In this assignment I will attempt to briefly discover and discuss the factors which caused Macbeth’s fall from grace. There are arguably many factors that affected Macbeth; however I will not discuss them all. In Particular I will attempt to discuss the effect each of The Witches, King Duncan, MacDuff, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth himself. The first factor that had affected Macbeth early on in the play are The Witches. The Witches are mainly portrayed as ugly hags who find joy in the suffering of others, at least in my honest opinion that’s how they are portrayed.
She doesn’t mean to harm anybody; she just wants to find out the reason why her babies have been dying. Nevertheless, her blind devotion to god convicts many innocent people as witches. In the court, she strongly claims that her babies were murdered because of witchcraft, “They were murdered, Mr. Parris! And mark this proof! Mark it!
The ways in which women are able to achieve power include Abigail Williams’ use of dishonesty and manipulation that prompts the witch trials as well as Rebecca Nurse’s refusal of a confession that defies the conventional paradigms of the society. Abigail successfully obtained power through the use of deceit. Throughout the play she continued to lie and manipulate others, thus gaining more and more power. We see her initial acquirement of power as the driving force of the witch trials. Abigail was a part of the group of the girls supposedly dancing in the woods that caused suspicion of witches to arise.
If one was to imagine the novel without color, the novel would simply be dreary, just as Kansas was. One would not be able to picture the beautiful landscapes and exciting places such as the yellow brick road or the Emerald city. It would be a different kind of story with next to no imagery. In conclusion, Frank Baum, author of Wizard of Oz, presented his novel around the idea of color. He was able to show us just how remarkable this aspect is and the role it plays in our imagination.
In the land of Oz, silver is the color that represents the witches and their power. Many instances in the novel show their great power by describing how other characters react to them, such as when the Wicked Witch sees Dorothy’s silver shoes she “[begins] to tremble with fear, for she [knows] a powerful charm belonged to them” (Baum 125). This demonstration of their influence symbolizes how much power silver would have had in the economy if it were utilized and the Free Silver Movement. Later, Glinda tells Dorothy that if she clicks her heels together, she can get wherever she needed to. This once again serves to send a pro-silver message because it tells readers that Americans, especially farmers and factory workers, would be able to reach any of their goals and become successful if they utilized a bimetallic currency.
While there are many compelling arguments for each side; deeming the Wizard of Oz a true Populist parable may be far-fetched. There are many parallels and symbols one can find in the pages of Baum’s fairytale, but one cannot effectively connect them with Populist beliefs for certain. In this way, The Wizard of Oz does not serve as a true politically charged anecdote. Analyzing Baum’s life and personality helps to explain that, while there may have been strong influences of feminism due to the strong relationship he harbored with his wife, his political engagement and personality appear too lacking to write a politically driven fairy tale. In Baum’s fairytale, many of the politically charged aspects of Oz that have been discussed also have perfectly practical explanations that relate to the time period of when the story was written.
In the book Shakespeare 's Macbeth, I predicted that the 3 witches would act out the scene the same way in the film, and they did. When the witches were plotting on ways to overcome Macbeth, the back round setting was dark , grey,and it seemed like evil things were about to happen. "Fair is foul and foul is fair. ' ' ' 'Hover through the fog and filthy air. ' ' This quote is ironic because the fog and filthy air represents wickedness and evil greed, and that is basically what sums up the traits of a witch.
If you have a word like ‘good,’ what need is there for a word like ‘bad’? ‘Ungood’ will do just as well – better, because it's an exact opposite, which the other is not. Or again, if you want a stronger version of ‘good,’ what sense is there in having a whole string of vague useless words like ‘excellent’ and ‘splendid’ and all the rest of them?” (Orwell 23). This quote states that the government is getting rid of words that they feel are necessary because they are only used in a negative manner. They take words like bad and turn it into ungood just to play with your mind so you will never thing something is bad it is just ungood.
Have you ever wondered if people are naturally bad or naturally good. This is a very biased topic to go into, but relating it to the book The Lord of The Flies by William Golding the answer is right there. Are people really naturally bad? The easy answer to this question is yes, if people act evil then where are they getting their evil from? Society doesn’t teach evil it teaches manners, and well being but not evil.
In the play the Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor is married to John, she knows that he had a relationship with Abigail. She knows that he ended the relationship with Abigail and is adamant about making things right with her, his wife. Abigail knows this and wants John to want her again so she has devised a plan that will not only get rid of Elizabeth but anyone else that she has beef with. Abigail’s ambition causes many people to be killed in the name of witchcraft. Abigail lists off people to Reverend Hale a specialist in demonology that she’s supposedly seen dancing with “the devil” Abigail is also one of the jury in the courthouse.
She uses the fact that there is a perceived danger in callout witches as one can try to kill her because they feel threated or that she 's been hurt by witchcraft when it was just self-inflicted wounds. Still, this ploy at innocents works out for her allowing her to get away with murder again. Even with reverend Paris (the
In conclusion, the characters of Thomas Putnam and Abigail Williams influenced and shaped the Salem Witch Trials. Abigail Williams and Putnam started the first accusations which led to widespread fear of witchcraft in the village. This same fear was exploited by Williams and Putnam in order to achieve their selfish motives. Without these characters, the Salem Witch Trials might have never occured which brings us to realize how much damage vengeance and wealth can cause. All in all, Abigail Williams and Thomas Putnam’s grudges and selfish intentions were what caused Salem Witch Trials and the destruction of several innocent
Many of those accused as witches died not just because of the accusers but, because of the unfairness of the trials.The judges of the trials used spectral evidence, ignoring the accused, and the judges were unfair because they believed in witches and want those who were witches dead. In the trials judges used spectral evidence. Spectral evidence is when the accused claim that they saw the spirit of the person on trial do something that they should not have done. In the book it states that “A woman named Goodie Bibber testified that the specter of Rebecca
While these girls are in no way exempt from the blame for the events in the play, the blame can also be placed upon the strictness of Puritan society. The leader of the accusations is Abigail, Reverend Parris’ niece. When discovered in the woods by her uncle, she convinces the other girls to blame their slave, Tituba, and convince
The script also focuses too much on the idea that Megan might be hallucinating and psychotic. These scenes becomes too dreamlike vs. realistic. It would benefit the script to stay focused on the goal: unraveling who killed Josh and proving her innocence. The scene in which she tries to stop the assassination of the President really isn’t well connected to the goal of Josh’s