(Macbeth I, v, 26) Lady Macbeth made Macbeth feel bad about himself, by lowering his manhood and bravery. Lady Macbeth deceives everyone so well that people were scared to tell her about Duncan’s death, not thinking she can handle it. “Look like an innocent flower /but be the serpent under it” (Macbeth I, IV, 65-66) this means to look innocent and pure but to be evil on the inside. At first Lady Macbeth is able to keep her cool and not think anything of the deed. Macbeth on the other hand cannot sleep and starts to see things.
This enforces the idea that unlike Lennie, she is a complex character in the novel. Steinbeck mentioned that Curley’s wife’s voice had a “nasal, brittle quality” which is a clear sign of her flirtatious behaviour. Although her intentions were flirty, the fact that it was described as ‘nasal’ by the author made it obvious that it was unpleasant to the ears. The reaction from George made it clear to the reader that she was an attractive woman, however he was being apprehensive as he “looked away from her and then back”. This contrasts with Lennies reaction as his “eyes moved down over her body” blatantly checking her out.
Do you agree that Shakespeare presents Beatrice and Katherina as “offending against society’s expectations about women”? The idea that both Beatrice and Katherina offend against society’s expectations of women in the plays Much Ado About Nothing and The Taming of the Shrew is open to personal interpretation. We must take into account which society it is we are suggesting they are offending against, if we are judging it on Shakespearean society’s expectations we could, in theory, agree with the statement, due to the fact that at that time, women were largely expected to be submissive, quiet and respectful to the superior sex, males. However, it would not be correct to say that Beatrice and Katherina offend against modern day expectations of women. Further to this, it would also depend on at which point in the play we are making our judgement.
(Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter 89) It almost seems as if the scarlet letter has absorbed her beauty along with all the rebellious and fiery qualities of Hester, leaving a cold and lonely woman, her tenderness "crushed so deeply into her heart that it can never show itself more. "(Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter Chapter 13) While wearing the scarlet letter Hester becomes less passionate internally and externally which can be seen directly in her loss of prior
Her mind is so set on revenge, which is clouding her judgment. Her need to exact revenge is so potent that, that is the only thing that is important to her along with making sure her enemies do not laugh at her. In the book she says “I will have the nerve to do this unholy deed. You see, my friends, I will not let my enemies laugh at me” (36). The fact that anyone would think revenge or their enemies is more important than your own child’s life is a
Is Abigail Williams a Victim or Villain? We have been studying the text The Crucible by Author Miller and I am going to study in detail weather Abigail Williams is a victim, or truly the villain. Abby is the villain and some may put it down to some of the "reddish work" she has seen but is it? In Act One Abigail is willing to lie to everyone to save her own, Abby is certain "[they] danced" and nothing else, even though we know that is not all they did. Abby threatens the girls, forcing them to tell the story according to the way which incriminates her the least.
During the last scene, Lady Macbeth expresses her guilt through a dream. Lady Macbeth says “Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfume of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand, Oh! Oh! Oh!” (5, 1; 42). The causes of her death was the buildup of guilt in her.
Unlike Antigone, Ismene is afraid of dying. However, Ismene lies to Creon and says that she helped Antigone, because she wishes to die alongside her sister. Antigone tells Creon the truth though, and Creon orders that the two of them be locked up. Ismene- “Yes, if she will let me say so. I am guilty.” (Scene 2, Pg.
Indians killed her parents brutally, and she witnessed the horrific act. A lack of parental figures probably led her to become in love with John Proctor, who spurned her. Abigail was willing to do anything to be with him, even drink the blood of a chicken. When she and other girls who were dancing in the woods accused of conjuring spirits, she blames Tituba. Tituba in turn blames other women, and Abigail cunningly devises a plan of accusing other people of witchcraft including Elizabeth, Proctor’s wife.
Lady Macbeth, unlike Macbeth is cunning, does not show any remorse and knows exactly where she wants to be. Lady Macbeth takes advantage of this situation and convinces Macbeth to take part in the beginning of these murderous acts. Questioning his manhood and convincing Macbeth that it is the right thing to do, although he knows it is morally incorrect, we, as the audience are placed to feel sympathetic towards him as she is using him for her own selfish reasons. “Look not like th’ innocent flower, / But be the serpent under it” is the beginning of his facade that Lady Macbeth creates, yet is dramatic irony and how appearances are deceptive. Before the vicious acts and insanity jumps in, Macbeth expresses his moral dilemma and how he is extremely confused.