Towards the end of The Crucible, Proctor shames himself and confesses of having affair with Abigail. Abigail denies John’s words and says “If I must answer that, I will leave and I will not come back again” (pg. 1207) because she knows that if she confesses now all the work she has put on the line will be done all for nothing, and will make her look more like a fool than she ever was. This quote indicates that Abigail Williams is a selfish antagonist because she is lying about something that is clearly noticeable. Some people may argue that Abigail isn’t the only one to blame, as in there are many others to blame for the loss of many lives.
Moreover, Claudio's quickness on believing that Broachio, who claims to be Hero’s supposed lover, comes to show that he is unworthy of her. On their wedding he publicly shamed her by stating, “Give not this rotten orange to your friend…Behold how like a maid she blushes here” (4.1.32-34). This then causes Leonato to fake Hero’s “death” so that Claudio can grieve her memory and admit that he was wrong on publicly bashing her. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing revolves around the manipulation and deceptions. Benedict and Beatrice are deceived for their own good.
The Scarlet Letter and Easy A are the stories of women who defy their societies. Hester, of The Scarlet Letter commits adultery but refuses to reveal Dimmesdale or Chillingworth in order to both men from public humiliation. Hester is forced to bear the burden of her punishment alone, while her partner is held up as saintly. Olive, of Easy A, pretends to sleep with various boys in order to protect them from bullying and to boost their social statuses and inadvertently gives herself a bad reputation in doing so. Because both Hester and Olive defy their society’s views of femininity, they are ostracized by their unforgiving and judgemental societies as sinners; however, both women are actually saints who through their good deeds improve their
She is expressing her emotions from her heart, with no other agenda. Katherine declares, “I am ashamed that women are so simple” (5.2.177). She can’t believe how she once was in the beginning of the novel. Here she is expressing how her personality has changed and how she thinks differently. She acted disobedient towards men, and is now ashamed of women who are disrespectful.
It states in the novel, “This woman was spoiling the ritual. The men were making too much noise, laughing, joking to cover her terrible accusing silence below. She made the empty rooms roar with accusation and shake down a fine dust of guilt that was sucked in their nostrils as they plunged about. It was neither cricket nor correct. Montag felt an immense irritation.
She insults him when she calls him a bastard but even more she is insulting this power that he has over her. He believes that he takes his power back when he calls her back and says that if she “had cried […] he would have behaved better.” The wrongly placed blame marks this shift of power, ultimately making her feel powerless yet
Love is inconstant and even likened to war because it can cause jealousy between each other, it turns us into selfish people and it can overpower one’s mind. All these statements can lead a person to act violently as shown in Shakespeare’s book, AMNSD. Being in love can cause jealousy which can lead to the likeliness of war between one another. In the book, Helena is extremely jealous of Hermia because she loves Demetrius but Demetrius loves Hermia. In Act 1, Helena tell the reader that she's jealous of Hermia because Demetrius is in love with her friend instead.
Gawain blames Lady Bertilak for deceiving him causing him to not adhere to the contract because “the wiles of a woman be wooed into sorrow, for so was Adam by one” (GGK line 2415-2416), implying that many great men in history have been deceived by women. This shows how
This quotation illuminates Gertrude’s act of incest which can be classified as an aspect of adultery. Hamlet’s views of marriage are potentially destroyed because of Gertrude’s remarriage and women in general as he states to Ophelia: “Of if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them” (3.1.138-140). Although Gertrude is to blame for Hamlet’s negative outlook on marriage, his misogynistic attitude comes to light as he classifies all women (including Ophelia) as cheaters and liars. Moreover, Hamlet confronts Gertrude for her incestuous and adulterous crimes and speaks: “Nay, but to live / In the rank sweat of an enseamèd bed, / Stewed in corruption, honeying and making love” (3.4.91-94). Hamlet is speaking his dagger-like words to Gertrude which confirms of her adulterous acts and Gertrude responds: “O Hamlet, speak no more.
In "The Taming of the Shrew,” Shakespeare draws Kate 's character as an aggressive woman that nobody wants to marry her. On the other hand, Kate 's character is misunderstood by the male characters around her. She might be acting rudely as a result of feeling insulted by the idea that her father wants her to marry any man that would take her. The fact that she feels not respected and unequal to any man makes her act as cruel and tough as any man can be. By the end of the play she understood that there is no other way of gaining the respect and support she desires unless by conforming to her society 's ideas and act as an obedient