These actions are what led Hale and Peters to come to the result of she killed her own husband. However, the attorney didn’t realize the radical alteration in her personality like Mrs. Hale did, only because he did not know Minnie Foster when she was beautifully happy and full of life. This is evident in the short story when the attorney refers to her as Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Hale
219-220). Another theory was that he was flirting with the married woman, and someone told the husband and he ended up killing the young boy. Emmett Till’s death was a huge turning point in her life and she wanted to do something to change what was going on around her. It opened up her eyes and she realized that there was something else she had to be afraid of along with all of the many other things that children are already afraid of. The passage that I am looking at has to deal with the fears that the author discusses she has- “fear of hunger, Hell, the Devil, and fear of dying because she is black” (pg.
Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife, for better or for worse had stuck by Macbeth. That being said she shares a much of the responsibility of Macbeth’s fall from grace. She pretty much is a catalyst to Macbeth’s actions, she pushed him to do things that he wouldn’t have. She pushes Macbeth to murder King Duncan by challenging Macbeth’s manhood; she also uses disturbing images of their unborn child to push Macbeth. “And dash'd the brains out” such a disturbing image that shakes Macbeth.
To begin, the lack of financial stability in the Walls family has always been problematic, however as the mother of her children, Rose Mary never contributed much to the family income due to her stubbornness and free-spirited nature. A prime example of Rose Mary not providing for her family is a constant lack of food in the house. The children’s hunger is apparent when Jeannette says, “We did eat less. Once we lost our credit at the commissary, we quickly ran out of food. Sometimes Dad’s odd jobs would come through, or he’d win some money gambling, and we’d eat for a few days.
Perhaps your reputation is destroyed or maybe a lifetime of utter loneliness has taken its toll on you, is it any excuse for murder? In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mayella Ewell’s isolation leads her to fall for and advance on Tom Robinson, which results in her father, Bob Ewell seeing this as an opportunity to accuse Tom of raping his daughter and forcing her to lie in court. This false accusation can lead to a death penalty and Tom who is at a clear disadvantage due to his race doesn’t stand a chance. In the article written by Studs Terkel, American Dreams: Lost and Found, it reiterates the idea that our life experiences take part of who we are and partly shape us, but it is mainly up to ourselves to choose who we are. Three prominent themes in To Kill a Mockingbird are lost honor, loneliness as destruction, and will to survive.
Distracted by her thirst for revenge and anger towards her husband, the quality of her sewing went plummeting as represented through tight and messy stitches. Finally, she decides to “knot it” and kills Mr. Wright. Throughout the story, the sheriff asks, “Have you decided whether she was going to quilt it or knot it?” When they refer to this metaphor, “quilt it,” that means she’s going to continue to endure the pain, but “knot it” means she’s going to kill her husband with a rope tied around his neck. The women uncovered what Mrs. Wright decided to do, so they answer, “We call it—knot it, Mr.
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
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).
Though I can see how some readers may think vengeance had the biggest impact on this book, Abigail's jealousy of Elizabeth Proctor led her to tell lies and her greed of wanting John Proctor’s love all to herself, drove her to start the killings of innocent people. As I mentioned before, jealousy and greed can confuse you and act as if they are love which
I get awful lonely.’” (125) – She is the only woman and Curley restricts her from talking to the guys “’I don’ like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.’” (128) – Curley’s wife isn’t even happy with him. She is only with him because her dad is dead and her mom doesn’t want her 2) “They let the nigger come in that night. Little skinner name of Smitty took after the nigger… The guys wouldn’t let him use his feet, so the nigger got him. If he coulda used his feet, Smitty says he woulda killed the nigger.” (55) – to show the loneliness of Crook and how he’s different; yes they are necessary for character development, this reveals something about both the people who say it, in this case Candy, and Crooks; yes, this is it.
One day Homer goes to Emily 's house and the town never sees him come out. Emily then became even more isolated after that. Emily Grierson is so stubborn and unwillingness to accept change and keeps herself isolated. First of all, Emily 's relationship with her father was not the best. Her father cut her off from all social contact and courtship which ruined her life, "that quality of her father which had thwarted her woman 's life so many times" (Faulkner,38).
Then, out of fear, he justifies his action by suggesting that Medea might harm himself and his daughter. He is ultimately correct, when Medea causes the death of both Creon and the princess, but it does not make the original decision just. After the deaths of the king and his daughter, Medea feels that her justice will not be completed until Jason is punished as well. In seeking this justice, Medea performs the most violent act against natural law by killing her own children. By committing action the idea of justice becomes more problematic.