(page 122) Only then it is realized the full extent of how much she had bottled up the hurt she gained from her family, and how strong she was to withstand this feeling of worthlessness. Because Adeline is considered to be at the bottom of the household hierarchy, she is constantly forced to be in the
During John Proctor's courtroom confession of the affair, Abigail continued to lie, denying the occurrence. The group of girls proceeded to cry during the hearing claiming they were freezing. Essentially making their last stand. Clearly Abigail will say or do anything to avoid punishment as she makes her final marks during the trials last legs. Nobody's acts had such a profound and deep effect on herself, the girls and the Proctor family.
However, while she was sleepwalking she never said she was sorry for what she did. So, she is still evil, because towards the end she started to state that there is no going back and that they are not safe anymore, she says “Nothing’s gained, all’s lost, when a wish fulfilled brings no contentment….What can’t be cured has to be endured. What’s done is done” (III, ii, 4-12). Lady Macbeth is still evil, no matter what she does.
So she starts to believe everything that she is told is true. All of this harassment from everyone in her life pushes her emotional and mental capacity to the breaking point until she drowns in the pursuit of trying to fix everything that she has ever been picked on for. She becomes insane and disconnected from reality, living in her own bubble of a world. Gaines uses a similar setting in A Gathering of old men to produce the same thematic conclusion. He placed his story in deep Luisiana in a rural farming community with a predominantly black population during the 1970s.
Both of these characters commit adultery and both live in the same restricted Puritan era. Yet, Hester is publically ashamed, isolated from the Puritan society, and remains a legend, while Abigail is revered, embraced by her society, and in fact is a ruthless woman; Hawthorne 's Hester is the epitome of atonement and morality, while Miller 's Abigail is an illustration of authority in the wrong hands, and the destructive impact jealousy and vengeance can have on a person. The circumstances which both of these women live in play a large role in shaping their characters. Abigail is a pariah in the society who has painful experiences with love, which are major contributing factors in making her resentful. Miller creates an atmosphere of a really restrictive society in Salem.
The character’s past was traumatizing because of all the discrimination she had to endure, this is an exhibit of a bad force of society that has been seen in history before. Adelina’s prior experiences provoked her to find justice but while doing so she was betrayed and this was the cause for her to find revenge. Revenge is portrayed in the books as Adelina tries to be a good leader and save malfettos, this, however, affects the character by making her a soulless villain. Adelina Amouteru is a display of many conflicts there have been in history demonstrating some of the good and bad forces that can be seen today affecting the society. As the author Marie Lu stated on page 120 “In the good years, they wine and dine, laugh and love.
Blanche is a very delicate and sensitive woman, which during this particular time period was a recipe for disaster. She is often abused by her husband and always seems to go back to him like dog who goes back to his owner after being beaten. Blanche seems to be a very profound liar throughout the film. She stretches her stories from what is the truth to what she thinks ought to be the truth. Although Blanche has her flaws, she overall seems to symbolize a hero because of the perseverance she demonstrates throughout the film.
The sister of the protagonist Pip, Mrs. Joe Gargery is a good example, from the moment she is introduced the reader gets an awful view of her, she is represented as violent and everything in her character makes her unattractive. :” I had known, from the time when I could speak, that my sister, in her capricious and violent coercion, was unjust to me “(Great expectations,1992 ,p.53) What there can be concluded from these examples is that Dickens, the male writer, did not mean the reader to have much sympathy for these female characters. From deep within they are not good people and they deserve what they get. It seems as though Dickens generalizes the entire female population as being corrupt and impure at the core.
This perspective highlights how little power women possessed at that time. The characters in Candide seem to accept the rape as an unfortunate, but common occurrence. Paquette is the only woman who seems to view her situation with any sort of bitterness. After she was kicked out of the baron’s castle she became a prostitute in order to make a living. She was “forced to continue this terrible profession that you men find so pleasant, while to us women it is but an abyss of misery.”
Slade’s major problem was that she suppressed her jealousy for years, and let it all blow up in one instant. Despite the spiteful years of her bottled up jealousy, Mrs. Slade was unpleasantly surprised by the quiet outburst of Mrs. Ansley. Their ongoing rivalry led to a miserable conclusion for Mrs. Slade more than it did Mrs. Ansley. The two women had always competed with one another.
Did you know Abigail is responsible for the witchcraft hysteria? Abigail is responsible for the witchcraft hysteria because she blamed other people for her actions and had an affair. There were many other reasons she was accused as well. Anyhow, Abigail was a very mean person that always wanted everything to go her way.
After her husband’s affair, their relationship is very weak and it is difficult for Elizabeth to even see her husband’s face. Next, Elizabeth is accused of witchcraft, and she has to go to jail for crimes that she never committed. Finally, her husband is also accused of working with the devil, and either has to die whilst telling the truth, or live based on a lie. She puts aside her needs and says what is best for her husband, and what will set the best example for her kids. All of these situations require strength in order for her to survive them.
Another element in this novel is Melinda’s inner conflict, man vs. self. What Melinda has been through greatly affected her everyday life. She struggles with depression, dislikes her appearance, and feels ashamed of herself for something that isn 't her fault: “I want to confess everything, hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else...even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me” (Anderson 51). Andy Evans, the senior who raped her, made her feel worthless. This situation is much like the one in the novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
A crucible means a severe test or trial, clearly something many of the characters face in The Crucible. John Proctor and Mary Warren are two characters who primarily struggle with being good Puritans, as many obstacles stand in their way and prevent them from achieving the true love of God. To start off, John Proctor faces challenges ranging from facing Abigail to gaining his wife’s trust to saving the lives of the innocent, but his overall greatest test is to remain a faithful Christian in accordance with the Puritan faith. The reader first learns of John’s crimes in Act One during his conversation with Abigail. As Abby shows a lasting lust for John, he makes it clear “that’s done with” and Abby needs to “put it out of [her] mind” because
This had a great impact on Tom Robinson's trial because he was seen as inferior to the jury, Bob Ewell, and his daughter, Mayella Ewell. The jury decided to take the words of the superior even though Tom was not guilty. The results of the trial were biased because of the unfair laws that even influenced the decisions of the jury during the