They use it to try to gain some sense of control over someone else, but the results are destructive for them and the other person. Both of the characters also have minor differences. Mayella is abused by her father sexually and physically while Curley 's wife is not abused as much but more neglected in a way. Mainly, the two characters are more similar than different. These similarities and differences help bring out the role of the two characters in their respective novels, to expose the isolation of certain members of society and the effects it has on them.
The main theme of The Crucible is vengeance. The people of the town of Salem weren’t united. They were distrusted towards each other and disliked each other. The girls began accusing other people they disliked for dealing with witchcraft during the court trials. For example, even though the
The first journal article provides explanations about how the bullying is presented in Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye and how it affects the main character’s to the point she hurt herself to escape from the emotional pain she had to bear. The article shows that the physical and emotional bullying directed towards Elaine comes from the fact that she was different form her other friends, who mostly came from strongly dominant patriarchal families. She dressed and acted differently for her father gave her freedom to do and wear what she wanted. Thus, her supposed-to-be best friends forced her to change because they thought Elaine’s behaviour and appearance were not lady-like. The article explained how this act of phsychological bullying affected
From this context in the story, you as the reader can conclude that she probably doesn’t have many friends to keep her company. The fact that she was raped by her own father and still tried to protect him is very disturbing. From this you can infer that she is a weak human being with no social standard for herself. She even blames the crime on an innocent
This is shown by the quote ‘he could, he could have kept her on instead of throwing her out. I call it tough luck’. This quote is saying that Eric doesn’t care about any other women because he is treating them in the wrong type of manner for example ‘he treats them like they are prostitutes or people of the street’. There is another point that stats ‘Changed by the events in the play’. This is shown by the quote ‘I know I’m to blame – and I’m desperately sorry – but I can’t believe – I won’t believe – it’s simply my fault that in the end she had committed suicide hat would be too horrible’.
The imagery of the ‘sour air’ encompassing her represents a miasma of rejection from society, who pressure her to conform to a single way of life. Whilst some say that looking through a Bell Jar gives her a distorted perception of society and the pressure she receives is a fiction of her own imagination, one must look only at her relationship with her mother to realize she is victimized by her harsh society. In specific it reminds us of the toxic environment set up by her mother who tells her "I knew you'd decide to be all right again". It’s shocking to the reader who is able to sympathize with Esther’s clear internal struggles, yet her own mother sees it only as a nuisance. The extended metaphor within this novel and the fragmentary structure we so often see in Plath’s work presents the depth of mental disorder but more importantly brings a harsh light to the society that never understood or even tried
Many feelings were stirred up in me after reading “My Pyramids”, none of them being as strong as hate or as understanding as empathy. I definitely felt a dislike for the narrator because she seemed intolerant, vain, racist, and disturbed. I also felt disgusted when I realized that the narrator seemed to show no regret for her actions at Abu Ghraib. Every time it seemed she felt anything like guilt, she rationalized her actions by comparing them to instances in her childhood or by claiming that the prisoners deserved what was happening to them because of being terrorists, even though most of them were wrongfully imprisoned civilians. Not only did the woman do horrible things to people, she was also a bully as a child.
His fear of losing his reputation led him to destroying his confession documents, which condemned him to his death. Finally, Proctor did not deserve to die. He felt guilt and remorse, a sure sign that he was an honest man, and honest men do not deserve to die. In conclusion, Arthur Miller’s John Proctor is a hero. Proctor trying to explain to that the witch hunts are led by a lovesick girl to an unforgiving crowd exuberates his characteristics as a hero.
Furthermore, the irregularity of Medea’s situation stems from another characteristic of the play. Such feature is the intensity of her revenge. Medea’s reaction to Jason’s betrayal goes above and beyond readers’ expectations. It fixates them in a state of shock and consternation. Medea’s choice of killing her children in her own home is a very heartless, harmful decision that would impose unlimited pain on both her and Jason.
Thus, this theme of light against darkness was seen throughout the entire novel due to various character’s problems with deciding what was good and evil to themselves and to the society. After it was discovered that Hester committed adultery and she was sentenced to her punishment, her beauty almost immediately deteriorated. Her hair was pulled back and hidden under a bonnet unlike its past looseness. The townspeople did not view Hester as an evil person, but her sin made her hide her light from everyone. The sun was used to describe the goodness and pureness a character has.