Little did they know, Proctor had a secret life which is simply the beginning of his selfish demonstrations of his own morality. Proctor demonstrates his selfish behavior through his passion-based affair, withholding the truth his mistress bestowed upon him, and also when he choose to tear apart his confession which allowed him to remain alive to tend to his children. First thing first, in act one, scene three, the writer of The Crucible, Arthur Miller, introduces the affair between Proctor and his former house servant, Abigail Williams. Paraphrasing Proctor's own words, the affair was designed of only passion and lust (…). Proctor himself simply stated that the affair had nothing to do with love.
Being reminded of his guilt 24/7 causes his his health to deteriorate to the point of death, possibly alluding to the fact that the wages of sin are death. So finally when he is about to pass he confesses his sin publicly, and is saved from the torment and presumably from Hell itself. Now Satan or Chillingworth cannot fathom that his victim is now gone, out of reach, in a place where he isn 't going, now
In fact it can be considered as one of the darkest times in history. In the novel , The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne tells a story about a puritan woman who commited adultery and was not killed only because she was conceived. She was judged by nearly everyone in her town, even years later when her daughter grew up. If anyone were to be nice or even treat her in a good way they would be viewed as an enemy so nobody even dared. The townspeople all wanted to be apart of a group and that group consisted of shunning anyone who disobeyed the Ten Commandments.
In the story the Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst the narrator knows what he did was wrong. In the end, he realized that his own pride was the downfall for his own little brother. For wanting a normal little brother and not a crippled one. As stated on page 2 “ It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make my plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow”. Clearly, in this sentence, it shows that the narrator would rather have no brother at all than having one that is crippled.
Yes, in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible John Proctor’s act is believable. John Proctor isn’t this person in the beginning of the play ; he wouldn’t of even considered this at the time being. He is not entirely truthful with his wife and himself, his marriage affected the goodness in himself. His marriage is very cold and seems false, resulting in him and his wife to not trust each other and be distant. An action in John Proctor’s life that holds back his inner goodness and personality is the crime he committed, when Proctor commits adultery with Abigail, it affects his truthfulness, marriage, and conscience.
Alice quickly becomes the most defiant prisoner by breaking a window and going on a hunger strike, all while placed in solitary confinement. These actions lead officers to take Alice to an examination in the psychiatric ward. The doctor reports back to President Wilson and shares that he found no signs of delusion in Alice. This means she can return to the prison with the rest of the women. Upon her return, Alice’s defiant nature encourages the other suffragettes to join in on the hunger strike.
The mother 's impassioned state had been the medium through which were transmitted to the unborn infant the rays of its moral life; and, however white and clear originally, they had taken the deep stains of crimson and gold, the fiery lustre, the black shadow, and the untempered light of the intervening substance. (82) While Prynne was being conceived, she inherited all of the emotion that her mother was expressing at that moment. This causes Prynne to act like a wildflower throughout the book, constantly starting fights or saying that she has no father. Prynne did not only inherit her mother 's passion, she inherited her ignominy as well. Because of this, Prynne cannot connect with the other children, just like how her mother cannot connect with the other people in
But we can see after he finds out about the truth, he is forced to act because of his morality beliefs. The battle in Hamlet’s tragedy occurs in a dynamic society that is created by opposing forces that contradict with each other and Hamlet is a philosophical prince who blames the court for impunity, injustice, and murder; and all of these problems prevents him from being a part of court’s social life and he becomes depressed. Hamlet’s deep depression effects on his behaviors until he even doesn’t act like prince and becomes mad. His madness effect on his judgment and makes him to become obsessed with the death; even he sees death as the only way to take revenge. We can see that Hamlet explores death in every facet of the play from many different angles and how he develops his definition of death from the materially to morality perspective.
Thus, he said; “Frailty, thy name is woman.” And after that the revelation of his father’s ghost made him mentally unnerved and disturbed him extremely, “He is shaken with terrible disillusionment, he is on the verge of dark dungeon beyond which loom of ominous shadows of utter despair and disbelief in the good of mankind(Umrani;______;41).” Nothing in the world interests him, neither man nor woman. He feels disloyalty and treachery in everyone except Horatio. Other reason is that, “He assumes madness as a means of concealing his actual disturbance of mind. His over-excitability may betray him, but if it be a received opinion that his mind is unhinged, such as excess of over-excitement will pass unobserved and unstudied (Dowden; 1899; 24).” Hamlet was a keen observer of other characters and he had a sharp sense of judging others thus, to fool other by his ‘antic disposition’ he progressed towards his goal and the way he behaved and talked with others would be taken as due to his madness. Thus, he felt
Though, Hamlet does get off task sometimes and strays from what the ghost told him to do and disobeys by attacking his mother. The ghost influences the theme of revenge by saying these things to his son. He alters who Prince Hamlet attacks with plots of revenge. His father’s ghost is what made him infuriated in the first place. His anger caused him to only think about revenge.