There are running themes throughout the movie which expose Salem’s fundamental weaknesses, the first being intolerance. This meant that there was no room for deviating from social norms; subsequently these suppressed girls felt they needed to release their frustration through dancing wildly in the woods. The first scene was quite shocking, it could be perceived as an outburst. However, the Puritans could not simply brush this aside as an outburst or as child’s play because that would reflect badly upon their parenting methods and their society as a whole. At one point, Governor Danforth proclaims, "But you must understand, sir, that a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between.
What if the transgression was thought to have been against an entire community? Killing the culprit would not be an option here because everyone involved would not agree to the finality or moral implications of the action. The crime however, is incredulously putrid and some repercussions must be pronounced publicly so that no one in the community would dare do the same. Confined by the boundaries of societal pressure a community may silently, but all in unison, agree to erase this life. In the essay Shunned, Meredith Hall writes of a “series of images” that are embedded in her mind from the events of her own shunning.
Guilt and shame could cause suicidal thoughts in a person. When a person is bullied they may end up feeling shameful of their character. In society today many people take their own lives because they can’t handle the stress that they have. In Jocasta’s case she couldn’t handle finding out the truth that she had married her own son. “Servant: It is the fastest of words both to say and to learn: our divine queen, Jocasta is dead.
“I slunk after them, disbelieving. It could not be Irawaddy.” (95) Everyone, including Rukmani, couldn’t believe that she was capable of violence. This scene shows that even the most innocent person can’t keep all of their sufferings inside and at some point they will have to let it all out. Furthermore, Markandaya shows the reader that by being in misery, a person can make a decision that could hurt themselves and others as well. For instance, Raja was tempted to steal a calfskin in order to help out his family; consequently, he was killed.
Mary Warren was forced by John Proctor to speak the church about confessing/lying so Elizabeth could be back home with John. Abigail found out that all this was happening and she was mad, very mad. Most girls were afraid of Abigail because she was a threat to them. Abigail watched her parents die right in front of her, which scared the girls. Abigail also threatened the girls; she told them she would do horrible things if they ever turned on her.
1) “Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.” The author uses mystery. The importance of this quote is how mrs.Joe describes how she feels towards Pip. Mrs.Joe considers Pip to be a nuisance, a burden. She also considers her parents death to be the biggest event that changed her life. She feels that Pip was the destroyer of her dreams, so she seeks revenge to destroy his.Pg12 2) “So, I must be taken as I have been made.
(200) For Hobbes, the people living in the “state of nature,” which is a mental construct, experience a vivid fear of one another because of the prevailing anarchic condition. This paper shows how the mechanism of fear leads to the advent of the state, which basically resumes Hobbes’s political thought. The first part, which describes the Hobbesian view of human nature, serves as the basis for the second part which spells out the creation of the state out of the fear of mutual destruction. Pessimistic view of human nature Hobbes has a very pessimistic view of human nature as displayed in Leviathan. He considers the individual living in the state of nature as asocial.
Her inability to bear a child also made Mary more desperate, as without a child she could not ensure the future of England as a Catholic country and she could not make her husband love her. All these factors ensured that Mary was cruel to those who questioned her beliefs. Philip’s decision to marry Mary was clearly led by his own desire to control England and his own determination to see England entirely
Parris feared that Abigail’s increasingly questionable actions and the hints of witchcraft surrounding his daughter’s coma will threaten his reputation and force him from the pulpit. “Abigail, I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me, and now, just now when some good respect is rising for me in the parish, you compromise my very character.”(12) His pride makes him cover up the truth about what he saw in the woods. Parris could have said something about what the girls where doing so people would not have assumed that the girls’ sickness was due to witchcraft. John Proctor also wanted to keep his good name from being destroyed. Early in the play, he had a chance to put a stop to the girls’ accusations, but his desire to preserve his reputation keeps him from testifying against Abigail.
She warns her family that ‘he’s giving us rope so that we’ll hang ourselves.’ Sheila understands that avoiding the truth is useless in the face of his questioning. She knows they cannot avoid being confronted by the awful truth of their responsibility for the death of Eva/Daisy because he knows what it is they have done already. The Inspector has made her aware of herself and her actions and this leaves her wanting to change and help those she can. Eric Eric seems embarrassed and awkward at the begging of the play, with the first mention of him being ‘Eric suddenly guffaws’. This continues with his being unable to explain why he laughed, perhaps indicating nervousness.