How does Arthur Miller use Contrast in the Presentation of the Characters Abigail, Mrs Putnam and Rebecca Nurse? Arthur Miller’s presentation of the characters Abigail, Mrs Putnam and Rebecca Nurse contrast to each other in such a way that it adds to the characterisation of the characters. However, it is not just the use of contrast that adds to this effect, but also the use of similarity. In general, Abigail is vengeful, selfish, manipulative, and a magnificent liar, Mrs. Putnam is bitter about the loss of all her babies and feels resentment to those who have been more fortunate than herself but does not intend serious harm or hatred towards others and finally Rebecca Nurse is a pillar of the community, a devoutly religious and kind hearted woman. Now from those brief descriptions we can already see the difference in the characterization of all three characters.
What is a person who has just been concurrent “bad cards” supposed to do? Is it so wrong to try to turn against what one was brought up to believe in order to escape the harsh realities of daily life? Was Blanche then wrong for trying her best to conceal her past and attempt a new life, a new identity? Blanche’s issue is that she is motivated by her desires and those desires lead her to be impulsive. Still she is a product of the sum of all the bad things that had happened in her life, the blunt of which she did not ask for.
Why I Don’t Want a Baby Impromptu Throughout Polly Vernon’s article, “Why I Don’t Want a Baby”, she argues to prove people can live happy lives without a baby by appealing to pathos. In this article pathos connects with the readers through emotions. The two most prominent were anger and annoyance. In Polly Vernon’s case emotion was everything. Anger was a magnified topic when she discusses the decision with people of different reasoning and annoyance from being discriminated against every time just because of her choice.
As previously mentioned she uses the words ill formed and feeble to describe her unfinished writing’s fragility. In line 10, she continues by saying, “thy visage was so irksome in my sight,” to explain the shame and discomfort that she carries with her due to the fact that her “baby” was exposed to the public still so unpolished. She applies the words blemishes, flaw, and hobbling into her diction in order to express her piece as something that is not well put together, and no matter how much she attempts to polish it, she feels as if she has failed at improving it. Lastly, Bradstreet’s characterization of her work comes to life through the evident controlling metaphor of the poem, which is claiming that her writing is her “offspring”. Throughout the entire poem, the controlling metaphor becomes this idea that her writing is her child,
Anne didn’t like Wolsey; he had failed her in every way which isn’t good to a woman with her supposed attitude which is hinted towards in source 5. Source 4 is reliable as it is both contemporary and personal. This means that both characters involved knew exactly what was happening. Also, Anne would have spoken her mind as it was a personal message. Source 5 also agrees with the idea proposed in the question.
Even in her mental state Jane was always on Mrs Reeds mind emphasising the guilt Mrs Reed had felt. Mrs Reed reveals her feelings unknowingly to Jane, labeling her ‘annoying’ with her ‘incomprehensible disposition’ Jane’s adult-like manners, her strong and defiant spirit was a major threat to Mrs Reed and Jane’s intelligence fuelled Mrs Reeds hatred towards her. It’s evident that Mrs Reed’s views about Jane haven’t changed, even in her instable condition; the reader feels no sympathy for her. A majority of readers would feel shocked with the attitude Mrs Reed portrays on her death bed. When Jane learns of Rochester’s mentally ill wife, Bertha, you would expect the reader to sympathize with Bertha or Jane; however, they sympathize with Rochester, as they feel justified with his situation, however with Mrs Reed they’re
The problems presented between Beth and Calvin's relationship are show in Beth's tendency to run away from problems, Calvin caring too much and Beth seeming not to care, and Calvin blaming himself for Conrad's incident. Beth has a tendency to run away from problems specially emotional problems. This is shown in chapter 25 page 203. Audrey says "that you have to be careful with Beth I mean emotion is her enemy. She wants everything to go smoothly, to go right.
The narrator continues to defy these accusations by doing the opposite if what she is told to do. In the end, she finally accepts herself as a girl. All in all, the narrator is affected by society’s expectations by how she denies, defies, and accepts her role as a girl. Denial is a very common feeling in life. Everyone goes through it whether they like it or not.
Ophelia as a character is extremely intriguing in her ambiguity. For an audience she presents a conundrum of whether or not we should empathise with, or despise her. As Helena Faucit Martin says that Ophelia is “greatly misunderstood”, this could be seen as true, due to her feelings and emotions have been cut-off from the world and that she cannot show any emotions, as she is stuck in a patriarchal world, which would makes some of the audience empathise with her. As Anna Brownell Murphy Jameson describes her as a “a strain of sad, sweet music, which comes floating by us on the wings of silence and night”, she can be seen as this because she sways the audience with her emotions and suicide, but at times this could be seen as quite wrong, as we the audience dislike her passivity, because she portrays women as too weak and passive. Her character presents an interesting challenge for an actor to play this character.