During the play, the witches are commonly referred to as the “weird sister” by the majority of the characters. The witches represent unconscious temptations to evil. The witches cause a lot of mischief and it all stems from their powers, which is the result of their understanding of others weaknesses. Throughout the play, they play MacBeth like professional puppeteers. Shakespeare’s makes the witches seem slightly ridiculous by describing their facial structure such as their beard and bizarre potions.
When thinking of witchcraft, one’s mind immediately goes to a woman with green skin, moles, and a pointy nose. Witches stand around a cauldron with their wild hair, summoning spirits or fly around terrorizing those around them. However, as we find out in Arthur Miller’s 1952 play, The Crucible, the accused were anything but. The victims accused of witchcraft within The Crucible were targeted for not fitting the social norms of the time, breaking Puritan code, or posing a threat to someone else. In our world today, we can still see the effects of the Salem Witch trials through accusing those who are on the margins of deeds we don’t want to take responsibility for.
The author, Angela Carter, has asserted that she felt impelled to write "Gothic tales, cruel tales, horror stories, fabulous narratives that deal directly with the imaginary of the unconscious" (Fireworks 132). But Carter did not delimit herself in writing the fairy tales ' new versions from an entirely new perspective. Instead, she has completely recreated them. The stories of the "Bloody Chamber" are written with a dark and sinister beauty. Carter 's writing has an exquisite sensitivity which impregnates every tale with provocative and fragrant sensitive elements.
As for her demons in her life, Dorothy faces her fears of “lions and tigers and bears oh my!” These horrors to Dorothy represent her inner struggles that she is trying to overcome. In addition to these animals, Dorothy’s other evils are the Wicked Witch and the flying monkeys. More specifically, the Wicked Witch represents Mrs. Gilch, the evil woman who tries to take Toto away. Just as the witch says, “I’ll get you and your little dog, too!” Although Dorothy is afraid, she persists despite her fears. Dorothy is able to take care of her fear by throwing water on the Wicked Witch, causing her to melt.
This also reveals the character of the three witches by relating the insane root to how insane and abnormal the witches are. This line also mentions that the root is dug up at night which adds an evil aspect to the scene, and suggests the witches are up to no good. Another example is when the soldiers cut down trees and carry them into battle. The messenger gives this news to Macbeth and he retells the prophecy, “‘Fear not, till Birnam Wood/ Do come to Dunsinane’, and now a wood/ Comes toward Dunsinane.” (V.v.43). After so much death in this play, the trees represent a new beginning that will come with the defeat of Macbeth.
In the story, Cinderella by the Grimm Brothers, the protagonist, Cinderella, endures seemingly unbeatable obstacles on her path to love. The evil stepsisters exemplify a forbidding obstacle that the protagonist of the story must overcome. The constant toxicity and menial tasks that the sisters placed on Cinderella made the task of going to the ball difficult for her. The stepsisters in Cinderella are similar to the green gremlin monsters in the film Destino in that they hinder the progress of the protagonist. The female protagonist in Destino was dancing around when these gremlin monsters ripped away her dress leaving her with a new problem to face.
When they first meet he exclaims “Speak if you can: what are you?” (I.iii.49). This solidifies the witches as supernatural and not a common occurrence in the realm of the play. This again is a trait of a Tragic Hero making Macbeth a prime example. The witches do not only tell Macbeth of the ideas, they also influence him in his decision. Macbeth returns to the witches to see if his fortune has changed but when he arrives the witches create apparitions, one of which tells Macbeth “None of woman born shall harm Macbeth” (IV.i.86-87).
Firstly, the witches appear unnatural as they speak with strange paradoxes, which confuses Macbeth since he call them “imperfect speakers”. Furthermore, they end their first apparition saying “Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air” as they talk about the Great Chain of Being, and say that everything natural is good and the unnatural things are bad. Moreover, Banquo think that they are unnatural “You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so”. Secondly, the hallucinations always happened when he is going to do, or that have just done something that destroyed the Great Chain of Being, the first hallucination is the dagger that he see in the air few minutes before kill the king “is this a dagger, which I see before me”, furthermore, the dagger is cover with blood, which represent the blood that is going to be in their hands all the play.
The disconnect between the behaviors of the Queen and the mother relate to how people believe how a Queen and a mother should act. These types of people must act kind and sweet while in the classic tales they represent the antagonistic force. Disney changed the title of the evil character to a witch because witches are known as evil people. This notion described a decision made in Snow White; when attempting to kill Snow White, the evil stepmother disguised herself as a witch.
Readers get some background information about him and what type of prince he is (eg) . With Ellen’s dislikeable attitude towards Poppy, she still offers and insists to help Ellen break out of the evil magic deal, which is an expected Cinderella-like behavior. Prince Christian is the one who suggests that Poppy should take Ellen’s place because she knows her way around breaking spells (again suggesting that Christian was smart-risking a girl he likes and puts his trust in her). Poppy willingly takes Ellen’s place knowing there can be big consequences that can happen to her if Corley finds out. This fairy tale has Cinderella being played as a pawn in a dark magical plan from her evil godmother, an element not commonly seen in such fairytales .Poppy’s real maturity is shown at the end when her actual age is revealed - 16 years old.