Mr. Putnam later says “When Reverend Hale comes; you will proceed to look for signs of witchcraft here.” (Miller, 152) As Arthur Miller reminded you, you can see jealousy is one of the worst emotions out there bringing the worst out of people? The 3 major conflicts in the story were Abigail wanted john and is jealous of Elizabeth, Thomas Putnam is greedy for land and is jealous for anyone who has land, and Mrs. Putnam is Jealous of Rebecca Nurse for not losing any of her babies. These conflicts of jealousy in
How does Lady Macbeth change over the course of the play? Over the course of the play the characters of both Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth develop intensively. They share similar ambitions, but it is Lady Macbeth who dares to do unspeakable things to accomplish them. This creates great conflict within Lady Macbeth who does not conform to the traditional female stereotypes of her epoch. Throughout most of the play, she is portrayed as powerful and confident, and more daring than Macbeth himself, though this image changes when she shows signs of weakness, resulting in her death.
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
“Goody Proctor is a gossiping liar,” (12). Abigail views Elizabeth as an obstacle between her and John and in act 2 Abigail tries to murder Elizabeth. “He has lifted the poppet’s skirt and his eyes widen in astonished fear,” (74) Cheever is horrified by the discovery of a needle in the belly of Mary Warren’s poppet. The needle in the poppet represents murder and Mary admits that Abigail sat beside her as she made the poppet. Clearly trying to kill someone for personal gain can not be denied as satanic work, but while Abigail did fail, using Mary as her pawn is still evil in its own right.
Witches are essential figures in the play of Macbeth. The three witches and Hecate (The Queen Witch), present a menacing aspect and develop a strong connection to the audience of Shakespeare since utmost did believe in Witches and magic at the time. Yes, it may oppose some religions that oppose magic and witches', but the witches’ develop a strong connection to the audience. Symbols of fate, temptation, evil and the supernatural, creates an intriguing atmosphere, and the weird
Stoker portrays the “new woman” ideology as dangerously unconscionable and morally unsound. He creates Lucy’s character to demonstrate to the audience of how susceptible a young, persuadable Victorian girl could be towards the dangerous influence and allure of the “new women” ideology. Lucy Westenra’s character previous to her transformation into a vampire suggests to us that she perhaps possesses some of the ‘new woman’ aspects considered unpleasant. These aspects are that she is attractive to three men as well as she displays a realm of sexual fascination way before becoming one of the “Un-Dead”. However, she is a vulnerable but unpredictable and flirtatious girl, yet essentially a good person and completely without
In Tartuffe, She Stoops to Conquer, FuenteOvejuna, and the Kibitsu Cauldron, there are expressions of the powerful female figures, who represent different manifestations of female power. Each female figure has positive and negative characteristics about them, but all of them symbolizes the idea of hope and standing up for what is wrong in their society. In the play, Tartuffe, Dorine is the servant, who does not hold her tongue, especially when it is about someone, who is causing madness within the household. Dorine knows how wicked Tartuffe is and how arrogant Organ is for forcing Mariane into marrying Tartuffe. She tries many times to make Orgon see that Tartuffe is not right for his daughter, and she said, “…he gives her daughter a man she
In Shakespeare's shortest and popular tragedy, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy reveals her intentions to lose femininity in order to become mentally strong and ruthless, and it also depicts the idea of masculinity associated with power and authority she craves for. When Lady Macbeth cries, “Come you spirits/…..unsex me here,/ And fill me from the crown to toe top-full/ Of direst cruelty!” she implores the spirits to take away everything that makes her a woman so that her femininity does not interfere with her heinous plan to kill Duncan. In Lady Macbeth’s mind, the words “direst cruelty” represents masculinity, which she believes to give her power and courage, both of which she needs for her plan of regicide to succeed. Lady Macbeth’s rant,
This again shows how she wishes to be more manly and less motherly to carry out her plan. She is ambitious to murder Duncan and hopes for her body to be filled with more cruelty than ever to act upon her brutal ideas. Unlike most female characters in Shakespeare’s plays, Lady Macbeth desires to be less maternal and affectionate. She hopes to gain more power mentally as she prays for spirits to fill her with sadism and brutality. One last disturbing quote from Lady Macbeth is when she is proposing Duncan’s murder to Macbeth and says, “Will I with wine and wassail so convince/That memory, the warder of the brain,/Shall be a fume, and the receipt of reason/A limbeck only: when in swinish sleep/Their drenchèd natures lie as in a death,/What cannot you and I perform
Another example of Abigail being manipulative was when Mary Warren tried to turn her in for lying. While Mary Warren was trying to explain what had happened, Abigail and the other girls pretended to see a bird and said that Mary was cursing them, dishonestly. ”Oh, Mary, this is black art to change your shape. No, I cannot, I cannot stop my mouth; it’s God’s work I do” (224). This is evidence of Abigail being manipulative because it made Mary start to question whether telling the truth was worth it or not.