When Proctor had to go to the court to get his wife out of being accused of upholding witchcraft he eventually confess to his sins he committed. Talking to Danforth, Proctors says “I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweet. But it is a whore’s vengeance, and you must see it; I set myself entirely in your hands” (page 49 act three) confessing to the crime he did. He realizes what he did was wrong which was why he tried to hide it for so long. But the only way for
Within the trials featured in Lanval and Wife of Bath’s Tale, the queens use their power and position to influence the court’s decision both directly and indirectly. The common thread between the two trials is that a decision is rendered that offers a justice that is both authoritative and poetic. The Wife of Bath’s Tale, written by Chaucer, is about a lust-filled knight, who was sentenced to death as a direct consequence to his actions. In his case he had wronged a woman by raping her. This displays the knight’s hostility and disrespect for women.
Chillingworth’s physical and mental state changes as the story progresses from his choice to seek revenge, to the methods he uses to achieve his goals, to the end result of Chillingworth’s plans. Chillingworth yearns to achieve vengeance against Dimmsedale because this man had an affair with his young, beautiful wife Hester Prynne. When Chillingworth arrives in Boston, he is outraged to find his wife “Hester Prynne, standing up, a statue of ignominy, before the people” because she had a child out of wedlock (Hawthorne 69). Chillingworth, formerly a scholar of great intelligence in Europe, is angry at himself for letting this occur. He realizes how foolish it was to let a beautiful young woman come to America and simply hope she remains faithful.
He works hard to build a defense for those accused and manages to persuade Mary Warren to tell the truth, but this success is short-lived. As a last resort, he suffers the public shame of confessing to his adultery with Abigail. In prison, he eventually confesses so that he
The story Marriage is a Private Affair by Chinua Achebe has a villain named Okeke. His stolid look on things made it hard for him to keep an amicable relationship with his son. Harrison Bergeron’s, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., villain would be The H-G men. They go to extreme actions to provide equality. The Judges in The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe are considered villains because of how they torture innocent civilians.
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a figure known to smuggle aristocrats out of Paris, France, where they were being slaughtered and executed. He lives a double personality to keep his identity a secret, and uses cunning and cleverness to outwit his enemies. This creates the perfect setup for irony to come into play in the story. There are three types of irony present in the novel, verbal, situational, and dramatic. Verbal irony is when someone says something they don’t mean.
John ends up confessing to having an affair with Abigail because he is trying to get his wife, Elizabeth or goody proctor out of prison. by telling the truth about his affair with Abigail it shows that Abigail is making false accusations about Elizabeth harming her as she just wants to hurt her lovers wife because john ultimately chose Elizabeth over Abigail. however in telling the truth about this he needs his wife to do the same. Elizabeth does not know that john has confessed so she lies to save his good name and pride, in doing so she damns them both. The importance of reputation escalated throughout the story.
Redemption in British Literature Though Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, and Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, are novels written in the same era with radical stylistic and genre specific conventional differences, the two novels have quite a bit in common thematically. Both stories throw the reader into confusion at first, leaving them to slowly unravel the past of the characters, which makes the climax of each novel about redeeming their past transgressions, or the transgressions of others. Wuthering Heights is a gothic romance and seems like a response to the literature of Austen while Tale of Two Cities is more of a sentimental novel, meant to inspire feelings about the French Revolution and to describe human nature. These novels focus on groups of people who seem radically different, but there is the common theme of resurrection and redemption. Each novel approaches this theme according to its genre; so while Heathcliff and Cathy’s sins must be redeemed by the next generation, Carton must find redemption for his own life.
Her actions ultimately lead to the murder of her first husband Camillo, her sexual presence and beauty creating jealousy and envy in the men that meet her. Vittoria is not an innocent character, but she is a product of women’s social limitations in the patriarchal society Webster has chosen to set the play in. Vittoria is undoubtedly the central character of the novel, the events throughout are as a result of her liaison with Brachiano, sparking a journey of murder and treachery. The title of the book ‘The White Devil’ describes Vittoria well, and helps display that she is not an innocent character. Being compared to the devil in a novel set in a heavily catholic country shows that she is evil, and the subtitle ‘The Tragedy of Paulo Giordano Ursini, Duke of Brachiano, With the Life and Death of Vittoria Corombona the famous Venetian Curtizan’ supports this.
A Tale of Two Cities was his historical novel in which Dickens lays out a brilliant plot of a story happened between France and England during the French Revolution. In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens wrote two main thread of the plot, one is the career of Dr. Manette who suffered eighteen year in the Bastille, and another is the love of Lucie Manette who help her father Dr. Manette recalled his mind. In the novel, Dr. Manette was imprisoned by Evrémonde for writing a letter to Minister exposing the crime of Evrémonde who had killed the sister and brother of Defarge. Eighteen years later, his daughter Lucie fell in love with nephew of Evrémonde Darnay. After one year, Darnay was caught by the revolutionaries.