His actions as Sorcerer start to make his life for the worse. It is seen later that Wade's wife, Kathy, is missing and Wade is soon suspected as he remains calm and not involved in the search party. O’Brien does not make it clear on how it Kathy's disappearance occurs but it is clear what happens. Sorcerer arrives again in John Wade as he pulls one final magic trick: to make Kathy
He asks Reverend Hale to resolve his curiosity about what his wife Martha might be reading behind his back, but instead rouses the town’s suspicion of Martha being a witch. He says to Hale, “I never said my wife were a witch, Mr. Hale; I only said she were reading books!” (71). Giles feels guilt for being responsible for his wife’s imprisonment and tries to defend her in court. Consequently, Giles refuse to give the name of the man who can substantiate his claim that Putnam is killing his neighbors for their land. If he gives the name, he would have to take on the guilt of selling out his friend.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth remains one of his most popular plays. Here, we have the playwright’s shortest play, but arguably the most intense. The first impressions of Macbeth are profound, his overwhelming ambitions and abilities are introduced, and these characteristics are proven later to be fatal like so many tragic heroes before him. My initial impression of Macbeth, based on the captain’s report of his valour and prowess in battle, is that he is strong and brave, a heart throb for most of the women in Scotland at that time. Although at the beginning of the book he is courageous and noble his reaction to the witches’ pronouncements emphasizes his great desire for power and prestige.
Jordan is so eager to find out the truth, that Grace’s relationship with him produces the story he wants to hear. Grace knows that there is no concrete evidence against her as there was against McDermott; otherwise she would have been sentenced to death as he was. Instead, it is McDermott’s word against Grace’s: McDermott says that the murders were Grace’s idea, and Grace says that she had nothing to do with the murders. At some points in the book Grace seems like the innocent victim that she claims to be, and at other points the reader can see glimpses of her more manipulative side. During her sessions with Doctor Jordan, her responses are all too rehearsed, and it gives readers a sense of unreliability about her story: “But I don’t say this.
Hamlet also expresses the possibilities that the ghost could have been the devil. Although hamlet gets upset with himself he believes that the play he arranged would display Claudius’ guilt and then he will know for sure he killed his father. This reveals to the audience that Hamlet is a procrastinator and he is a coward. In Hamlet’s fifth soliloquy he contemplates the idea of suicide, he suggests that maybe the only reason we choose life is because we know so little about death other than it Is final. After contemplation Hamlet decides not to take his own life.
“Soldier, husband, murderer… Consider the different roles played by Macbeth in the early stages of the play (to end of Act 2, Scene 2), commenting on the audiences reaction to him in each role.” Throughout the play, we can see how Macbeth evolves from a loyal and brave warrior to an ambitious murderer. Macbeth goes through many changes and the audience would have reacted differently to each as he develops further into a murderer. Shakespeare first establishes Macbeth as brave and loyal. His character development conforms to the classical idea of a ‘tragic hero’. He is not a murderous tyrant from the beginning but a good man who goes terribly wrong.
Before Macbeth meets the witches he is a very kind, loyal and confident man. He is a “brave warrior” who is trusted by everyone but when he hears the witches prophecies he gets obsessed of wanting to become king because he knows that he is thane of Cawdor and he knows that he is thane of Glamis. But the prophecy that hasn’t come true is that he will be king here after. So he really wants the prophecy of him becoming king to come true and he becomes paranoid and obsessed to make it come true. When Lady Macbeth reads the letter she knows that Macbeth has potential to kill King Duncan but she doesn’t know if he will fulfil it.
In The Crucible, Giles Corey gets himself in a dilemma with the court after worrying about his wife, who was later thrown in jail under allegation of witchcraft, and then accusing Thomas Putnam of killing his neighbors for their land. In order for Giles to not endanger the informant who gave him this proof, he refuses to tell the court and in turn is crushed to death for remaining silent. Although this was a tragic death for a man of such integrity, Giles was willing to die honorably so that no one else would be put in harms way for lies and falsehoods that could potentially take away their lives as well. The “Hollywood Ten” were put in the same situation when being accused of communism and had also refused to ‘name names’. Each of them was regrettably thrown into prison for six to twelve months.
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.
When Creon learns that Antigone has buried her brother, he becomes furious and sentences Antigone to death despite his son’s and Antigone’s fiancé pleading, as well as a warning from the prophet. But as the prophet for-told, the gods are on Antigone’s side and for Creon’s crime he loses his only son, Haemon and his wife. The begging of the play, Antigone has her sister, Isemen outside the city gates. Antigone is trying to get Ismene to help her bury their brother, Polyncies. But Ismene refuses to help her sister, fearing the death penalty installed by Creon.