Towards the end of The Crucible, Proctor shames himself and confesses of having affair with Abigail. Abigail denies John’s words and says “If I must answer that, I will leave and I will not come back again” (pg. 1207) because she knows that if she confesses now all the work she has put on the line will be done all for nothing, and will make her look more like a fool than she ever was. This quote indicates that Abigail Williams is a selfish antagonist because she is lying about something that is clearly noticeable. Some people may argue that Abigail isn’t the only one to blame, as in there are many others to blame for the loss of many lives.
Mary believed that she could not; on her own ask for forgiveness of sins from the priest because she lacked adult vocabulary. She had committed a cardinal sin by having an affair with Graham she stole her happiness and killed her conscience by not coming to church for forgiveness of adultery. Mary as the rising action reaches its end goes through major changes in her life. She challenged Bernie’s advice which was that it was good decision for her to commit adultery, in response to Nick`s deeds. Mary’s decision to be against her friend’s advice forms part of physical conflict.
Consequently, they vocalized their opinions to Creon; making him short-tempered and depressed. He soon gave into peer pressure along with anger and introduced an alternative punishment for the two sisters. Creon said, “Oh, it is hard to give in! But it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.” Though he tried to make a change, in the end he was still unhappy because his wife and son died. Ismene would not be punished since she did not commit the crime and Antigone received banishment to a small cell as an alternative to death.
Her lie then backfires; she tells the court that John never had any relations with Abigail after John had already confessed to his sin. She takes blame for the affair when she tells the court “...But in my sickness...I were a long time sick...I thought I saw my husband somewhat turning from me...” (1260). This change could be for better or worse, better because she became a more loving, understanding wife but for worse because she takes the blame for something that a woman should never take blame for because it was the man’s choice to
Desdemona’s father states that he should kill her for her disloyalty from getting married without his permission. The secret marriage deeply wounds her father to the point that he has the right to kill her. She is sacrificing her life for her love of Othello; the implications of this show how deep the love of the two love birds runs. Even though her betrayal is unforgivable, her father decides that her death would be undesirable blood on his hands, therefore, Desdemona’s act of secrecy taints her image with a seed of doubt. By gaining Othello’s love, Desdemona loses the love of her father and ruins her credibility in his eyes, which causes him to cast her out and exile her from their home.
Abigail Williams will lie about anything to cover up her affair with John Proctor whom she tells, “I know how you clutched by back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I came near” (1.1.548-550). By looking at The Crucible, one can see that Abigail Williams develops the theme of reputation, which is important because people who fear losing their reputation spread hysteria. Reputation motivates Abigail Williams to accuse others of being a witch. Abigail lied to betty and said that she “told [Parris] everything (1.1.442-443); however, she didn’t tell him how she drunk blood to kill Elizabeth. She doesn’t want the other girls to say anything about what happened in the woods.
Once her father hears these accusations, he commands to “let her die” as a result of the crimes she committed (IV.i.163). These incidents in the play illustrate Hero’s sacrifice of her angelic and pure character. Hero does little to convince others of her innocence. Moreover, clinging to the traditional views of women, men are unlikely to listen to what women have to say. Shakespeare portrays women 's ranking in relation to men by illustrating Hero’s great sacrifice, and how her closest mentors refuse to help support her.
He makes it seem like Tom and Myrtle were doing something wrong and disgusting, which they were, but he makes it seem like what they are doing is completely unacceptable. Daisy is also aware of Tom 's choices, yet she chooses not to say anything. Now on the other hand, there is Gatsby and Daisy whose affair is made out to be just two lovers being reunited after a tragic separation. If Tom were aware of their relationship, he would not have the same attitude that Daisy does. He would probably bring it up face to face and say something to Gatsby, then try to hurt him in any way he could.
Ophelia is a clear example of this, she appeared to be crazy to everybody else,but is only misunderstood. After her father’s death, and betrayal from her lover, Hamlet, she did not know how to react and the only answer was to go insane and not be bothered by any more nonsense
Tom, who went away from his mother and sister sees it as a way of getting away from his mother who did not only blame him for not telling them all about Jim (Laura’s suitor) moreover; did not appreciate him despite all he did for their family. Williams writes, “All right, I will! The more you shout about my selfishness to me the quicker I’ll go, and I won’t go to the movies!” (Qtd in Barnet, Burto, and Cain, p.