Shakespeare, like any other man in the 16th and 17th century, saw ambitious and dominant women as evil and even disturbing or disturbed. From Macbeth, we can see Shakespeare feels women should be challenged and punished because they are trying to change society. Nowadays these ambitious and dominant women are regarded as brave and respected because of their ambition, such as Lady Macbeth’s ambition to become Queen. Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as mentally disturbed.
Jenae Patterson Writing Skills 9.5.1 Practice 10 March 2018 Literary Analysis Essay In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams is a selfish, manipulative, and magnificent liar. She has a sinister way and sense of manipulating others, to gain control over them.
The Puritans would have treated her in the harshest of manners in they ever discovered to truth to her crimes. Abigail strays the attention away from herself by accusing others of witchcraft. This desperate
Abby also stabs herself in the stomach with a needle and lies that Elizabeth used her witchcraft to stab Abby. The community believes Abby’s story because there is a poppet in Elizabeth’s house with a needle in its stomach. Since Abby already has credibility and has proof that Elizabeth is a witch, she is able to get Elizabeth arrested. With Elizabeth out of the way, Abby believes that she can get back together with John. The second reason why Abigail has great influence over Elizabeth is so Abby can prevent Elizabeth from spreading the truth.
In the line mentioned, Christie made it important to create the vicious tone. This is a side of Miss Blacklock that has never been seen before. In the previous chapters, “Letty” does a great job of keeping her composure, but now the audience is seeing the wicked side to her and everything is being pieced together. This part of the chapter is so important because it truly solidifies Christie’s lesson of not always being too trusting in people. The Letitia Blacklock that the reader and characters thought they knew throughout the novel was actually not even Letitia.
Abigail makes constant choices that change her destiny, all chances she get, she chooses to lie instead of telling the truth. In the beginning of the play, Abigail William tries to kill Elizabeth Proctor with curse. This is how Arthur Miller reveals Abigail William’s character before she talks her line. “A strikingly beautiful girl, an orphan, with an endless capacity for dissembling” See how the author uses the word “capacity”, it shows that her lies are unlimited.
Lady Macbeth utilize her demanding features to emotionally and sneakily manipulate Macbeth in murdering Duncan. She also lacks apathy and emotion for the unworthy death of Duncan. Lady Macbeth is a strong woman role in the play, she exhibits a manly personality in the Elizabethan time. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth roles has reverse in the beginning of the play. Their imbalanced relationships would only further cause the Macbeth’s to struggle in their relationship and have a lack of trust in each
Beloved desires a very different type of revenge, she thrives to make her mother and younger sister Denver suffer in a prolonged similar way to her. Throughout a majority of the novel, Morrison makes it clear how revenge is a dish best served by oneself. With the tone she ridicules the antics of Beloved, it is easy to unveil her bias to the plot. Beloved shows that even though revenge sounds sweet, it may never have a good outcome. Whilst the main source of revenge going
Innocence is featured as a concern in the Salem trials because Abigail Williams was seen as an innocent victim of witchcraft. On the other hand, she was able to use this to accuse others of witchcraft to further her own agendas. This questions the supposed innocence of members of society. Arthur Miller wrote the novel to criticize McCarthyism. Miller does this by connecting the fictionalized drama based on a real life situation to another situation,
Kat is portrayed as unfeminine in this film, much like in the play, and it is all because of her tongue, and the language she uses, for example some of her infamous sayings such as “I guess in this society, being male and an asshole makes you worthy of our time”. Hearing this now, it is still perceived as being too rude, though she is just saying the truth. However, it is obvious that they don’t want to hear the truth and want to just call her names, and warn others that she is too ill-tempered. It is also shown when she is talking with Patrick and says that she is sweating like a pig, he says Now there 's a way to get a guy 's attention to which she replied sarcastically “my mission in life”. Kat has ideas of doing more in life than just getting guys’ attention, and this is seen as a crime against humanity, because as long as you are a female, your main goal should be to make sure that men perceive you as attractive; this can mean to talk less, or to pay more attention to your appearance, or just to care more about their feelings.
Once the idea of witchery took deep root into the hearts of the people, many were accused and arrested. Out of the selfishness of her heart, Abigail accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft in an attempt to be rid of her so she could have John. She kept telling herself that she was in love with him, and she would use any opportunity to her advantage to be rid of Elizabeth. This however, would not bode well with John.
Some tried to stop while others continued to build up the hysteria. However, Abigail is the most responsible for the witch hysteria. Due to her selfishness and jealousy, she created this huge chaos and the people who did not want to get involved in this would get caught in the middle of it. Even after it was over, she did not show any remorse for it. Instead of admitting to the truth, she left the town because she knew how much trouble she would be in if she stayed.
In conclusion, the characters of Thomas Putnam and Abigail Williams influenced and shaped the Salem Witch Trials. Abigail Williams and Putnam started the first accusations which led to widespread fear of witchcraft in the village. This same fear was exploited by Williams and Putnam in order to achieve their selfish motives. Without these characters, the Salem Witch Trials might have never occured which brings us to realize how much damage vengeance and wealth can cause. All in all, Abigail Williams and Thomas Putnam’s grudges and selfish intentions were what caused Salem Witch Trials and the destruction of several innocent
Imagine losing everything: your job, family, and good name all because of someone accusing you of something that there is no sound evidence for. Now imagine people losing their lives for insubstantial reasons, and anyone who spoke out against these would lose everything themselves. Wouldn’t corruption reign from personal vengeance and create an aura of hysteria? Readers see this exact effect in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible as well as in the historical event of The Lavender Scare, in both of which people were wrongfully castigated for unjustifiable accusations. The Crucible and The Lavender Scare were both similar and different.
The play The Crucible written by Arthur Miller, is a story that takes place in Salem during the time when witches were real. The story of these people accusing each other of witchcraft to cover up their own story of attempting witchcraft which leads to innocent people being hanged for something they are not. Those people would rather die than to lie about confessing they have been with the Devil, because only cowards lie and the brave keep to the truth till the end. John Proctor’s wife Elizabeth is accused of witchcraft by Abigail. Because John rejected