“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
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.
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. they will gradually start behaving the way their peers falsely perceived or accused them of doing. This is also indicative of the indisputable presence of sexism in Salem.
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.”
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.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, who was a famous artist in Baroque period. His life just liked his artworks which were full of dramatic and mysterious. The life of Caravaggio can be divided into 3 periods – the early life and training period 1571-1592, Rome period 1592-1600 and the late period 1600-1610. In this essay, I would like to discuss about the late period (1600-1610) on Caravaggio through his artworks by the elements of light and violence, and the influence to the art world.
She manipulates him and tries to put him down when she calls him a “ coward”. She makes him feel bad and guilty
In the story, “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson uses several symbols to tell her story about Miss Strangeworth. One symbol she uses are the roses, they represent Miss Strangeworth’s purity in a world full of evil. they are her children and see them as incorruptible object. Another symbol she uses are the letters which Miss Strangeworth send to the people of her town. They represent Miss Strangeworth’s “beacon of light”into a world consumed in darkness.
The symbols in The Possibility of Evil by Shirley Jackson have figurative meanings to them that depict their role in the story. The flowers symbolize as a loved being for Miss Strangeworth since she takes care of them dearly and protects them from the wickedness in her town. The envelopes symbolize Miss Strangeworth wickedness spreading her cruelty and hurting other people. Miss Strangeworth pretends to be a kind person, but when no one is watching her she depicts the cruelty inside of her showing the possibility of evil inside of everybody. Artists and the writers make these symbols to provide lore and create an expansive world.
Ernest J. Gaines delivers emotional and powerful messages through his novel "A Lesson Before Dying". He speaks of race and injustice in a time where slavery is abolished, but where its victims still suffer as third-class citizens. In doing this, Gaines effectively utilizes multiple stylistic elements that aid to provide deeper meaning and connections. Through the application of similes, imagery and symbolism, a memorable story unfolds.