Proctor tries to force Mary to tell the truth about Abigail and Mary responds with, “She’ll kill me for sayin’ that”. (Miller, 1180). She fears Abigail and therefore will not testify against them because she knows they will turn on her. Abigail at one point even turns on Mary and accuses her. Abigail’s lies carry her through the entire trial and allows her to put several people to death because the court believes her.
In the play Abby tries to do witchcraft to kill John Proctor's wife Elizabeth. She almost gets caught doing it so she accuses many people of bewitching her and got many people hanged. She accuses Elizabeth of bewitching her to kill her. The court will not kill her because she is pregnant but John Procter ends up being hanged because he was accused. In the play Elizabeth the example of good.
Agostino Tassi denies everything and accuses Artemisia Gentileschi of having intercourse with his friend. After 8 months, Agostino Tassi is released from prison and eventually comes back working for Artemisia’s father (Guerrilla Girls). This has caused trauma to Artemisia that leads to creating impact on her paintings (Christiansen & Mann 310). People assume that Artemisia uses her paintings to seek “revenge to her rapist” as a victim of injustice (Garrard 279). The painting is not only about her rapist but also as an act of “rebellious, antisocial instincts” because instead of getting help from the law, she is questioned and tortured to prove that she is telling the truth
Just because a woman goes against what their husband 's or anyone in their family believe to being incorrect should not justify them to becoming horribly disfigured. Similarily, further into the novel the Pross story resonated deep into my mind. According to Nicholas D. Kristof, one of the authors of Half the Sky, Pross was kidnapped at the “thirteen” (11) and sold to “a brothel in Cambodia.” When Pross wanted to fight back and escape her situation, the “female brothel owner” punished her by taking one of her eyeballs out with a “metal rod.” The heartbreaking story of Pross is one of the many ways the individuals at a brothel break “the spirits of the young girls” (10). Kristof explains that the way the brothel business is able to thrive is by using the methods of raping, threating, violence, and embarrassing them to use these young girls for their sick desires. Once the girls spirit is completely destroyed this allows the individuals running the brothel to control the girls to the fullest.
Hollandsworth creates a feeling of fear by talking about the murder of JonBenet Ramsey by providing the opinion of Stacy Dittrich, a former detective, to explain the possible killer of Ramsey was a pedophile and goes on to talk about the real possibility of the girls being stalked at pageants (492). Hollandsworth creates fear when he provides a testimony from Brooke Breedwell, a beauty pageant contestant during the time of Ramsey, which describes her fear of being targeted by the same killer of Ramsey (492). This us of the scare tactic takes away from the argument because Hollandsworth is trying to get the reader emotionally involved. Additionally Hollandsworth indirectly uses hasty generalization when he uses a quote from Deborah Tolman, a professor at Hunter College and author of Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about Sexuality: “no one wants to deal with the bigger picture, which is the day-to-day sexualization of all our daughter” (494). Here, it makes the assumption that everyone feels that his or her daughter is being
She is denied to go to school, because according to her stepfather, she is ‘too dumb to keep going to school’ (CP 9). She is repeatedly raped by him and becomes pregnant twice, but the babies are taken away from her. Celie becomes a mother of two children born of incestuous union but they are sold by Alphonso for monetary benefit. Celie’s life is the representation of the female slaves whose children were forcefully taken away by the slave masters who enjoyed the financial gain by selling children. Celie mingles her physical suffering with the psychological torture through many letters that she writes to God and her sister.
Abigail’s affair with John Proctor, which had ended seven months previous to the beginning of the play, causes her to be blinded by desire. She uses the witch trials to get revenge on anyone she wants, but her main target is to kill Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife. Abigail bullies girls in her town to be loyal to her, while she feels no loyalty towards them. One of the girls Abigail bullies is Mary Warren, a servant of the Proctor’s. Mary tries to stand up to Abigail and tell everyone it’s all a lie, however, when Abigail threatens her of witchcraft, she gives up and joins Abigail again.
Human trafficking was a major problem in this book. Researching human trafficking can further all evidence and information on the topic which the books had multiple points to emphasize on . Patricia Mccormick writes sold to inform people about the experiences of others lives and the way they are living with this happening to them or have happened . Her personal trials have taken an emotional route to connect with Lakshmi or some of the young girls she has visited previously. This essay is important because it talks and highlights very key points on Human trafficking and how it affects women and the society as a
“Now look you… I will come to you in the black of some terrible night… bring a reckoning that will shudder you… I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down”. In order to save herself she did extreme things; she made people fear of her, that way people would obey. In act II, she accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchery; she said that Elizabeth used poppets to damage her. Abagail Williams had a horrible obsession with John Proctor; she invented false testimonies in order to keep away Elizabeth form John. The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her.
Carol continuously goes back to meet with John alone in his office even after she filed the accusations against him. If a woman has been sexually harassed or especially “raped” you would not think that she would continue to put herself in the situation that she was in when it first occurred. It is as if Carol persistently goes back to meet with John alone in order to collect more “evidence” that she can contort to match her accusation of rape or even to go as far as pushing him to actually commit the crime that he is being accused of. Throughout the play, Carol seemed to almost want John to actually sexually assault or even go as far as rape her like in her accusations. In Act 3, Carol takes provoking John to a new level when she overhears a phone call he has with his wife and then tells him “Don’t call your wife baby” (Mamet 54).