But once the extraneous factors are stripped away, the evidence is clear. The witches serve only to mislead Macbeth; the seeds of evil festered inside him long before he encountered the witches, as is clear by his response to their prophecy of his kingship. Lady Macbeth is only involved in the first act of evil. Macbeth becomes a true tyrant without her involvement. She is merely giving him a push in a direction he already dreams of going.
Mistakes were made after Reverend Hale said,”When you were with the devil who did you see with him”(1-143.144). At this point, Abigail William is speechless, but then she starts to blame people. Also it doesn’t matter what Abigail says, because she is a witness of witchcraft, so she will save her own tail besides saving others. Reverend Hale is asking specific questions, forcing Abigail to lie. This is wrong because Reverend Hale is refueling Abigail Williams thought process with lies.
The angels were forever pointing at it! The devil knew it well, and fretted continually with the touch of his burning finger! But he hid it cunningly from men, and walked among you with mien spirit, He bids you look again at Hester’s Scarlett Letter! What he bears on his own chest,” (Hawthorne 174). From these final words Dimmesdale then passes away while on the scaffold.
Also, there was no evidence that shows the two even knew each other before the trials happened (Beatrice). Going back to the play two of the main reasons Proctor is accused or brought to attention in the court was because of the affair, and on how outspoken he was about the girls being frauds. We know already that the affair is not true, but being outspoken was nothing new for John. After John beat his servant Mary Warren and dragged her to the court, to tell the truth, she turned against him and accused him of being the man with the devil's book (Beatrice). Shortly after that, John was hanged (Beatrice).
man. This conflict is an external problem. The main issue is that Chillingworth tortures Dimmesdale because he suspects that Dimmesdale was the one that committed the sin along side of Hester. When the people think that Dimmesdale is sick it’s because he is just so righteous but it’s mainly because of the fact that his secret is being tortured and pulled out of him, by Roger Chillingworth. Also another problem of man vs. Man is Pearl and Hester.
Catherine’s marriage to Edgar Linton is a turning point. Normally, it must be a marriage of happy ending, however, it represents the repression of Heathcliff and makes him an embedded of revenge. He becomes an outcome of everything he has encountered. People which are not abondend by social conventions are always shown as monsters ,as for instance, In Marry Shelley’s Frankenstein, the inability of the monster to unite with his creator makes him a threaten to humanity. Moreover, the protagonists, Heathcliff and Catherine, are happy when they do not follow the conventions of the society ,however, they were oppressed when they follow them.
While both Homer and Atwood portray the Sirens in comparable ways, they have differing attitudes toward escaping and the song itself. Odysseus became the first mortal in telling the story of the Sirens and this fact contrasts the poem, “Siren Song,” because it states that the song always works and the sailors will always die but in this case that did not happen. This shows that the song can manipulate people, but it can also be resisted. Through the use of tone, point of view, diction, imagery, allusion, and enjambment the Sirens were portrayed differently and similarly in a series of
For a large part of the plot, Chillingworth pursues the father of Pearl, in order to cause the man pain and suffering for his sin. As the antagonist of the novel and the representation of the Devil, Chillingworth’s motives and methods seem more Gothic than Transcendental, but one must keep in mind that the American Gothic tradition and Transcendentalism both represent different paths to discover truth. Continually tortured by Chillingworth as well as his own lies (until the resolution of The Scarlet Letter), Dimmesdale cannot decide whether to continue to lie about his relationship with Hester Prynne and Pearl, or to tell the truth. This internal turmoil manifests itself in Dimmesdale’s sickly countenance. In contrast, Pearl remains completely satisfied and full of vitality because she represents the truth.
In the play the Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor is married to John, she knows that he had a relationship with Abigail. She knows that he ended the relationship with Abigail and is adamant about making things right with her, his wife. Abigail knows this and wants John to want her again so she has devised a plan that will not only get rid of Elizabeth but anyone else that she has beef with. Abigail’s ambition causes many people to be killed in the name of witchcraft. Abigail lists off people to Reverend Hale a specialist in demonology that she’s supposedly seen dancing with “the devil” Abigail is also one of the jury in the courthouse.
In The Visit, Friedrich Dürrenmatt uses his character Claire Zachanassian as the driving force of the play. Claire 's revenge might seem unconventional, however, her principles are horrendously fair: she sentences punishments just for the crime. Dürrenmatt 's tragicomedy uses aspects of Greek tragedy such as the use Deus ex-machina in Claire 's character and uses this to show the complexity of a single character portraying both savior and punisher. Claire is introduced in Act I with an abrupt entrance by pulling the energy brake on her arriving train. This action rattles the townspeople and catches them off guard, foreshadowing the unsettling impact of her visit.