At the beginning of the trials Mary is on John and Elizabeth’s side in the argument and wants to prove Abigail wrong and to tell the truth about what they did. When Abigail starts repeating everything that Mary says and starts to make her look like she is possessed or is bewitched then it is a different story. Mary soon realizes that if she doesn’t decide to go against the Proctors then Abigail will ruin her and cause her to have to be hung. Mary soon starts to change her story and make false allegations to make herself look better. “I...I cannot tell how, but I did.
We all know peer pressure can make you do things, But Arthur Miller’s The Crucible shows us the extremes of social pressure and how it can make us do things we would never have thought of doing. One of the major themes in The Crucible is that popular belief causes you to act and operate differently than you would normally. Some examples of this is Mary’s behavior, the girls fainting, and Proctors struggle to not confess. One of the main examples of someone giving in to social pressure is when Mary Warren decides to convict Proctor and say he is working with the devil. Under the pressure of the court Mary breaks and says while pointing at proctor “My name, he want my name.
Fear manipulated the society into thinking normal meant good and ‘’deviant’’ meant evil. Waknukians live in a “society of fear’’ which changed people’s characters and resulted in unfortunate events. This is shown when Aunt Harriet came to visit and tried to convince her sister to let her borrow Petra (Emily’s daughter) to get her deviant baby certified, but got denied by Emily (Wyndham 71). The fear of the unknown resulted in family
Loss is a very compelling emotion. It fractures people, dementing their personalities that mirror an alien species. They reek of torment and despair while their flesh bleeds rage and motivation. At the crux of Margaret Atwood’s novel is Iris Chase Griffen, who is depicted as a quiet woman who is forced to grow up without the guidance of a paternal figure and as a result, faces the consequences of manipulation and deception by her arranged husband, Richard Griffen. In The Blind Assassin, Iris Chase Griffen spends the remainder of her life seeking true justice for all the lies that brought the once prospering Chase family to its plundering demise.
Technology brainwashed Mildred and the lack of social skills she contains with others is completely appropriate in her society. Mildred is so fixated with her TV family to the point where she tells Montag she wants him to put in a fourth wall-TV. This is similar to The Handmaid’s Tale, where technology is used only by the regime of Gilead. At the beginning of the novel, Offred explains her fear of being observed at all times, not only by the commander, but by everyone else in the regime. Throughout the article, the readers see that the fear of “the most complete violation of humanity would be the replacement of the human with machine in perfect conformity with the system which created it.”
As Ammu grew older, she “learned to live with this cold, calculating cruelty. She developed a lofty sense of injustice and the mulish, reckless streak that develops in Someone Small who has been bullied all their lives by Someone Big” (TGST 181-82). Her revolt against her father is symbolic of women’s revolt against all patriarchal authorities which dehumanize and devalue women and deny them their proper space. But Ammu is determined and she “did exactly nothing to avoid quarrels and confrontations. In fact it could be argued that she sought them out, perhaps even enjoyed them” (TGST 182).
In addition, they allegedly eat children or babies’ souls and practice witchcraft. I believe people fear these women because they do not behave like the stereotypical or traditional women, and they do very questionable or suspicious things. This benefits people in power because they are able to attain more power in order to protect their civilians from these women. Civilians will most likely believe the people in power because these women are very abnormal and can do harm to the community. The people in power will most likely mistreat the women because that is what the civilians want and think is best.
Bromden states “A former army nurse, Nurse Ratched represents the oppressive mechanization, dehumanization, and emasculation of modern society.” She is the basis of the conflict within the book ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST which involves Randle McMurphy struggles to go against her and the tyranny she imposes upon the mental hospital. This conflict resembles the internal struggle within the Harry Potter films of Harry Potter and Voldemort. Randle P. McMurphy, a criminal sent to a prison instead of a working farm to a mental institute for evaluation of his mental status. However, he decided to go to a psychiatric hospital because going there would be less work than going to the farm. This opportunity arose when he was diagnosed as
Initially she thought she had 3 babies growing in her abdominal cavity and claims that the abdominal pain is the result of quickening and kicking movements of the babies. When family members tried to reason with her, she exhibited aggressive behavior during which she physically assaulted her mother and brothers. However, during most of the recent hospitalization, “U” was convinced that there are a total of 22 fetuses of different sizes growing in different parts of her body, including her head, arms and legs, all of which are producing physical symptoms of pain. She also states that she can see them and hear their voices that are telling her to “take them out” and asking her to feed them. According to “U”, she has given birth twice prior to this, to a girl and a boy and her husband took away both the babies immediately after delivery to keep them away from the evil eye.
Second character discussion: Mama Elena (in comparison to Clara) • Introduce and give a brief summary of the book “Like Water for Chocolate • Esquivel depicts Mama Elena as being very dominate • Read quote: Mama Elena’s husband passes away in the beginning of the novel, the “enormous responsibility of running the ranch” passes on to Mama Elena (Esquivel 6) • In contrast to Clara, Mama Elena is seen as the adversary of the novel; she is very harsh • Similarities: Both have supernatural abilities; • Elena continues to criticize her youngest daughter Tina even after she dies. • Read Quote: In response to a mistake, Mama Elena scold Tita with “Listen to me, Tita. You are trying my patience. I won’t let you start acting crazy. This is the first and the last time for craziness!