Thomas Putnam is accusing people so he can buy their land. With these people being accused of witchcraft, they are using revenge in a negative way to accuse many innocent people. Thomas Putnam accuses the citizens of Salem for putting spells on his daughter, Ruth Putnam. He does this to people he wants revenge on, once they are accused, their land goes up for sale and he buys their land. “Thomas
To conclude, Tessie and Mary Maloney are both morally corrupt resulting in selfish and self-centered acts. Both short stories were intertwined with the theme of betrayal. Mary Maloney betrayed her husband due to her selfishness. If she was not going to be happy, she made sure her husband was not going to either. Tessie partook in The Lottery for many deaths, however when her name is picked out of the box, she speaks up and says ‘it isn’t
One example of greed is when Giles Corey states that Thomas Putnam of accusing his neighbors of witchcraft: “This man is killing his neighbors for their land!” (Miller 96) Thomas Putnam disputes land boundaries with John Proctor: “What anarchy is this? This tract is my bounds, it’s in my bounds, Mr. Proctor.” (Miller32). There’s a lot of outrage going on in Salem. For example Abigail gets mad a John Proctor because he refuses her love. “Abby I may think of you time to time but I will cut off my own hand before I ever
"As if that name, Shot from the deadly level of a gun, Did murder her; as that name’s cursed hand Murder’d her kinsman. O, tell me, friar, tell me, In what vile part of this anatomy Doth my name lodge? tell me, that I may sack The hateful mansion." Upon being told that he was banished, Romeo felt his life was no longer worth living. The Friar gave the children the resources needed to fake and cause their own deaths.
In to kill a mockingbird I would most definitely say that racism & ignorance are just two words to describe a mad dog. They story is very exertive which makes it pop! It tells us about how someone who is inarticulate would want to have an irreproachable man killed for adultery and flaggellat an loathsome woman, with the need of satisfactory from her father. In the novel we see how the father weild his evil ways to put an immpecable man on trial. But as we see from the story the benightedness of the towns people revolted in an innocent man being hung.
Thomas is a wealthy man who owns land in Salem and only wants to gain more. He wanted the land of the church but Parris got to it first so now he holds a grudge against him. When a group of people are in the court Giles Corey states, “If Jacobs hangs for a witch he forfeit up his property-that’s law! And there is none but Putnam with the coin to buy so great a piece. This man is killing his neighbors for their land.” (The Crucible, page
Macbeth on the other hand, is being cold hearted because he murdered Macduff’s family for revenge. Euphemism is the literary device being used here because I figured that this action was really harsh. In Act IV Scene iii, Macduff convinces Malcom to raise the army against Macbeth because he is a terrible king. While they are talking, Ross, Macduff’s cousin, enters. He says, “Your castle is surprised, your wife and babes Savagely slaughtered.
Leonato also implies that Claudio shouldn’t fight him because he has already wronged him and, to murder him would be overkill. Antonio, having been primed in the conversation before with Leonato, only adds validity to the claim that Leonato tries to make, Claudio murdered Hero unjustly. In Leonato's closing remarks to Claudio, Leonato states, “say thou hast belied mine innocent child. / Thy slander hath gone through and through her heart, / And she lies buried with her ancestors, / Oh, in a tomb where never scandal slept Save this of hers, framed by thy villainy” (5.83.67-71). Once again Leonato tries to make Claudio show any sign of guilt over having killed Hero.
Selfishness is described as a person being devoted to or caring only for oneself and is concerned primarily with one's own interests regardless of others emotions or well-being. Selfishness is usually performed with an initial act. For example, a selfish person deliberately focuses on their own needs or desires, rather than others. Being selfish can also be accidental. Accidental selfishness is still unjust and could potentially have the chance of being even more destructive to relationships, themselves, and the society they live in, due to its oblivious nature.
Sophocles use of foreshadowing shows the audience what terrible things will happen due to Oedipus killing his father and marrying his mother. In part 1, Tiresias tells Oedipus “ I say you are the murder you are seeking” ,as a not so subtle way of telling Oedipus he is his father’s killer ,but Oedipus dismisses him as insane. In part 2, Oedipus declares he will punish the man responsible for the plague in Thebes , “I ban this man whoever he is,from all land over which i hold power and throne.” but he the only way for the plague to end is