Ultimately, both his honor and pride pushed him to commit the ultimate sacrifice. At the beginning of the play, John Proctor is depicted both as a proud man who kept his affair a secret from the public to protect his name, and an honorable man who built the Salem church. Before Elizabeth Proctor was accused, John Proctor tried to distance
He instead demonstrated mercy and kindness towards others and was not scornful, even to sinners (516). Instead, the way he commanded the respect of his flock was through relating to them and accepting even the worst of sinners. By acting this way and teaching his congregation that the integrity of their souls is more important than their outward appearance, the Parson again upholds the values of his estate better than the
As Simon comes to embody the Christ-figure role, the other character’s slow descent into savagery calls for him to grow into a strong figurehead of understanding and enlightenment. Leading up to this point, Simon stands out as the only character to put the needy before himself, as the others believe in survival of the fittest. He even provides food for the hungry, such as Piggy and the neglected littluns. In a scene similar to Jesus’ feeding of the multitude, Simon picks the best fruit for the “endless, outstretched hands” (56) until they grow satisfied. This key moment directly mirrors Jesus’ desire to provide for the needy who follow him, an act which further proves to the people that Jesus is the Messiah as he feeds thousands with just a bit of bread.
This leads into the third element: familiar themes. For both Joseph’s Trouble about Mary and The Second Shepherd’s Pageant, this theme is decidedly Christian. It is easy to see where the Christian themes come in Joesph’s Trouble about Mary, as it is a play about Joseph and Mary from the New Testament, but at first glance it would appear that the only connection between The Second Shepherd’s Pageant would be in the very ending scene. Upon deeper reading, it is revealed that there are Christian tropes throughout the play. Coming back to the dreams of Mak wearing wolf skin, it reminds the viewers of the warning about the ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing.’ The dream is the first shepherd’s subconscious warning that Mak is not who he appears to be.
Such an attempt however turns out to be quite unsuccessful since in escaping, the sons are ultimately taking refuge in the same misremembered past that drove their father on the verge of despair. That is what Shepard shows in his last family play The Late Henry Moss(2000).In this play, the character/son is represented by Ray. Much like Vince in Buried Child, Ray, having been away from the family/patriarch only gets pulled back into the vortex of the family. Ray actually returns as a composed and non-violent person whose initial want, to take care of the family and return back to civilized life, transforms him into acting out the violence and alcoholism of the patriarch. Ray has arrived just because he has been informed that his father has died.
Arthur Miller implemented heroism in the play, The Crucible, using the characters; John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, and Giles Corey. The first person to display heroism is John Proctor. John Proctor did not want to have his confession nailed on the church door and explained why, “I blacken all of them, when this is nailed to the church the very day they hang for silence.” (Miller 143). This shows that John is heroic because he chose to not let the church use his confession and let innocent people die because of it. He later was hanged and clears his name for the crime he committed.
The film portrayed him as this calm and calculated person. He did not say much but when he spoke it was straight to the point and powerful words. He used scripture to speak and his power was seen when he healed the possessed man without needing to touch him. The human side of him was seen by his empathy towards the death of Lazarus when he wept. Which is also why the portrayal of Jesus is realistic as this was in the bible.
There are signs that Mason as a youngster is being badgering. Certain characters that play obvious parts in energetic Mason's life fundamentally vanish as we jump forward in time. Boyhood doesn't offer much in the strategy for tremendous electrifying set-pieces either. There are strained scenes including Mason's hard-drinking and unpleasant stepfather (Marco Perella), regardless, all around, Linklater keeps up a key separation from climactic minutes. The film isn't judgmental either.
I think this story is extremely important. Father Greg sets an example for his homies through his actions. By forgiving the “damned,” he is showing other gang member that they can do it too. Compassion is prevalent throughout the book, and is present in every single encounter with the
There once was a boy, a young man really, his name, age, or where he resided are not of importance; but he was a human, living on this earth. The boy was a shepherd, looking after over 200 sheep all alone in the middle of nowhere. The flock and the young shepherd had taken shelter underneath an old stone church with a broken down roof for the night. It was a clear night and the boy lay among the sheep, listening to the soft gusts of wind produced by the sheep breathing. This is what he lived for, as he looked into the sky and saw the millions of stars shining down on him he felt a great sense of awe, like there was so much beauty in the universe it was undeniable there was a God.