All characters in the crucible are puritans, which means that they are religious and they often attributed frightening occurrences to devil’s work, but Miss Putnam is the most pious puritan in this book. When Betty blacked out, Mrs. Putnam simply concludes that Betty is bewitched and cannot hear Lord’s name without pain, while Rebecca Nurse thinks that it is a normal disease that a child gets. Mrs. Putnam’s seven babies all died without any apparent reason. Convinced that someone used witchcraft to kill her babies, Mrs. Putnam sent Ruth to Tituba to contact the sprits of her dead children to find out who killed her babies. She doesn’t mean to harm anybody; she just wants to find out the reason why her babies have been dying.
Eugenia Collier the author of the short story ‘Marigolds’ uses tone and diction to set a feeling of transitioning from a little child from an impoverished little town to another person who showed compassion. One example of the author using tone and diction to create a voice is on page 18, paragraph 19, “...we made up tales that we half believed ourselves about her exploits.”. In this quotation she has the tone and diction of a little child. She is making fun of Miss Lottie, a old woman who grew marigolds in her front yard that she and her brother and friends made fun of and ruined. Another example of the author using tone and diction to create a voice is on page 19, paragraph 24, “I just stood there peering through the bushes, torn between
The nuns who were present at her death testified that a luscious, paradisiacal scent emanated from her body, and later, when one of her confessors ordered her grave there to be opened, her body was still intact and redolent of lilies. The confessor severed various parts of her body to be distributed among her powerful admirers, and her cult spread rapidly throughout Spain. One of her hands ended up with Generalissimo Franco, leader of Spain, who kept it by his bed until his death in 1975. Teresa of Avila was beatified in 1614 and canonized in 1622 (along with Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier and Philip Neri, and was one of the first two women to be named a Doctor of the Church, by Pope Paul VI in 1970 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Mystical Theology and Christian
Even going as far as to use The Puritan church, The Puritan people, and The Puritan religion, to help prove his point. His own grandfather was involved in the 1692 Salem Witch Trials as a judge, and wrote The Scarlet Letter and The Crusival in honor of his grandfather. Nathaniel Hawthorne put a lot of thought into each of his novels carefully planning were hypocrisy would be used. Therefore, he emphasized The Puritan people's hypocrisy because they were the most hypocritical of all the characters. Hypocrisy played the biggest role in The Scarlet Letter defining each character's qualities, exposing each of their sins, and informing the character of the corrupt
She predicted the Spanish Armada, the Great Plague, and some assume the internet: “around the world thoughts shall fly in the twinkling of an eye.” For her sake, Mother Shipton died a normal death and was said to be buried on unholy ground near the outer edges of York in 1561. The Salem Witch Trials started in the spring of 1692, after a group of young girls in Salem, a village in Massachusetts, were said to be possessed by the devil and a few women were accused of witchcraft. Hysteria spread through colonial Massachusetts to the extent a special court was opened to hear the cases. Bridget Bishop was the first witch hung.
Betty said “I saw George Jacobs with the Devil! I saw Goody Howe with the Devil”(45), despite whether they were innocent are not. The quote shows that Abigail could tell the girls anything and they would say or do it, even if it meant accusing innocent people. In Act 3, the narrator says “she [Abigail] and all the girls ran to one wall, shielding their eyes and now as though concerned, they let out a gigantic scream”(109). The quote shows how much influence Abigail had over the girls, enough to make them act in ridiculous ways, similar to McCarthy 's impact on the government and how much power he had and in this way, Miller used Betty as an allegory for the government under McCarthy’s
And demandin’ of her how she come to be so stabbed, she testify it were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in”(202). Abigail Williams stabs herself with a pin and plants a poppet in Elizabeth Proctors home with a pin stuck in it. She accuses Elizabeth of using witchcraft to stab her. The court sees this spectical evidence and says it is enough to convict Elizabeth. Just like in Block’s cartoon “Important Evidence” just an accusation with no supported evidence can convict the innocent.
By contemporary standards, the Grimms’ original stories are packed with violence and sex: “The Juniper Tree” features a stepmother killing her stepson and serving him to his father for stew, and “Darling Roland” features a mother-to-daughter axe murder.” And he also said,“The Cinderella story itself is about a maiden’s virginity, represented by the glass slipper. In the story, Cinderella is the most sacred maiden in the land and it is clear she is a virgin. The shoe is too tight for any other girl except Cinderella to wear. When the stepmother breaks one of the slippers, it suggests the breaking of the hymen.
Jane Toppan as a Poisonous Nursemaid Jane Toppan used Morphine and atropine which she mixed up in a glass with some splash of mineral water. This became her favorite methods of snuffing out the lives of many people including patients, friends, coworkers as well as own foster sister inwards as well as Victorian Massachusetts’s bedrooms. At the same time, Jack Ripper was disemboweling streetwalkers in White chapel while Lizzie Borden was hacking up her parents in Fall River. Toppan carried on with her quieter rampage which made her to killing more people than the two combined.
So it had to be Gretel’s heart to complete the potion. Then the witch hunters fought the Grand Witch, but Hansel was stabbed excruciatingly and fainted, then Gretel was kidnapped by Muriel, the evil Grand Witch. Hansel woke up and was healed by Mina, but Hansel then realized that she was a witch because his wound healed fast. But Mina corrected him that she was a good, white
In like manner, the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston can be closely associated with Mr. Foster’s “quest formula”. The novel revolves around a main character named Janie who, since a young girl, has always wanted to find true love after witnessing a bee pollinating a pear tree. With only her grandmother as her family, she married twice, Logan Killicks and Joe Starks, before she found a man that made her happy. During unexpected circumstances, Janie had to kill Tea Cake and return to her previous home, where she rationalizes that Tea Cake gave her what she wanted the most, freedom and free will, and finally finds her peace of mind.
Also, a reason why storytellers chose to put Lavinia in a wedding dress at her execution was becuase wedding dresses in the western culture are seen as a representation of innocence and purity. Lavinia’s choice to wear a white wedding dress to her execution represents the willingness to cover her impurities with something that is normally seen as pure. Some versions of the legend mention Lavinia’s refusal to speak to the priest and her famous last words: “If any of you have a message to give the devil, give it to me quick I 'm about to meet him!” Also, insinuate her affiliation with the
Joan of Arc is considered to be a heroine of France for her part to play in the Lancastrian Phase of the Hundred Year War. She was also canonised as a Roman Catholic Saint. Joan of Arc was born to a peasant famiy named Jacques and Isabelle d’Arc at Dorémy in north-east France. Joan of Arc said she had visions of the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine telling her to support Charles VII in recovering France from English domination late in the Hundred Year War. Charles VII sent Joan of Arc to the siege of Orléans as a relief mission.
Mary Tudor was the sister of Queen Elizabeth I of England, the two daughters of Henry VIII. Mary father was “King Henry VIII” he had six marriages and the role he had put through was seperated by the Church of England from the Roman Catholic
Now that one knows what she was and was not, one can really begin to look deeper still into the roles she had played. Pt. II : The Duality of the Flapper “ ‘If your mother caught us at this, we 'd certainly get our come-uppance!’ and Eunice became maternal, scrambled a terrifying number of eggs for them, kissed Babbitt on the ear, and in the voice of a brooding abbess marveled, ‘It beats the devil why feminists like me still go on nursing these men!’ ”