Huda Hashash 9th Grade Honors 1/4/16 Ms. Kelsey Final Draft The Witches Are More Evil By examining both Lady Macbeth’s and the witches actions, it was noticeable that both Lady Macbeth and the three witches have a great impact on Macbeth’s reactions. In the play and the book Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, the hero, Macbeth, gets influenced by the humans surrounding him actions. However there are two main characters that affects Macbeth to develop from a loyal citizen into a corruptive human, those two characters are his wife, Lady Macbeth, and the three witches.
Witchcraft and sorcery as a way of making sense of why bad things happen to human beings. When bad things happen to human beings, they try to find reason for their misfortune. There are some societies where they do not believe in bad luck, everything happens because someone caused it and so witchcraft and sorcery are often used to make sense of misfortunes. Witchcraft can be said to be an expression of a malign power in a person’s body while sorcery is the use of a magical craft or knowledge of it to harm or benefit others. Witchcraft is often seen as a consuming force that eats life power of the victim (Steward 2004: 1).
According to Aristotle the characteristics of a tragic hero are to provoke sad emotions, such as pity or fear, from the audience. When these sad emotions are provoked from the audience, it is hoped that after seeing the tragic hero leading themselves to downfall or death it will transform the audience into good human beings. The characteristics of a tragic hero are shown through Blanche in the play A Streetcar Named Desire, showing tragic flaws. Hamartia is when a tragic flaw causes downfall for a hero.
In the novel “The crucible” representation of a disturbing and powerful play based on a true event has been shown clearly by the author Arthur Miller. The main objective that the author tries to show from that drama is how feeble the human beings can be and how gluttony of personal gain can become dangerous in the current society. During the early times of 1600’s, people believed that if you did not go to church each week to adore God, then it was obvious that you were worshipping the devil. But according to the play, accusations of witchcraft or devil worshipping began with a group of girls who were held dancing in the forests. This was an illegal act according to the rules of theocracy in the town of Salem.
Mark Twain’s creation of these characters gives an example of how bad people and bad situations can bring out the most compassionate qualities in those who can see the wrongfulness. The Duke and The King have the designation of major, static, antagonists, and they could also be described as foils for Huck. Throughout the novel, The Duke and The King are consistently bad influences for Huck. They would lie to and steal from innocent, unsuspecting families and towns; they had complete disregard for human life and dignity. While The Duke and The King are conspiring to steal $6000 from an innocent family, Huck sees the malice of their actions and mentally rebukes them.
The Song of Evil usually shows up when someone the family dislikes is about to enter the setting or the family is about to be cheated, stolen from, or attacked. John Steinbeck's life impacted this book because he experienced many tragic event during his lifetime (some, at first, he thought was good) that
The study therefore concludes that the kind of treatment given to alleged witches are against their human rights and brings shame to the person alleged to be a witch. The study concludes that alleged witches are forced to created witch camps by the chiefs and elders of the communities when the alleged witch is being accused, fetish priests sometime make such pronouncements and in some cases by their relatives and they are also confronted with physical torture, mental problems, and financial problems. 5.3 Recommendations The study found that witchcraft is identified by using supernatural powers, through the exhibition of extreme anti-social behavior patterns and sudden misfortunes and mysterious deaths hence the study concludes that witchcraft exist and has been overwhelmingly supported by respondents. The study recommended that, harmless measures should be adopted by stakeholders like chiefs, fetish priests and families to effectively deal with purported supernatural power possessed by an
Female power in Macbeth The three witches Apart from Lady Macbeth, who is the most relevant character related to gender and power issues, the three witches are instrumental in starting the action that leads to so much tragedy. In the manner of Lady Macbeth, they try to break gender barriers, and they are represented as evil for two reasons. On the one hand, when Christianity was established witches were associated with the devil.
“Hamlet does have a tragic flaw, for being the principal character in a tragedy, written within the template of a classical tragedy, Hamlet was expected to share this trait with all other noble, tragic characters.” (Tatu, 126). Hamlet had a fundamental weakness that he couldn’t overcome until the end of the story. Hamlet was responsible for his own downfall. He felt like he was obligated to defend his father when finding out the truth behind his death.
Shakespeare is one of the most influential and important writers to the English language, and a common theme in all of his stories is the Tragic Hero. Shakespeare's Macbeth is no exception to this rule. This play follows Macbeth's rise to power from a Thane to King in Scotland in the eleventh century. Although Macbeth is portrayed as a sadistic murderer, he displays the Shakespearean qualities of a tragic hero as demonstrated by his greed, his ease of influence and the presence of the supernatural Greed is one of the seven deadly sins and it was once stated that greed is it's own punishment because the desire for material gain can never be satisfied and Macbeth falls victim to this.
“Mary Walcott,Anns step cousin ,named an astonishing 69 witches”(page 56) how in the world would 69 witches/apparitions haunt you without killing you in a matter of hours. the main points of the essay are that if you lie about something very big you might have it turn out bad,such as the hangings or torturing and the people in trial who pricked thereselves for evidence that the witch was a witch. Another main point is that you need to think before you act because it might get someone or yourself in trouble or harmed. The significance of the trials were very low. There was not but a little
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.
The idea of witches stemmed from religious folks believing that the Devil could give certain people, known as witches, the power to harm others in return for their loyalty (Smithsonian). Due to the popularity of religion and supernatural beliefs, many people believed that the source of evil was the Devil. This idea appeared in Europe as early as the 14th century and it was quite popular in New England colonies. Villagers often blamed unfortunate things upon the Devil and other spectral sources of evil due to their lack of knowledge.
The villain I chose was, The Grinch. I chose this evil villain because the Grinch is miserable and hates anyone who is happy so the Grinch attempts to take happiness away. A villain is a character whose actions are responsible for, specified trouble , harm, or damage. The Grinch is a evil character in, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. This revenge-seeking green creature goes out of his way to "steal" Christmas from the people of Whoville.
With my research paper, I decided to focus on the villain archetype out of all of them. The villain archetype can be defined as the evil character who exists to cause disorder, confusion, and mayhem on society and to battle against the hero. The one character that I feel and demonstrates the villain archetype would be Spitz from, “The Call of The Wild”. Reasons as to why I believe this is that in the story, Buck and Curly finally arrive to the Klondike Region of Canada and quickly learn that they need to survive with primal instincts against Spitz and his pack. However, Spitz, with no ounce of mercy within him, causes trouble within the pack and lures Curly into a false sense of companionship, only to be killed moments later by him.