In the play Abigail only cares about herself and what she can do to protect herself. When the girls talk in Betty’s room and Mary shows weakness and wants to tell everyone about what they did in the forest, Abigail gets really angry. She threatens the girls and is not afraid to show what she is willing to do. “Now look you. All of you.
The lies that are told shifts the belief of who knows witchcraft,(comma?) and Abigail Williams uses those lies to gain influence over other people. Two of the people who Abigail has the greatest influence over are Elizabeth Proctor and Tituba. The first person who Abigail has the greatest influence over is Elizabeth Proctor. One reason why Abigail has great influence
Throughout his conversation with Abigail in Act I his main concern seems to be his reputation as a minister. Rev Parris saw the girls (Abigail, Betty, Mary and other girls) dancing in the woods the previous night. The rumor is Elizabeth Proctor said Abigail’s soul is tainted. Abigail claims the Proctors dismissed her because they wanted a slave and she refused to be treated like a slave. It is being rumored that Betty flew over over the barn.
Her instinctual reaction, while distasteful, is shown to come from a place of love and fear. Her desperation to keep them from sharing her experiences leads her to commit atrocities towards her own children. When Schoolmaster and the other “Horsemen” enter the shed, they see “a nigger woman holding a blood-soaked child to her chest with one hand and an infant by the heels in the other. She did not look at them; she simply swung the baby toward the wall planks, missed and tried to connect a second time…Right off it was clear, to schoolteacher especially, that there was nothing there to
AN ACCOUNT OF LADY MACBETH AS A CHARACTER AND A VILLAIN “Every villain is a hero in his own mind”-Tom Hiddleston, this is the case of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s’ Macbeth. She is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous and frightening female characters. As she is Macbeth’s wife, her role is very significant in his rise and fall from royalty. During Shakespearean times, women were regarded as weak, insignificant beings that were there to procreate and look beautiful. They were not thought to be as intelligent or equal to men.
When we see the women together we see their mischievous attitudes not only mock Portia suitors, but also come together to test their husbands. Portia is a representation of this loss as we see that not only is she intellectual, but she is the most highly educated in the courtroom as she solely saves Antonio’s life when Bassanio, Gratiano and even the Duke could not save
Hedda’s ‘hysteria’ is because of the fact she is unsuited to the female roles of society. Her decision of marriage and her unwanted pregnancy has aided a lot in her mental hysteric situation. In A Doll’s House, the protagonist of the play Nora Helmer’s hysteria has released in the Tarantella dance. Similarly, playing of piano by Hedda helps in the release of her hysteria. Being a daughter of General and having military background, hedda is following strict codes of conducts and narrow traditions in her family, because of it, not only aristocratic manners but ethical nullity of that bourgeois class gets prevail in her attitude.
Motives for almost every action vary from person to person and artifice is no different. In The Crucible the reason behind Abigails witchery and manipulative ways his because she wants to be with John Proctor. Her own selfish wants come before others lives, Abigail being a very egotistical antagonist, overshadows the other girls motives. While mary Warren seems to just want attention and to be treated better, the other girls motives vary as well. Though overall these young women have an array of reasons, from adulterous revenge to the basic overall concept of the book, being scapegoating.
Parris is at the complete mercy of Betty. He is pretending to really care about her wellbeing, but in reality, he is simply worried for his position in the church, as he is already on thin ice. Betty, strangely, is the most powerful person in this exchange even though she is a young girl. This power soon shifts, however, when Abigail, the village
Gender stereotypes have been around for hundreds of years and still are today. The stereotypes for women are strict in regards to jobs and homelife, behavior, and even attire. They keep a firm hold on women 's daily life, so whenever women get the opportunity for power, they will take it. Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo 's Nest, strongly features the stereotypes of women and, adversely, women in power; Kesey displays his opinion that women in power will abuse their status to manipulate men. One aspect of Kesey’s display of his distaste for influential women, is displayed through the character, Nurse Ratched (Big Nurse).