How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(1272). These words by John Proctor exemplify his character by making, in my opinion, not a very wise decision. In the play The Crucible, John Proctor’s unwillingness can be seen as selfish because others hung before he confessed his affair with Abigail but he redeemed himself by undoing his confession and refusing to sell the court other names, which Arthur Miller used to convey a message about a crucible being put through a fire/trial and coming out in its purest form, through the character of John
Suggesting that only a few people are able to achieve what they are too, while others just fail or are terrorized for no reason, just like how Orr and others were being, for expressing themselves, wanting equality. However, Orr did not join the Civil Right Movement because he truly felt passionate about ending racial discrimination, but rather escape the pain of killing his brother accidentally at the age of
Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Recounts his first-hand experiences of Nazi atrocities in his memoir Night as he struggles to maintain faith. Inhumanity and cruelty are two key parts in the novel Night by Elie Wiesel. These cruel things done to the Jews during the Holocaust were very horrid and inhumane. This cruelty is important to the theme in this book because this is what the Holocaust is about. This book focuses on the Jews of Sighet because that is where the author Elie is from, the book entails the horrendous story of one jew and his father out of six million Jews.
They were organised by german nazis and the leader of the Nazi party Hitler. There was some survivors of this event and one was named Elie Weisel. He wrote a book about his experience called ‘Night’. Elie was face to face with death because of the evil hands of Hitler and the Nazis. He uses “night” to try to get readers to validate the dead, remember
John Proctor did not sign the testimony because he wanted to protect his name. In my opinion he was excessively prideful and foolish. If it would have been me, I would have signed the testimony so that I could 've lived. He should have admitted that he was consorting with the devil instead of hanging, he would still be able to be with his family if he would have been smarter about his decisions. John Proctor was being selfish as well when he chose to die instead of sign the testimony.
When Simon Wiesenthal walked away from the dying SS officer who asked him, a Jew, for forgiveness, Wiesenthal questioned whether it was the right thing to do. He asked others this question, and some said that it was justified and that they might even take it to the next level and scold Karl, the SS officer, while others said that Wiesenthal should have forgiven him because it was part of their religion to forgive. Edward H. Flannery said that Wiesenthal should’ve forgiven Karl because he wasn’t asking Wiesenthal to forgive him on behalf of all Jews, but just personally. I disagree with Flannery because I believe that someone can still be angry with another person and their actions even if they were not a victim of that other person’s actions, and that there are some actions that are so horrible, like the war crimes committed by Nazis, that cannot be forgiven.
The victim then said, “No voice there cried ‘stay’ for me in the empty square” (poem). The hangman said he only had the chance to keep murdering people because nobody stood up and said something about it. It is ironic that the victim said nobody cried for me because when other people were getting hanged he didn’t say anything either. This leads to the bystander effect because the people of the town did not want to say anything since maybe someone else could have said
“The eyes of our brothers are dull, and never do they look one another in the eyes. The shoulders of our brothers are hunched, and their bodies were shrinking and wished to shrink out of sight” (Rand 46). This quote gives the idea that they feel some sort of fear or uneasiness but can’t seem to express their feelings because it’s against the law. That feeling is felt throughout the entire book except the ending when Equality finds the meaning of life which is one’s self. Me and my partnered both assumed that when Equality escaped, they didn’t decide to go after him as punishment, because they probably thought he wouldn’t last and would die.
An example could be how the world ignored the Jewish people as they cried for help. In my opinion i believe that yes we were the bystanders in this situation. They asked us to try and help them seek refutation, but we turned our heads in the opposite direction, wanting someone else to help them out. I can learn not to turn my back when someone needs me, and try to figure out how to help, rather than hope someone else take care of it. Before when i would see someone on the street asking for money I wouldn 't give them any, only because I felt they got themselves in that situation they deserve to be where they are.
One way that people respond to systems of oppression is by being a bystander. A bystander is a person who witnesses an oppressor harassing a victim but does nothing about it because it does not affect that person or so they think that it does not affect them. One of the poems that talk about bystanders is ' First They Came For ' by Martin Niemoller. The poem takes place in Germany, during WW 2. The poem talks about how the author did not stand up to the Germans and let them send Jews, trade unionists, and socialists to concentration camps Because he was not one of them, but in the end the Nazis send him to the concentration camp leaving him to regret being a bystander.