The witches acted as a catalyst in order to speed up Macbeth’s natural ambition (Kemp 94). This idea is reinforced with their own chant of. “Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair” (1.1.1). Though they seem to be evil, they are in reality not capable of committing such vile crimes themselves, so instead, plant the idea in Macbeth’s head. The witches naturally have a relationship with evil, which Shakespeare portrays throughout the
People can justify their evil by claiming to protect people from others evil. In The Possibility of Evil, Miss Strangeworth’s idealistic evil keeps the townspeople from being happy. Miss Strangeworth’s idea of a utopian society requires that the townspeople are protected from the “possible evil lurking nearby” (Jackson 226), and she does this by writing dishonest letters to the townspeople believing that “the town where she lived hat to be kept clean and sweet” (Jackson 226). However, this causes the townspeople to be miserable because of Miss Strangeworth’s letters, and although people did not show their disdain for Miss Strangeworth at first, they do when they realize that she was the person
Hannah Arendt once said, “There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous”. This quote really helps to grasp the harsh reality of the world Arendt went through because it captures the essence of the fierce criticism she faced. Arendt was a thinker, but her thinking was different which led her to become the face of huge controversy not only in the local community, but among her own people. Arendt’s major focus in her book Eichmann of Jerusalem revolves around a famous concept of hers, the “banality of evil”. The “banality of evil” lies in Hannah Arendt’s belief that Eichmann was not thinking and was merely following the commands of his superior.
She starts accusing people that she doesn’t like of practicing witchcraft, including Elizabeth Proctor. Elizabeth Proctor is John Proctor’s wife, and Abigail doesn 't like her because she wants to be with John, who she had an affair with. Abigail thinks that by accusing Elizabeth of witchcraft Elizabeth will be killed and then she can finally be with John. During these witch trials, many other people were accused and blamed for things that they did not do. It was mostly because of Abigail and her friends were lying about innocent people doing witchcraft.
Since the beginning of the play she has been notorious because of the village rumors about her provocative and quite manipulative behavior. She is not just jealous of Elizabeth Proctor - she is also mad at her and the whole village for “blackening her name” (Miller 23) and “telling lies” (Miller 24) about her. While some of those rumors subsequently turned out to be true, the society had still failed to fulfill its one and most important function - to protect its members. Instead, people put a label on a person they barely tried to understand, thus leaving Abigail with nothing more than a self-fulfilling prophecy. Well observed in our reality as well, this phenomenon has to do with trying to force a certain individual into a stereotype which in the long term might result in this person subconsciously “living up” to those statements i.e.
The Salem Witch Trials, as portrayed by The Crucible, were a terrifying and confusing time. It’s hard to say who caused this whole debacle, but it was most likely Abigail Williams. Because of her lies about her involvement with the girls in the forest, or her blatant manipulation of others to pull blame off of herself and onto other. Because of this, and her treachery, the Salem Witch Trials spiralled into the chaos that it is known for today. Without her, the Salem Witch Trials may have been less horrifying than it is known for today, and the town better off.
The themes taken up in Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Much Madness is Divinest Sense,” are those of sanity, insanity, and rebellion. For instance, many of Dickinson’s poems reflect her own feelings and moods towards the society she lives in. According to critic Joyce Hart, “Dickinson writes that the majority defines the term ‘madness’ and judges it to be wrong. The majority dictates the rules, and those rules demand conformity. To go against the majority means the perpetrator with be punished.” By using a paradox, and the inversion of this paradox, connotation, and denotation, Dickinson is able to show the fact that people who are mad may actually be the people who have any sort of sense and challenges the constructs of the society she lives in.
He appears to be amazed but also shocked that Goody is a witch and felt hurt because he trusted Cloyse his faith when he was young. Cloyse symbolizes untrustworthy. She also represents people or loved ones that cannot be truthful. Meaning that they are evil the whole time and if the person followed him or her and realized he or she have a hidden darker path, the person who followed is going to be heartbroken. And there people everywhere who can have an evil path they take.
“Judith and Holofernes” reflected the darkness of psychological through the female since she had had to call the servant prepared a bag for her plan. It shows out the malignity of women that they are full of calculation and good in deceit, which is a way to reduce the female image. “Salome with the Head of John the Baptist” had also been a bloody artwork. It showed the severed head in the painting which gave the audience a terrible and uncomfortable feeling. The other reasons of Caravaggio showed the horrible scene in the painting
Macbeth won’t do anything that will harm his friend, the King, and Lady Macbeth knows that so she knows what to do, she will make sure that he will go through with the regicide. She manipulates him and tries to put him down when she calls him a “ coward”. She makes him feel bad and guilty