She once was servant for the Proctor household, but was fired when Elizabeth Proctor discovered that her husband was having an affair with her. Abigail becomes obsessed with Reverend Proctor after their affair. She did whatever she could to keep Proctor for herself. Abigail later on accuses Elizabeth Proctor of damaging her name in the community saying “She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me!
Launfal makes many oaths throughout the story and ends up breaking all but one of them, forever loving Tryamour. Avantance is also brought up at this point which is the failure of a man to protect his female lover through the exercise of secrecy. Hazell states that the audience Chestre was writing for, who was the general public of the time, probably did not understand the concept of avantance, but they knew that when Launfal boasted, it was an extreme sin of pride which the church going public would understand. The final issue about the individual is that of property ownership which “in Sir Launfal, wealth serves as poetic manifestation of personal integrity and social dynamics.” (130) Tryamour is shown as a very moral and respectable character in the way she uses her wealth, and Gwennere is the complete
Leola caused Dunstan to experience jealousy and pity. Diana is also controlling and manipulative, like Dunstan’s mother, which is why he leaves her. Through Diana, the reader sees how much Dunstan’s mother has affected his life with women. Liesl made Dunstan realize that he felt no emotion, and she caused him to feel it again. She brought him out of the isolation his mother put him in.
In The Crucible, a drama by Arthur Miller set in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, Elizabeth Proctor evolves from a judgmental wife to a woman who recognizes her own imperfections and learns forgiveness. Initially, Elizabeth is an austere wife that remains suspicious and distant from her husband unable to forget the horrors of his last affair with Abigail Williams. This eventually leads to John Proctor’s weariness of the constant tension between them and addresses her accusatory nature when he admits that “[he] cannot speak but [he] is doubted, every moment judged for lies” (2.163-64). Often in marriages strained by a past affair, the atmosphere of the relationship feels awkward and forced. In the Proctors’ situation, the affair ended 7 months prior but due to Elizabeth’s
Scarlet Letter Essay Who would you define as the worst sinner in The Scarlet Letter? The Scarlet Letter is about a young woman named Hester Prynne who came over from Europe with her husband who was supposed to follow after her. Hester Prynne had been waiting for her husband to come over but it had become prolonged. So Hester Prynne ended up committing adultery with the minister of New England named Arthur Dimmesdale. This story is about committing a sin against the Puritan culture that is all about holiness and living right before God.
When Nick and Daisy are alone for the first time she states, “Well, I’ve had a very bad time…and I’m pretty cynical about everything” (21). Daisy speaks as if her life is completely miserable and she also doesn’t seem to believe that any of it is her fault. What a lie. From the very beginning of their [Tom and Daisy] marriage, Daisy knew Tom was unfaithful, “If he left the room for a minute she’d look around uneasily and say ‘Where’s Tom gone?’ and wear the most abstracted expression until she saw him coming in the door” (82). Before this line, Jordan remarks that she’s “never seen a girl so mad about her husband,” it’s more like Daisy was mad with worry that her husband was off with some other woman.
Nathaniel Hawthorne goes into depth about sins that most people don’t want to hear about. During the time period of The Scarlet Letter, adultery was extremely frowned upon, and was punishable by death. Dimmesdale kept the guilt and the pain of what he had done bundled up inside; Hester`s sin was brought to light she stood on a scaffold alone as people watched; Chillingworth was letting his anger and hatred control his very being. Hester along with her baby had nothing else to do, but stand and watch as her lover stood by. As she was tried for the very thing he should be tried for.
In “Go tell it on the mountain” James Baldwin works with themes of hatred, separation, religion. He does this through John, Elizabeth and the church. The author is saying that John hated his father and Elizabeth was detached from her family in the end they both came to church to seek spiritual guidance. John disliked his father. He was upset about his father “John watched and listened, hating him.”(43) He was disgusted about Gabriel for his hypocrisy “No one, none of the saints….
(83) John Proctor and a select group of the persecuted people from Salem were against the teachings of the church, thus leading to them being persecuted by Rev. Parris and the church. The Church of Salem and more specifically Rev. Parris were disliked by the community, because of the strict rules and judgment of the church on the individuals of the community. The Crucible, by Author Miller conveys the message of fear and paranoia of witchcraft in the town of Salem, Massachusetts.
NOTES ON ESSAY 2; Prompt number 1-Overall people lie and keep secrets to live because its all they have left. Sharing secrets is so the other person can then go and use it against them which ruins the friendship and trust but gives them street cred for knowing so much. -Chanda not telling Esther if Chanda’s mother has a will so when she passes it will tell who will inherent the house and garden. Chanda sees what she is doing and out of love, protection, and anger she punches her but is taken back by this sudden outburst and tries to explain to Esther why she did it but Esther not getting the answer she wanted (which was all she wanted/cared about) so she bikes angrily away and only says “Fine Everythings fine, Everythings perfect. PAGES- 80-82 Esther is the one of the main people who uses what her one and only true friend tells her out of trust and uses it against her.