Eveline plans to run away with Frank and her father must not know, and Montresor plans to kill Fortunato so he obviously can’t find that out. Also both stories are offering relatable examples of human nature. In Eveline, we see realate to dreams of independence yet comfort of old habits, and in The Cask we relate to the desire for revenge. While these stories both have similarities, they also have many differences. First of all, the settings are different.
When Abigail was talking to Proctor she says “She is telling lies to about me! She is a cold sniveling woman, and you bend to her!”(Page 15, act one) she is basically showing her jealousy towards his wife. This stirred up the witch trials because Abigail wanted to be with Proctor and she would do just about anything. The fact that John proctor realizes all of his flaws and confesses to all of his sins is another reason why he can be considered a tragic hero. When Proctor had to go to the court to get his wife out of being accused of upholding witchcraft he eventually confess to his sins he committed.
Brabantio, furious by the intentions of marriage of his daughter to “the Moor” believes that Othello used drugs and witchcraft to steal his daughter from him “O thou foul thief! Where hast thou stowed my daughter… though hast enchanted her” (1ii62-64) this overstatement shows the sudden disregard of Othello’s previous power in the community as an army general and the immediate hatred he receives as a result of the colour of his skin. Iago once again plans to ruin Othello as he suspects his wife has been unfaithful with Othello, and goes out to destroy his marriage, just adding to Iago’s anger causing him to
He therefore has to manipulate Edgar and Gloucester to “grow” and “prosper”. Edmund clearly has his own motives and looks to cause a family feud because of his own self interests. It shows his selfishness but also his desire to steal his fathers land from him Edmunds wickedness eventually turns Gloucester against the innocent Edgar, with a vengeance to have him killed. This would lead the audience to believe that Edmunds actions are evil and that his character personify’s the typical Machiavellian, crafty theatrical figure in the
Loneliness puts The Monster in a mentally unstable position. He believes that he is a monster for the reason being he was created by one. In comparison, Othello’s betrayal is demonstrated throughout the play, but especially through Iago when he confesses to the audience his plan to manipulate and destroy Othello’s love life with Desdemona. Although Othello trusts Iago with anything, Iago hates the “Moor” and is willing to do anything to destroy him. Iago feels that the best way to do so is by manipulating Othello telling him that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio, who Iago coincidently hates as well.
The Madness that is Abigail Williams: Her Intentions in The Crucible “How hard it is when pretense falls! But it falls, it falls!” With these chilling and ominous words, Abigail’s twisted sense of revenge rings hollow in Arthur Miller’s terrifying play, The Crucible. A masterpiece of its time, The Crucible brings forth the true horrors man is capable of: deception and vengefulness. No character presents these values as well as Abigail, whose lust and heartbreak for John Proctor results in a homicidal goose chase. Because of her hate towards Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth, Abigail creates demented tales, directed at abolishing the “problem.” Though Abigail’s wild canards seem quite obtuse in civilization today, at the time her acts fell to justification.
The Puritans in The Scarlet Letter ironically condemn Hester by hypocritically reacting to her sin and by foolishly praising the preacher who actually committed adultery with her. Once the puritans realize Hester was pregnant, they began to condemn her and give her harsh consequences. All together they banished her from the town and tried to take her daughter away from her. These consequences were given hypocritically since the majority of the town participated in witchcraft. The town, in order to justify it's sin, acted like they actually held standards by harshly attacking Hester's sin.
You tallow face!” In this quote the consequences of Juliet defining her father’s authority is seen through the way that Capulet’s attitude changes, from treating her with respect to treating her like scum the minute she disobeys her father’s authority. Imagery is employed to emphasise Capulet’s harshness and the manner in which his attitude changes after Juliet purports to disobey him. Disobeying authority in the context of the law mostly has very serious consequences. An example of this is Act 3 scene 1 in which Romeo kills Tybalt in order to avenge Mercutios death. Although Romeos thirst for revenge was satisfied the consequences were dire.
Because of the hubris, or hurtful, over bearing pride, of each of the characters, destruction descends upon them. Antigone’s destruction comes from her being to stubborn to back down, but Creon’s downfall comes from attempting to be just and right by enforcing the law. Since Creon acted as he thought right and just, then suffered tragedy because of an error he made, he displays the image of a tragic hero. Antigone is the law of the gods in her beliefs. She also holds her family above the laws of man.
Also, Abby accuses Mrs. Proctor of witchcraft for her own self-interest. She wanted Mrs. Proctor to be killed so she could have Mr. Proctor to herself. Lastly, Arthur Miller underscores the magnitude of personal indiscretion in influencing social upheaval. During the witch trials, people were afraid of their own sins being exposed and they tried anything they could to keep it a secret. John Proctor tried to keep his affair with Abigail from the court as long as possible until he pretty much had to break down and confess it.