As in Adam & Eve, history has proven time and time again that it is women who have always corrupted humanity. Ever since the shift from the ancient matriarchal society women have been depicted in a negative light in art and literature. Woman has been depicted as the catalyst for humanities corruption in western religions, from Christianity to Greek mythology. Whether depicted as innocent or malicious, woman always seems to corrupt man through indirect or direct methods. It is inevitable as death.
When Cathy was a young girl, she murders her parents and carries out living a life of corruption and prostitution. She was very ruthless and deceiving for her own benefits. Cathy Ames was always a noticeably different individual. Even as a young child she was a cold hearted woman. She had this natural evilness, as if it was her nature.
I mean, I knew she was a manipulative bitch, I just thought she may have still had some feelings towards me. As I arrested the serpent for capital treason, I remembered the letter and called upon the helpful stranger who had opened my eyes to everybody’s treachery. Dear, Edgar was revealed to be loyal and dignified and I was very sorry that I had ever thought worse of him. I had no sympathy towards my sister’s and my wife’s death. They were evil and so were their motives.
One important theme of the play “The Crucible”, written by Arthur Miller, is revenge, as is shown in the jealousy and hatred that turn people in the Puritanical township of Salem against each other, resulting in the deaths of many innocent lives. For such an idea to be made effective to the audience, the playwright chiefly relies on the characterizations of Abigail Williams, the Putnams as well as Reverend Paris, who manipulate the prevalent superstition as well as people’s ignorance to successfully carry out her malicious revenge. Abigail Williams, a strong-minded young woman, is committed to her personal vendetta as she has a strong physical desire for John Procter. She is a vindictive and ruthless character, and will not hesitate to put anyone to death if they stand in her way of revenge. This vindictive hatred from Abigail soon prompts a witch hunt involving many innocent people: “Twelve have already hanged for the same crime.” While many panics, John Procter knows this from the start ; “this is a whore’s vengeance”.
Kyle Meehan Movie project Mommie Dearest Joan Crawford: Joan Crawford’s character as described in Mommie Dearest by her daughter Christina obviously depicts a deeply disturbed psyche that influences her life in a multitude of negative ways. She appears to suffer from a high functioning form of OCD, always obsessing that things be immaculate, clean, and orderly and that she has control of every situation. When her obsessions are not satisfied she bursts into a fit of rage as seen in the “wire hanger” scene in which she beats her own daughter mercilessly for nearly nothing. Her extreme obsessions also stem from a tremendous narcissism, always insisting to be the best and going to great lengths to preserve her image in others eyes as well as her own. Her unhealthy self-love can be seen in her relationships in which she uses sex to control men and always appears to have a hand on them, especially turning to sex when the man gains any sort of will or power to insult or leave her.
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth while being filled with ambition, convinces her husband to kill the king. There are many atrocious crimes committed in the play, not least of all regicide, and the most guilty of all the characters is Lady Macbeth, husband to Lord Macbeth. Lady Macbeth may seem to the outside world to be innocent as a flower, but in fact she uses deception and persuasion to convince others to carry out her bidding. When her lackeys fail at their tasks, she is fully able to finish the deed for them. Near the end of the play she admits to her crimes, further solidifying her guilt.
The story of Medea, written by Euripides, is a romantic tragedy that ends in an unexpected way. Throughout the play, it is easy to feel sorry for Medea who has devoted herself to Jason, only to have him leave her and her children for another woman and a better life. However, readers will begin to despise Medea as her final revenge on Jason is to kill her own children. Even though Medea knows it is wrong, this paper will argue whether Medea murders her children out of selfishness or out of love? Medea fell in love with Jason the moment she met him.
By the end, they had each faced individual hardships and morphed into completely different people. Due to Estella being raised by Miss Havisham to torment the hearts of men, she was deliberately cruel to Pip. Estella belittled him, making Pip feel like a disgraceful “common labouring boy” not worthy of her presence. Pip commented on his first meeting of Estella, saying “she was as scornful of me as if she had been one-and-twenty, and a queen,” expressing that she was quite vicious and pitiless towards him. This practice resulted in Pip’s deepest love towards her.
One may claim that Toni Morrison espoused a paradoxical view of the family in The Bluest Eye, yet this incredible novel perpetuates the effect of self-loathing caused by an anguish-laden family to a child. Throughout the entirety of the novel, Morrison elaborates an extensive plot in which Pecola, the main character, is attributed with vast tragedies. She is beaten, abused, harassed, and is the victim of incest. This is clearly the result of an unfortunate, vagabond family, which is unable to provide her with essential family values. Moreover, Pecola’s misery is forced upon her through the corruption of her family.
The final line “Who could not say, ‘Tis pity she’s a whore?” can be seen as directed towards her and so she is blamed for everything that has occurred. Throughout the play she is seen as quite powerful and headstrong by refusing many marriage proposals and being quite stubborn in doing so. However, she is reduced to a weak being however upon dying which is a culmination of her passions. It is perceived that women are a danger to men and to society as a whole and so Giovanni’s actions are to be blamed not on himself, but on Annabella because of the beauty she possesses. Giovanni states that Annabella’s “lips would tempt a saint” thus showing the corruption her presence inflicts upon even the supposed innocent of men.