The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her. Abigail Williams accused lots of people in Salem, even people with a good reputation and good souls; she wanted to save herself so she did wrong things. In act III, she pretend that she was possessed by Mary Warren, repeating everything Mary said. How we can see, she was not a sane woman; after being the good niece from Reverend Parris to being a horrible and pitiless woman. She started the rumors of witchcraft in the whole Salem just to stay with John, doing impossible things to keep herself saved and to keep John.
At that point in time Mary Warren and John Proctor both tried to prove Abigail Williams and the other girls of faking it until, act 4 when she backstabbed John Proctor and made her own claim that John Proctor was satan.”You’re the devil’s man.” (Miller 110). Mary knows what Abigail was always a threat and being on her side was an advantage, John Proctor was foolish for thinking Mary would keep her word and tell on the girls. He out of all people should know how powerful Abigail
After a while, her mother says that Amy has to practice. Because Amy has made up her mind, she refuses to go. To make her mother go away, she decided to bring up something that will deeply disturb her mother. She brings up her mother two dead babies. She says, ‘“You want me to be someone I’m not!” I sobbed.
Realizing something is not right, Gervayse tried to stop him, but Alice stayed his hand. His daughter’s willingness and his greed caused him to let Maule hypnotize his daughter. Maule used Alice to find out that the location of the deed will not be revealed until the land has lost all of its value. Seeing that he can get nothing, Maule tells Gervayse to keep the house. Maule uses his power over Alice many times, eventually causing her death by
Motif is shown throughout the novel by the repetition of imagination and fear. The author Ammaniti uses contrast between Antonio Natale and Michele Amitrano through personalities, and the child world and adult world through challenges and obstacles. Contrast between Antonio and Michele is evident when Antonio demands Barbara Mura to show her genitals, as in Antonio’s perspective she lost the race, not Michele, so she must perform the forfeit. This is because Antonio has something against Barbara, so “his sadistic mind got to work” (page 19) and he decided on her to do something humiliating in front of all the other boys. This impacts the audience as they would feel disgusted with Antonio, and sympathy for Barbara.
In many parts of the novel she is described as a demon child or elf-child. She is mean, obstinate, and has a fierce temper. Hester says, “She is my torture!”(109) Hester is literally saying that Pearl is not only a blessing but also a curse. Pearl is often evil to everyone even to her mother, but was this Pearls nature, or was it just a reaction of her being isolated and looked down since childhood? The author says, “But Pearl, who was a dauntless child, after frowning, stamping her foot, and shaking her little hand with a variety of threatening gestures, suddenly made a rush at the knot of her enemies, and put them all to flight.”(98-99) Pearl is evil to other kids, she tortures animals, she is a symbol of
The villain in Kathryn Stockett’s work, The Help, is Miss Hilly Holbrook. What makes Miss Hilly a villain is that she is controlling and manipulative to everyone, she also does not like the idea of integration, and the last thing that makes Miss Hilly a villain is she is very rude to those around her. Miss Hilly Holbrook is villainous because she controls and manipulates not only her “friends” but also her help and strangers in order to get what she wants. In chapter twenty one Miss Hilly says, “I want that initiative in the newsletter before election time…or I'm calling upstairs, missy” (Stockett, 330). In this particular part of the book Miss Hilly is trying to get Skeeter to put her bathroom initiative in the monthly league newsletter by threatening to call the people in charge of the whole league organization and get her fired.
It also makes her another person who is not at all herself, and forces her to keep her true feelings in her diary. All of the men in Nieve’s life have left her, and it takes a toll on her. This is shown here where Guerra writes, “I learned about jealousy, and about jealousy’s many disguises, about dependency, and tearing apart”(pg.245). The men that have left her, have taught her to not trust them, and that they will always end up leaving. This makes her a hard person to get to know, when she is insecure about how she has been treated in the past.
Finally, Steinbeck dehumanizes Curley by the negative criticism that always pursues her and her loss of identity when accompanying someone or something. This is why she is always commonly known as “Curley’s Wife”, proving that she is an unimportant and insignificant character in this book. Plus, everybody in the book says that Curley’s wife causes trouble for everyone; as George says, “She’s a jail bait all set on the trigger,” (Steinbeck, 49) and is constantly getting blame for all that goes wrong in Soledad; as Candy says, You God damn tramp. You done it, di’n’t you? I s’pose you’re glad.
She also never wanted to be away from my younger sister and me. She wanted to stay close to me and my younger sister. I also felt a massive amount of cognitive dissonance when she came home from wherever she came from and announced that she wanted to be a boy. Her behavior was inconsistent because she never thought or talked to us about being a boy when she was younger. She had always wanted to be a girl, and wanted to be herself before this point in time.