Witches are women thought to possess evil powers. Ursula Southeil, famously known as Mother Shipton, was a witch with a large reputation. She was described as ugly and very disfigured. She was called Hag Face by the locals and her father was believed to be the Devil. Although her misfortunate appearance, she was often thought of as the female Nostradamus.
“By the pricking of thumbs, something wicked this way comes”(4.1.44-45).The Weird Sister worship devastating the lives of numerous individuals. They worship all the evil they bring through telling what's to come. All through the play of Macbeth, there are many circumstances that the witches show how they messed up Macbeth's better half. “Surely
This statement of women fully cements the fear of women and their portrayal as deceitful tricksters that is consistent throughout Nevskii prospekt. The narrator refers to the women in a bitter tone, warning the reader against them. The women are portrayed in a dehumanised manner. Keeping in mind the female characters until now have also served as instruments of deception, leading Piskaryov and Pirogov into their traps, women continue to be reduced to a collective symbol for the traps bringing men to their downfall through manipulating their sexual desires. The betrayal present throughout the story has not only come from Nevskii prospekt itself, but also from women.
She appropriately described how in Motherhood, a woman 's identity can be devalued. A relevant example of this point is the derogatory icons of Black Women - Jezebel, Mammy, Aunt Jemima, Matriarch, and Welfare Queens (Roberts, 8). Each of these icons is rooted in the deep mythology that applies racial politics to black women by corrupting the reproduction process at
It shows how she is associated with evil and not recognized as a living being. Furthermore, the description of the monster as “that swamp-thing from hell” highlights Grendel’s mother’s evil nature and conveys her as barbaric to convey that she is an irrational enemy. This is vital because it displays Grendel’s mother as a villain and that she craves
“I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you’ (Act 1) Exposing how far she will go and how manipulative she is with the girls knowing Abigail would not hesitate to falsely accuse them too and is now controlling them. So now she is getting caught up in these lies it’s too late to go back, she's longing John Proctor and wants to look as innocent as possible but in reality she's the real witch of the
From a young age, Queen Cersei started her evil off with the jealousy that fueled her to push her best friend into a well, ultimately killing her. Hereafter, Cersei continued to murder if necessary to the point where redemption is out of the question. Which is comparable to Macbeth in the way he plotted clandestine deaths of the people around him and killed to achieve his only desire; the throne. Queen Cersei could not escape the evil that fixated itself on her, or in other words, all the perfumes of Arabia could not sweeten her little hand just like Lady Macbeth. Regardless, Lady Macbeth brought up an interesting topic if evil can really be taken away from a person.
There are two Wicked Witches and two Good Witches. They live across from each other on the axis of South, North, East and West. The evil witches are distinguished by their enslavement of the people who live in the land, and their constant desire for power. The Wicked Witch of the West tried to destroy Dorothy and her friends numerous times on their quest to see the Great Oz. The Good Witches, however, provide guidance and counsel them along their catastrophic journey.
2. Woman as a destroyer: interpretation of character of Albasty as demonized image of the Mother Umai Another important image of the role of women in Kazakh society can be found through the analysis of evil creatures in Kazakh mythology. The character of Albasty (demonic woman) can be considered as one of the most common among them, since she is quite widespread in a variety of myths, legends and folk tales. Albasty is a demonic woman creature, usually depicted as an old ugly woman or young woman with blond hair and long breasts that she can throws them at her back. She is considered being harmful mostly for women, especially when they are pregnant or at times they are going to give a birth.
Hansel and Gretel were skillful and quick-witted in hunting those foul creatures. Despite the success in hunting, the siblings faced a new challenge, where an extremely, powerful grand witch named Muriel, was known to be the culprit in abducting the poor and helpless children from the old, large city of Augsburg. The witch hunters also found out that the children that were kidnapped will be used in an ancient magical ceremony where they will be sacrificed on the night of the Blood Moon. They also knew that the witches need twelve children for the sacrifice, but since they already kidnapped eleven, they only need one left. Muriel attacked Augsburg along with her other witch.