Notwithstanding, he has had controversy with almost everyone on the ranch. He abused Lennie, a mentally disabled man, he publicly exposes his and his wife’s sexual lives, and he treats his wife as if she is his slave. Moreover, the actions Curley has done are corrupt, but they are not solely because he is an abominable person. An infrequent amount of readers will look at Curley’s actions and have sympathy for him, but Curley has reasons for his mistakes. Nevertheless, Curley is a disastrous man due to the way he grew up being an only child, he is astoundingly short, his father is a wealthy ranch owner, and he grew up in a racist and sexist community.
Proctor is not like most men in puritan times. He does not go to church every Sunday, he does not know every commandment and he acted in adultery. But being the main character, he is The Crucible’s protagonist and hero. Proctor is stubborn and speaks his mind. He suffers from guilt and sin, but above all this he carries his honor.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Jem believe Maycomb is Unjust because The Maycomb he used to know is not like what it is now, Which is shown when the prejudice members of his community are against Tom, Lula refusing to let Jem & Scout enter their church, and When he was punished for destroying Mrs. Dubose’s flowers. To Start Off, Scout was explaining on how the final verdict of the jury & judge affected Jem & loss faith in the citizens of Maycomb. Scout says, “I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury: “Guilty...guilty...guilty...guilty…” I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each “guilty” was a separate stab between them” (282). Maycomb is an injustice town because as every time the Jury said “guilty” it negatively affected Jem like he was being stab inside which illustrates how he was very confident in knowing that Tom will be acquitted & be found innocent but, after the verdict it had made realizes & lose hope on the members of his community.
Dimmesdale's guilt continues to surface when we see his health continue to decline because of the weight he bears for not releasing his name along with Hester's as an adulterer. Hawthorne describes him as being “emaciated” and his voice as having a "certain
Dimmesdale was a devout Puritan, and because of how hard they were on themselves he believed that he can no longer live a life of happiness. His despair was inflicted upon him once he committed adultery with Hester Prynne and decided to keep it secret.“While thus suffering under bodily disease, and gnawed and tortured by some black trouble of the soul…”(Hawthorne 117). The pain came from deep within Dimmesdale, and he believed that one sin can destroy his whole life. Puritanism is now looked upon as one of the hardest religions because of their strictness in their ways of life. They truly believed that if they sinned they would be looked at as if they were scum in the eyes of the church, and this was exactly how Dimmesdale saw himself.
This is an example of Dramatic Irony because the reader already knows that John has confessed to adultery, but Elizabeth doesn't so she lies in hopes of protecting his reputation. Elizabeth's attempt in maintaining John’s Power caused her and John to both have bad reputations, and resulted in John being out on death row. from this, more chaos in the community is created because of more deaths of significant characters, leaving the town to run with orphans and rotting from lack of order. In the text, Irony is used to really create a lot of the conflicts in the
Dimmesdale is revealed to be Pearl’s father, meaning that he is seen as a sinner along with Hester. However, his sin is kept in secret and remains locked away in his heart. Consequently, the guilt in his heart becomes too much to withstand and he becomes sick. Like the sin in his heart, “the rust on the ponderous iron-work of its oaken door looked more antique than anything else in the new world,” (Hawthorne 41). Sin is an immoral act that is nearly as old as time, and though the world is always evolving, sin is forever a constant.
This shows John’s heroism because not many people would openly admit to disliking their minister, especially when they are being interrogated for witchcraft. He stood up for his opinion even when the stakes are so high. Such a statement would be taken as an act against the church directly, though Hale senses John’s honesty and takes the statement at face value. Another clear example of John’s heroism happened towards the end of the play when he refused to sign his confession. In refusing to do so, he called out the corrupted justice system.
Already Gone-Sugarland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R5d_R7JeTk “Hurt” by Jonny Cash describes how Dimmesdale feels as he is being tortured mentally by Chillingworth. Dimmesdale whips himself and holds vigils to make up for his sins. He is physically and mentally deteriorating the longer he is with Chillingworth. He is suffering in every possible way. The first line of the song is, “I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel.” Dimmesdale is hurting himself just because he thinks it will make up for his sin.
What completely consumed him now was the fact that what he had to face every day in that camp was much worse than what he had imagined. This piece of the text can lead the reader to infer that even though it was no longer night and the sun was in the sky, darkness took the place of Wiesel’s soul, which had been destroyed by the flame of hopelessness. There was no trace of the devoted, faithful, and religious kid. Wiesel not only went through an emotional and spiritual death, but he also lost his identity and sense of self. One real-world scenario in which an individual dies spiritually and emotionally and loses the notion of who they are is when a
Majority of humans cannot escape the inevitable feeling of guilt after being responsible for causing something terrible. It is often too late for a person to fix their mistakes, leaving an everlasting effect on society. An individual 's morals create regret often called a guilty conscience. In the The Devil and Tom Walker, Tom sees the damage he has caused to the people in his community and attempts to fix his sins, "he began to feel anxious about those of the next and became a violent churchgoer" (Irving 330). By doing this Irving shows that Tom realizing his mistakes and is attempting to clear his conscience.
It was not until a friend pointed out to him, “that I was not content with being in the right when discussing any point, but was overbearing, and rather insolent, of which he convinced me by mentioning several instances” (Franklin), that Franklin realized that his ego was a problem and vowed to cure himself of this vice. Unfortunately, it seems this was one of the vices he was never able to overcome. He was boastful throughout his autobiography speaking highly of his accomplishments, in one instance as he was speaking of his annual Poor Richards Alamack, he said he considered it “a proper vehicle for conveying instruction among the common people” (Franklin). In reading this section of the autobiography, you clearly see that Franklin no longer considered himself a common person but someone of higher degree. Ego is truly the downfall of so many people these days and the one vice that most people never overcome.