However, they cannot.Abigail threatens them “…we danced…and that’s all. And mark this let either of you breathe a word or edge a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the middle of some terrible night, and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shocker you…” (miller 1244). Abigail threatens the girls to lie for her. She has a lot of power over these girls, she is the boss. She does not want to take any chances of getting caught.
She accuses all of the wives in the village basically, she also shouts names of random people and says that they are capable of witchcraft. Need I remind you that these are innocent women that she is putting all of the blame on, but for what? To save herself, if she as innocent as she claims to be then there should be no need for cover ups. She also lied about Mary Warren being a bird that was apparently attacking her and the girls. She was a very manipulative girl throughout the whole trial, she accused many and lied about a lot.
Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way. People are even afraid to come near their neighborhood, they fear that they will be attacked. The residents of Mango Street are talked about as criminals, just because of their race and their poverty. As a result of being Hispanic, Esperanza and those around her are viewed by other, higher classes, as a minority. Hispanics at that time made less money and were seen as lessers compared to people in the higher class.
One common question about The Crucible is how Abigail Williams is the most evil force in the play. It is shocking when a girl talks back to authority out of disagreement, but few go as far as Abigail Williams. While she may only be 11 years old, her manipulative and vengeful personality allows her fool her Uncle and later turns a whole town against each other. She is really a master of manipulation and trickery, and she gets herself into affairs without punishment and has threaten all who oppose here. Abigail really is the devil in human form.
The two conflicting philosophies of these men are still affecting how we think of racial inequality, social class injustice, and much more; to this day. In my opinion, I think that it is interesting to know what kinds of backgrounds these men came from and how they shaped what views these men had on these racial issues late in their lives. On April 5, 1856, Booker Taliaferro Washington’s life began as he was born to a slave in the town of Franklin County, Virginia; not the best start. In most of the states of America preexisting our Civil War, law was that the child of a slave was automatically a slave. Booker T. Washington’s mother had received a job as the cook for their plantation owner and his father had not much known about him
This idea would be popular in 1939 because many people were poor and didn’t want to be defined by their social standing. Dallas, a prostitute, is kicked out of town by the Law and Order League. The League is a group of proper ladies that have a disdain for Dallas’s profession and judge her harshly for it. It is for this reason that typically, Dallas would be seen as a “bad guy.” However, the movie says different. Stagecoach depicts Dallas as a “good guy.” Despite being a prostitute, Dallas is as well-mannered as any proper lady.
After eleven years of an unhappy marriage Myrtle sees her affair with Tom as an escape from the awful like she is living in. The fact that she knows so little about the upper class men and the poor judgement of her character makes her an easy target for Tom to take advantage of her. Although she finally buys everything that she desired for, she never could have Tom’s heart all to herself. Tom would rather not leave Daisy because their marriage represents a larger meaning than only love it almost a symbol that show their social status. "Daisy!
In this quote, Myrtle speaks snobbishly while imagining that she sounds fancy. In this quote, Myrtles’ yearning to become a part of the upper class can be seen very easily. In order to create a false impression of being wealthy, she becomes a complete braggart. In fact, Myrtle talks about how she shouldn’t have married into a lower class, and that she only married Wilson because she thought he was a gentleman. In reality, Myrtle is not part of the upper class at all and lives in a tiny garage in a dusty, forgotten place known as the valley of ashes.
They both were huge liars, who accused innocent people of being something they weren't. Abigail Williams accused women of being witches during her era and Joseph McCarthy accused society in his days of being communist. “Both individuals accused innocent people of wrongdoings for their own selfish intentions…” Joseph McCarthy and Abigail Williams were playing mind games with everyone around them. Manipulating and had some sort of power to convince everyone around them to believe the same thing. “They are similar because, they both had an image to obtain to their society…” Williams and McCarthy both became the fear of their
Due to this, Sylvia may suffer a fall in her life, such as the quotation, “pride comes before Destruction” suggests. The story does not have a clear end and readers can predict any possibilities. One main prediction is Sylvia turning into a thief in the future. Sylvia isn’t new to the act of stealing as she “terrorized the West Indian kids and [took] their hair ribbons and their money too” (Bambara 1). Also greedy for money, she did not give a tip to the taxi driver as Miss Moore instructs.
Lakshimi compares Mumtaz to a monster when she says “Only a monster can do what [Mumtaz] does to innocent girls,” (McCormick 231).The protagonist has been in the brothel the longest and she’s seen girls get kicked to fend for themselves or kill themselves, but she is “... afraid to imagine a life outside this place,” (McCormick 208). From the beginning she is told Americans that ask her if she wants to leave the brothel is a trap, and will take them to Mumtaz for a beating. Lakshimi ends up trusting an American and escapes exposing the brothel. Patricia McCormick was successful in her purpose of explaining to an American teenage audience how and why the cycle of human slavery present in the brothels exist. Like said in the book, women are compared to goats meaning women suffer the lack of power.
After describing how a woman, assuming the worst in a black man walking at night, once ran away from him in an otherwise deserted street, he explains how “Her flight made me feel like an accomplice in tyranny” (Staples 385). Staples, having no intentions of wrongdoing in the least by taking a nigh time stroll, was rightly hurt by the woman 's actions. Writing how nefarious he felt in unintentionally making the woman run for her life leads the audience to commiserate with him. Using pathos, Staples allows his audience to see how the stereotype of the danger in black men made him feel like a vicious person. The audience does not want people to feel ostracized, hopefully, making them less likely to prejudge others.
Although she thinks of herself as a refined, conscientious woman who is a good judge of character, her family sees her as she really is: easily offended, manipulative, dishonest and at loath to admit fault. In the beginning of the story, she tries to scare her family into staying away from Florida by talking about The Misfit. Her idea doesn’t work because her son and daughter-in-law are already very familiar with her manipulative ways of persuasion and just ignore her. She takes offense when her grandchildren don’t act “respectful of their native states” (35) or when June Star insults Red Sammy’s wife. In other words, when the children act like children.
She can manipulate anyone, and so she does. The queen bee 's clique follows all of her orders; therefore, they do all of the queen 's dirty work. The queen bee acts as though everyone is beneath her. She is very rude and narcissistic. If she does not like someone, or someone has done her wrong, she is quick to use them as a victim.