He does not back down form what he thinks is right even if everyone else is against him. 3. The primary conflict John Proctor faces is whether his reputation or life is more important. During the entire play John Proctor tries to keep his reputation good. He battles whether he should tell about having an affair with Abigail.
Many counterparts can be drawn between good and evil in The Crucible, and Miller’s juxtaposition of the characters shows the audience how one person acting with integrity can influence a society for good, and vice versa. Reverend Parris is an example of somebody who is extremely concerned with his standing in Salem village. He is afraid that when the people hear
He goes from an individual who is prideful in himself, to someone who believes that showing loyalty and respect for others is superior to being a selfish person. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible John Proctor changes in his willingness to confront the court, admitting to his affair, and altering his perspective of himself, which demonstrates Miller’s emphasis that too much pride causes selfishness but pride is acceptable when it shows respect for others. John Proctor is unwilling to confront the court at all because he knows the legitimacy of the court and does not want to admit to his mistakes. John struggles to do what he knows is right, which is to reveal his affair to the court. This information could expose Abigail as a liar and show that she is falsely accusing Elizabeth strictly because of her jealousy.
Proceeding his use of ethos, Antony includes a solid amount of pathos, allowing the people to realize his vulnerability and start to feel pity towards the man. In the end, this causes the people to place an even greater amount of trust in Antony; making it easier for him to sway the minds of the people. Similarly, Antony also utilizes logos and other various rhetorical devices. By using logos, Antony appears to have an even stronger argument, which compells the people to believe in his words even more. His
He believes he is serving justice and doing the right thing but in reality he is carrying out his own form of justice. Nathan believes that he doesn’t have to be compassionate or caring for the Congolese as long as he is spreading the word of God. He uses this ideology to justify his action and to drive himself on his quest. This relates to the poem. “A White Man’s Burden” by Rudyard Kipling because Nathan and Kipling both believe they are doing what they have to do.
John follows his own morals and often does not interfere with the church life, because of this, people's perspective of him again change. John is also a nice man who follows his own beliefs and shouldn't be looked at as an evil man. People tend to think Proctor is an evil man because he committed adultery and also cheated on his wife but his wife says that she thinks he is still a good man. If his wife says he's a good man then who would have the right to judge someone better than their own spouse. Someone's spouse is most likely to judge more harsh and have more of an opinion because they’re with that person everyday.
I am no Sarah Good or Tituba, I am John Proctor! You will not use me! It is no part of salvation that you should use me!” (969) John thinks he is the leader and role model of the town, but people look down upon him as he lies and betrays his loved ones. He believes that his name should stay in put and that the people should still treat him as a part of the society.
Henry makes a point later that he would do whatever it takes to tend to his men’s needs. This seems to be in accordance to his morals of honor as strength in numbers was very present in his reasoning and decision making. He felt obligated to do everything he could for his men, especially Glass because he believed they had a deep
Huck decides to tear up the letter, for he cares too much about Jim to deny Jim’s existence and humanity. Huck chooses what he thinks is right and what he wants to do and doesn’t conform to society like Emerson. During Hucks process of picking what to do he was thinking that if he followed society and turned Jim in he would be following the rules, however he would feel horrible and if he went against society, like Emerson did, he would not be obeying the rules but he would feel better knowing that he kept his friendship with Jim and make Jim a happy person. At this point Huck’s split from society shows that he is not shaped by society and commits
A crucible is a situation of severe trial, or is which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new. The play The Crucible got its name from the character Reverend Parris changing from the beginning to the end, John Proctor trying to do something good but it ends badly, and the play as a whole. Reverend Parris is a preacher that like his reputation a little too much and doesn't want to lose it at all costs.
He knows the rest of the town will disapprove, but he believes in the innocence of this man and does not care of his complexion. In this moment, Scout and Jem only see how everyone will downgrade them and see them differently. Atticus shows, it does not matter what others think, all that matters is that you support what you believe in. This shows how Atticus is a strong character who contributes a lot to the overall lesson
Would you defend a man for money, or for a greater cause? Others would say money, but in To Kill A Mockingbird, there was more to that for Mr. Finch. Atticus was wise to defend Tom Robinson because, he believes everyone deserves a fair trial, wants to demonstrate that you should stand up for what you believe in, and wouldn’t be able to live with himself if he didn’t defend him. Atticus wasn’t doing this because it was his job or for the money, he saw more than that in this case. He saw that maybe he could maybe show Maycomb a bit of light, that they don’t need to be discriminating men and women like Tom.
This makes perfect sense if Jonah feels that his culture and his ways are the correct way to live and worship. His oversight is the power of God’s love and what He can perform. We are all only human, just as Jonah was, but it is faith that separates.
However, at this moment Huck realizes that Jim is much more than a slave or property to him, Huck realizes Jim is his friend. This is a monumental step for Huck, and a sign towards growth in his character. Another example of Huck’s growth can be seen after Huck plays a prank on Jim. Jim is clearly upset, and Huck quickly understands that what he has done was wrong, even stating that Jim is his friend. Huck then apologizes to Jim, an action that during this time period would have been extremely rare, if not unheard of.
Reverend Parris In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible the reader learns more about the Puritan society of the late 1600s. Reverend Parris, the town minister, is aghast when he found his niece and daughter in the woods dancing and conjuring spirits with their friends. His daughter, Betty, is now afflicted and unable to wake, which causes quite the ruckus in Salem, the town they live in, about what happened to the minister's daughter. Reverend Parris he fears that the people might deposition him if they hear that he discovered them dancing in the woods.