Even though Desdemona is naive, she does not deserve the suffering she experiences. She is abused verbally and physically by Othello and then finally smothered to death. Just because someone is naive and lacks the wisdom to prevent her downfall, she does not deserve to die. Since Desdemona's suffering is greatly out of proportion to her mistakes, she has this characteristic of a tragic
He even gets mad at her, saying that he “will not have [her] susp[ect] any more” (Miller, 54). To stop the reminders his wife gives him of his infidelity, he upbraids her. Elizabeth becomes the innocent victim of Proctor’s wrongdoing. Guilt affects others, not only the sinners. Furthermore, Proctor is guilty of dishonesty because he is the only person who knows that Abigail’s allegations of witchcraft are fraudulent but he is too afraid for his reputation to tell the truth and risk exposing his adultery.
“ A Good Man is Hard to Find”- Flannery O’Connor Major Characters: Grandmother: Grandmother is very judgmental, and almost always bent on her opinion. She believes her position to do the judging comes from her age and her being like a “lady”. However, she herself faults often, never realizing her own mistakes and criticizing others. She herself lies about the cat and not admitting that the house was far, not even in the right spot. Her actions are extremely selfish, when Misfit is shooting, she only begs him to not spare a specific person, like her or her family, but instead tests the Misfit’s moral code to not kill a lady.
She feels that Pip was the destroyer of her dreams, so she seeks revenge to destroy his.Pg12 2) “So, I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me” The author is using a metaphor that Estella’s success and failure both create the person she is. The quote is important because matron accuses Estella of being ingratitude, cold, and having a lack of love. So Estella replies by asking how Miss Havisham could reproach her ward for being cold when her personality came about as a direct result of Miss Havisham's tutelage. Pg.373 3) “My convict looked round him for the first time, and saw me… I looked at him eagerly when he looked at me, and slightly moved my hands and shook my head.
“To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1). This quotation proves Hamlet becomes inferior to others and the environment through his madness, causing him to express himself explicitly towards others. Hamlet’s madness not only causes his loved ones lives but it allows his “end” to come because he accepts every challenge from his opponent. Hamlet’s madness not only affects him but Ophelia, who is mentally torn apart by Hamlet. Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself.
Though both, Medea and Clytemnestra are beguilingly corrupt, their schemes are only the result of emotional struggle each face from the loss a loved one. Although, Medea and Cltymnestra are but reacting to their emotional state, each of their reactions were wrong, and not due to "nature or nurture" reactions. The actions Medea and Clymnestra schemed, as their way of rehabilitation, is no different from their husbands who had betrayed them. In fact, both woman are repeating the, if not exact, reasons in the first place they began their plans of manipulation. With these actions, both characters had unknowningly added to their emotional state they had been faced with by their families However, Medea and Clymnestra are both portraying the steriotypical normals of the woman of ancient Greece.
While she does not consider herself as the problem throughout the majority of the play, Abigail Williams proves to be the negative influence in The Crucible. Abigail’s problem goes back to her parents being “killed by Indians”(page 148).She feels that it is everyone’s fault this is why she is angry and heartless. She did not get that much affection or “love” growing up. John loving her or “having her” is a different change for her because she has never felt this way or been in this situation before she is attached. John feels horrible for putting his wife through all he has and he now wants to cut off the affair, Abigail on the other hand is not ready for it to end.
The real reason for her desire to quit was that she didn’t want to die addicted, so in other words, she cared what others thought about her. Also, she didn’t like the person she was as an addict because everyone was either scared of her or hated her and she just wanted to prevent herself from being alone. My second example of loneliness would have to be none other than Mrs.
This acted as a warning that Desdemona should never have become involved with such a “Moor”. He was warning his daughter of the unnatural. However, Desdemona went against his wishes and married Othello, the true love of her life. Brabantio saw how this marriage was going to eventually end. This unnatural union ended in Desdemona’s murder,
Some critics see Shakespeare’s King Lear as an anti-feminist text because of different contributing factors such as the reasons for Lear’s demotion from king, the fall of his kingdom and the reason for his madness. However others see it is a feminist text which recounts the insecurity of men and their dependence on the female characters. Overall within this play, women are shown to play both the good and the bad at different scales and scenes. The most obvious, demonically portrayed female characters are Regan and Goneril, arguably the main reasons for Lear’s down fall from a prestigious king to a madman. They both display the Machiavellian trait of whoever holds the power holds the right to control and both the sisters exert this fairly ruthlessly.