Mary Maloney betrayed her husband due to her selfishness. If she was not going to be happy, she made sure her husband was not going to either. Tessie partook in The Lottery for many deaths, however when her name is picked out of the box, she speaks up and says ‘it isn’t
This put him in a disadvantage when in court. Another disadvantage was when he forced Mary Warren to sign a deposition claiming that everything was “pretense.” This led the judge and the officials in court to be suspicious of him as an abuser. Although Abigail had no intention of letting John die, she changes her mind when he confesses that he had committed adultery with her, and that “she thinks to dance with [him] on [his] wife’s grave” (102). So that she can save her reputation, she starts to act against him, which leads him to be executed and
Men, on the other hand, offer more forgiveness toward women for adultery. In The Scarlet Letter, the Boston women reproach Hester and the men are more merciful towards her. This novel depicted seventeenth century women’s views of adulterous women as well as accurately describing how women in the twenty-first century see adulterous
It is known that loneliness sometimes makes us senseless. In Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of her Peers” loneliness made Minnie Foster irrational. Mrs. Hale assumes that Mrs. Wright is guilty of killing her husband because of her nonchalant answers she gives when being interrogated about her husband’s location. During the story the reader will learn more about Mrs. Wright, or Minnie Foster, and how her personality changed drastically through her twenty years of marriage with John while Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters are covering up the tracks that they presume led to murder. They conclude that loneliness made her lose herself which is evident throughout the short story.
For instance, she says that “First my lord went out away… Then I went forth a friendless exile to seek service in my sorrow’s need” (6-10). Since she felt agony, she was seeking the attention by cheating (betraying) on her King with another man’s wooing. Although these characters express similar themes/emotions, they show it in different forms. As an example, the poem about the wife isn’t written in Anglo-Saxon, while the excerpt from Beowulf is.
Myrtle wishes that she could live the upper class lifestyle rather to the poor lifestyle in which she is in. This leads to the disrespect towards her husband because she wants to leave her
John’s life at home was cold, his wife had figured out about the affair. I realized John Proctor still loved his wife when he turned down Abagail after she flung herself at him again. He made it very clear to Abagail that he didn’t want to have an affair with her anymore. John Proctor noticed how big of a mistake he had made by cheating on his wife. Abagail Williams was crazy about John and that was soon going to get him and his wife killed.
In a different perspective some may see Elizabeth as guilty. It was found that during the court hearing she lied under oath about her husband and Abigail having an affair to protect him. She chose the worst time to tell that lie and it showed her as being dishonest which is a very strong point for believing that she is guilty. If someone lies about a situation then it is much harder to trust them in anything
Furthermore, Feminist Criticism provides a better view of literature because it shows that women can be powerful. When Emilia finds out that her husband has been plotting an evil plan she says,” Tis proper I obey him, but not now”(Othello V.2.195). Emilia refuses to help her husband after she finds the cruel intentions he has despite the expectation of women always being submissive to their husbands. Women also have a voice and feelings, they are capable of defying their husbands commands when they know what he expects is simply wrong. In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles).
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.
One can note that Lady Capulet never says a positive word about the man that she married, yet speaks more highly of the father of the man her daughter married. A reader might find it interesting how paralleled Juliet and her mother are. Had Lady Capulet chosen love, she could have been dead like Juliet. Had Juliet chosen duty, she could have ended up in her mother’s shoes, married to a man that she doesn’t like or
Chillingworth is given a session with Hester as a mean to calm her down. In this session, Hester states that she has wronged Chillingworth by committing adultery. Then Chillingworth states that they have both wronged each other, his being the first as he took advantage of Hester’s youth and then married her, thus creating a broken love.
Hester Prynne was a Victim Living during the Puritan era has its setbacks. Hester Prynne was harshly victimized for adultery and it was not taken lightly by her Puritan judges. Hester was a victim of her time because, she was caught in a “love triangle between herself, her minister lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, and her husband, now called Roger Chillingworth”. (Seabrook) Hester was also a victim because, “Her imagination was somewhat affected, and, had she been of a softer moral and intellectual fibre, would have been still more so, by the strange and solitary anguish of her life”. (Hawthorne pg 85) Another reason Hester is a true victim because “ Hester Prynne did not now occupy precisely the same position in which we beheld her during the
Kate Chopin is an American writer known for her deception of impacts, the restricted view of the nineteenth-century society, had on women. At that time, people were very restrictive about the perspective of a women’s place in the society. Women did not have a voice of their own. They were trained to believe that the goal of their life is to serve their husband. In the stories “Desiree’s Baby” and “The Story of an Hour” Chopin has portrayed how this condition of the society affected women and their view about marriage and life.
Mrs. Mallard lived this exact lifestyle, but when her husband died she concluded she no longer had a “ powerful will bending hers ” (Chopin 162). Previously, her time had been focused on her husband causing her to forget what free will was like. Unsophisticated critics would pick out how females already had limited freedoms and upon entering a relationship those limits became even more prevalent. In contrast a sophisticated critic realizes that men working and women being homemakers was necessary during that time. Jobs were typically for men therefore women had to either commit to marriage or struggle to find a source