and becomes preoccupied with thoughts of becoming king showing the powerful hold they have over him with only one meeting, scaring the audience who would have believed in Witches. Macbeth believes the Witches as there first prophecy came true and ignores the fact that they’re evil beings whereas Banquo recognizes them for what they are. He even informs his most beloved, Lady Macbeth, who also shares his ambition.
If he was really concerned for his daughter, he would’ve agreed with everybody else and had somebody come look at Betty much sooner than he did. Of course we know that Betty was just sleeping and she was faking the whole time but Parris did not know this. Instead, he was too concerned about what people would think of him. Because as the town Reverend he can't have witchcraft in his house or his reputation would be tarnished. This shows pride in a negative way because it shows that Parris is more concerned with his pride and reputation than he is with his own
In Act It shows that everyone accused was either a witch or innocent, and that evidence did not have to be brought up to prove any source of credibility. Without a good reputation would provoke unjust accusations being placed upon you, and no one to defend you. The protectiveness of self-image reflects on Arthur Miller's message on unfair government practices. The reason the people of Salem were so protective of their reputation was because the government in Salem did not have any uniform limitations. This made the government in Salem very biased towards more respectable and powerful figures in the town.
(Month) 29, 1032 Dearest Banquo, Friend, while what I have done may seem back-stabbing I assure you, to betray your trust over minuscule would be foolish and immature. You simply cannot fathom the dangers of holding the position of King, especially after the way I acquired such power. After the witches told me what the possibilities, I knew I had to make sure I’d never lose this position. You and your son were a threat to me because of the prophecy told by the weird sisters. I’ve done no wrong, only seized and opportunity before I was stripped of it.
Would a woman not want to protect her husband from hanging? She knew not of John’s confession and therefore thought that if she told the court what had actually happened he would be sentenced to hang. What good would he do dead? The two of them have two kids together, the boys deserve and need a father, Elizabeth would not be able to raise them on her own and take care of their land at the same time. So she told a very reasonable lie to protect her husband who she had vowed loyalty to, and to help her kid’s lives.If John had not engaged in romantic events with Abigail why would he ruin his good name?