Sykes easily manipulates Delia because he knows she fears snakes and him. When Sykes brings home the snake, Delia tells Sykes to kill the snake when she says "now Syke, don’t keep dat thing 'roun ' heah tuh skeer me tuh death. Thass do biggest snake Ah evah did see kill im Syke please" (par.4 pg5 ). Sykes is representing evil because he knows that Delia is scared of snakes, but he still brings one home. The snake represents fear because as long as the snake
In the end, Delia gets her revenge on her husband, Sykes for his mistreatment over the years. Discussion: From the beginning of the story, it is evident that Delia Jones is in a strained marriage and that her husband has no respect for her. The first encounter with this mistreatment is seen when he comes to the house late and scares her with a bullwhip, which looked like a snake. Sykes knows that Delia is afraid of snakes but goes on to frighten her with the whip, which looks like a snake. Sykes admits that he just wanted to scare her by saying, “Course I knowed!
Ambition can be used for good or evil. At the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth uses her ambition for cruelty and wants to gain power. Lady Macbeth shows her cruelty by saying, “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe topful of direst cruelty!” (1.5.38--41). What she means by this is that if Macbeth is too scared and cowardly to kill Duncan then she wishes that she was not a woman so that she could do it herself. She persuades her husband into killing Duncan by saying, “screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail” (1.7.60--61).
“They staggered from the studio, Missus leaning heavily on Josephine’s shoulder, her feet dragging behind.” (Conklin 188). Josephine lies, possibly to reassure Missus or to avoid the consequences that she as a slave may receive talking back to their masters. Conklin has created an air of frustration and hurt feelings in this scene as Missus confesses that she knows about Josephine’s thoughts of escaping, which seem to push Josephine further and further away from her. “A pure rage gripped Josephine,” and “darkness spilled forth into the room.” (189) With this you can see the author is really putting emphasis on these thoughts Josephine is having. It seems so out of character for Josephine its as if the darkness really has filled her.
Antigone has many emotions that caused negativity. A couple major emotions in the play are love, terror, and rage. Each take a role in how Antigone turns out. Like love, love causes the incarceration and death of Antigone, Creon's brother. Creon’s rage is what caused his sister's death, Antigone because he is stubborn when he is mad.
The impression that Miss Emily gives us about her is that she is a “necrophiliac”. Necrophilia means a sexual attraction to dead bodies. She is mentally disturbed, and driven to her act by insanity. Miss Emily kills her victim, Barron, to keep him around because she truly loves him and she does not want to let go. Both protagonists have a distorted perception of
Or if the snake was able to avoid human contact and laid her eggs, would the offspring ultimately meet the consequences God’s condemned creatures deserved? Surely if seen by a human the snake would have had its head cut off never reaching the length of a pick-up truck or producing babies. These questions are what represents the underlying message of these two chapters. Our ignorance as humans is detrimental to the wilderness and animals in it. In Beulahland, Janisse describes the human reaction to seeing snakes as a “cold irrational panic.” (Ray 179) This irrational panic leads humans to killing something whose actions are harmless and natural for no reason except fear.
In Arthur Miller's’ The Crucible, jealousy and mistrust are the most dominant emotions Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor shares for one another. Their jealousy and mistrust are rooted in their desire for John Proctor's love, which inevitably leads to the compromise of their Puritan morals of their society. At the beginning of the play, Betty Parris confirms Abigail Williams true motivation to kill Elizabeth Proctor. “You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor” (Miller 19).
The jealousy and greed Abigail has for John Proctor is what inspires her hate for his wife, Elizabeth, and what causes the death of many of the women in Salem due to the accusations of witchcraft. The fear the young girls have of being punished for simple things, such as dancing and small lies, to begin with, is what ulitmately creates a bigger mess and allows them to be manipulated by Abigail. Abigail’s own fear is what causes her to continue creating lies to save her own life. These human emotions were easily avoidable, but the intense devotion to God is what instilled the fear of sinning in the townspeople’s minds, which led to the death of many innocent
The Crucible was a fictional story about the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts, written by Arthur Miller. A conflict Miller writes about is that many of the characters are motivated by jealousy. Jealousy is a terrible emotion; it brings out the worst in people just because they aren’t getting what they want. Like when Abigail is jealous of Elizabeth because she is married to John Proctor, another example is how Thomas Putnam is jealous of people who have land, and then Ann Putnam is jealous of Goody Nurse for having so many kids when she has none. Abigail Williams let jealousy get the best of her when she lusted after John Proctor.
Macbeth’s thoughts with his deep desires dismay him and he fails to share them openly so he sends a letter to Lady Macbeth clarifying the situation he is in. When Lady Macbeth receives the letter, she encourages murder as she sees that this is the only chance to accomplish their ambition. Lady Macbeth says, “I have given suck, and know how tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash’d the brains out, Had I sworn as you Have done this” (1.7.59-64). Macbeth allows his wife, Lady Macbeth, to manipulate him by condemning him of not being ‘man’ enough and states that she will kill her own baby for the sake of having their desire fulfilled. Lady Macbeth also uses the power of her words to convince Macbeth to kill the king by also giving Macbeth a boost of confidence.