As the disasters that befell Salem were caused by the young girls ' hysteria of witchcraft, some of Miller 's critics perceived Abigail and her squad of followers as maleficent and vindictive driven by anger, cruelty and personal interests. Elizabeth Frayn interprets the hostility of the girls as a natural reaction to the negative view they receive in their society. For instance, Abigail is always regarded as a malicious girl who seeks to supplant Elizabeth as Proctor 's wife, and she is further motivated by Proctor 's threat to expose their affair if she does not clear his wife 's name ( Frayn 95). The girls are controlled by a fanatic society. Like Abigail, each of those girls has her own cause to be angry and simulate to kill her victims.
At length I would be avenged.” And then he says, “I must not only punish but punish with impunity” (pg 866). The narrator is addressing to the reader like his friend, trying to appeal to us the feeling of acting upon revenge, how we have felt the need of vengeance upon another. This use of language gives the reader an understanding of the narrator’s state of mind, how obsessed he is in the act of his unspecified revenge to the point that it seems like he is thinking like a madman. This builds up the dark and ominous tone towards the narrator’s act of revenge on Fortunato. "The man wore motley.
He thinks Tom is a hard, cruel man, who is arrogant and aggressive. CHAPTER 2 1. I find the most crucial element of the plot in chapter 2 to be when Tom breaks Myrtle's nose. Not only does it provide a quick change to the plot (going from happiness and gayety to violence and pain), but it also provides a glimpse to the hidden meanings in "The Great Gatsby". Leading up to this point in the chapter, Myrtle (Tom's lover) is trying very hard to make herself equal to the higher class people that she so wants to be.
Dorothy Parker is famous for her quote "Revenge is a dish best served cold". But what is revenge? The Oxford Dictionary defines revenge as to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, especially in a resentful or vindictive spirit. The story of “The cask of amontillado’’ by Edgar Allan Poe is about a dark take on someone’s willingness to exact his vengeance. One who would read the story would tell you that the whole thing is about revenge and it can be looked at as revenge twists the mind of a person who is vengeful, to begin with, or as revenge is a driving force behind a person going so far as to commit a murder.
Not only does it harm the people who are innocent, it harms the people who seek revenge themselves. Throughout the story, a character who attempts to wreak revenge is Miss Havisham. Her life revolves around one event, the rejection on her wedding day. She becomes desperate for revenge because of this event. She adopts a girl named Estella
We can see this specifically in ‘Fate Playing’ and ‘Dreamers’. In Dreamers Hughes mentions how obsessed Plath was with Assia, justifying her uncontrollable jealous when she assumed a relationship between them. Hughes insinuates Plath’s imagination pushed him into having an affair. He uses expressions such as “She fascinated you” “she shocked you” “warily you cultivated her”. The use of language that is so mystical and obsessive shows that Plath was highly obsessed, and as a result highly jealous of Assia.
Eventually, Iago “thoroughly unsettles Othello by making him believe that Desdemona has betrayed” him (Keyishian 3). The affect of Iago’s plot is so extreme that the consequences of it eventually cause Othello to take his own life. Surprisingly, Othello quickly submits “himself to Iago’s tutelage, turns his love into hate, and destroys Desdemona, then himself” (Eastman 1). All of this tragedy stems from Iago’s need for vengeance. The author uses Othello’s death to show all of the events that have led to this dramatic disaster.
Mr. ____ say, Cause she my wife. Plus, she stubborn.All women good for—he don’t finish. He just tuck his chin over the paper like he do. Remind me of Pa.” (23)2 The referred incident proves the complexity of the Celie’s mind because she is found the extreme cruel as well as a‘loving foe ' for different men. Sometimes, sheconverts herself into beast and tries to seek the revenge on society.
Mallard encounters an epiphany that can possibly change her life and bring her a gigantic bliss; Grierson once more, sinks into franticness and wretchedness and executes the man she adored. Mallard in this context, resembles a champion; Grierson is pitiable. Therefore, despite the
At the end of the book, readers could learn that pride and revenge will bring a person nothing but trouble. In the beginning, Miss Havisham had a consuming desire to avenge her broken heart by breaking every male’s heart through her beautiful adopted daughter, Estella. However, her idea of revenge did not only affect the male sex she loathed, but her Estella as well. Although her intent for Estella was to save her from a misery like her own, Miss Havisham admits in chapter forty-nine that she “stole her heart away and put ice in its place.” Also, Miss Havisham regrets her actions even more when she realizes that she had hurt Pip the way Compeyson had hurt her, making her gain nothing but a heavy heart and shame. Nevertheless, Dickens also illustrates how pride could affect a person greatly through Pip.