In the passage, she expresses her dissatisfaction with the lifestyle she has driven herself into along with the help of Nick. Her boredom with this lifestyle and personality is apparent through her narrative in which she describes her tendency to change personality as “the way some women change fashion” (Flynn 222). Her primary nature is quite ferocious and strays from the nature of the typical American wife. Amy’s main personality can be described as a “chillingly monstrous female figure” and a “cunning villain” who commits many unforgivable acts (Orman 7, 9). These unforgivable acts help describe her many deviant character
traditional gender roles are challenged. Through the use of magical realism and characterization, Nottage irrevocably illustrates the power that women truly have. She challenges what is said in society and shows women in a different light. What is more, by giving it a feminist swing, Lynn illustrates that the society purposely places these gender specific roles to ensure that hierarchy is kept, and psychologically oppress women, who are equal in strength to
In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, Miller demonstrated that it was Abigail William’s flaws: lust, vengeance, and jealously that led her to be responsible the most for the tragedy of the witch hunts in Salem. Abigail Williams started the entire suspicion of there being active member of witchcraft throughout Salem, Massachusetts. She did this for her own benefits and used trickery to get what she wanted. Abigail was corrupt and only cared for her own desires. There are many reasons that these flaws are crucial to the outcome of the play.
As we progress through the story line, we observe Lady Macbeths downfall. At the end of the play, Lady Macbeth kills herself from guilt Abigail has a strong attraction to John Procter since their affair. She also possesses shrewd insight and a capacity for strategy that reveal maturity beyond that of most other characters. Declaring witchcraft provides her with instant status and recognition within Salem, which translates into power. Abigail uses her authority to create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
“The Crucible” Literary Analysis “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.” –James 3:16. Translating this quote into the new, simple meaning would be, “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” There is a connection between both, Envy and Jealousy, which both take upon people and do such evil, sinful acts. Abigail, who was strikingly beautiful, dishonest and a manipulative woman in “The Crucible,” had caused such drama throughout the village of Salem, in the year 1692. Her actions had shown a great influence throughout the play. Abigail was considered as a jealous and manipulative villain in “The Crucible.” Abigail had proved her capability
In the play The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, we learn several important concepts but the one that I can make the most connections with the story is the phrase, "Hell hath no fury like that of a women scorned", which the three major characters Abigail Williams, Elizabeth Proctor, and Ann Putnam can resemble this remark about being angry and seeking for vengeance more than the devil or hell could bring on this earth due to being hurt by a loved one or jealousy from an unfair event. The first example of a women showing these acts is Abigail Williams. Once in love with John Proctor and even had an affair with him, she has been seeking revenge since John Proctor does not share the same feelings for her and only used her
In Shakespeare 's Macbeth, Malcolm describes Lady Macbeth as a “fiend-like Queen” The definition of fiend is someone who has an evil spirit, a person who is a cruel, brutal or spiteful person and is extremely wicked. Shakespeare presents elements of wicked deception in Lady Macbeth’s character throughout the play through her choice of form and language which is used to mask the evil of the deed she is convincing him to do, an example of this is in Act 1 Scene 5 when she chooses to use the word ‘dispatch’ over ‘murder’ to desensitize the horror of the killing. This is an effective choice of language from Lady Macbeth as it tricks Macbeth into believing the death of King Duncan was inevitable as it had already been prophecised so therefore he wasn’t committing treason, murder or disrupting the natural order which was believed to have been decided by God at the time by society.
Daisy Buchanan, a character from ‘’The Great Gatsby’’ By Scott Fitzgerald who is a Villain archetype. The definition of a villain is a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot. Daisy Buchanan fits the characteristics of being a villain because she was very materialistic, selfish, kills another woman the novel and lets someone else take the blame for it. Daisy Buchanan is a shallow and hurtful woman. I wanted to invest this research project on Daisy Buchanan from ‘’The Great Gatsby” because I am interested in knowing how women were back in the 20th century, how each acted towards one another and how women expressed their character.
Ultimately, Romeo and Juliet beautifully written play, that explores the tragedy of forbidden love through plot, literary devices and aesthetic features. In ACT 3, scene 1, Tybalt kills Mercutio and is killed by Romeo who is then banished by the prince, these events propel the play towards the tragic ending. The literary devices, pun and oxymoron, used by Shakespeare enhance emotions of the characters and furthermore adding to the tragedy. With aesthetic features such as foreshadowing and simile Shakespeare integrates a unique beauty into this tragic play of forbidden
It tends to upset the traditional power balance between the sexes and construct women as powerful and men as weak and threatened. The femme fatale was; a woman who seduces, exploits, and destroys her partners. O’Shaughnessy was deceitful and homicidal but also smart and ambitious. Their independence and power can be seen as a positive step in the representation of women. These women did not conform to the traditional role of the wife and mother.
Gilbert and Gubar describe the stereotypical Victorian "angel" as being beautiful and innocent (Gilbert and Gubar). Lady Audley is seen to share these characteristics, yet she is still declared to be mad in the end. She is a bigamist who attempts murder and ultimately goes against the Victorian beliefs of women being passive and submissive. Moreover, it was believed that women more prone to insanity as compared to men. F. W. Mackenzie’s article, “On the Pathology and Treatment of Puerperal Insanity: Especially in Reference to its Relation to Anemia,” explores the theory that women during the Victorian time period became mad as a result of reproductive instability, which was thought to be inherited by daughters from their mothers (Mackenzie).
To begin with, Lady Macbeth and Macduff demonstrate various attributes of the topic Good vs. Evil. Lady Macbeth stood out as one who was ruthless, manipulative, wicked, and a woman of words. These traits portray her as an evil character because of her desire for power just like her husband Macbeth, which also leads to the bloody deeds she commits with him. (Act I, Scene V, Line 40-54) The next character is one who follows the good characteristics and that would be Macduff.
She wants to be queen above all else, which drives her to commit murder. Fred Alford’s theory is exemplified in Lady Macbeth, because it was her lust for power that led to her evil doings. While Lady Macbeth wishes to get rid of the world’s perspective of evil, she is driven to insanity by her guilty conscience. Thus, Lady Macbeth held a perspective of evil that was consistent with society’s
Women are evil, or the epitome of. This has become an unsightly, though commonly used, metaphor in literature and even daily lives. In the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, it is stressed subtly that the nature of evil sprouts from women. This can be seen in the characters of the Weird Sisters and their Queen, Hecate, and Lady Macbeth. From the beginning, the Weird Sisters, or the Three Witches, were the seed of temptation planted inside of Macbeth.