Actions as such bring up the issue that while he tries to foster the marriage, John is also repeatedly lying to her and continuously being caught. In word such as “I think you’re sad again. Are you?” , there is clearly a discord portrayed in the marriage, and a sense of distance in between the couple (Miller
In this essay I going to explore the two characters from “An Inspector Calls” by John Priestley, Mr. Birling and his daughter Sheila. In this play both of them have contrasting attitudes and as the play progresses, their disagreements increase gradually. What happened with Eva Smith opens their eyes: Sheila’s on the harsh reality of the world and BIrling’s on his daughter’s true thoughts and personality. They were both stunned to get to know their real selves; as Birling treated her like a child, assuming she cannot be as clever as she happened to be, whereas Sheila couldn’t realise how greedy her father is. Priestley presents both characters in a very different light, and as both of them come from the same family, it creates even more significant
If he did confess, he would ruin his and his family’s reputation. John Proctor was very conflicted. He came to his wife looking insight. Elizabeth was untrusting of John because of his affair with Abigail. She said, “John, you are not open with me.
Thus, the writer used colors to compare Rachel’s past to her present. Dark green is usually associated with jealousy and during their marriage, Tom cheated on her. That ignited jealousy in Rachel, who was not receiving the love she wanted from him. Rachel felt a sense of resentment, also represented by dark green, as her husband wasn’t satisfied with what she had provided him with, pure love. On the other hand, black represent mystery, emptiness and secrecy.
John wants Mary to tell the truth but she tells him that if she does, Abigail will tell about their sexual encounters. The reasons for John and Abigail 's affair are not definite, but this quote gives clues “Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be.” (1270) Elizabeth has been sick for a while because she is a mother of two children that are not far apart age wise. This makes John feel helpless and lonely, and with Abigail being a servant for them, she accompanies him without Elizabeth
John had made the mistake of sleeping with, a teenage girl, Abigail Williams. What John did cause pain to his wife Elizabeth; his affair caused the loving couple to break farther apart. A love that John missed Church to home and nurse his wife back to health instead. John is falsely accused of being a witch and is brought to prison. The distressed caused by being in prison is too much for John that he cannot think clearly.
The contrast between “coming to life” and “distressed” suggests that Sybil is shocked by the appearance and knowledge of the Inspector or she pretends not understanding the truth about her own son, Eric. Either way, the audience feels timid towards Sybil since pretentious is not how an upper class’s personality should be. A businessman’s wife is expected to stand up to protect herself and her family. The strong verb “ashamed” that Sybil uses with Eric suggests a sudden change in the attitude of herself. As a result, it emphasises even more on her apprehension and she becomes a joke of the audience since before this event, Sybil proves herself to the audience that she is very stubborn and no one can do anything to change her
She stirred up conflict within the Massachusetts Bay Colony, resulting in disturbed leaders and even multiple court cases. Moreover, Anne’s claims threatened to tear the Colony apart, the men did not like a woman to have this kind of power among the people. According to an article on Anne Hutchinson, “The real issue was her defiance of gender roles—particularly that she presumed authority over men in her preaching” (“Anne Hutchinson”). Anne’s biggest problem was not her religious beliefs, but the fact the she defied authority and gender roles. Nevertheless, Anne’s beliefs eventually got her in so much trouble that the people banished her from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Women were wrongfully blamed for things that went wrong in their relationships. By showing unhappiness in their relationships, they would suggest that something was wrong with them because they couldn’t maintain a successful marriage. This shows the dominance of men in relationships and that women were subservient to them; men could do horrible things in marriage and still get away blameless as their wife would be the one deemed responsible for the problems in the marriage. A similar situation is explained in The Book of the City of Ladies, when de Pizan rhetorically asks “how many women are there, and you yourself know this, who because of
The narrator feels oppressed by her relationship with her husband, her house, and the wallpaper. One example given in the story about the protagonist being oppressed by John is how he decides to treat her depression. First he puts her in a room where the conditions are not well for her to stay.
John committed the sin of adultery with Abigail. He seems truly sorry for his error with Abigail. Elizabeth does not forgive him and does not trust him any longer. In my opinion someone in Elizabeth 's position can sometimes truly trust a spouse that cheats. If the person in Elizabeth´s position can tell that the other position is truly sincere and sorry then I think that the person deserves a second chance, but if the person is not sincere, and continues to do it.