Abigail is most likely the epitome of crazy. In the beginning of the play, she commits actions in the woods that are beyond suspicious. She was kicked out of the Procor house by Elizabeth due to suspicion of Adultery, and she is constantly lying profusely to cover herself up. Abigail is to blame for Salem's problems because she’s the one who accused everyone of witchcraft, including Elizabeth. By spilling all these accusations, Abigail turned Salem into a boiling pot of rumor and hatred.
Specifically, her hostility is revealed as she explains that “Abigail brings the other girls into the court, and where she walks the crowd will part like the sea for Israel. And folks are brought before them, and if they scream and howl and fall to the floor-the person’s clapped in the jail for bewitchin’ them” (Miller 50). Elizabeth clouds her own personal problems with ways to destroy Abigail, in leid of working on her family and marriage. This is used as a coping mechanism to temporarily rid herself of the terrifying thing that is life, and focus her energy on something unimportant. People belittle others so they don’t have to deal with themselves.
Abigail’s secret of faking being bewitched in court was finally about to come out. So, in a last second frenzy, she had started to attack Mary Warren to save herself, to which Mary turned on Proctor to save herself. After attempts to save themselves from damnation, characters of the Crucible started acting hysterically as well as pointing fingers at anyone they could, creating a stampede of frenzy and agitation, stomping cold-footed through the pages of the play. Every single character in the play had been affected by the mass hysteria that crept through Salem like a thick fog. Many people - Reverend Parris being a good example - were worried about their reputations, how they would look to the mass’s judging and unforgiving eye.
Creon’s rage is what caused his sister's death, Antigone because he is stubborn when he is mad. Lastly, terror is a big emotion that caused negativity. If Ismene was not scared of Creon and helped bury Polyneices better and would have had a better chance in saving Antigone. Love was a huge emotion in the play Antigone. Antigone’s love for her brother Polyneices led to her being put in jail and led to her killing herself.
Aspect(s) of Interest What I admire about this painting is the title, “Cornelia Presenting Her Children as Treasures”. I am a mother and my daughter means the world to me. There’s no amount of money, gold, or diamonds that could replace her. I admire how the artist, Angelica Kauffman, painted in a way to make the message clear to the viewers. She did not put detail into the background and used light and shading to keep the focus on the mother and children.
Imprisonment and constraint, can be felt in many different scenarios in the passage from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. However, we get these two feelings with a girl who is portrayed as an orphan in this chapter. When being an orphan many feelings can run through a person’s mind, for example abandonment and not feeling loved, or being/feeling trapped. The feeling of imprisonment and constraint in this chapter is expressed through the use of imagery and diction. Imagery is viewed in this chapter in a variety of sentences.
Jane Eyre, in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, is a Victorian era heroine. She does not let any man snare her and dictate her life. From her earlier days at Lowood Institution, to Thornfield, the Manor House, and Ferndean, she leads a life astray from the ways of the patriarchal society, because of her past experiences in the red room at Gateshead Hall. The red room psychologically traps Jane and is an obstacle that she must overcome to escape her snare. As Jane progresses through life - escaping the snare - Bronte shows women that anyone, even Jane, a small and plain woman, can stand up to men and escape the cage the world has enclosed her in.
As the body count gets higher, and Macbeth’s mental state goes awry, the Queen begins to confess to the treachery that she has bestowed onto her husband and the people of the kingdom. Her guilt is coming out in her dreams. She becomes self aware of the risks in her sleep, and in an attempt to save both herself and her beloved husband, she takes her own life in ways unknown. This intense episode of guilt proves that even she, the woman that started the events, knew deep down that her actions were evil and unforgivable. She could not even live with herself knowing that the blood on Macbeth’s hands were also on hers.
To be trapped in one's own mind may be the worst prison imaginable. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper", the narrator of the story is constantly at battle with many different forces, such as John, her husband, the yellow wallpaper that covers the walls of her room, and ultimately herself. Throughout the story the narrator further detaches herself from her life and becomes fixated on the yellow wallpaper that surrounds her in her temporary home, slowly driving her mad. The narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a major and dynamic character as she is the main character of the story, and throughout the story her personality and ways of thinking change drastically. In the beginning of the story, the narrator is tired, yet
In Curly’s wife’s exact words, “ Seems like they ain’t none of them cares how I gotta live⎯ I coulda made somethin’ of myself,” (pg 88). People often made decisions for women, instead of women thinking for themselves. This present day, women are treated more fairly. There is a wide range of jobs open to everyone, and some men might be the ones staying at home watching the kids. Yes, almost 8 decades later, women have a right to talk, and can follow their dreams, without being wrongfully treated for their
It becomes hard to recognize her as the story progresses, sleepwalking through the castle and constantly rubbing her hands as she attempts to remove the innocent blood shed on her hands driven by her guilt-ridden mind. Lady Macbeth is unable to surpass the evil she has set on herself and in the end; the guilt she prayed against became her worst enemies. She was beyond repair and it lead to her suicide. Furthermore, in the yellow wallpaper the protagonist becomes mentally ill for being locked in a room deprived of life. The majority of the story takes place in a room which only induces pain deep within herself evoking negative mental thoughts.
Barbara Leah Harman is the writer behind an analysis on Gaskell’s work that investigates the portrayal of women’s public life in Victorian England. This concept is analysed as it relates to both the historical record as well as the literary record in accordance with several works including North and South. As Harman writes in the beginning of the abstract of her thesis, “In Victorian England, female publicity seems nearly always to have been bad publicity” (Harman 1). Later on in her thesis, Harman develops this point by writing “[Gaskell] investigates both ends of the public/private spectrum: it explores the significance of female public appearance...”. One can identify that the main point that Harman is trying to prove in her essay is this: Participation in public life compromises the clarity of a woman’s position as neutral or disinterested analyst and observer, someone to whom man can turn when he seeks to be guided by “abstract principles of right and wrong.” In the footnotes, the last bit of the thesis is derived from Sarah Lewis’ Women’s Mission.
A girl’s number one role model in her life is her mother. A mother and daughter have an unbreakable bond that they share. So wouldn’t it be the mother’s fault rather than Barbie’s? Martin acknowledges that “...none of the dolls has ever held or will ever hold a candle to as how much power our own mothers’ have to influence on ideas about femaleness, bodies, and power” (1). It’s agreeable to many people that a young girl will look up to her mother more than a plastic doll.