Just as the fates, woven throughout both Greek and roman mythology, asserted fear through their weaving, measuring, and cutting, Dickens has used Madame Defarge to spread fear among the citizens. Throughout A Tale of Two Cities Madame Defarge knits, her very presence dominating the scenes and controlling the plot of the entire novel. She presides over everyone, her aura of authority, judgment, death, and destruction maintains a stony reign over those who come near her. The knitting throughout the novel signifies a deeper meaning, and forecasts the mood of the time period. The knitting provides an excellent symbol of the ways in which killing occurred, the manner of vengeance among the people, and it shows how the peasants had a power that the aristocracy underestimated.
Revenge is so powerful. When she found out Charles Darnay is an Evrémonde and is planning to marry Lucie Manette, she began to knit his name into the shroud she was making, symbolizing his impending death. Also, she tried to kill Lucie and her daughter, just because they were related to an Evrémonde, even though Darnay (Evrémonde) denounced his heritage and disconnected all relationships to them. Lucie was in a state of mourning so Defarge jumped on the situation. "She will be at home, awaiting the moment of his death.
In her first soliloquy Lady Macbeth reveals her desire t... ... middle of paper ... ...art to the pensive audience. Lady Macbeth’s soliloquies portrayed her as a vile woman tormented by a guilty conscience, and her soliloquies also communicated important information about her to the audience; had all the characters been privy to this information they would have regarded Lady Macbeth very differently. The mind births the contract between corruption and the soul. In reality, we never get to hear anyone’s soliloquies. The imagination hides the deceptive woes and moral bankruptcy of every individual.
Abigail is also motivated by a desire of revenge throughout. She is seen as vindictive and doesn’t want to be hung because of these trials. Abigail was a housemaid for John Proctor at one point until John Proctor’s wife fired her. John lusted upon Abby and committed adultery with her because of this she was kicked her out of the house. So she stops at almost nothing to convince the court that Goody Proctor is a witch so she can have John Proctor all to herself.
She wants to accuse all the hypocrites of being witches so there would be no more of them in Salem. An example is when she gets caught doing witchcraft by her uncle and starts to blame people, so she can look innocent. She does this just to protect herself. Also, she accuses Tituba of being a witch, and that Tituba forced her to drink blood. Abigail says, "She made me drink blood; she made me do it."
In both pieces, the entire plot is based upon the Salem Witch Trials, connecting these together yet again. In both, it all starts with Betty Parris and Abigail becoming sick and then going insane. In I Walk in Dread, the Salem witch trials began when “ Mr. Parris returned from the lecture, their girls were suffering worse than ever. What’s more, Abigail’s and Betty’s eyes have been opened to the Invisible World. Now they can see what torments them: the figures of actual people coming to pinch and hit them”(79).
Oh my country! In what dishonor / I left you, killing my own brother for it” (164-65). This perhaps should have been a red flag for Jason in realizing how she killed her own flesh and blood and should have been an indicator for the evil that resided within her. Medea is in Jason’s turf and here she is considered a foreigner, she now defines herself via her marriage to Jason. Ultimately, when she loses him to a younger bride, she also loses her ability to be rational in her thinking.
She didn't want them to be together which is why she and James McDermott planned to kill her. James said he would help Grace kill them if she would be with him. James loved Grace with all his heart and would kill for her. In the no... ... middle of paper ... ...nsidering what had happened makes it hard for the doctors to help her upon her lack of honesty and character. There are many reasons why Grace Marks would want to kill Nancy Montgomery and Thomas Kinnear.
The Vengeful Miss Havisham - Great Expectations. In Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, Miss Havisham is a complex character whose past remains a mystery. We know about her broken engagement, an event that changes her life forever. Miss Havisham desperately wants revenge, and Estella, her adopted daughter, is the perfect tool to carry out her motives. With her plan of revenge in mind, Miss Havisham deliberately raises Estella to avoid emotional attachment and treat those who love her with cruelty.
If it were only the witches' prophecies, then Macbeth would surely not have murdered Duncan. It was because Lady Macbeth constantly harassed her husband, that he was driven to commit all this evil. "... her blood thickened, her milk changed to gaul - into the inhuman, the distortion of nature..." (Ludwyk 233). This illustrates the complete metamorphosis of Lady Macbeth from a loving, beautiful, caring, kind wife to a ruthless, nasty, shrew of a woman. The women in this play distort Macbeth's intuition so much that he thinks he is doing the right thing.