Crucible Essay In the story of "The Crucible", John Proctor, the play's tragic hero faces a lot of difficulties, but ultimately forgives his faults. Even before the start of the play, he faces difficulties, by having an affair with a woman named Abigail Williams who is the play's antagonist, which his wife doesn't approve of. Abigail Williams creates all this havoc in the play, to get with John Proctor. Although John Proctor cheats on his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, he is depicted as an honest and hard-working individual. The fact that he cheat on Elizabeth doesn't mean he didn't love or respect her greatly.
The inspector puzzles the readers by letting Mr Birling rant on and then acting as though all of Mr Birling’s life achievements are worth nothing. At this point we still don’t know why he is here, but he creates the impression that everyone present is guilty.
Two characters that show bewilderment throughout the course of the novel is Scout, and Bob Ewell. One character in the novel that shows ignorance throughout the course of the novel is Bob Ewell. "This morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he'd get him if it took the rest of his life. "(271) Bob Ewell was desperate for revenge and the help that Atticus was trying to prove Tom's innocence of something that Bob Ewell caused. This quote is important because it showed that Bob had no respect for Atticus, and his embarrassment in court was his main priority in getting him back.
Consequently, he has come to regard himself as ‘a kind of fraud’ not the man that Salem assumes him to be. Proctor’s conversation with Abigail in Act 1 reveals his determination to distance himself from the girl, while highlighting his ambivalence. The residual tension between Proctor and Eliz is an on going reminder of his guilt. Act 2 reveals just how strained relations between the couple have become. The sustained conflict between husband and wife does nothing to alleviate Proctor’s conscience.
Brabantio, furious by the intentions of marriage of his daughter to “the Moor” believes that Othello used drugs and witchcraft to steal his daughter from him “O thou foul thief! Where hast thou stowed my daughter… though hast enchanted her” (1ii62-64) this overstatement shows the sudden disregard of Othello’s previous power in the community as an army general and the immediate hatred he receives as a result of the colour of his skin. Iago once again plans to ruin Othello as he suspects his wife has been unfaithful with Othello, and goes out to destroy his marriage, just adding to Iago’s anger causing him to
Steinbeck presents the character of Curley’s Wife as manipulative, however I feel he only does this to make us feel sympathy to Curley’s Wife and women in the 1930s. The fact that Curley’s wife has to be manipulative to get attention which she is so starved for does not kill any sympathy that the reader could have for her but drives it so that the reader is more sympathetic. I also feel that Steinbeck uses Curley’s wife as a reflection on men in the 1930s as they are manipulative yet despise Curley’s wife because she is manipulative; they do not realise that it is them that made her so in the first place Quote: Curly's wife is flirtatious throughout the book. Basically whenever she shows up she is flirtatious because this is all she has. Curly's wife is powerless in a masculine world, Steinbeck doesn't even give her a name; she is simply Curley's property.
Jem gets upset with Scout because she brings up the courthouse and he gets mad at her because he doesn’t like the fact that Atticus lost the trial and that it wasn’t a fair trial and he is trying to forget it Chapter 27 1. The 3 unusual things that happen in Maycomb are: 1. Bob Ewell got a job and got fired the same day 2. Bob Ewell broke into Judge Taylors house while he was home. 3.
Snopes’s son, Colonel Sartoris Snopes is called to the stand to testify against his father, but he lies to protect him. No evidence is found against Abner Snopes, but they family is told to leave town for their own good. The Snopes family then travels to Major de Spain’s plantation where Abner and his sons will work as sharecroppers. Not long after they get there and begin working, something terrible begins to happen. Abner and his son Sartoris enter into Major de Spain’s house and ruin an expensive French rug.
Kate’s quote “I by thee have watched” shows Hotspur having a bad nightmare and shows that he has got doubts about this rebellion. The passage seems to suggest that Hotspur does not care about Kate and her feelings as the war he is about to embark on takes priority. It also gives us a view of the role of women in marriage. Despite the general impression that women were not equal to men in Shakespearean times, Kate does not appear to be intimidated by Hotspur. Whilst the tone in which she speaks to him express concern, she also speaks to him in a bold and assertive tone.
Albany suffers from the classic case of blindness. Albany is blinded by love. Although Albany disagrees with Gonerils cruel actions towards her father, he only half-heartedly argues his case against her. Albanys fear of upsetting Goneril is exemplified in his response to her demand that Lear dispose of his knights. ’cannot be so partial, Goneril, / To the great love I bear you (I, iv, 309-310).