In the process of her evil scheme to eliminate John 's wife, Abigail framed many others to cover up her true plot. The people in wich where accused were sentenced to hang if they did not confess, or they would be killed. “You have confessed yourself to witchcraft, and that speaks a wish to come to Heaven 's side. And we will bless you, Tituba.” (Miller ActI) During the play, there is not just one person or thing that could be pointed responsible for the end result. However, one person that is most responsible is Mary Warren.
Questions are up in the air and people want to know the answer. In the book, Terrible Typhoid Mary the author Bartoletti illustrates the main character by explaining how unvirtuous, this menacing woman really is and how she will intentionally kill people with her disease. First, Mary Mallon threatens anyone who accuses her of being a carrier of typhoid disease. For this reason, when Mary’s best friend and scientist George Soper accuse her of being a carrier for typhoid disease, she is furious, “ The whole while, Mary swore at them, throwing at them ‘a volley of imprecations’” (Bartoletti 58). This shows how rudely Mary reacts when she is accused of being a carrier for typhoid disease.
explicitly states Margaret’s motivation for doing that: ‘The slave mother … killed her child rather than see it taken back to slavery’ (557). These slaves saw death a better alternative than slavery and for the love they had for their children, they preferred killing them than allowing them see the dehumanizing institution of slavery. The slave women have always suffered as an effect of slavery. They were robbed of every possession – even their motherhood. That is why Sethe’s act of destroying her own creation becomes the subject and order of controversies.
"But now his mother/ had sallied forth on a savage journey,/grief-racked and ravenous, desperate for revenge." (Beowulf,1276-1280) Grendel's mother had done nothing wrong until Beowulf slayed Grendel, and therefore enraged Grendel's mother. Popular opinions argue that she was just as evil as Grendel was for seeking revenge, but what these people fail to recognize are again, the motives. Grendel's mother only attacked Heorot because her motherly love moved her to it. She was just trying to avenge her son's death, simultaneously causing her own death by the hands of
No individual, however, deserves the suffering these accused witches are forced to experience. Their society turned its back on them; they are beaten, tortured, humiliated, excommunicated. These previously God-loving citizens were warped for straying from their religion’s ideals. At one point, Reverend Hale approaches Proctor and his wife begging the question, “. .
The Crucible is the story of a young Puritan woman in 1692 Massachusetts who made false witchcraft accusations in an attempt to save her life and to end a rival’s life. While her actions are horrific and the cause of numerous deaths, the actions of the adults around her that enabled her lies to cost lives are despicable. Through his dishonest characters, specifically Reverend Parris, Judge Danforth, and John Proctor, Miller exposes the evils of lying to save one’s name and the destruction that inevitably ensues. The first dishonest character mentioned in the play is Reverend Parris, a man who has worked to be a reputable, trustworthy church leader. After he saw his niece, Abigail, and daughter, Betty, dance in the woods, he suspects that they were involved in witchcraft.
Afterwards, she was willing to destroy anyone in the way of her getting to be with him. Proctor definitely wishes he had never laid with Abigail, and everyone else was paying for his mistake, as she ruined everyone’s lives, “I have known her, sir. I have known her.” (Act III, 378). A single lie snowballed, leaving death and terror in its wake, all because Abigail could not, and likely did not want to control herself. Every single death of the Salem Witch Trials happened because of one night of infidelity between Proctor and
The witch hunting, struggle for women's rights, the relationships of power, anger, and the repression of women by patriarch standards are the major themes. Poverty and prejudice were considered minor themes. The themes were introduced through the actions of the characters and the events of the play. As the play is based on historical events and the issue of the witches, the theme of witch hunting is very significant in the play. Churchill introduced the theme of witch hunting through the characters of Joan, Alice, and Ellen.
Madame Defarge reveals her true viciousness when the revolution heavily begins. She had no mercy, her main goal was to kill all descendants of the Evrémonde family, women and children included and even non-blood relatives. Her revenge is directed at the wrong person who is Charles Darnay because he belongs to Evermonde’s family. She doesn’t pay attention for Lucie; her only aim is to express her anger and hatred of the Marquis and all his family. Her whole being is consumed by revenge and she will not rest until her bloodthirsty desires are satisfied.
Everybody makes mistakes in their lives, but how they react to them exposes who they really are. In the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, the Puritan citizens of Salem are caught in a perilous storm of terror and accusations of witchcraft. The sins and choices of other characters in the play fuel the fire of injustice and cost the lives of many. There are two tested characters who played large roles in the outbreak of witchcraft accusations; they either passed or failed this test. John Proctor passed the trial of his sins, and Abigail Williams failed her test.