Hysteria in Salem In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, the superstition of witches existed in a society of strong Christian beliefs. Anybody who acted out of the ordinary was accused of being a witch and the accused would actually be forgiven if they blamed their accusations on another individual. In this play, a group of young girls is accused of being witches. These girls then blame other people in order to get out of trouble and even pretend to be "bewitched" in front of the court during a trial. This leads into the deaths of the innocent people who are accused and automatically found guilty.
Why else would anything happen other than by evil magic? Martha Stechlin was the last one to see several orphan children before their murders and is the prime suspect in all of this mess. Jakob Kuisl, the hangman of Schongau, must torture Martha in order to make her confess practicing witchcraft, but Jakob is convinced that Martha wouldn’t hurt a fly. She even helped deliver his son and cared so much for many children so why would she murder them? Jakob, Magdalena his daughter, and Simon the physician’s son have to find out who is murdering all of the orphaned children before it is too late for Martha.
All of these apparitions were eventually proven correct, Macduff (who killed Macbeth) was ripped from his mother’s woom, Macduff and his men used the Birnam forest as camouflage. No matter what Macbeth tried to do to avoid these apparitions, he fell victim to fate. Although fate seems to deal the final blow to our main character, it can be argued that his weak emotions off the battlefield are what truly destroyed him. The constant power struggles of his wife and demanding the three witches to tell him the prophecy (evidence of greed), triggered irrational decisions by Macbeth. If he did not allow his wife to manipulate him and did not become obsessed with the prophecy, he most likely would never have considered killing King Duncan, which is the single most influential reason Macbeth dies.
Once Tituba confessed to witchcraft, Abigail joined in by accusing others of witchcraft so the negative attention would not be on the girls. Once Abigail started accusing people, Betty woke up from her “infinite” sleep and joined in along with the other girls. When the trials began, it was Abigail who kept the charade going by pretending that the accused were casting their spirits upon her and the other girls in the court room. Abigail led the girls by crying out in pain, pretending to see things and shivering. When the affair with John Proctor almost came up, Abigail was quick to turn on whoever went against
Justice is essential to living an ordered and supportive world as seen through the mistreatment of King Lear by his daughters, the tricks Edmund played on his family, and the eventual deaths of Goneril, Regan, Edmund. The order of the kingdom was destroyed after Lear passed on his power and land too soon. By giving away much of his power before he died, Lear messed up the great chain of being, putting his daughters above him. Lear’s Fool pointed out his mistake in doing so but Lear didn’t listen and therefore didn’t fix the problem before trouble came. “I have used it, Nuncle, e’er since thou mad’st / thy daughters thy mothers; for when thou gav’st / them the rod, and put’st down thine own breeches,” (I iv 176-178).
“The Witches are the most evil in the entire play. They are what spark Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into doing the most unspeakable , to kill a King.” (Enotes, ardie) The plan she started to put in action and started to convince Macbeth about was killing Duncan. When Macbeth was questioning whether to kill Duncan or not, Lady Macbeth started to question his moon hood and no man likes when that happens so he did it. If Lady Macbeth would not have gotten involved, Macbeth probably would not have done anything about what the witches had said, he probably just would have forgotten about it and not listened to the witches, and listened to Banquo when he said the witches were evil. In the novella Animal Farm propaganda is used a lot to influence the animals.
Jason accuses Medea of overreacting. He claims that his decision to remarry was in everyone's best interest. Medea finds him spineless, and she refuses to accept his token offers of help. While visiting Corinth, Aegeus, King of Athens, offers Medea to come live in his home city in exchange for her knowledge of certain drugs that can cure his sterility. Now guaranteed a home in Athens, Medea has cleared all obstacles to completing her revenge, a plan which grows to include the murder of her own children; the pain their loss will cause her does not outweigh the satisfaction she will feel in making Jason suffer.
showing us that the thought of murder was already at the back of his mind. Macbeth could not have been as honourable and trustworthy as people believed him to be, given that if he had had but a shred of integrity, murder would have been the last thing on his mind. Macbeth is given prophecies by the witches and he is encouraged to act on these suggestions by Lady Macbeth, but he ultimately makes the choices to murder Duncan, Macduff's family and Banquo. The fact that Macbeth feels guilt, fears being caught and fears losing the throne reveals he has hidden anxiety. If Macbeth was truly at the mercy of fate, following the prophesise that was “set out”, he would have no difficulties in carrying out his crimes.
T. Ray then tells Lily that one of Rosaleen’s attacker is considered the towns worst racist and that he would kill Rosaleen even if she does apologize. At home T. Ray makes a comment about how Deborah had already left Lily when she came home and was killed, and to just grab her things, not Lily. Even though that comment really hurt Lily she did not believe that that’s why her mom came back. She soon notices that the bee jar is empty, and she realizes that she needs to escape her own jar meaning to run away. On their way to Tiburon a black man driving a truck of Cantaloupe picks them up.
They wanted to blame the guards for the death of King Duncan. Lady Macbeth tells her husband that she can not kill him cause he reminds her of her daddy. She convinces him to kill King Duncan. The only reason Lady Macbeth wants him to kill King Duncan is so Macbeth can become King . Once King Duncan was killed Macbeth killed the guards because he was scared.