Miller leaves the audience with a negative impression of the affect that these with power can have over others as he conveys the suffering that can result from such situations. Abigail lies to conceal her affair, and to prevent charges of witchcraft. Lowering her eyes to Parris, Abigail innocently pleads “we never conjured spirits”. Abigail shifts the focus away from herself, finding an avenue of power and takes full advantage of it. Ruthlessly accusing others of witchcraft she changes her story as a desperate act of self-preservation, “I danced with the devil; I saw him; I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss his hand.
Abigail Williams cried witch on Elizabeth Proctor (John Proctor’s wife) to eliminate Elizabeth. Other characters began to seek their own revenge and called witch on each other. The drives the characters have definitely move the plot forward, but also give us an insight to why
Answer: Lady Macbeth starts off innocent until reading the letter from Macbeth, telling her about the witches' prophecies. She quickly changes and becomes cold-blooded and starts plotting against Duncan. She persuades Macbeth and pushes him into doing the deed. After the first murder, she starts feeling guilt but Macbeth's desire of power grows stronger. Lady Macbeth feels anxiety and guilt, then beginning to hallucinate.
Although his wife, Elizabeth Proctor is nice enough that can forgive his sin, John Proctor has his mind set that he will not confess to anyone else, in fear of running his good name. The affair between John and Abigail causes the start of chaotic witchery and accusation. Abigail became very jealous of Elizabeth Proctor. John realizes there is only way to stop all the witch hysteria in Salem, and that would be to confess adultery. He knows what he should do, but he continues to deny, until his wife is put into jail.
She even pretends to see Mary Warren take the shape of a yellow bird while in court just to take the focus off her and John’s affair. Abigail’s fear of telling the truth, provoked the hysteria to an extreme level that otherwise would not have been reached. John Proctor was another catalyst to the witch hysteria
Marco made these claims because he was so furious at Eddie’s betrayal and hence wanted to make Eddie seem as a villainous character. This betrayal also strongly impacted his small family, which consists of Beatrice and Catherine. Both of them felt it was pretty unreasonable for Eddie to beforehand allow them to stay at his house, but now turn against them and caused them to be caught by the country’s Immigration officers which he notified them. As much as Beatrice opposes to it, she loves Eddie so much that she follows whatever Eddie’s decision is. However, on the other hand, Catherine has an extremely negative reaction.
This line reflected Mrs. Pontellier’s mood at the time. She is upset because her husband insinuates that she is bad or unfit mother. “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children” (26-27). Him saying that really upset her and leads us into the next literary device that shows just how unhealthy the relationship is. Another literary device that Chopin uses in order to reveal Mr. and Mrs. Pontellier’s relationship is imagery.
Repulsion and desire theme is portrayed by the way Eddie repeats his father’s sins in juggling relations with Countess and May; same way the Old Man abandoned both May’s and Eddie mother by leaving them tortured and distraught by their obsessive love for him. May has feelings that same pain and anguish may rule her entire life because she is unable to totally live without Eddie, and this saddens the pair, leaving them to face their doubtful future being apart. As the play indicates however, the incest pair’s future promises additional emotional reunions as well as necessary, but painful moments of abandonment as evidenced where May hate Eddie after leaving her and equally loves him back after returning. In stage performance, lighting and sound are employed to convey distraught feelings, and violent emotions experienced by May and Eddie. As the play commences lights fade to shades of darkness, and the ‘Wake Up’ song by Merle Haggard is heard with its sound increasing gradually as lights rises; to convey the growing range between Eddie and May.
My wife and I want to go West” (123). Wilson needs to get away from the person his wife is having an affair with and by moving west he will have both ended the affair and made his wife happy. If he would have decided to stay he would have been driven mad by the fact of knowing that his wife was cheating on him and would have most likely killed Tom. Do to their relationship Tom is the most aggressive in the conversations and the only way that Wilson would have overcome that would have been o shoot Tom. The diction in this passage reveals many traits of George Wilson and the solemn tone in which describes his
(Page 23) She claimed that she loved John and that he loved her. Before the play began, Abigail tried to kill Elizabeth with a curse. She thought that if Elizabeth were dead John would marry her. Further into the play, Abigail accused Elizabeth of witchcraft. She saw Mary Warren, Proctor's servant, making a poppet.