The Crucible - Conflict Analysis John Proctor Internal: John Proctor’s most eminent internal conflict is over the sin he has committed, adultery. Proctor cheated on his wife with Abigail Williams, and this makes Proctor feel incredibly guilty because in the town, he is “respected and even feared” (19). He tried very hard, and succeeded, with keeping this moral crime to himself. He still walked about Salem as if he was “an untroubled soul,” (21) however, avoiding the sin again would be a difficult task. Abigail flirts with him, in attempt to have him for one last night, and it’s obvious Proctor has an arduous time pushing her away.
Mayella is usually beaten and sexually assaulted by him, especially when he is drinking, but Mayella has a plan that will let her be free from Bob. One would say she is not powerful because she is enclosed from the world, beaten by her father, and not very respected. For example, as Atticus asked Mayella to see if her father is good and tolerable to her, but she says “He does tollable, ‘cept when-”, ‘Except when he’s drinking?’ asked Atticus so gently that Mayella nodded.”(Lee, Chapter 18) This would prove that Mayella has less power than usual when her father is drunk because, his gender as a male has the power over her and gets violent when drunk. One would say this would already decrease her in having power, since she is a woman and women back then really did not have much rights or respect. But there was someone who was ever decent to her was Tom Robinson, an African American who was accused of her beating and sexually assaulting her.
In this culture, giving birth, and saying things like “mother, father, aging, and death” were frowned upon and tranquility was maintained by constraining infant minds and by subduing adults with the tranquilizer, SOMA. Stability flourishes, but individuality is nearly nonviable. Bernard is an alpha that fails to fit in meets an abundance of people like him. People who think and feel differently than the rest of their society. All sexual relations are designed to blur the distinctions among lovers and between emotions and urges, in a ritual called “Orgy-Porgy”.
During therapy, Holden recalled numerous events where he would act cynical towards 'phony ' people. Although acting mean towards people you don 't like may seem somewhat relatable, the extent of Holden 's skeptical behavior was simply beyond comprehensive. Holden always tries finds errors in companions he wishes to relate with, but as a result of the discovery of these flaws, he ends up breaking relationships. I remember him talking about a couple of people in particular, one of them being his own brother, D.B.. "Now he 's out in Hollywood, D. B., being a prostitute." (Salinger 1).
Imagine an emotion so strong it can drive you to do unthinkable things. Something that you will regret the rest of your life. The emotion is what we call “Jealousy.” Jealousy comes to us when we see something that we want but don’t have that others have. NIck is jealous throughout the book when he visits his friends houses. Another emotion that jealousy can spark is lust.
Lennie experiences some abuse throughout the book through George, Curley’s wife, and Crooks. George is a great example of taking advantage of someone who has disabilities because of the fact that they do not know better. George abused Lennie’s inability of processing when he would tease Lennie. Knowing that Lennie could not defend himself, he would mentally beat him up. He did this all for personal entertainment reasons.
Staples looks past the discrimination, until it comes to the point where he becomes frightful. Staples is terrified of the gun violence and worried that if he makes a wrong move his life could be over. Response to Context Staples has a good point with how wrong the discrimination is and how it is never right to judge someone based on their looks. Although, there are certain cases when a person has to choose a defense mechanism such as fight or flight. The woman that he first experienced the discrimination with was very outmatched compared to the larger
Willie’s affairs are well known like his other corrupt dealings, but he is getting results so people choose to ignore it. As he moves forward with his political schemes he forms a relationship with Anne Stanton. His love affair influences his decisions and this is a mark of corruption he gave Anne “state money“(398) for home for children just because he was having an affair with her. He wanted her to see him as someone who was good and not corrupt, but he makes a shady political decision in order to do it. Even if he did the right thing helping the children, it was still a corrupt deal all to help him with his affair.Tomason believes that“the most poisonous influence has not been Willie Stark's pragmatic political programs”(Tomason) but instead how he decides to make certain changes.
This attraction could be compared to the longing he is experiencing over the loss of his mother that his dreams have awakened. The two begin to meet regularly as a means to defy the society. This will lead to both their doom, the government or “the Party” or “Big Brother” does not allow sex in this society as it produces a powerful emotion in people. The Party wants to Harness that power for its benefit, “the sex impulse was dangerous to the Party, and the Party had turned this impulse to their benefit” (Orwell 133). By forbidding sex, the Party controls any act that was outside their control and they harnessed that desire to support their views (Orwell 132-133).
Fat shaming involves criticizing and harassing overweight people about their weight or eating, in order to make them feel ashamed of themselves. Apparently, some people believe that making overweight people feel ashamed of themselves will motivate them to change their behavior so they start eating less, exercising more and finally start to lose weight. Others are just horrible human beings, plain and simple. Horrible people often feel comfortable saying things over the internet that they would not say in real life. However, when someone falls prey to body shaming, it puts a lot of stress on them and in the case of overweight teens, it can drive them to handle that stress by taking in more calories and gaining even more weight.
When it is shared among two individuals, everything can seem right in the world. But love is a powerful entity as well. Its drug like effect can create envy and jealousy, irrational behavior, and it can make life miserable when it isn’t reciprocated. Esch’s growth throughout the book - from her first love, to being rejected, and to realizing that love surrounds her by way of family – shows that first love isn’t everything. Love can come from more than just a major crush on a boy.
There are examples of Holden having strong desires to protect what’s left of his inner innocence such as thee significant moment when Maurice offers Holden a stripper. Once Sunny the hooker arrives, he starts getting really uncomfortable. In fact Holden mentions how, “she made [him] so nervous,” when she was sitting on his lap (Salinger 97) . Although a random girl sitting on someone’s lap would make anyone feel uncomfortable, it wasn’t just that, that made him feel uneasy, it was the fact that she was there to have sex with him. This is similar to his attempts to ordering alcoholic beverages and being denied, but in this event he’s the one denying the favor.