In the beginning, Macbeth seems to be against all the killings and violence, while Lady Macbeth pushes him to commit these acts. As the play progresses, the roles begin to shift when murder becomes easier for Macbeth, while Lady Macbeth begins to feel all the guilt. At the end of the play it is clear that Lady Macbeth has gone crazy over the guilt she bears, while Macbeth now kills without thinking.
She is introduced as a temptress or “looker” but later reveals a deeper character in the novel. Curley’s wife is powerless due to her gender. In the book, women are portrayed as troublemakers and Curley’s wife is defiantly included in this portrayal. She is described as a “tart”, “bitch”, and a “tramp”. The workers speak of her, basically, as Curley’s problem that needs to stay at home away from the other workers.
Lady Macbeth is constantly ridiculing Macbeth because he is too afraid to kill Duncan, and she even tells him that he might as well be a woman. This is ironic because in this quote, Lady Macbeth says “Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” (5.1.39), which lets the readers know that she feels guilty. This guilt is what would eventually drive her to madness. Mental madness all due to an attempt to gain and maintain power; power both over their own selves and a run for
'Curley's wife is a very complex character because she is presented in different personalities at different chapters and in this chapter we see that she desires freedom and fame. Steinbeck presents her in such way that or opinion of her changes through out the novel, first we see her as a flirt then we see her presented in a horrible racist personality and now Steinbeck presents her as Innocent. Steinbeck did this because at this chapter where she dies it's like he wants us to feel sympathy for her because not that she is dead her problems are gone and there is not need for attentions because now she looks relaxed laying down on the hay. The language used in this chapter is very descriptive especially the part when Curley's wife dies, this might be because at the time
Thus this was what she meant by not even the perfume of Arabia can cover up her guilty sin. Another example would be when Lady Macbeth says “Was your hands, put on your night-gown, looking not so pale: I tell you yet again, Banquo’s buried. (5, 1; 52). Considering the fact that Banquo is dead, and she was the one who influenced her husband to do all those bad deeds, in the end it caused her to relive this scene to show how cruel she was in the past. Thus it is shown that guilt can cause one to lose there inner conscience.
Is Abigail Williams a Victim or Villain? We have been studying the text The Crucible by Author Miller and I am going to study in detail weather Abigail Williams is a victim, or truly the villain. Abby is the villain and some may put it down to some of the "reddish work" she has seen but is it? In Act One Abigail is willing to lie to everyone to save her own, Abby is certain "[they] danced" and nothing else, even though we know that is not all they did. Abby threatens the girls, forcing them to tell the story according to the way which incriminates her the least.
This would have been out of her frustration and pathetic state of her being. Her suicide is like a consequence of refusing to be the female role of society, or as they would call it, “Victorian Women”. Edna basically chooses death as an escape for her not being able to have independence. Edna seems to be stuck between certain females in her society. This is what creates isolation, lonely feelings to in the end due to her suicide.
Because of her hate towards Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth, Abigail creates demented tales, directed at abolishing the “problem.” Though Abigail’s wild canards seem quite obtuse in civilization today, at the time her acts fell to justification. Furthermore, because of Abigail’s childlike disposition in wiggling her way out of punishment as well as her lust and love for John Proctor, she found deceiving the people of Salem easy, seeing as the threat of witchcraft and demons loomed dangerously in the hearts and minds of all who lived there. Though the
Other characters who suffer a similar (though less drastic) fate as the creature include both Elizabeth and Justine. The fates of both women are decided by the men of their lives, nearly all of who are depicted as progressing feverishly in the never-ending quest for knowledge. For Shelley, the daughter of a feminist writer and a feminist herself, it must have been all too tempting to include the idea of equal women being unfairly sidelined in the aforementioned quest. Instead, Shelley plays it down, letting the diminutive roles of the women in a novel penned by a women to speak for themselves. Like the creature, the women of Frankenstein are banished from society for no fault of their own.