The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, has two distinctive, female characters. The first character is someone who can trick others to get the man of her dreams, while the second character is very honest and has never told a lie in her life. They both love the same man, but they have different reasons. These two characters are Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor. They both have similar and different qualities about them that make them unique.
We meet John Proctor whom Abigail is in love with. He does not love her back, he is married and has children, but she still keeps believing Proctor will be hers. In line 471 she says: "You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!" Everything she does is for the sake of love. Which is not an excuse at all, but now it makes more sense why she gets into trouble connected with witchcraft and involves the girls in it.
Women Rights Never Change “Never underestimate the power of a woman” (McClung). There have been many women in history trying to change the rights of women. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun the character Beneatha fights her way to the top to make her dream come true unlike Calpurnia in William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. Both of the characters long for perfection to please their loved ones. Many characters in both plays always seem to believe that Beneatha and Calpurnia are powerless and weak.
She knows exactly how to be classy and urbane, while still having an incredibly great sense of humor. Patricia Terrell, a young, engaged, dependent girl is impatient and supercilious. She is truly her father’s shadow, being as she world rather listen to her father than even consider her fiancé’s opinion. Pat believes in being a show-off. She relies on physical contact to prove one as an impressive, strong person.
The temptress is a female who possess what the male desires and she uses these desires as a means to his ultimate demise. Mattie definitely has what Ethan desires. Throughout the story Ethan is constantly gazing at her beauty and encountering thoughts of her that goes against his imprisonment to Zeena. For example, Ethan said that Mattie was “more than the bright serviceable creature he had thought her. She had an eye to see and an ear to her: he could show her things and tell her things, and taste the bliss of feeling that all he imparted left long reverberations and echoes he could wake at will” (Wharton 14).
Another strong theme is the conflict between good and evil. In most cases, good and evil show the same characteristics and Wicked certainly holds a lot of these characteristics, but at the same time, it shows the audience that evil may come from many unexpected sources. A clear example is the Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba) is not really wicked at all. She has been branded “evil” by her peers because of her looks and she can almost do nothing to escape it. It is a tragic idea, but all is satisfied at the
From the first time met from their obsessed lovers Gatsby as well as Fitzgerald fell in love right away from the get go knowing this was the one girl to not let go. During Fitzgerald’s path to achieve Zelda there were many struggles and hardships that only made him work harder to attempt to satisfy the needs of Zelda’s high living and her high expectations leading to her happiness. In the same case for Gatsby but only after losing the girl first to aim and try and win her over one more time’ “Can’t repeat the past why of coarse you can”(pg101). Gatsby said while it all attempted beginning with his illegal business to gain wealth to try ad impress the loving Daisy to fulfill his master plan. Both of these girls played huge roles and were the motivation for Gatsby and Fitzgerald to have gained the wealth they have received.
Even though Penelope has no powers or immortality she still holds true to what she believes and is patiently awaiting for her husbands return. Another characteristic I admire about Penelope is her cleverness and intelligence, which is why her and Odysseus are alike for he is known for his cleverness as well. When Athena disguises Odysseus as a beggar and he brings himself to Penelope, she questions him at first. Penelope declares a competition stating, “Now, I mean to announce a contest with those axes, the ones he would often line up inside the hall, twelve in a straight unbroken like blocks to store a keel, then stand well back and whip an arrow through the lot”(510). Finally after Odysseus wins she still questions and then one last time thinks of a clever way to make sure this man is not an imposter and then tests Odysseus another time by calling
Firstly, Stella is always being pushed around by her sister Blanche. Blanche is always asking her to do things for her like a servant. For example, in the book Stella is always doing things for Blanche like going to get her a coke from the store, getting her hot baths ready, and getting her clothes for her. It should really be Blanche doing those things for Stella, since she is pregnant and a guest in her house. Also, Blanche is always rudely telling Stella how she lives is wrong and constantly criticizing her relationship with Stanley.
Before the play even begins, the antecedent action includes Abigail and Proctor having an affair. Sex out of wedlock is a heinous crime and Abigail would be severely punished if ever found out, so the risk she takes tells of how starved she is for love. Similarly, Abigail continues to lust for Proctor even after the affair ends. In the seven months after she left the Proctor house, she convinces herself that Proctor does indeed love her. She makes herself believe that his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, stands in their way.