Pride is an aspect of life that has the ability to either improve or impede on one’s life. It is a reality that many despise. trans……… In the captivating novel, Johnny Tremain, a young boy struggles with the idea of pride. Gifted in every way imaginable, especially silver smithing, the young boy, Johnny, let’s it go to his head. This results in conceited actions, haughty remarks, and an overall arrogance which illuminates from the young boy’s body. Life serves exceptionally Johnny well, until a heinous accident falls upon him, leaving him maimed and useless. Since he no longer attained the incredible talent of silver smithing, Places switched, tables turned, and the once pride full, rude, egoistic boy becomes hated due to the way he once treated everyone else. Johnny allowed his talent and pride to travel into his massive, bloated head. Although enjoyable in the moment, the type of pride Johnny possessed harmed him later on. As John C. Maxwell once stated, “There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” Pride is not always a harmful attribute. People just have to understand the difference between ‘bad pride’ and ‘good pride’.
Characters are faced with struggles all the time in books. What makes a character great is how they deal or react to these situations. In the Crucible John is faced with many life changing events and he has to decide what kind of man he wants to be. In the Great Gatsby Daisy is faced with a lot of different situations where she has to decide to do what’s right for herself or what’s really right.
The Boys In The Boat, written by Dan Brown and published in 2013, focuses on rowing players who got gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In particular, “chapter 2” is about Joe Rantz’s childhood and history of his family, one of gold medalists of 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Dessner’s dissertation on John Updike’s short story “A&P”, he does not give enough credit to the girl’s position inside of Sammy’s mind. Dessner describes Sammy’s attitude as merely the “guise less narcissism of youth”, and attributes many of his shrewdest comments to “innocence or lack of knowing that could be him.” However, I believe Sammy felt how the way’s he did about society for deeper reasons. Sammy’s town was “five miles from a beach, with a big summer colony out on the Point”, meaning that they were the locals in the situation. Sammy went on to describe his stores position smack in the middle of town, with many dreary landmarks around to help the place fade into obscurity. To Sammy, many people in his town were stationary types instead of nomadic types, meaning they had been there, and would be there, for a while. Sammy even goes as far as to classify his family as lower middle-class, beneath the girls. This is why Sammy gets so swept up inside of his manager accosting the girls. When Lengel makes allusion to the girl’s attire being “indecent”, the following embarrassment probably hurt Sammy more than the girl. Sammy has already registered that, from Queenie’s view “the crowd that runs the A&P must look pretty crummy.” From that point on, Sammy was “enviously defensive by the notion that the underclad shoppers inhibited a higher social station than his own”- Sammy being a working class teenager. All the older people, who had wasted their lives away, sometimes even including his family and coworkers, were considered a waste, or even worse- sheep. The fact that Lengel felt enough of himself to confront this rich girl was enough to make Sammy
In Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, Abigail is most to blame in the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch Trials is based on a period of time where the devil’s work has found its way into the Christian city of Salem, causing everybody accused of witchcraft to confess, or be hanged. Abigail, a teenage girl at the time, has fell madly in love with a man by the name of John Proctor. John is a married man, but in his past he has had an affair with Abigail which nobody knew of. Abigail’s immaturity shows throughout the story, along with major jealousy over Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife. All these events of hanging and sin in Salem lead back around to Abigail’s jealousy overall
One of the main elements that eventually build up to the main plot in the play is power. Many of the characters in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible have a strong desire for power. The Salem witch trials empowered several characters in the play who were previously marginalized in Salem society. It gave them the chance to misuse it leading to horrible suffering and even deaths of some innocent people in the town. Some of these characters are Abigail Williams, Deputy Governor Danforth and Reverend Parris.
In Salem, Massachusetts a series of hearings and prosecutions started, commonly known as the Salem Witchcraft Trials. The witchcraft trials in Salem became a big concern after two-hundred innocent people were accused and twenty people were executed. Many people of Salem believed the court was just in accusing all these victims. A seldom amount of people went against the court in saying that the court was a fraud and that the decisions were biased being made. Abigail Williams held all the power in the court and determined who was “guilty” or not. She is the most to blame for the actions made and the deaths that took place in Salem.
Identity is a controlling factor in the many choices an individual makes in their life. While many strive for success to avoid suffering, these circumstances are useless for moulding desirable characteristics. However, even though it is uncomfortable and correlated with failure, disaster is a necessary evil in the pursuit of growth. In his play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller demonstrates that when an individual faces adversity, it forces them to make a choice that will positively develop their identity, which otherwise would remain dormant in prosperous situations. John Proctor, the protagonist, is an independent and respectable farmer in a struggling marriage because he was unfaithful to his wife. Unfortunately, this mistake haunts him when he tries to distance himself from his past lover, who grows uncontrollably envious. This causes the creation of the witch trials - the very center of John’s afflictions and the sculptor of his disposition.
To be prideful is human nature, even when it hasn 't been earned. Being proud of who you are and what you have accomplished is an important part of everyone 's life, but sometimes we are prideful without something to be proud of. This kind of pride is shown in the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry through the character Walter Younger. He enters the play with a false sense of pride in being a man, despite the fact that he is a chauffeur who is struggling to support his family. Throughout the plot, he struggles with acceptance of his social status and economical situations, but ends up achieving true fulfillment in simply being proud of who he and his family are as people with aspirations. Walter’s evolution as a guy who is not
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.
All through the diverse communities around the world, lower social classifications are given unprincipled facades with regard to their valor, loyalty, and commitment. However this is proven incorrect throughout the novel ‘The Outsiders’, as the characters Ponyboy, Tim Shepard, and Dallas Winston all display forms of honor and integrity throughout the events that they encounter. The author, S.E Hinton gives readers an understanding of the many honorable and sincere actions and perceptions that individuals who are considered as hoodlums and louts by society are capable of.
Abigail was a corrupt, cynical, and dishonest character throughout the Salem witch trials. She accused innocent people of the community of Salem of being witches. Most of the time she did this in seek of revenge on the people, but other times she did it so that she wouldn’t get caught for lying.
“I think a lot of kids feel alone and slightly isolated in their own world,” said Tim Burton. In this quote it says how kids have a aura of isolation and still have an innocence that has yet to go because of believing they are the only ones alone. Tim Burton directed both, Edward Scissorhands, a drama fantasy, and Big Fish, a comedy drama. In both, they exhibit cinematic techniques to convey emotion, and the director does his job well if you feel anything while watching a movie. Tim Burton, in Edward Scissorhands and Big Fish, uses lighting, angles, and music to display the innocence of characters throughout the movies.
When it comes to doing what 's right; when stuck in a dilemma, how does one conform? Society is constantly edging us to submit to external pressures with the fear of being judged even if it might be the wrong decision. Two Fishermen, and The Snob illustrated by Morley Callaghan are both exceptional examples on how society views and pressures can have an impact on one’s actions towards a situation. Whether it is based on one’s hierarchy placement by assumptions or, even when one gets judged by the way they appear. Throughout these two short stories, the protagonists Michael and John are placed in tough situations making them face societal obstacles. When someone is placed in a situation they can feel uncomfortable, or threatened, which then
Two key words carried through the essay is a good man. Although the characters have severe personalities it contradicts the ideals of justice that they bring up so much. In general, the story is a conflict of interests. Each person has their own need to say something and in return pushing down another character. They play off this term by looking at the negatives instead of the positives. A good man only goes as far as how the person perceives a good man to be. One comparison is Red Sammy and the misfit. In the story, both are called good men but they are different in attitudes. That being that Red Sammy being a