When john takes Mary to the court so she can testify against the girls they think it’s a bit suspicious. When the girls are brought into the court they accuse Mary of bewitching them. John gets fed up and he confesses to his affair with Abigail to prove that she is not a goodly person and that she is jealous of his wife. Elizabeth is brought to the court to prove of what john is saying is true but because of her kindness and her love for her husband she lies to protect his name. Abigail and the girls pretend Mary is bewitching them again which make Mary breakdown and accuse john of being a witch.
When they laugh at her warnings and she gets upset, Minerva says, "Come on, Dede. Think how sorry you'd be if something should happen to us and you didn't say goodbye." But before they leave, she cries out her real fear: "I don't want to have to live without you." The reader knows that is her fate exactly: to live after her sisters die as martyrs, and thus to tell their story. Another instance of foreshadowing occurs after Tio Pepe reports what Trujillo said at the gathering at the mayor's house.
Powerplay is complex because of its varying representations and its ability to shift suddenly. In Othello, the complex powerplay is represented by the racial tension of society compared to individual characteristics and inter-relationships between the characters and emotional power compared to social status. In Prize Giving, the complex powerplay is represented through intellectual power compared to sexuality and the differing attitudes and the differing ages between the characters. The racial tension that exists within the society of Othello’s world compared to their necessity for him is one element of the complex powerplay that exists within relationships. Othello is a ‘moor’, of North African ancestry, in a society of white men, but holds considerable power as the best general.
Continuously throughout the text she performs acts of deception which tragically condemn others to death just to cover her lies. Miller exhibits that power lies with those who have people to impose it upon. This power is demonstrated most effectively in Mary Warren’s retraction in Act 3. When Mary confesses against the witchcraft is Salem Abigail and the other girls abuse the power of unity and accuse Mary of spiritually attacking them. Abigail says, ‘Oh please Mary!
This also gives the audience the impression that she is almost turning into a witch herself and this might have please and interested the audience as people of the 17th century believed in witchcraft. Lady Macbeth knows that she will have to urge her husband on to become king, and so she calls for evil spirits to help her: “come you spirits...unsex me here” this phrase also shows us how she is willing to give up all the gentle qualities of a woman and let the devil possess her body and soul. She also then calls upon the night shrouded in “the dunnest smoke of hell” to hide her murdering dagger from the sight of heaven and so go forth with the terrible deed. The audience would be taken back here as the soliloquy reveals her sinister and malevolent character. Shakespeare uses a lot of disturbing words in Lady Macbeth’s speech such as: ‘Fatal’, ‘Mortal’ , ‘Gall’ and ‘Knife’.
The Witch's servants humiliate Aslan further by shaving off his mane, muzzling him, kicking him, and jeering at him. Aslan does not protest. The servants finish binding Aslan to the Stone Table and the Witch approaches him with her stone knife. The Witch tells Aslan that he is lost. The Witch says she will kill Aslan instead of Edmund as they agreed.
Abigail pretends she feels cold and sees a yellow bird. Abigail says in line 1001: "But God made my face; you cannot want to tear my face. Envy is a deadly sin, Mary!" This makes everybody think that an innocent girl Mary Warren has worship with the devil. The panic covers the whole court and all the girls followed Abigail's intentions to accuse
Both plays show fearless women who intervene with political matters and cause tension within the kingdom. Lady Macbeth questions her husband and pressures him into being more aggressive, while Antigone defies Creon by burying her dead brother, Polynieces. Both Lady Macbeth and Antigone defy the social and political expectations of their society by adopting the expected behaviors of the opposite gender. Lady Macbeth disregards the social and political norms by wanting to become more masculine and aggressive. While she prepares to exterminate the current king, she cries out “Unsex me here,/ and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full/ Of direst cruelty.” (Shakespeare.
Shakespeare has written many a play. From tragedies to comedies, he invents some of the most powerful characters to give life to the play. Hamlet, MacBeth, Claudius, Lady MacBeth and Ophelia are all examples of powerful characters. Some more alike than others. MacBeth and Claudius, power-hungry and, in Macbeths's case, blood thirsty and insane.
It is the combination of these key ingredients and mysteries that make Macbeth so compelling. Indeed, one of the most compelling things in the play is Macbeth himself. As the plays titular character, one would expect him to play a large part but the ways in which he compels the plot and reader go above and beyond expectation. Throughout the course of the play, we see Macbeth’s journey from a highly regarded battle hero to a despised tyrant, from a level headed army captain to a cold impulsive King. We witness this through the comments of the other characters in the play.