A desperate man pleading, and begging people not to kill his wife because she has been falsely accused of being a witch. He needed some solid evidence to get her back. He gave up his dignity when he said the he had committed adultery on his wife. In the culture of the time this was a big crime, and was seen as one of the most heinous of crimes. John has now given what last shred of honor he had to get his wife back.
Abigail ruined many innocent lives for her own selfish leisure. For this reason I strongly believe jealousy and greed had the biggest impact on the book. Some readers might have been confused and believed that it is actually vengeance but in my opinion, they're clearly mistaken. Abigail felt as though she was in love with John and let her lust and desires take her down the road of jealousy and greed. This topic is seriously important so people know they are not alone when feeling these emotions.
Although the past cannot be changed, the future is in your power. But what if power is the reason the future cannot be changed? The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, is a timeless story that is filled with metaphors for how avarice takes over humans. Although there is no easy way to get rid of it, Kino goes through many challenges to free himself from the troubles that come with possessing the power the pearl held. Kino went from a loving human to a dehumanized figure because he saw great wealth in the pearl, attacked in order to maintain the power it held and lost the ability to have emotions.
Lewis wrote some of his novels in a way to not only educate the world that selflessness will always win but also the fact that selfishness will always lose. One of Lewis’s notable works -- “Till We Have Faces” -- clearly demonstrates how selfishness loses but selflessness wins. In “Till We Have Faces” by C.S. Lewis, Lewis portrays Orual as a villain as a result of her jealous actions which not only resulted in Psyche’s exile but also Psyche being forced to complete difficult tasks in order to regain her favor; however, Orual’s actions highlight the hidden message that Lewis is trying to convey - jealous/selfish love
The morphine is a symbol of corruption by the white world, and because it is a product of the people Niska develops a hate for, that she finds it difficult to fight its effect on Xavier. “I cursed them with everything I had as they receded with no my father into their own world” (TDR, 53). Furthermore, Niska’s stories have an influence on Xavier because its distracts him from the pain, the drugs and the awful memories. “THE STORY AUNTIE TELLS me brings a smile to my lips” (TDR, 250). This is what Xavier needs indeed, to remember who he is because he is in between the world of the whites and the world of the Cree.
She made a big impact on her society and family. She was the strongest one out of her family but she still had to die. It was for a reason but the community needed her. Her sister was willing to die with her, Haimon died by fighting for her, and she died by letting Creon know what he did to his own family. He did not want to bury his own nephew, he wanted to kill Antigone for burying Polyneices, and tried to kill his own brother because the kingdom had a curse on it.
It is in our blood to be greedy, we are wired to try to be better than one another and it is hard to resist. Greed can lead to bad things and a couple of them showed up in the short story. The doctor was greedy because he wanted to keep the phonograph to himself. He did share a song with them, but it was obvious that he did not want to. The doctor’s greed caused the musician’s life to perish.
Hera was furious at Hercules and drove him to kill his wife and children. This has caused him to have this burden to bear and he did not want to live anymore but his friend, Thesus, help him and Hercules did many good deeds to the people. One of his many great adventure was when he help Admetus get his wife back from death, repaying Admetus for being a drunken fool in his sorrowful, mourning house. Character Archetype- The Star-crossed Lovers Hercules and Megara was a happy couple who had children and Hercules was very happy at that time. But Hera despised Hercules and sent him madness to kill his wife and his children.
This relates to the theme of jealousy because Mr. Putnam is so jealous of other people’s land that he accuses them of witchcraft so they lose their belongings, and he can take it. In addition, Ann Putnam is Very jealous of Rebecca Nurse. Ann Putnam thinks she is cured because she has lost so many children and Rebecca Nurse has so many. Mrs. Putnam is telling the jury “You think it God’s work you should never lose a child, nor a grandchild either, and I burry all but one?” (Miller, 152) Ann is so jealous that she accuses goody nurse of witchcraft because she thinks Mrs. Putnam put a spell on her not to have kids. 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?
Greed is a terrible thing that can tear family and friendships apart. The Whites’ greed killed their son, Herbert, because of their greed. But they didn’t know that their actions would cause his death. They family wished for 200 pounds (277.74 American dollars). In the short story the Monkey’s Paw, the Whites learned that greed can bring consequences that both are good and bad.