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.
In Ethan Frome, it is present between Ethan and his wife Zeena; Zeena attempts to get rid of the housekeeper Mattie because she sees what Ethan wants/ sees in her. There is large amounts of mistrust in the Frome household due to much isolation, sickness, and also unequal work load also “when the sense of a partnership is lacking-when your partner is oblivious to or inconsiderate of your needs, this weakens the ties that hold you together” (text 2, lines 26-27). In The Scarlett Letter, Hester Prynne has deep seated mistrust due to the ‘brand’ on the chest, the ‘A’. Hester is full of mistrust because the one she committed adultery with, was also the one that helped with her sentence. Another factor is that her old husband was healing Dimmsdale, her ‘illegitimate’ lover.
She can’t wear red lipstick in front of Nathan because he would find it immodest and would punish her. She has to hide her true self to avoid the wrath of her husband. Unfortunately, because she has to hide her true self so often, she's started to lose pieces of who she once was. Orleanna was “so thoroughly bent to the shape of marriage [she] could hardly see any other way to stand” (201). She does not remember her single life, and has become so deeply invested in this dominating marriage that her life bent under the will of her husband is the only way she knows how to
Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan, and is not interested in being with Gatsby. Although Gatsby oversees this, and attempts to make her once again fall for him. Even though Gatsby is always home, home is very lonesome to him which causes some pain. (anadiplosis) Daisy then cheats on Tom with Gatsby, giving Gatsby false hope about their love. Another form of wooden-headedness is Tom being too stubborn to give into the idea that his wife was cheating on him.
It created a lot of controversies and was heavily criticised as it questioned the traditional roles of men and women among Europeans who believed that the covenant of marriage was holy. Most critics around the world believe the play led to increase awareness on the need for women’s rights in all continents, on the other hand some critics opine that the play depicted women as inferior creatures and dolls who have no personality of their own. Nora Helmer the main character strives to achieve the perfect concepts of life set by the society and her husband. Nora is trapped in her home where her Torvald has built a wonderful life for his ‘doll wife’. Nora’s transformation comes when she discovers the role in doll house imposed on her by the society and her husband and she is desperate to free herself in order to discover her identity.
The nature of John and Elizabeth’s relationship is unhealthy because their words and actions towards each other reveal a sense of hostility, mistrust, and lack of affection. John Proctor’s words towards Elizabeth signal irritation and annoyance. John Proctor, the main character of The Crucible, has an affair with a much younger girl, Abigail Williams, breaking his wife, Elizabeth’s trust in him. Her suspicion of him rises when he tells her he was in a room alone with Abigail. Elizabeth’s growing mistrust begins to aggravate John, which is revealed when he says, “I’ll not have your suspicion any more” (489).
Mayella Ewell is a mockingbird example, during the trial her father forces her to lie about what happened between Tom and herself but sincerely she has no resemblance of him. Harper Lee stresses to the reader that it is immoral to harm the innocent. For Example, Boo Radley is an example of a mockingbird. Locked in his house because of his past mistakes, Boo Radley desperately seeks connection with the outside world. The kids begin noticing that the objects they find in the knothole belong to someone and are important to that person.
The speaker 's relationship with her father contradicts the close father-daughter bond common in most family settings. She regards him with hatred and fear as one would a totalitarian dictator, not a loving father whom she adores. There exists, for lack of a better term, immense conflict between this childish, puerile speaker and the father whom governs her every thought. She emphasizes this conflict through the use of numerous allusions, intended to bring about a clear notion of exactly how poorly she was treated by her father. Although there exists varying interpretations of the poems metaphors, the allusions to war torn Germany, vampirism, popular nursery rhymes, as well as Greek architecture are unmistakable and are included by the speaker to parallel her own experiences and conflicts with her father.
She confronts her, saying that her having an affair, and especially a child, is a disgrace to him. Luckily for him, however, no one knows that he is Hester’s husband, because he has been in England being intellectual. He tells her that he does not want to know who the father is, but if she tells the town that they are married, he would hunt down the father and basically torture him psychologically (which is exactly what he does to Dimmesdale). This initial introduction to Roger gives the reader the impression that he is an old man that does not care much about his wife, and that while he is angry about the affair and the child, he is not psychotic
Sayoko was really that weak to voice out her feelings. Sayoko 's way of touching her mole with the use of her left hand shows that she is guarding and protecting herself from her abusive husband. Sayoko 's husband is an image of a common problem about marriage failure today. Sayoko was beat and kick by her husband but she did fight, her weakness made her abuse more by her husband. Base on what I had interpret in the story, there was a lack of acceptance and lack of love happened in the marriage of Sayoko and her husband.