Relationships in which there is not mutual respect are destined to fail. Relationships in which one person’s autonomy is not valued are destructive. For example, when Dana travels back to the Antebellum South for the fourth time, she finds Rufus being beaten by a man as a woman watches from a distance, wearing a torn dress. Dana learns that the woman is Alice, and the man beating Rufus is Isaac, Alice’s husband. She convinces them to leave, and when nursing Rufus back to consciousness, learns that Rufus was beaten because he tried to rape Alice after she refused to marry him.
In the classic play by Sophocles, Antigone is a tragic story of the bold Antigone who defied her uncle, King Creonʻs, edict by burying her brother, Polyneices, who died attacking the city of Thebes, trying to take the power away from their brother, Eteocles, who refused to share the throne with Polyneices. Even though Antigone knew that going against Creon and burying her brother would not end well for her, she still choose to risk her life to do what is right. After being caught breaking the law, Antigone is appointed to be locked away, isolated in a cave until she dies, but she hangs herself at the end. At the same time, things for Creon are not looking good, as everyone around him seems to be against him in his decision for punishing Antigone. Everyone Creon cares about kills themselves from a curse that is put on Creon for not following the Godsʻ laws.
Prior to this scene Lady Macbeth demands that her husband commit regicide against King Duncan however he asserts her that he no longer wishes to kill him. This leaves her outraged, makes her begin to question his manhood and label him a coward. This then motivates him to commit the treacherous deed. Overall, the message of this scene is that greed and an ambition for power corrupts us, no matter how ‘pure’ we believe we are. PERFORMANCE Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?
Douglass has shown how religious slaveholders are the worst especially when entertainment comes into play. The first being from one of his slaveholders Master Thomas, he whipped a young woman while reading a quote from the scripture to explain his reason for whipping her. The next example was with his other Master Mr.Covey, he would go to church and preach the word but come back beating slaves and going against the almighty God. The last example that is shown is again shown with Mr.Covey, he was guilty of compelling his woman slave to commit the sin of adultery. All of the examples illustrate that religious slaveholders are worst than non-religious slaveholders.
So, he uses pathos to appeal the court, tarnishing his name. To his discontent, none of these tactics work leaving his main purpose a failure. As Proctor is defending the life of his wife, he utilizes Mary Warren, to logically explain what is happening in Salem and supporting it with his credibility. As Mary Warren testified she swore ¨that she never saw Satan;... And she declares her friends are lying now¨, attempting to reason with Danforth, nevertheless
(faintly) No, sir.”(3.521.1234-1240). This quote is an example of dramatic irony in the way that the audience knows John confessed to adultery and Elizabeth lies to protect her husband's reputation as an act of forgiveness for him cheating on her, resulting in Proctor getting carried away to prison. Also, knowing this is Elizabeth's first time lying in a situation where it matters the
Thomas Putnam is accusing people so he can buy their land. With these people being accused of witchcraft, they are using revenge in a negative way to accuse many innocent people. Thomas Putnam accuses the citizens of Salem for putting spells on his daughter, Ruth Putnam. He does this to people he wants revenge on, once they are accused, their land goes up for sale and he buys their land. “Thomas
In the play, Antigone, daughter of Oedipus learns about the death of her two brothers (Eteocles and Polynices).Creon, the new king of Thebes passed a decree to the city on the burial of the two brothers. In the decree, Creon declares that Eteocles body should be buried with honor and fame for his courage of saving the city from the enemy. Whiles Polynices body is left unburied and rotting for beasts to feed on because he came to destroy the city and enslave the people. Antigone defies Creon 's decree, buries Polynices body and gets caught. Creon imprisons her and she kills herself.
7-8) Father Garnet also insisted he lied for the conspirators for God's sake, to which the Porter speaks of also in Macbeth (Huntley).The Porter describes the equivocator, "Who committed treason enough for God's sake, yet could not equivocate to heaven. O, come in, equivocator" (Shakespeare II.ii. 8-10). Shakespeare also uses a theme of equivocation in Macbeth, by characters repeatedly concealing the truth. For example, Macbeth is brought to his death by the witches insinuating that Macbeth is safe.
Therefore, Abigail should take the blame for the Salem Witch Trials, not the town as a whole. Abigail accuses a copious amount of people that were in the way of her plan to be with John Proctor. As Proctor confesses his adultery to the court, he says. This shows that Abigail wants Elizabeth