How does Arthur Miller represent Abigail in the crucible? Arthur Miller represents Abigail in many different ways in the crucible, using her to show both how bent and cruel the government is, and to demonstrate how one little opportunity to gain power can cause many problems for all others. The main way he does this is through Abigail’s image and feelings he uses her attitude to tell the story in it’s own way. Firstly, he shows her to be a sweet and innocent girl, yet sneaky and unnoticed. Possibly to represent how weak and almost insignificant woman were at the time, and how they would look for ways to gain power or to avoid problems that they caused, while seeming harmless.
Imagine having no option other than breaking the government laws to survive. In the novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, written by Margaret Atwood in the new society, Republic of Gilead, a strict government is established. Offred is ultimately trying to survive with the new laws that were implemented. Therefore, the quest for survival leads to breaking laws as expressed through the tone of Offred, foreshadowing Offred and her daughter attempted escape, and plot twist of Serena Joy. In the novel, Offred is considered a trustworthy person, but throughout the novel, she loses “trust” ordinarily it is emphasized by the tone that she describes her stories because she is trying to survive by breaking laws.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Rebellion; the action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention. The Handmaid’s Tale written by Margaret Atwood is a novel. The novel takes place in Gilead a dystopian society. Everyone in Gilead has an important role to play within the society, however, it seems as if none of the characters seem content with their role, due to the restrictions they face. In the novel, the lack of freedom leads to rebellion as shown by the characterization, interior dialogue, flashbacks, and foreshadowing.
She usually did so by referring to society as “they” and then following with what society expects of a women. Such social constructs, however, are not followed by Emily, and that is her way of rebelling. In the poem “They shut me up in Prose,” Dickinson says “They put me in the Closet—/ Because they likes me “still”—“(Dickinson,3-4). This quote is aimed directly toward society when she used “They” and is talking about how she has been pushed away and frowned upon for not conforming to the traditional womanly tasks. but Emily continued to stand out and be an idol for many women who were afraid to stand for themselves.
The speaker, Emma, seemed very timid and nervous at the beginning of the speech but with focus on the root of the topic she gradually became more assertive when recalling how girls and boys were treated differently growing up. She stated how she was considered “bossy” because she wanted to participate in directing her parents plays but the boys weren’t. She confidently pointed out that unlike most women of the world, her life is “a sheer privilege” because her influences did not limit her from succeeding, despite being a woman. She also reminded us that gender expectations and
This creates sympathy towards Valerie because it makes the reader think whether or not people actually feel for her, or whether if Jessica is trying to be her friends for the kindness of her heart or some teacher told her to. Also, by referring herself as a “big joke”, Valerie also makes the reader question whether people are making fun of her behind her back, eliciting a sympathetic and depressing mood throughout the
Those are often related to friendship and written down directly such as: ‘I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself [about making friends with the wrong sort of wizards]’ (p. 81, l. 31). This is meant for children to know that they should always choose their friends for themselves and not let anyone tell them who they should be friends with. Reading it as an older reader one discovers that there are a lot of hidden messages too. J. K. Rowling criticises a lot of aspects in society. One of the things she adresses is discrimination.
Serena may have weaponized sex against Offred, but she still values it. In the beginning of the novel she defines her relationship with the Commander as, “I’m his mistress...Outside woman” saying that it is her duty to “provide what is otherwise lacking” and calling it an “ignominious position” (Atwood 164). By showing the shame Offred feels about her ignominious position in society, it shows that Serena’s oppression and hate has changed Offred’s opinions on intimacy and sex. Another change within Offred is her expression of emotion with that person. Prior to the revolution Offred had a mutually beneficial and respectful relationship with her husband, Luke.
In the same way the ineffective communication can hinder a relationship, active communication can facilitate a healthy accord. In “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, a secret relationship between Offred and the Commander strengthens bonds and relives Offred of some of the tension she experiences. As a Handmaid, Offred is put into an already compromising position with the Commander 's wife, which she generally ignores. She develops a friendly alliance though Scrabble with a man in which most cases she would despise, and because of this is able to learn things not only of herself, but of her society. Her open communication with the Commander facilitated a connection that otherwise would have been impossible.