Lady Macbeth is Evil Humans are capable of great compassion, as well as great cruelty. Often they will go to great lengths and use any means necessary to accomplish their goals. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth are guilty of employing heinous ruthlessness to achieve the goal of ruling Scotland. Spurred by Macbeth’s letter of the witches’ prophecies, Lady Macbeth begins a journey which demonstrates her dark and cruel nature ultimately bringing about the downfall of her husband and herself. Lady Macbeth is evil, she does things that no sane person would do.
Johann Kaspar Lavater once said, “The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.” People who have become jealous are taken over by an evil greater than themselves, but are also taken by a insecurity they have inside of them, strong people taken over by jealousy so much- that they change so horribly no one wants anything to do with them. William Shakespeare’s Othello teaches us that in jealousy as either envy or fear, the only thing that could come out is the monster deepest inside of someone that even the best people wouldn’t want anyone to see. On one hand, envy and jealousy go hand and hand, together never without the other. For example, as Iago is talking to himself and the audience he states, “I hate the Moor,/And
This element in the play is probably more important than the conflict of Montagues and Capulets to the course of plot. Through his characters, Shakespeare addressed the dilemma of the universal human struggle between succumbing to fate and exercising
Jenae Patterson Writing Skills 9.5.1 Practice 10 March 2018 Literary Analysis Essay In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams is a selfish, manipulative, and magnificent liar. She has a sinister way and sense of manipulating others, to gain control over them. All these characteristics added up to make her a splendid antagonist. Some people see Abigail in a different way than most others do. They don 't believe that she 's necessarily a villain but a young, and naive girl that John Proctor took advantage of and her desire to feel love after her horrendous childhood.
As stated in the text, “Rikki Tikki knew better than to waste time staring… just under him whizzed by the head of Nagaina, Nag’s wicked wife” (para 29). First, this evidence proves that Nagaina is evil because everyone in the garden is afraid of her and call her evil which makes her one of the villains of the story. Secondly, Rikki Tikki is not evil because he is known as the hero of the story while Nagaina is known as the opposite which is the villain. Also, Nagaina being evil proves that she was villainous which put her eggs and Nag at risk. Furthermore, Nagaina says, “You warned Rikki-tikki when I would have killed him.
Ophelia and Hamlet were in love which in turn made it burdensome for her to forgive him for killing her father. Similarly to Hamlet, Ophelia went “mad” when her father was killed. Specifically, Gertrude said, “Her clothes spread wide, And, mermaid-like awhile they bore her up, Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds, As one incapable of her own distress Or like a creature native and endued Unto that element” (Hamlet 4.7.172-175). Ophelia had to be bored up because she couldn’t handle the distress that she was feeling. Ophelia’s madness was easily seen with her actions and appearance.
In "The Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allen Poe illustrates that evil can be revealed through revenge, and it only brings malice and cruelty to this world. Even in today 's age, these two stories still affirm the evil that manifests inside humans. In these two stories, both Young Goodman Brown and Monstresor see the evil in others, which motivates their actions. No matter how we try to be faithful, loyal, or pure, we as humans cannot escape the evil that is concealed in our hearts and minds. The
The Use of Allusions to Characterize Claire and Critique Human Nature in The Visit Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit is an absurd, yet profound play, critiquing flaws of human nature and society, most notably the ruthless thirst for justice and revenge that people often succumb to. These vices are illustrated through the prototypical town of Güllen, which falls prey to the billionairess Claire Zachanassian’s vengeful schemes. Claire’s goal is to get revenge on the man who betrayed her in their youth, going to great lengths and hurting relatively innocent people to secure “justice”. Claire’s characterization as a ruthless woman scorned is integral to the play’s plot and it is facilitated by allusions to Greek mythological characters, such as Medea, the Fates, and the Furies, who all represent some aspect of Claire’s character and ambitions. Dürrenmatt uses allusions to Greek mythology to characterize Claire Zachanassian and critique the abuse of power to ruthlessly obtain justice and seek vengeance.
They will be thrown around until the conflict is over. Even if they have a positive effect on society, they will be harmed. These men and women are symbolic mockingbirds. This cycle of unfairness perfectly describes Mayella Ewell and others from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird”. People like Mayella do nothing but good, until the are trapped in a heavy conflict with no way out.
“Ribner then examines duncan’s murder, arguing that this specific act of evil corrupts all levels of creation, contaminating the family, the state, and the physical universe.” The quote said that it corrupts all levels of creation which includes peoples innocence and maybe Lady Macbeth had her innocence finally sealed off for good after Duncan had finally died, and maybe this is why she feels guilt for an act she did not physically commit. She did have a part in goading him into the murder so she could bear the title of the queen so maybe she is just as physically guilty as he. “ The guilt is thus more equally divided than we should suppose when we hear people pitying ‘the noble nature of Macbeth,’ bewildered and goaded on to crime, solely or chiefly by the instigation of his wife. ”The things Lady Macbeth has known started coming out in her sleep as she sleep walked towards the end of the story. She had spoken “The thane of fife had a wife.
This kindled a powerful hatred that Abby had towards Elizabeth that would soon cause much more than a little harm. Once the idea of witchery took deep root into the hearts of the people, many were accused and arrested. Out of the selfishness of her heart, Abigail accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft in an attempt to be rid of her so she could have John. She kept telling herself that she was in love with him, and she would use any opportunity to her advantage to be rid of Elizabeth. This however, would not bode well with John.
The roles are switched in these stories and the children wield great power over the adults in terrifying ways. Mrs. Miller, George and Lydia should have stood up to the kids instead they allowed the culture of rebellion to flourish. Although children symbolize innocence, in the context of these stories, the children signify selfishness, violence, and manipulation. “The Veldt” takes two children and shapes them into spoiled parent killers, while “Miriam” presents us with a little girl who is psychologically tormenting a lonely, elderly woman by the same name. These stories are staggering because they contradict the deeply entrenched perceptions society has of children: blameless, loving, curious presences who can bring so much love and joy to their caregivers.