He willingly tries to fix and rebuild his relationship with Elizabeth, whilst at the same time showcasing his reluctance to keep away from Abigail by not resuming to meet with her. Throughout his immoral actions, he performs conscious choices that highlight the great ideal of his character. Not taking away from that, he proves to himself even more to be moral by the way he acts in situation. Essentially, Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft, and John immediately runs to his wife's’ aid. He finds this situation an opportunity of regaining self-respect whilst at the same time committing moral and rightful actions.
They were raised being taught that they were entitled to everything they desired, including the throne. Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots were no different. As in the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets in Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet,” the feud would have been avoided if it were not for the participants pride. We can learn from both of the feuds that humbling oneself can help us avoid conflicts, whether it be our personal or professional
Lastly Dramatic irony took place in some of the character’s sworn word. John Procter said in the court room “that woman would never lie” (McDougal Little Page 181). He is referring to his wife Elizabeth Procter as a trustful and honest woman because the courts wanted a confirmation from Elizabeth. ”In good faith, Elizabeth lies” (Bhatia Page 2).
People, our relationships, make or break our happiness. (Don't get me wrong there are a lot of other factors, but surrounding yourself with the right people seems to be the keystone in accomplishing those other items.) If you are interested in what Professor Raj thinks, according to him the best way to prioritize happiness is finding joy in this perfect, but also imperfect, life. That is, choose to see life and cherish it as being abundant and benevolent despite the situation.
In response to Creon’s verdict, Antigone explained: “ This punishment will not be pain. Only if I let my mother’s son lie there unburied then I could not have borne it. This I can bear “ (Lines 391-394). Being the stubborn character that Antigone is she was not ready to give into her
As Cuicui is pursued by the two brothers, the young girl’s attitude and feelings toward the suitors should play the main role in deciding her spouse. Both men have feats of honor and bravery which make both brothers a respectable match by societal standards for Cuicui. The eldest brother is very traditional in his approach to courting Cuicui, and talks to her Grandfather more than Cuicui herself. Accordingly, the young lady acts respectful towards Tianbao, similar as to how she does acts towards other adults indicating her lack of special feelings-perhaps due to the absence of special actions directed towards her in comparison to Nuosong. The younger brother is more romantic and caring in trying to win over Cuicui’s heart, such as how he personally
It is not my soul, John, it is yours. Only be sure of this, for I know it now: Whatever you will do, it is a good man does it” (Miller, 136-137). Elizabeth has most faith in John’s capabilities of being a good man and so gains his love even more by forgiving him when she describes him nothing but good, and also tries persuading him to forgive himself. This is a form of reality anxiety, Elizabeth forgives John and tries her best helping him forgive himself, since she sees herself as a cold wife and fears she could be the reason why John is getting executed. Overall, Abigail and Elizabeth have different ways of achieving love; however, both are able to achieve John’s love through their own ways.
Rochester promises Antoinette “peace, happiness, safety” in bargain of their marriage which according to Lois Tyson is the patriarchal concept of masculinity (Rhys 47). Men are expected to provide security for women. According to Robert Kendrick, Rochester accepts her only because of the symbolic value she carries within the dominant order- her fortune and her beauty make her a prized possession for him, an easy way to acquire his status as an “independent”
This was not how Antigone thought, she clearly loved her brother and wanted the best for him both in life on Earth and in the Underworld. She told Keron “I’d never let any man’s arrogance bully me into breaking the gods’ laws” (Sophocles lines 496 and 497). This may sound like Antigone showing her morals, but it is in the form of honor. She is telling Keron that the Gods require bodies to be properly buried to be admitted into the Underworld and that the Laws of the Gods and the honor of her family come before the laws made by Keron. Antigone’s
It is contradictory, confusing, wrong, and sometimes fake. Creon claims his ideas and makes it clear that the state is his first priority; however, his pride clouds the true definition of state to him. Antigone rambles on about her faith to her dead family and the gods, but does not appreciate her sister as much as her dead relatives. Haimon makes it obvious that he is obedient of his father, but he truthfully is devoted to his love for Antigone. Not everything that makes itself obvious is true in life, and this goes the same for something as simple as the concept of loyalty, faith, and
Peter from “The Harness” and Miss Amy from “Johnny Bear” dream of casting off the responsibility of their communities’ expectations to live out their shadow of sex and freedom, but are shipwrecked by their partners who rely on their persona to create their own respected persona. Their communities’ expectations and the repression of their shadow has fashioned an expected, unwavering persona for Peter and Amy. This persona is believed to be a representation of their true selves and morals, thus the community has continued holding them to high standards without realizing that by projecting their expectations on a select few respected individuals, they are disillusioning these individuals from understanding their true selves: these expectations
“ Nobody can acquire honor by doing wrong,” Thomas Jefferson once declared. The people of Thomas Jefferson's time had high standards towards honor. They were more chivalrous, polite, respectful, considerate, refined, courteous, they paid more attention to morals and ethics. Even in the early days of man honor was something that was held above all else, it was coveted, something that people strove for. Julius Ceasar once stated, “ I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.”
Honor is knowing who and what you care about. Honor is being there for who or what you care about unless they themselves have caused you to change your opinion of them. In the play “Caesar” the most honorable character is Brutus. Shakespeare even portrays Brutus to be the most honorable by showing how he is respected by the people and can change nearly all of the senate’s opinions with his own. In the play “Caesar” Brutus is the most honorable character and Shakespeare shows many attributes that support this claim.
After receiving The Medal of Honor, Douglas MacArthur said “ Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” When thinking about honor many may think that honesty is the most important characteristic to obtain. When being honest, people are held to not lie, cheat, or steal. Not only is a honorable person honest, they are fair, and also highly respected.