Because of her hate towards Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth, Abigail creates demented tales, directed at abolishing the “problem.” Though Abigail’s wild canards seem quite obtuse in civilization today, at the time her acts fell to justification. Furthermore, because of Abigail’s childlike disposition in wiggling her way out of punishment as well as her lust and love for John Proctor, she found deceiving the people of Salem easy, seeing as the threat of witchcraft and demons loomed dangerously in the hearts and minds of all who lived there. Though the
For example in the play Macbeth we are aware of Macbeth’s inner conflict which results in us (the audience) to sympathise with him. In contrast doesn’t give us an insight into Napoleon’s inner thoughts which in turn makes it harder for us to relate to his character. Each of the texts use this technique to demonstrate an explanation on the social-historical context of the time.
She often depends of men to lean on and protect her. She understands that sexual freedom does not fit the pattern of chaste behavior, which Blanche would be expected to conform. Characters: In the beginning of the play, Blanche Du Bois presents herself with an air of poise and elegance. However as the story progresses, Blanche, who is psychologically deluded about her beauty and attractiveness, reveals herself to be a neurotic and an alcoholic. Her flirtatious desires are split from her surface talk and behavior.
In the beginning, Macbeth seems to be against all the killings and violence, while Lady Macbeth pushes him to commit these acts. As the play progresses, the roles begin to shift when murder becomes easier for Macbeth, while Lady Macbeth begins to feel all the guilt. At the end of the play it is clear that Lady Macbeth has gone crazy over the guilt she bears, while Macbeth now kills without thinking.
This essay will analyse and compare the presentation of Lady Macbeth and Curley's wife through the structure, themes, what is said about them, their actions and what they themselves say. Presentation of character can be explored by observing what Lady Macbeth says. Lady Macbeth is illustrated as a cruel character because she requests the evil spirits to “unsex” her. The use of the word “unsex” shows that Lady Macbeth does not possess the masculine qualities required to perform such an evil
Although it is possible for one to see the character of Blanche as a manipulating and vindictive individual, who has no sense of compassion or consideration for others, she is also written as an emotionally unstable woman who had suffered a tragedy in her early life, therefore be a victim It is possible that Williams based this character on his sister as she suffered from mental illness and emotional instability, therefore innately, and sympathetically portraying her as victim. There are suggestions throughout the play that Blanches’ malice is unintended, and that she truly believes ‘ deliberate cruelty is unforgivable’. For example, in scene 3, Stanley lashes out violently at Stella after heavily drinking, and it is Blanche that takes her away from him and the danger he poses, illustrating her inner compassion. The constant heavy drinking included in the play is also suggestive of blanches state as a victim. Williams included her alcoholism to create the awareness of blanches need to escape the harsh reality of life and how out of control she is.
There was one particular quote in the novel that seemed out of place in my opinion. The quote depicts women in a very negative way. The beginning of the quote is as followed: “Experience will teach you the real characters of the beings who chiefly compose your species” (86). The statement was made by a male character from the novel. Then the quote continues and states: “You will find them, [women] a set of harpies, absurd, treacherous, and deceitful—regardless of strong obligations, and mindful of slight injuries…” (86).
Pitt’s character also reveals that a society that attempts to repress homosexuality is harmful to both itself and the community of homosexuals. Had Joe been at ease with his sexuality, he would not have married Harper and she would in turn be spared the many years of torture. Perhaps they would have become good allies or even great ones at that. But pressure from society forced them into a torturous life of abjuration (Galens et al., 197). Harper Amaty Pitt starts off as Joe’s valium-addicted, sociopathic wife.
In Lepines’ letter, he sites how feminists had ruined his life and they were the reason he committed this crime. Feminist theory on crime explains this thought clearly. Lepines’ ideas about the roles of women were formed by a patriarchal society leading him to believe in some that women were not equal to men and should not be given all the opportunities of men (Knuttila, 305). These women wanted to be educated and become engineers; Lepine could not cope with this fact and blamed women, namely feminist for his short comings in life. Did Lepine come up with these ideas himself or was he a product of a society that dictated classical roles and oppression of women?
Competitiveness within the women seems to push the women to judge what is right and wrong, based on jealousy and envy as much as religious and social morals. We also see this competitive spirit forming moral judgment and actions in Edith Wharton's story, "Roman Fever", where again, the focus is the moral decisions made by women and the male is blameless. As the story unfolds we learn that both ladies, in their youth, loved Delphin Slade, and Mrs. Slade realized this and thought of Mrs. Ansley as a threat. For this, she had always considered Mrs. Ansley an adversary, "Would she never cure herself of envying her?" (Wharton, 1072) The story evolves to paint the picture of a female competition in which Delphin is but a pawn, blameless and controllable by women.