Parris is a corrupt man reaching out for land, Danforth is a stubborn deluded judge who does everything but serve justice, and Abigail is a jealous girl who will stop at nothing to have John Proctor as her husband. Together they raised the witch hunts to new heights and using poor evidence to take the lives of those who deserve to live and stain Salem town forever with the events that took place. These characters prove how easily hypocrisy can take over before all sense is gone replaced by madness and loss of innocent life. Dept. Gov.
Your fancy airs don't come to nothin' – your ma'amin' and Miss Mayellerin' don't come to nothin', Mr. Finch,"(Lee, 290). Mayella's rage and anger finally comes out when she gives her testimony but she directs her anger towards the wrong person. She desperately begs for they jury to realize what a terrible man tom is but in truth she want they jury to open there eyes and see she is actually talking about her father. But because Mayella is too much of a
Cynthia Benitez Mrs. Pope AP Literature 21 October 2011 The Betrayal of an Arrogant Jerk The underestimation of wise women justifies the lack of capacity men have to handle a manipulative, clever woman. In the Ancient Greek tragedy, Medea, by Euripides, Jason’s abandonment of his family crushes Medea emotionally to the degree that Medea’s quest for justice results in the murders of Creon, Creon’s daughter, and her two innocent sons. Jason’s haramatia, through arrogant actions, and the underestimation of Medea’s capacity of wickedness, directly lead to his peripeteia, compelling the audience to feel catharsis for him. Jason’s self-interest and arrogance only make him a fool, as he provokes Medea to take on a series of murders, rendering
Many of Shakespeare’s characters in “Macbeth” were complete hypocrites; they manipulated and tricked innocent others into believing that they were friends and then killed them. This play demonstrates that people are not always what they appear to be on the outside and not everyone can or should be trusted. The people that you may think are your closest and dearest friends may turn out to be your biggest enemy. Lady Macbeth is an extremely hypocritical and manipulative character. She may very well be the underlying cause of all evil in the play; she tricked King Duncan, used her husband, and made her guests believe that, rather than feeling guilty for his crime, Macbeth was sick.
English III AP 9/30/13 The Monster in Salem In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, a town where people saw the devil lurking behind every corner and the reason behind all misfortunes being the result of some sin, when the cry of witchcraft rung through the town via the lips of Abigail Williams people were more than willing to believe that the devil was alive in Salem. Although there were so many individuals in the play who contributed to the Witchcraft hysteria, Abigail Williams is the main cause of this insanity. Her selfishness, her greediness, and the willingness to do anything to stay out of trouble, causes her to become top 10 female villains in literature in history. The following essay will discuss how the evil,
Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it” (1.5.59-62). In other words, she desperately needs Macbeth to transfer over to his evil, cruel side. Lady Macbeth is power hungry; she desires wealth and fortune, so she manipulates the dubious Macbeth into a cruel, man-eating machine. Cruelty drives Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to do terrible deeds throughout the play. These acts of cruelty include the ambush of Banquo, the slaughtering of Lady Macduff and her children, and the poorly treated servants.
Steinbeck portrays him as paranoid and insecure for which he overcompensates for with aggression. In section 4 we find talking to Crooks, Candy and Lennie, in this section we see a glimpse of her true self, after which she then overcompensates for her vulnerability by threatening to have Crooks lynched. This gives us the impression that she is evil. Finally in section 5 we see the true version of Curley's wife, we learn she has dreams, just like everyone else, and also falls victim to loneliness (another big theme of the novel). In death, we see what she really looks like, innocent and pure.
Conflict certainly exposes the true qualities of a person that might have been kept deep inside never to be revealed, however due to the pressure of a bad situation the ‘real’ person is displayed. McCarthyism has been shown in the play “The Crucible”, which was practiced by Abigail. McCarthyism is paranoia and finding scapegoats and blaming innocent people for things they did not do. Many lives were ruined because of this. In the Crucible, Abigail is tormented by the fact that she had been caught out having an affair with John Proctor.
Miller takes the “woman scorned” approach to his character of Abigail. Abigail’s assertiveness is observed early when she tells her uncle “the rumour of witchcraft is all about; I think you'd best go down and deny it yourself,". This remark, within the confines of a deeply hierarchical and patriarchal society, shows her to have knowledge of social situations and also that she does not conform to the Puritan society, which has already been evidenced by her affair with John Proctor. She is spiteful which helps to build the classic “woman scorned” role which Miller moulds her into: “Oh, I marvel how such
John s regretting the affair he and Abigail had. He just wants to forget about it. “Abby, you’ll put it out of mind I’ll not be comin’ for you more.”(Procter 1246). Abigail can’t stand that John does not want her no longer it is eating at her and they continue to be angry. “How do you call heaven!