Goodness and nobility is determined by an individual’s morality and their willingness to follow a virtuous path in their life. It is also determined by the ability of an individual to acknowledge their shortcomings and become more self-aware. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a good man as he showcases righteous morals and principles. This is shown, as he ends his affair with Abigail, protects his wife and his friends’ wives, and dies to preserve his integrity and honour. First, John Proctor shows his goodness, by refusing the physical advances of Abigail, who wishes to continue their love affair.
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is considered an evil or decent man. John Proctor should not be considered evil but should only be looked upon as a nice and conservative man. Proctor is a man who is selfish rather than selfless and not necessarily a bad selfish either. Proctor cares about his own views and does not really care about the lives of others. This does not mean that he hates everyone else or that this makes him a bad person but people have a weird perspective of him because of the way he acts.
He would rather die for the greater good, which are the honest people in society. Elizabeth doesn't try to stop him either knowing that he needed to do this, tearfully saying to Hale "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"(134). He preserves his pride and dignity and declares the truth at the same time, dying as a man with flaws yet a good man, allowing the readers the ability to categorize him as a tragic
In the story of Macbeth, we will see a lot of evil deeds and a lot of wrong doing. This type of literature is considered a tragic story. The writer is going to show the reader Macbeth’s true character in this story. By showing us Macbeth for who he truly is, Shakespeare will also reveal to us whether or not the character Macbeth would be considered a tragic hero or a Villain? So the question we should be asking ourselves here is, just because you’re considered a good person by everyone 's standards and do good deeds does that make you a tragic hero or could you still be a villain?
In Equality’s world, to be in egoist was bad, in the speech The Soul of an Individualist it states that “Men have been taught that the ego is the synonym of evil, and selflessness the ideal of virtue.”, since men such as Equality were taught of that, then he would have been taught to believe not to be an egoist. Equality later on in the story developed a crush on Liberty 5-3000, also known as the Golden One, in the speech, it states “To think, to feel, to judge, to act are functions of the ego”, in Equality’s world, showing emotion is being an egoist, but Equality and Liberty simply showed the forbidden
“A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace” as stated by Maxx Mitchell. This statement describes that the people will have some trade off in order to pursue something they have, to give up on something. However, the goal is really the choice It could lead to different consequences either positive or negative. Shakespeare's play Macbeth is described as a tragic character and his action has been influenced by his wife. Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
The famous playwright portrays this theme by using intricate literary devices to build up the events through the theme of destiny which eventually leads towards the tragic ending. In the introductory, poetic prologue of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, William Shakespeare communicates the distinctive thematic theme of fate. He vividly foreshadows the results of fate in the opening paragraph of the play. In the prologue it states, “A pair of star-crossed lovers […], fearful passage of their death-marked love,”. This opening to the tragic play, already indicates that a death will occur because of the consequences of family and the result of their love towards each other, “continuance of their parent’s rage,”.
Winegarten’s theory presented that Victor Hugo was astonished well-known author with powerful set of words to bring culture to the world. The novel “Les Miserables” (1862) was a great work of political art. In the literary map of the heroic myth in the revolting revolution for the portrayal of the resurrection. The middle, high, and college-level students will help understand the dark aspect of the author, Victor Hugo prove to the “Les Miserables.” “The hero, Jean Valjean, the ex-convict tormented by conscience of the past actions and the good acts to repent his soul” (Winegarten, 1). The thesis is to observe the struggle of people’s actions in the complications of life to redeem one’s
So family plays manifest an aggressive and rebellious impulse against the father who often submits an affirmative impulse toward his family. ‘O’Neill seems to have a personal desire to work out his feelings of hostility and to understand his need to escape from the dominating influence, from the awe and the overwhelming admiration for his father, James O’Neill’(Weissman,1957: 436). O’Neill uses the strong character of father to assist the plotting of his plays who has a very definite relationship to his family. Meanwhile, “mother is considered as a problematic a question, as the nature of existence. Recently theoretical discussions, concerning with the nature of language and its relationship to gender, indicate that the representation of woman is always
I couldn 't agree with you more, that one of the fundamental tenets of Real Corporal Punishment, is the lad 's respect for the hard man laying it on, as well as the hard man 's respect for the lad taking it and the desire to do him the most good. This means that the lad should always fear his punishment and that the hard man should never flinch from laying it on properly, so that the lad really benefits from his punishment. While the lad 's punishments will, of necessity, really hurt, in essence he is being guided by the hard man laying them on, who in the long run will make a real, hard man out of the lad. Having watched the video of my December Thrashing with a Cane several times, I am pleased to say that I can see signs of a real
Thus, a prince maintains his power through the act of mercilessness and is reciprocated with high esteem and fear from his citizens. Cruelty is more important than mercy because it maintains a prince’s power and establishes order and sustainable peace within society. Moreover, a leader must be feared as he will be taken more seriously and never be questioned by his disciples. Cruelty preserves more respect while shows more compassion towards citizens than mercy and love; thus, a leader is better off being feared and respected immensely than loved and susceptible to his own