Warren soon regrets her decision and looks to reconcile. The power she holds scares her and she wished to appease her past deeds od accusing anyone and everyone in the town of witchcraft. Mary works for the Proctors, and her ties seem to cause her guilt when she ultimately accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft and attempting to kill her. To rescind her actions Mary states “ Why, I-I think it is mine. [the poppet]” (Miller 75).
Throughout the play, she faces peer pressure, which affects her behavior. Abigail and Mercy quickly silence Mary’s urges to ‘tattle’ in Act I, and Mary is convinced otherwise. Later, Mary goes to court with full intentions of judging people fairly, but realizes they are doing “God’s work.” She begins to justify the hangings. Furthermore, she only tells the truth about the poppet because Proctor pressures her to do so. Once in court, the other girls accuse her of witchcraft, and she quickly changes her mind, pledging her allegiance to God, and calling Proctor the Devil’s man.
The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her. Abigail Williams accused lots of people in Salem, even people with a good reputation and good souls; she wanted to save herself so she did wrong things. In act III, she pretend that she was possessed by Mary Warren, repeating everything Mary said. How we can see, she was not a sane woman; after being the good niece from Reverend Parris to being a horrible and pitiless woman. She started the rumors of witchcraft in the whole Salem just to stay with John, doing impossible things to keep herself saved and to keep John.
“There is a lot of talk these days about dysfunctional families. These are families that simply don't work, that are troubled in one way or the other. They do more harm than good, we are told, and they are a blight on our time. From all the hype about families lately, one might think they are a fairly new thing.” This quote from The All Too Human gods, written by Rebecca Christian and Linda Mazunik, an elucidative piece about the Greek and roman gods being a dysfunctional family shows that even the best of people can be imperfect. The theme in this expository piece is that no one is perfect.
Ancient Greek women had a specific role in society. They were expected to be housewives and produce children. Women were regarded as stupid and vain. Men thought that they needed to take care of women, or else they would die or do ridiculous things. Several myths about human women display the underlying feelings that Greek men held.
However, when she asked by Mr. Proctor to tell the truth about the poppet, she adamantly says that she cannot because she fears the girls will turn on her. When she does have a change of heart and is put in front of the courts, she shows her weak side and you can see her confidence wane. “Mary Warren, very faintly: No, sir. Hathorne, with a gleam of victory: And yet, when people accused of witchery confronted you in court, you would faint, saying their spirits came out of their bodies and choked you - Mary Warren: That were pretense, sir. Danforth: I cannot hear you.
Orleanna says, "To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know" (385). Adah says, about her mother, "...she constantly addresses the ground under her feet. Asking forgiveness. Owning, disowning, recanting, recharting a hateful course of events to make sense of her own complicity. We all are, I suppose.
She says “Heavenly Father, take away this shadow” (McDougal Little Page 189). She says this in the court room because she is trying to divert the court from listening to any accusations pointed towards her. Abigail and The Girls could be described as “a pack of pretentious girls” (Bhatia Page 1). This statement reveals the girls true identity; they are only putting on a front. Lastly Dramatic irony took place in some of the character’s sworn word.
As Aeneas’ main antagonist, she is first introduced as embittered by a “sharp / and savage hurt, [that] had not yet left her spirit.” (Book I, 39-40). The goddess hates the Trojans because of the judgment of Paris and Jupiter’s ravishment of Ganymede, and she is determined to stop Aeneas from founding Rome. Virgil’s use of “savage” when presenting Juno reflects the unruliness of her emotions and how they have plagued her spirit and mind. Controlled by her passions, Juno’s first act in the Aeneid is the introduction of an element of disorder that serves as the contrast to politics: “Then- burning, pondering- the goddess reaches / Aeolia…’Hammer your friends to fury / and ruin their swamped ships…” (Book I, 75-101). The imagery of Juno “burning, pondering” brings about a symbolism of her emotions as an uncontrolled fire that pushes her to hinder Rome’s imperial future.
So speak utterly, Tituba, turn your back on him and face God- face God, Tituba, and God will protect you” (Miller 44, Act 1). Tituba, the lowest of the low, has her status temporarily elevated because of the witch trials. Normally, she is the one told what to do and told to obey; now, however, she has the power of life and death over others. With the “good” power and the “bad” power being displayed in the town of Salem, times got very puzzling for the court and
Lady Macbeth has read the letter about Macbeth 's meeting with the witches and believes that her husband doesn 't contain the evilness to murder Duncan. She then takes things into her own hands, calling out to the spirits for strength. In contrast to many characters of her time, Lady Macbeth was a strong and commanding woman. Starting in the beginning, Lady Macbeth says “unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe topful of direst cruelty!”. It seems that she believes that the only way to become evil and heartless, is to strip herself of femininity.
3. Many Greek mythological figures were characterized as the children of gods and mortals and they were known as “demigods.” 4. Zeus’s wife Hera became angry, when she learned of the baby born to a mortal woman. 5. Zeus named his son Heracles (“glory of Hera”) but the jealous queen of the gods hated her namesake.
“For the horrors of troy when they are the guilty ones they who destroy”(lines 30-33).Why this is relevant in our society is because people be like Eris. Because she blamed the Gods and Goddesses for her doing. Or like the “From Black Ships” “Eris,the goddess of discord, had been left out because wherever she went she brought trouble with her.” (paragraph 2).Where they didn 't invite her only because she is the goddess of discord. And that 's how people act just cause they don 't like someone or they bring a childish fight doesn 't mean they can not come. “Let us not dwell on things that are past”(lines 52-53).
Religion and Mythology in Ancient Greece were looked upon with the highest importance, the Greek myths and tales of religion explained the unexplainable, gave reason to live and a sense of stability to a community. Ancient Greek myths can make the protagonist or other main character a role model in the way that they author writes them. The reader can also obtain life lessons from the myth or legend. A worthy instance of this is the Ancient Greek god Apollo, who is a wealthy king a, affectionate father, a dependable son, the founder of sports and music. Apollo is a good role model for people who grow up reading a myth or myths with Apollo in it.