( Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1774) The meaning is moral pain is same as physical pain, and when someone suffers a lot of moral pain, he can not live too. Except love, Werther is pessimistic when he faces other problems. He signs: “That the life of man is but a dream, many a man has surmised heretofore; and I, too, am everywhere pursued by this feeling. When I consider the narrow limits within which our active and inquiring faculties are confined; when I see how all our energies are wasted in providing for mere necessities, which again have no further end than to prolong a wretched existence.”
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the characterization of John Proctor through dialogue and stage directions is used to convey the message that it is better for one to die honorably than live dishonorably. The characterization of John Proctor through dialogue is used to show how he is more willing to die with honor than live without it. As John and Elizabeth quarrel about John’s affair, he says,
Reading Between the Lines Pride is a personal commitment. Keep in mind how pride connects to personal commitment when talking about a tragic hero in The Crucible. Although many people may assume that Reverend Hale is the tragic hero of The Crucible, I believe John Proctor is because how he makes Mary Warren confess to the court about how Abigail and the girls are lying about conjuring the devil, Proctor also confesses about having an affair with Abigail. Even though knowing the consequences for his action Proctor would do anything in his supremacy to save his spouse from prison or the act of being hanged.
Another support is how John died for a reason. John has a moment when he tries to justify him dying, “tears pleasure them! Show honor now, show a stony heart, and sink them with it” (4,751). He's saying don't let their opinions change who you are as a person. Also, by giving them a cold heart it's like giving them a cold shoulder so they have to deal with what they've done, but they can't get you to join it to.
After speaking with Elizabeth, John decides that he wants to live and signs a confession. However, his immense pride wants him to save his name. Proctor decides to tell the truth that he is not a witch and rips up the written confession. 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 hero. Proctor 's downfall in the play is caused by human error, which qualifies him to be the tragic hero.
He explains this by discussing the unjust law system. He states, “One may well ask, "How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer is found in the fact that there are two types of laws: there are just laws, and there are unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "An unjust law is no law at all” (3). C. Claim about Reading 2 (state what is the claim that you will be making about your second reading)
In the Crucible having a good name and being accepted into society, is more important to Proctor, Parris, and Danforth then the lives of innocent people. Proctor being a model citizen and well liked does not want to tell the truth about his affair with Abigail. Next Parris is looked at as a churchly figure, he does not want to go against the bible and speak out. Lastly Danforth is viewed as making the right decisions in court, but he later sees that he has sentenced the wrong people to death, he says nothing so he can protect his name and not be questioned. Based on their character decisions in the Crucible, it 's clear that keeping your reputation is very important if you want a good name and to be accepted
As written in The Crucible john proctor refuses as miller has stated, “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my ,life! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang!” (Miller 1164). By saying this John Proctor has just realized and ends up trying to get the point across that he no longer wants to go through with his lie and feels guilty about the situation he is in.
“The feeling of guilt is your conscience calling your attention to the higher road, and your heart wishing you had taken it.” The poem “I Can Stand Him no Longer” by Raphael Dumas and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe are pieces of literature that develop the thematic topic of guilt using literary devices such as metaphors, connotations, similes and etc. Both stories are about a person who commits a deed that he is later guilty of doing. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, a man commits a murder of an old neighbor and tries to hide the crime. However, he later finds himself guilty of doing so and accepts his crime in front of the police.
The character of Francis Phelan in Ironweed by William Kennedy is haunted from decisions from his past. Many could argue that his thought processes of these actions are moral, while others believe they are instinctual. For example, the situation in which Francis killed Harold Allen, the scab. It could have been a conscious moral decision that taking the scabs life was the best way to protest or it could have been the subconscious natural instinct that told him to lift his arm and throw the stone. It is believable that Francis is controlled by his moral compass, which affects his actions (such as throwing the stone) throughout the book and demonstrates his caring personality and eye for justice because of his religious upbringing.
He wasn’t promoting rebellions. Instead he believed when one breaks an unjust law they must do it on their own will and accepts whatever happens to them. By doing so, King himself stayed in Birmingham jail for breaking the unjust law. Hoping to ignite a fire in people to see the injustice happing in Birmingham and in other places across the
God mustn’t tell us to do something irrational to society that can be labeled “evil to us, for he is above all and morally perfect. However for us human beings, we need to follow something that IS powerful than us and can lead us to something great at the end. Thus, we question when do we ignore something that is not considered ethical. Hegal wants to prove that he Abraham can be the “tragic hero” of the story, but he can still make rational decisions by his own and not by his “God” he follows. 2.
The novel The Mighty Miss Malone is a beautiful story about a normal family living during the great depression, Deza Malone's family has the motto "We are a family on a journey to a place called Wonderful" and Deza is consistently marked in her school as someone who is sure to go far in life. However, when the Great Depression hits Deza's hometown of Gary, Indiana, her father loses his job and must travel abroad in order to find work. Her mother uproots the family and goes out in search of Deza's father, with Deza and her brother ending up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan. As life continues to go on, Deza's brother Jimmie leaves the camp in the hopes of becoming a performer while Deza and her mother try to carry on in the hopes of
There are many articles, passages, and stories about placing a monetary value on human lives. They all ask “Can you put a value on human life?” or “Are some lives worth more than other?” In these writings they attempt to put a value on lives and estimate the monetary compensation for the death of the person(s). I will say, in the least, despite popular belief and opinion, you can’t put a monetary value on any life.