Mary Warren, Mercy, Betty and Abigail gave the impression of a close knit bond. But, in secret Abigail is ruthless to the girls. This personality change shows the steaks of the situation at hand. Maybe Abigail did value their friendship but not enough to put before her own greed. She found it easier to protect herself by bullying the potential threats.
Early on in the play Lady Macbeth was characterized as a ruthless person, but later on in the play the audience softens up on her because she reveals her weak side. Lady Macbeth was a ruthless person, and no one expected it because even today in society women are not associated with evil characteristics, she demonstrates this when she continuously insults her husband. For example, when Macbeth changes his mind about killing Duncan, Lady Macbeth scolds him, and insults his masculinity and persuades him by saying that he owes it to her to kill Duncan. She uses this tactic of persuasion, by targeting Macbeths insecurities; this is very ruthless because Lady Macbeth shows becoming royalty over her husband’s dignity. With this in mind, usually relationships
It is unmistakably human to run from the consequences of our mistakes. We try to deflect responsibility onto those around us, blame other factors for our failings. At a certain level, however, it doesn’t matter what circumstances lead to sin. It is the hand that wields the knife upon which blame must fall, regardless of the situation. In William Shakespeare’s classic story of betrayal and violence, Macbeth, determining where the guilt lies raises interesting questions.
Pearl states how she doesn 't care about her mother 's sin, and she is proud to be her mother 's child. In conclusion, Hester, Gov. Bellingham has been through enough painful punishments for her crime and needs Pearl for companionship and support. Hester was tormented and publicly humiliated for having Pearl and after going threw all that torment she deserves to keep her daughter Pearl. "But she named the infant "Pearl," as being of great price ,—purchased with all she had,— her mother 's only treasure!"
This statement shows her that Abby likes her newfound power and will let no one take it away and power-hungriness is a villainous trait. The scene that truly shows Abigail as the villain, is the scene where she leads accusations against former accuser Mary Warren when she tries to admit to faking the fits, driving her insane to the point that she rejoins the accusers. Even knowing the weakness of Mary, Abigail screamed accusations : "Oh, Mary, this is a black art to change your shape. No, I cannot, I cannot stop my mouth; it's God's work I do. "(Act 3, Pg.115).
As the precise definition of justice cannot be definitively stated, the line separating just from unjust actions is incredibly obscure. Many factors may influence an individual’s perception of what constitutes justice, such as time period, culture, or personal morals. Thus, while an act may be considered righteous in one context, the same act may be ruled unjust in other contexts. For instance, when Odysseus finally returns home to Ithaca, as retribution for defiling his home and attempting to court his wife, Odysseus murders all of Penelope’s suitors. The extremely graphic depiction of his retribution had appeared almost superfluous, causing the morality of his actions to be brought into question.
explicitly states Margaret’s motivation for doing that: ‘The slave mother … killed her child rather than see it taken back to slavery’ (557). These slaves saw death a better alternative than slavery and for the love they had for their children, they preferred killing them than allowing them see the dehumanizing institution of slavery. The slave women have always suffered as an effect of slavery. They were robbed of every possession – even their motherhood. That is why Sethe’s act of destroying her own creation becomes the subject and order of controversies.
Their laughter turns to chaos as Beloved executes her original plan of returning: revenge on Sethe. All the while, Beloved is distracted by her need for revenge on her mother, taking advantage of the attention Sethe gives her. Instead of realizing that this attention is all she really desires, Beloved takes a turn for the worse, slowly wearing her loving mother
Through the ruthless Mrs. Maloney, she shows her true inner capabilities by clobbering her husband right in the back of the head, so hard that the blow unfortunately takes his life. Maloney is sly and will do everything in her power to stay under the radar and try to portray the loving and caring wife that we all know she’s not. "Personally, I think the weapon is somewhere near the house...It's probably right under our
In the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth is a cold hearted, brave, practical, and strong character. She perceives that she is soft because she is a woman, so she calls upon spirits and is determined to become “...full of direst cruelty.” (I, v, 44-45) This new self-perception motivates her to arrange and oversee the murder of Duncan. She believes that she is the strong one, having been unconvinced that Macbeth could murder the king