Electra fights with her mother, Clytemnestra, and her mother’s lover, Aegisthus, because she feels betrayed by them as they killed her father. When Electra and Orestes are finally reunited, they plot against their fathers killers, and finally kill them. The play has several themes, such as vengeance and deception which are extenuated by the heightened realism style of the play. In Electra’s introductory speech, I would emphasises her agony of her father’s death, as this is the main reason the character is vengeful. To fit with the heightened realism of the play, I would exaggerate the mental pain that the character is going through by associating some lines with physical pain, such as ‘But my mother, and her bed mate Aegisthus, Split open his head with a murderous axe’.
When Abigail was talking to Proctor she says “She is telling lies to about me! She is a cold sniveling woman, and you bend to her!”(Page 15, act one) she is basically showing her jealousy towards his wife. This stirred up the witch trials because Abigail wanted to be with Proctor and she would do just about anything. The fact that John proctor realizes all of his flaws and confesses to all of his sins is another reason why he can be considered a tragic hero. When Proctor had to go to the court to get his wife out of being accused of upholding witchcraft he eventually confess to his sins he committed.
Within the trials featured in Lanval and Wife of Bath’s Tale, the queens use their power and position to influence the court’s decision both directly and indirectly. The common thread between the two trials is that a decision is rendered that offers a justice that is both authoritative and poetic. The Wife of Bath’s Tale, written by Chaucer, is about a lust-filled knight, who was sentenced to death as a direct consequence to his actions. In his case he had wronged a woman by raping her. This displays the knight’s hostility and disrespect for women.
Abigail and Elizabeth stand out the most because of their role in the witch trails. Abigail Williams is the niece of Reverend Parris. She once was the servant for the Proctors but was fired by Elizabeth because she discovered that Abigail was having an affair with her husband, John Proctor. Abigail is a smart, wily, good liar, and vindictive when crossed. She is clearly the Villain of the play because she manipulated her friends and lied to the whole town.
In the Crucible, Abigail is tormented by the fact that she had been caught out having an affair with John Proctor. This creates conflict between John’s wife Elizabeth and Abigail. Abigail is devastated that she cannot be with John and lashes out in fury and creates chaos in the heart of the town with her false accusations within Salem. Abigail’s uncontrollable acts rise which result in the hanging of many people, ultimately destroying the love of her life. She was blinded by her own problems in life that she couldn’t see her ways, although to John, Abigail was transparent.
The Villain A villain is someone capable of a crime or wickedness. Curley's wife demonstrates that she is a villain by causing emotional harm to others. She talks to other guys and start disputes between the workers and Curley on various occasions. She also does not hold back when it comes to insulting people she does not hold back and always makes sure that everyone is beneath her. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Curley's wife demonstrates multiple time that she is a villain and in many ways is the cause of her own death.
However, it is difficult to believe that Cathy chose to be evil to the extreme that Steinbeck depicts. He described every moment of her life as being devoted to bringing other people down, and pulling herself up. She achieved this through devious schemes that trapped many important men in compromising positions, and also by clever plots that allowed her to take over one of the most successful whore houses in Salinas. Cathy was a secretive person who went to great measures to cover her past and her feelings. In turn, chosen isolation combined with the lack of love is a clear identification of the source of her evil, which is
So he plots his revenge on Othello by manipulating Roderigo's love for Desdemona (Othello's wife) and attempts to destroy Othello's life and everything he has worked for. In The Crucible envy is represented by a girl named Abigail Williams, who is envious of Elizabeth Proctor also known as the wife of John Proctor (the love of her life). She envies the love that John has for Elizabeth and attempts to destroy her and their marriage. She accuses Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft in attempt of getting rid of her. Then tries to win over John, but he is faithful now and then turns her plan against her in attempt to save his wife.
Indirect suicide In Susan Glaspell’s Trifles Minnie Wright is a woman who when was young was once outgoing and lively until she married a harsh, cold hearted, and anti-social farmer. Her isolation and her husband’s cruelty slowly drove her to murder her husband; she tried to have some sort of happiness. But Mr. Wright kills the only thing that makes her happy. Susan Glaspell is trying to say that Mr. Wright’s murder is then inevitable and justified. Glaspell shows in this play that because of Mr. Wrights controlling nature he isolated Minnie Wright.
To conclude, Mary Maloney is a very complex character. Based on her instincts, Mary Maloney kills her husband because she could not handle him going “further and further away”. In the end she has to create an alibi to cover her remorseless crime in which she has to manipulate the police into eating the evidence. Mrs Maloney is quite a unique character; she has through her actions and scheming proven herself innocent and a victim. Through the use of Mrs Maloney, as well as dramatic irony and suspense, Dahl grips the