The children corrupt the system; they take over the reigns and twist the perceptions of their people until they became the ones in control. With a deadly mix of radicalism and hysteria, the once-peaceful village became a nightmare for those who didn 't fit the perfect Puritanical mold. John Proctor is given a disproportionately punishment to his crime — yes, he commits lechery. Yes, he lies to his community about the affair with Abigail Williams. No individual, however, deserves the suffering these accused witches are forced to experience.
Emily Grierson exhibits bizarre behavior that would cause her to engage in necrophilia. The short story also shows that the townspeople are in denial. Just like Emily Grierson. Emily Grierson's behavior should link her to Homer's disappearance. Yet, the townspeople would not accuse her of doing so because it would contradict her image as a monument.
The villain in Kathryn Stockett’s work, The Help, is Miss Hilly Holbrook. What makes Miss Hilly a villain is that she is controlling and manipulative to everyone, she also does not like the idea of integration, and the last thing that makes Miss Hilly a villain is she is very rude to those around her. Miss Hilly Holbrook is villainous because she controls and manipulates not only her “friends” but also her help and strangers in order to get what she wants. In chapter twenty one Miss Hilly says, “I want that initiative in the newsletter before election time…or I'm calling upstairs, missy” (Stockett, 330). In this particular part of the book Miss Hilly is trying to get Skeeter to put her bathroom initiative in the monthly league newsletter by threatening to call the people in charge of the whole league organization and get her fired.
Adela’s reputation is ruined when the townspeople identify Miss Strangeworth as deceptive. Adela anonymously sent nasty letters to people throughout the town. Miss Strangeworth became sneaky about it as the letters that were written were done on stationary used by many and in a child’s block writing. The act of sending these mean notes became malicious as Miss Strangeworth “had always made a point of mailing her letters very secretly; it would, of course, not have been wise to let anyone see her mail them” (Jackson, 1941, p.172). The perspective of Adela is misleading at the beginning of
Furthermore, she wrongly placed her trust in the wrong people, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse. Her death was a cry for help because she felt lonely, abandoned, and depressed. Her actions were mainly based upon distress of love. Those two people were never there for her and Juliet takes responsibility for her decisions thereafter. Friar Lawrence, Capulet, and Juliet have made unwise choices and behaviors, leaving them at fault for the losses of the houses, Capulet and Montague.
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).
This is an example of Dramatic Irony because the reader already knows that John has confessed to adultery, but Elizabeth doesn't so she lies in hopes of protecting his reputation. Elizabeth's attempt in maintaining John’s Power caused her and John to both have bad reputations, and resulted in John being out on death row. from this, more chaos in the community is created because of more deaths of significant characters, leaving the town to run with orphans and rotting from lack of order. In the text, Irony is used to really create a lot of the conflicts in the
In the short story “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson used several symbols to tell her story about Miss Strangeworth. One of the symbols she used are the letters. The letters symbolize evil, the letters that Miss Strangeworth writes are vividly bitter and very heartless. She writes these letters to try to help and counsel others in her town. Instead of those outcomes, it enraged the town to do more evil to the town.
As he did believe that witches existed, he did not want to accept that they were in Salem. He could not accept it because he could tell that the girls were lying about everything. “I know not what I have said, I may have said it. I have wondered if there be witches in the world although I cannot believe they come among us now.” (Act II, Pg.1279). Because of the intolerance it leads him to take a stand for what he thought was right.
The bloody hand on the Castle is also meant to be a stain on the reputation of the Macbeth and Lady Macbeth; a stain symbolizes their guilty consciences (especially Lady Macbeth’s). But this stain is not only viewed by others, but by the owners themselves. For Lady Macbeth, her guilt slowly begins to prevent her from continuing in the seat of power, as seen by her death a few scenes after the visions of the blood-soaked hands. Blood is also represent the consequences of overreaching ambition as well as evil plans. Both play a role in the degrading of the morality and reputations of the Macbeths.
In the overture of The Crucible, Arthur Miller characterizes the Puritans as hardworking, yet emphasizes their many negative traits to analyze the type of environment necessary to produce mass hysteria. While no one truly knew what the lives of the Puritans were like, the Puritans were feared greatly because their society was seen as "a barbaric frontier inhabited by a sect of fanatics..." Everyone viewed the Puritans as fanatics because they often minded other people 's business. This, consequently, created suspicion, eventually leading to the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch Trials took place during a period of utter fear and chaos, where many were afraid that individuality was on the rise. Miller explains, "The witch-hunt was a perverse
Fern or herself. She is painted as a very restless and willful woman who is appalled by the laws that were set for her by men. Her confusion is seen in the beginning of the article when she reads about Emma Wilson, a member of her town being arrested for wearing men’s clothing, “Now, why this should be an actionable offense is past my finding out, or where’s the harm in it, I am as much at a loss to see” (Parton 1750). The reader is able to see how uncomfortable she is with the fact that this happened to Wilson and that she does not stand for the oppression of herself or the women around her. It is seen very early on that Mrs. Fern is a very non-conservative member of her community and that she yearns to make a change.
Possibility of Evil Theme Miss. Strangeworth has a strange secret. Living on Pleasant Street by herself gives her a lot of time to do what she chooses, but what if she wasn’t the caring old lady people think she was? The Possibility of Evil by Shirley Jackson teaches us to treat others the way you want to be treated because Miss. Strangeworth wrote threatening letters and as a result received letters from the townspeople who also had vandalized her garden in an act of revenge.Some people might interrupt this story to be a karma based tale when it really is about treating people equally.
Rosemary was angry at Adam Susan because she believed he was responsible for her husband’s death. She had to suffer through Mr. Almond’s rage and the fact that the leader didn’t even recognize her because she went all the parties with her husband. He even didn’t remember her face, this drove her into vengeance for her marriage and