Believe me, sir, you never saw more hearty babies born. And yet, each would wither in my arms the very night of their birth. I have spoke nothin', but my heart has clamored intimations. And now, this year, my Ruth, my only – I see her turning strange. A secret child she has become this year, and shrivels like a sucking mouth were pullin’ on her life too.” (Miller 1242) In this quote there is a person looking for a reason why her seven babies died, Mrs. Putnam is this person looking for justice on why her babies died and she is insistent on saying that it was a witch among the village, claiming that person is Tituba calling her a conjurer of spirits and that she murdered all seven of her babies.
They regret the mistakes they have made as a little girl. If only they didn’t make the mistake in the past, they would have a totally different fate then. Ruth’s life is much affected by her childhood memories with her mother LuLing. Whenever Ruth doesn’t obey her, LuLing threatens by saying, “Maybe I die soon!” (54), and “LuLing’s threats to die were like earthquakes” (54). Ruth’s childhood earthquakes caused Ruth to “think about death every day” (121).
She and John Proctor have had an affair and when Elizabeth Proctor finds out, she throws Abigail out of their house. During the trials, Abigail is still in love with John Proctor and goes after Elizabeth out of vengeance. Elizabeth tries to explain this to John, who is in disbelief: she ?thinks to kill me, then to take my place? (61). Abigail?s main motive for destroying Elizabeth is revenge for being thrown out of the house and for having John Proctor, the man that she loves.
Beatrice murdering her husband didn’t come out of nowhere like her children thought— it was due to built-up tension, pressure, and abuse until she finally snapped. She couldn’t withstand being a bystander— to her the only way to preserve her status and her children’s lives was to murder her husband. Beatrice clearly displays symptoms of battered woman syndrome, however, some of these symptoms are congruent with post-traumatic stress disorder, such as emotional detachment to life at the end of the novel. Kambili uses words such as “vacuously” (302), to describe her mother. According to her daughter, her mother doesn’t, “ reply to her[Sisi], Mama simply sat and stared” (298).
The “we” is constantly interpreted differently, but the real beholder stated by the first criticism is: “a smaller group whose members have personally seen the tableau of daughter and father with upraised whip” (Nebeker 5). The whip symbolizes the social status of the Grierson family name and the protective personality of Emily’s father. All of these characteristics that she was exposed to as a young woman created the perfect storm for an unstable lifestyle. After her father’s death, Emily refused to accept his passing and held onto his body telling everyone “Her father was not dead. She did that for three days” (Faulkner 3).
Similarly, her infatuation with Desdemona whom she thoroughly trusts heightens the notion that Emilia remains dependent on others. Prior to Emilia's death at the conclusion of this play, Emilia is forced to choose who she truly trusts between the two characters that she has complete faith in. After much introspection Emilia realizes that her husband has been manipulating everyone. At first Emilia tries to prove Iago's innocence and begs for an explanation. Similarly she hates Othello for "laying murders on [Iago's] neck", but as events transpire Emilia realizes that Othello's claims of Desdemona's alleged infidelity all stemmed from Iago.
I wish I could write my whole life story for this scholarship but that would be too long and extremely hard to believe. In my, almost 19 years on this earth, I have been through turmoil. I have seen many things that would terrify anyone who is not built for hard times. I have witness my only aunt’s body lay lifeless in front of me from suicide; I have witness my mother’s oldest daughter convert from a successful ghost writer to a homeless dual diagnosis junkie. My eyes have witnessed it all, mainly the struggle to survive.
When she finally realizes the fiend that Duddy truly is, she then displays an emotional tangent by venting to Duddy’s uncle, Simcha Kravitz, about all the wretched and deceitful deeds that grandson has engaged in. Her ambivalent emotions also played a part in the reason why she didn’t leave Duddy in the first place; as she still had feelings for him even though he had mistreated her. Finally, Yvette was involved in intimate relationships throughout the entire novel. One of which was with Duddy, and the other of which was with Duddy’s “friend”, Virgil Roseboro. Whilst Yvette was a stereotypical woman, her emotional attributes ultimately resulted in a positive outcome; she did not become influenced by Duddy and did not end up becoming morally deprived.
By writing we can explore and discover dimensions of the play that we may not be able to perceive by only watching the performance. In addition, we can elaborate an interesting thesis by rereading, taking notes, annotating the text, and writing down ideas. Moreover, while we read we must ask several questions in order to appreciate the play and consider important elements that reveal a play’s effects and meanings. Some important questions that Meyer points out are: • Did you enjoy the play? What, specifically, pleased or displeased you about what was expressed and how it was expressed?
Throughout the entire play, Abigail is angry at John for not loving her back after the affair which preceded the play. Abigail is speaking to John, and she claims that he is still in love with her. As John rejects this idea, Abigail stills desires love from John. In Act I, Abigail says,“It’s she that put me out, you cannot pretend it were you. I saw your face when she put me out, and you loved me then and you do now (Miller I).” She is using her words to manipulate John into loving her.