Abigail Williams is the main character of the play and acts with an utter selfishness and obsession. Abigail Williams is the catalyst to the witch hunt and is relentless in her plans to have Elizabeth Proctor killed, destroying the lives of many just because in her head that would mean John will want to be with her. She is obsessive and seems to lack
Abigail seeks vengeance after her affair with John Proctor. She is still madly obsessed with him. After John rejected her, she makes up lies in court in desperate attempt to get Goody Proctor hanged. She thinks if she gets rid of Goody Proctor she will be able to have John all to herself. One quote that supports this is “I do sir.
Her anguish and anger was relatable by the audience because her sorrow and grief symbolises an average woman of her time who would have reacted in a similar way after a loss of her husband. However she transforms herself into an evil master mind and labels her husband and his new wife as her enemy. Her pursuit of revenge and will of making 'corpses of three of her enemies' flips the whole scenario as well as her characteristics. By this time she becomes a distinct character and no longer remains a typical woman. This clearly shows the hidden strength of a woman which was suppressed by men.
Cursed sons, and a mother for cursing! Death take you all – you and your father” (Euripides 20). Her irrational decision is caused by the misery she is in, and it overrules her rational thinking. The threatening tone she gives her children helps illustrate the fact that she plans to have death take her children & Jason, due to Jason’s betrayal to her. Even her children are endangered due to her irate state of mind.
Both women punished the one that their lover loved or has something they wanted. The jealous goddesses demonstrate the power of destruction on innocent victims. An example in which a goddess punishes an unknowing victim because of her jealousy occurs when Hera turned Io into a cow. The reason Hera did so was because she suspected Zeus of having an affair with her, which of course, he was. In the book, it says, “ He turned in Io reluctantly over to his wife and Hera knew very well how to keep her away from him” (Hamilton 98).
You can tell that Abigale is very lustful early into the story because of her obsession of John Proctor. After John respected her, She makes up lies in court in order to get attention to herself and get people in trouble. Abigale was completely and utterly obsessed with John Proctor. Abigale tries to get John’s wife in trouble with the court by saying that she is a witch so she will be killed. She does this so John will be forced to leave his wife and increase her chance of being able to be with John.
In the play Abby tries to do witchcraft to kill John Proctor's wife Elizabeth. She almost gets caught doing it so she accuses many people of bewitching her and got many people hanged. She accuses Elizabeth of bewitching her to kill her. The court will not kill her because she is pregnant but John Procter ends up being hanged because he was accused. In the play Elizabeth the example of good.
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).
In Medea, a surge of insanity purges her after she is betrayed by her husband Jason causing many cruel and harsh actions to follow from her. The ending result a murder scene. Is she really at blame for her actions and should she be punished? Believing that she is truly insane this would entail that she is completely innocent and therefore not to be punished. Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions.
Lady Capulet holds a strong grudge against the Montagues, sharing this same grudge with the rest of the Capulets. After she learns about the death of her nephew, Tybalt, she goes into a rage. Lady Capulet calls Romeo a villain, without even taking into consideration that if Romeo should be called a villain for killing her nephew, then Tybalt as well should be
So she freaks out and he hold son when she is telling him to let go. This makes Lennie angry so he eventually shakes her around and breaks her neck. Due to Curley’s wife provakadveness Lennie kills her. Due to her being Curley’s wife and Curley being a cruel person, that when he finds out he would beat and torture Lennie. So this makes George be the one has to give Lennie a quick and swift kill.
Jason, a husband, deserts his wife, and when Medea, a mother, murders her children. Even as a form of justice, Medea 's decision to kill her children is a violation against natural law. In Antigone, the violation of natural law occurs when King Creon does not allow a proper burial of Polyneices. Antigone argues against Creon 's authority and stating
Sacrifice happens throughout the novel, yet an important scene in the novel is when Laila stops her husband, Rasheed, from beating his first wife, Mariam, which puts her at risk of getting beaten, “Rasheed raised the belt again and this time has come at Mariam. Then an astonishing thing happened: The girl lunged at him. She grabbed his arm with both hands and tried to drag him down” (Hosseini 241). Laila shows how she cares about Mariam and does not want to see her hurt. Eventually, later on Mariam risks her freedom and life by killing the violent and abusive husband, Rasheed, when he goes to beat Laila Mariam kills him with a shovel ending his life to protect Laila and her children, “And, with that, Mariam brought down the shovel.
This is why Lady Macbeth acts not only as Macbeth 's confidant, but also his controller. Consumed by her desire to become Queen, Lady Macbeth herself plots the murder of Duncan and when Macbeth questions the idea of regicide, she manipulates him with her powerful soliloquies. This is done by condemning her husband’s biggest insecurity; his manhood. She states that Macbeth would be “So much more the man.” (Shakespeare, trans. 2012, 1.7.58 if he were to follow through with the plan.