Such as Don Crane, or the teenage boy whom she suspected of having sexual relations with his girlfriend. Mrs. Strangeworth's intentions are to protect the townspeople from evil. Which turns out to be very ironic, considering how she had done more harm than good because of her letters. Mrs. Strangeworth’s letters only worsened the recipient's current state of life. They made them feel horrible about how they were living their lives.
Certain crimes such as: Adultery, Murder and Theft, during the Puritan era were always diagnosed as inhumane and ruined a person's reputation, despite any attempt of redemption. Proctor’s crime of adultery is a key element in the starting of the salem witch trials and the devastating end. Proctors situation alternates throughout the novel consistently by other villagers and even Proctor himself. His crime at first is tried to be subdued by himself then it is later used as evidence in a trial and finally it is used as a confession however it ultimately is not believed. To begin Proctor first tries to hide is crime from the other villagers however Abigail seems to want to expose their relationship.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee demonstrates that the world is surrounded with good and evil. Scout, Jem and Dill all start innocent, but when they become aware of the evil from the adult world, it forces them to mature quickly. It makes them realize the truth about life, being that there's good, but also evil. Harper Lee uses prejudices in To Kill A Mockingbird to show the evil in life. She shows this through women not being allowed to take part of the jury, people being judged on their social class or their different lifestyle but the most prominent is racism since the jury convicts Tom for a crime he didn't commit just because he was black.
This displays the greed of society and how they did not wish to look foolish so they made everyone else get ripped off as well. Also in the novel Huck shows up to town disguised as a runaway apprentice he encounters a woman in town. She takes him in and pities him, offering him food and a place to stay that night. Her actions show kindness, but then she speaks of Jim, the runaway slave and how she wishes to catch him for the cash reward. Twain is depicting how immoral people of society are, and oblivious to the fact that
In Stagecoach, the prostitute and outlaw Dallas and Ringo defy society’s definition of what it means to be a “bad guy” versus a “good guy.” Each is a victim of circumstance having lost their families to murderers. Through their actions both together and apart, they prove to be good people. This illustrates that society judges people by their jobs, not by their characters. This shows that the movie makers think civilization is bad. This idea would be popular in 1939 because many people were poor and didn’t want to be defined by their social standing.
She is discriminated against, not only for her race, but for her gender and social status as well. Dealing with all this unfair treatment, she is easily taken advantage of, leading to a desperation for a better life. She craves for a “real house” but, due to her family’s poverty, they are forced to move frequently into dingy apartments. In The House on Mango Street, Cisneros’s use of rhetorical devices like imagery, analogies, and motifs, helps to create the text’s longing tone. The author establishes a contrast between Esperanza’s reality and fantasy through imagery.
After giving birth to her daughter, Diana, Lourdes loses her factory job. She becomes a fichera, a type of prostitute and eventually finds steady work again. Lourdes is able to send money, clothing, and toys to her children in Honduras. Enrique and Belky appreciate the gifts, but there is no alternative for their mother’s presence. Enrique continues to escalate his drug problem until his drug dealer threatens to kill a cousin, so Enrique steals jewelry from his aunt to pay off the debts, but is caught by the police and is thrown out of his home again.
Therefore Fante portrayed these characters as insane throughout Ask the Dust. For instance, Camilla is diagnosed as insane over her rage that she faced trying to find acceptance from Sammy. Camilla who seemed to be stable in the beginning, working as a waitress at her job and being able to challenge Arturo’s insults with thoughts of her own seemed to spiral down as she became stuck between Sammy and Arturo. Struggling with finding success in Los Angeles, Hellfrick is portrayed as a man who just has bad luck. When he goes as far to steal a calf from his mom and kills it, he crosses the line of obsession leaving the city of Los Angeles to drive him insane.
Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences. Nanny attempts to insure a better life for Janie by forcing her to marry Logan Killicks, an old and wealthy man. Blinded by her own dreams, hopes, and desires, Nanny makes many impositions on Janie, “Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20).
When word spreads about the trials and how serious the townspeople are taking the situation, is when people act out in all different ways. Out of fear of being tried for death, the townspeople accuse one another just to save oneself. In the beginning of the play when Hale confronts Tituba she cries frantically and says she does not work for the devil only so she does not die. Tituba is only brought up because of Williams. Williams deceives the court and everyone else so she would not be tried for punishment.