However he had a tragic flaw but him confessing leads up to his tragic death that causes the audience to feel sympathy. John Proctor’s downfall is initiated by a human flaw which was his inability to control and resist his desire. When his wife Elizabeth got sick began to catch feelings for Abigail. When John Proctor stated “but I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach out for you” (page 15, act one) he shows how at one point he was having an affair behind his wife back and this lead up to all the madness in the town of Salem. When Abigail was talking to Proctor she says “She is telling lies to about me!
Steinbeck elicits contradictory feelings in the reader: sympathy for the recently murdered woman as well as sympathy for his murderer. Steinbeck achieves this through using contrasting imagery, portraying Lennie with animal traits, and presenting Curley’s wife’s death as a release from her misery. Steinbeck provides conflict with texture, light, and sound to assist the reader’s emotional quarrel. The feel of Curley’s Wife’s soft hair put side by side to the rough old and brown of the ranch displays many of the differences. Steinbeck has subliminally mentioned isolation and conflict that Curley’s wife’s creates with her soft hair; here it is quiet apparent, “Feel right aroun’ there an’ see how soft it is.” (Steinbeck 90).
This view is expressed throughout the poems and the reoccurring theme is murder as they both show the idea of men killing a lover. The speaker in the beginning of ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ the Pietkoski, Two narrator is dwelling in a cottage in the country side. He is anxious for her to arrive, “I listened with heart fit to break.” He is clearly unhappy and angry. The reader realizes this from the beginning because he talks about “the sullen wind ’tore, ‘vex and spite.’ However, when Porphyria arrives , the mood changes and she ‘shut the cold out and the storm..’ Evidently the narrator feels comfortable and warmed by her presence. Porphyria starts
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, portrays this statement through the slaughters done by Macbeth the main character. Gene Forreser from A Separate Peace, by John Knowles similarly is blamed for harming his best friend Phineas. Both characters due to their actions, caused a dark time to occur. When moments of distress and conflict ensue, society begins to
Undoubtedly, the plague causes the disintegration of families in the town. By structuring her novel as a retrospective narrative that is our protagonist, Anna Frith describes of what had happened in the book, enables the audience to adopt the sense of doom and horrors occurred during the time of the catastrophe. We are exposed to pain and grief that Anna feels when she lost her children whom she ‘loved from the moment she first reached down and touched the crowd’ of her children because of the plague, which results in her ‘(fighting) the sexton when he came to take Jamie’s body away’. Brooks clearly demonstrates and explores that the crisis such this plague can destroy
“The Crucible” was written in 1953 and exposes the truths about the Salem Witchcraft trials, in Massachusetts. Ultimately, through their respective protagonists’ acts of aggression and violations of boundaries, authors Hawthorne, Soto, and Miller illustrate that the guilt derived from sin itself, especially if concealed from society, can cause emotional and mental torture, leading to everlasting internal punishment, and an increase in remorseful feelings. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne depicts the consequences of concealing transgression through Hester by showing the internal punishment she faces and overcomes. Hawthorne opens this novel with a depiction of Hester’s punishment where she publically shamed on a scaffold and has no hope of hiding or concealing her guilt and sin. The author introduces an image of guilt and shame through the description of Hester as she appears from the darkness of the prison to the dazzling light of the day.
Then, in Equiano’s case, he wants people to see the cruel side of slavery and for people to join the abolitionists. Rowlandson and Equiano have similar purposes as illustrated by the way in which they relate their experiences to their readers. Rowlandson states in her story that the Indians were terrible, viscous creatures because they bury her daughter ( ). Equiano too does the same thing in very persuasive writing making people think he has a much miserable time than he really does; for example, Equiano has an owner who he thinks is more of as family than as owner ( ). Rowlandson’s narrative is written around the time of the French-Indian War.
“We all go through the same things-it’s all just a different kind of the same thing!” (194). Mrs. Hale feels connected to Minnie as an oppressed woman and believes that by helping her, she is helping all women. Mrs. Hale has a lot of guilt for not having been a better friend to Minnie and for not seeing her more often. She continually voices her deep regret for refusing to visit Minnie. “The picture of that girl, the fact that she had lived neighbor to that girl for twenty years, and had let her die for lack of life, was suddenly more than [Mrs. Hale] could bear” (194).
In William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying the reader is taken threw many different narrations that each hold different points of views, opinions, life experiences, and relationships then each of the other characters. Betty Alldredge’s criticisms focus mainly on Addie Bundren, the mother of the family that the book is about, and how she’s affected her family members and their character and continues to do so even after she’s passed on. While some may think Darl’s craziness is an act, his bitterness isn’t a contributing characteristic, and Addie raises her kids the way she does because she’s simply a mean person I would have to disagree. I agree with Betty Aldredge with two key points that she discusses about Addie’s favoritism to Jewel and how it’s made Darl become bitter and eventually succumb to madness and how her want to live life to the fullest has affected her marriage and the way she raised her children. In Alldredge’s criticism of Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying one of the prominent things she discusses and give a valid, and strong point on is Addie Bundren’s favoritism to her illegitimate son Jewel and how it made Darl become bitter and eventually undoes him.
The wallpaper demonstrates the women of that time, as Gilman explains, “Sometimes I think there are a great many women behind, and sometimes only one…And she is all the time trying to climb through”(789). Once again, the oppression of a women being trapped inside bars is a symbol of her husband keeping her away from everything and everyone, while the many women or the many heads she sees representing the women of the Victorian time trying to escape from society. Considering her illness, the narrator has worsened throughout the days she is in the room. She’s convinced that she is also one of the women trapped in the wallpaper, and that she has luckily gotten out before them (791). The wallpaper gave the narrator faith that she could be released from the cage that she was in and to not be trapped inside like the women she sees within the paper, yet not knowing that her condition has only gotten