Plot Overview The story, Vanity Fair, starts off at Miss Pinkerton 's Academy. Two girls, Amelia Sedley and Rebecca Sharp leave the academy to climb the social ladder, and gain wealth. Amelia 's family decides to visit Amelia. Rebecca manages to have Amelia 's brother, Joseph, fall in love with her. However, George Osborne, a family friend, wants to marry Amelia, and doesn 't want Rebecca to be his sister-in-law. He breaks the engagement, and Jos runs away. Rebecca runs to the Crawley 's house and becomes a governess. Rebecca 's behavior has Sir Pitt 's attention, and he proposes. However, Rebecca is secretly married to Rawdon Crawley, his second son. Because of Rawdon 's marriage, his aunt disinherits him. Back at Waterloo, George 's friend, William Dobbin, pressures George to marry Amelia, so he does. Because the marriage is against George 's father 's will, George is disinherited. Next, George, Rawdon, Joseph, and William are departed for battle. Amelia is distraught, but Rebecca feels indifferent. Amelia responds angrily, thus creating a fight between the two girls. At battle, George dies. This leaves Amelia with no money to live. If it wasn 't for William, Amelia would 've gone hungry. Having both girls be pregnant at this time, they give birth to Rawdy and Georgy. Years have passed, and Rebecca has quite a load of admirers. Rawdon soon finds out about Rebecca 's unfaithfulness, learning that all she really cares about
In the beginning, she refuses to put Mikey's name of the heart transplant list because John did not have enough money to pay for the surgery. After Rebecca finds out that John took people hostage to get Mikey a heart, she lies to Denise, saying that she put Mikey on the list and that the hospital was going to pay for the surgery. Rebecca deceives Denise because she wants John to let the hostages go. Rebecca also knew that Denise would call John and tell him that Mikey would be okay. The object of Rebecca's action was lying, which is an immoral act. Rebecca's intention was to make John give up the hostages and to help the police, which is a good deed. The police were nervous that John would fire his gun, although the gun really was not loaded. Rebecca lied to help the hostages, that were thought to be in danger with the gun that John held, although the gun was not loaded. The circumstances include that this act of Rebecca's may have been illegal and it would probably hurt John and his wife. Rebecca also had to consider all of the other dying people who were on the list and waiting for a heart. The circumstance contributes neutrally to the morality and immorality of Rebecca's act. Rebecca thinks of the consequences and knows them, unlike
On the surface Rebecca appears to demonstrate the conventions of the romantic genre. The storyline includes a heroine, who is thinks herself to be very plain “with straight, bobbed hair and youthful, unpowdered face, dressed in an ill-fitting coat and skirt…”, as well as a hero, who the heroine believes is
I think we ought to rely on the doctor now, and good prayer.” Rebecca’s purpose in the play is to be a voice of reason and show the audience the fallacies and biased nature of the 1692 witch trials.
Hale knows that people will confess to anything to avoid being hanged, and he is deeply troubled when he learns of Abigail’s motifs for revenge. Respected people have told Hale that the trials are non-sense. He has tried to find holes in these people’s reasoning, so he can be reassured he hasn’t made a big mistake in his aiding of the conviction of these people, but their reasoning is completely logical. Hale becomes more aware of the truth near the end of Act II, when Giles Corey and Francis Nurse report that their wives have been taken away. Reverend Hale is surprised, but disturbed by the news because he thought of Rebecca as surely being innocent when he met her. He says that, ‘‘ if Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothing’s left to stop the whole greenworld from burning’’ (71). Hale then tries to explain her arrest by saying (in great pain) : ‘‘Man remember, until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven’’ (71).
Rebecca Nurse was one of the most respected people in town and known for being a good person. In the play, Rebecca shows good pride when she was accused of witchcraft. When Rebecca Nurse was accused of killing Putnam’s babies she said, “let us go to God for the cause of it. There is prodigious danger in the seeking of loose spirits. I fear it, I fear it. Let us rather blame ourselves and—” (Act I 26). Rebecca prided herself in believing that Goody Putnam’s accusations of her were false. Throughout the play the accusations of witchcraft became more and more serious once they started punishing people. Though if one confessed and turned in other people, they would be safe from hanging. Goody Nurse prided herself into not giving up people’s names and lying just to save herself, “why, it is a lie, it is a lie; how may I damn myself? I cannot, I cannot” (Act IV 129). Even though Rebecca Nurse was put to hang, she kept with her morals and did not give up other people’s names. She stuck with what she truly believed in even when her life was on the line. Miller showed good pride through the acts of Goody Nurse because she held pride in her beliefs and did not give up on them even when her life was at stake.
Rebecca Nurse then proves herself an honest character that is well respected through the plot of the story. She is so well respected that even male figures throughout the play respect her advice. This is shown when Rebecca gives honest advice to John Proctor saying “No, you cannot break charity with your minister. You are another kind, John. Clasp his hand, make your peace” (Miller 181). This is important to Rebecca Nurse as a character because it entails an honest opinion that John should just make peace with Reverend Parris rather than fight fire with fire against him. In addition, when Goody Nurse is convicted of witchcraft, Reverend Hale knows that Rebecca is a very honest and trustworthy person and that in the end she would not be convicted in a trial of witchcraft. This evidence is essential when analyzing Rebecca considering the fact that she was able to Justify in the short time she was with Reverend Hale the honest and trustworthy women she is. All in all, Rebecca Nurse manifests herself as an individual who is can always give her honest opinion and is well respected.
The end of the novel shows us just how George and Lennie would live without the other. All hope is lost for both of them and this is foreshadowed by the pigeon which flies out the barn. The pigeon symbolises the dream and freedom for Lennie and George and after Curley’s wife is killed, all this is lost. Without George, Lennie would most likely have died long before and by the end of the book, this is the way he is. Though George does not need Lennie to survive, he might as well be dead as without Lennie, George has no purpose and will be ‘just like everyone else’. He will be isolated and alone like all the other characters in the world with ‘no one to look after him and
Also, Rebecca Nurse was treated unfairly in court due to suspicion of being involved in witchcraft, but should have been judged based on solid evidence. Rebecca is a positive individual who suggests to solve everybody’s problem: “let us go to God for the cause of it. There is prodigious danger in the
Hannah W. Foster’s The Coquette is a young woman’s path navigating the expectations of society while not surrendering her own wants and needs. Marriages, in the eighteenth century, are based on financial security and social rank, not love. Women, especially those who did not have a dowry, married a man of wealth and connections. The sad, tragic tale of Eliza Wharton validates the fact that defying expectations in the eighteenth century caused women to fall from grace.
Elizabeth becomes acquainted with and attracted to a young officer named Wickham who tells her of how he and Darcy used to live under the same house because the late Darcy was his guardian. Wickham explains that Darcy cruelly cheated him out an inheritance. This information makes Elizabeth despise Darcy’s character even more than before. Meanwhile, Mrs. Bennet eagerly waits for Mr. Bingley to visit them like he said he would, however, Jane suddenly receives a letter in the mail from Miss Bingley informing her that the Bingleys and Darcy have returned to London for the winter. Jane is sad but does her best to hide it. Meanwhile another shock arrives for Elizabeth when Charlotte Lucas tells her that she is engaged to Mr. Collins. Charlotte explains that she is getting old and needs security and a comfortable home and that she is not looking for love in a marriage. Elizabeth does not believe that Charlotte will be happy but agrees to visit her and Mr. Collins after they are married. Jane travels to London with her aunt and uncle, the Gardiners, to get away from the family and the countryside and also in hopes that she will see Mr. Bingley. However, Miss Bingley visits her and behaves very rudely, reassuring Jane that Miss Bingley never intended to be her friend in the first place, and that her friendship with Mr. Bingley is beginning to look very unfortunate. Later in the spring, Elizabeth visits her best friend Charlotte Lucas, who is now known as Mrs.
One of the most noble and well-respected citizens of Salem, this elderly woman is kindly and sane, suggesting that Betty 's illness is simply a product of being out too late in the cold. However, because she served as midwife to Mrs. Putnam, Rebecca Nurse is charged with the supernatural murder of Putnam 's children, who were each stillborn. Rebecca Nurse is the clear martyr in the play, the most pure and saintly character hanged for witchery.
Respect is earned, and Rebecca has surely earned hers, as noted by the Reverend Hale when he enters the play. “It’s strange how I knew you, but I suppose you look as such a good soul should. We have all heard of your great charities in Beverly.” (Act 1). The fact that the Salem dwellers thought so highly of her, that someone from a different town, during a period without modern technology, has heard of Rebecca is huge. Goody Nurse seems to be the only women in the play to have power before the madness of the witch trials sets in. She seems to serve as an almost all-knowing force for the town as well as a sort-of mother figure. Rebecca sees the citizens of Salem through a different lens then most, she sees and hopes the best of them all, and
Rebecca however focuses on her job which is to protect and cure her patient. “ There is a prodigious danger in seeking of loose spirits. I fear it, I fear it. Let us rather blame ourselves”(page 26) She didn’t just walk away when she found out she could do nothing about the problem happening on Betty , she think through it and try to find what is causing this.
"Against you? Against him and all authority! Why, then I must find it and join it. He does not mean that. He confessed it now! I mean it solemnly, Rebecca; I like not the smell of this "authority. " No, you cannot break charity with your minister. You are another kind, John. Clasp his hand, make your peace." (27-28) She is an example of strength and resolve for those who choose not to confess, even though it means going to their death.
Rebecca de Winter is very outgoing, beautiful, and seems like the perfect wife. She has everyone except Maxim and a few others fooled with her wicked and sneaky ways. The Heroine is genuinely honest, caring, and innocent. She is a complete three sixty compared to