Reputation is the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. Reputation can directly correlate with pride, which is a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one 's own achievements. Reputations are very important to the characters in The Crucible and if they want to preserve their reputation, through pride, they do whatever is necessary to keep it. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the characters John Proctor, Abigail Williams, and Judge Danforth all show dramatic actions to preserve their reputations, each of these characters either hurt themselves or others by being prideful and dishonest for the sake of their good name.
One’s identity can make or break you. This is being demonstrated in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, “Half- Hanged Mary” written by Margret Atwood and “The Lessons of Salem” by Laura Shapiro. The play The Crucible is about how reputation impacts the puritan and Salem society, while “Half-Hanged Mary” is a woman who is accused of witchcraft when innocent and is hanged but does not die. “The Lessons of Salem” is about the Salem witch trials through Americans history that has to do with the inequalities of the people when these texts are examined together they indicate that reputation is the most important thing a person can have in life.
Arthur Miller shows that good morals lead to a good reputation and that lying to preserve ones reputation does more harm than good. Proctor died a good man because of his morals while Abigail lied to preserve her name but eventually her lies were uncovered and her true nature was revealed. Today, it
Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” A reputation is one of the most important things a person has. It measures one’s worth, honor, and integrity - something we all strive for. Our countless endeavors, whether wrong or right, tend to just how much someone values their self-worth. We humans are naturally built to muse upon how others think of us, and this is the basis for our self-conscious pursuit for our reputation and identity. No where is this more apparent in The Crucible. The play, The Crucible, is a homage to many themes, as it dives into the story of The Salem Witch Trial. Preserving one’s reputation is a theme exemplified heavily in the book, as almost every character struggles with their identity, which in turn, affects their decisions. Two characters that orchestrate this theme are Reverend Parris and John Proctor. Both Proctor and Parris are especially concerned with their
Many people ask what the true meaning of having courage is. Many may say it’s the quality of having no fear or being extraordinarily bold. But, what is the nature of true courage? In the play, Cyrano de Bergerac written by Edmond Rostand, true courage is a quality demonstrated by each of the four main characters -- Cyrano, Christian, Roxane, and de Guiche.
In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Ibsen portrays growth in almost every character in the play. One of the most dynamic characters of the story is Nora. Nora exhibits many different character traits that develop her into the character she becomes by the end of the play, but one describes her development much more than the others. Throughout the play, Nora can be seen acting childish in her interactions with other characters and her dealings with inconveniences. Nora can easily be described as childish and immature through the way she handles adult situations, interacts with her husband, and the way she acts as a selfish mother and wife.
One’s reputation is gathered by the honor bestowed on them. Throughout the ancient and modern world honor is envied by many. During the study and read of Julius Caesar, a Shakespearian play following the death of Pompey and Caesar’s downfall, many characters are tested to being honorable. The merit of having honor and being honorable are central themes within the play. Characters are affected by their decisions because of their lust for reputation. The play, Julius Caesar, makes of honor as accepting self-responsibility and wrongdoing towards Brutus, Portia, and Antony’s actions, intentions, and values.
Humans are and always have been social beings. In the Stone Age, communal efforts were essential in ensuring survival. With this comes a concern for one’s public image, how others perceive him and his reputation. The English labeled this concept “honour” and incorporated it into their elaborate social hierarchy. Citizens were expected to follow a specific code of honor and morals, dictating what they can and cannot do. Shakespeare explores this regard for honor and its implications through a comedic lens in Much Ado About Nothing. He emphasizes the importance of maiden chastity in the plight of Hero, who is disgraced after accusations of a premarital affair. One’s sense of honor held notable significance in his era, but society is always evolving,
There are many forms of freedom and lack of freedom in these works. Although “A Doll’s House” is a play and “A Rose for Emily” is a short story, there are still examples of freedom in both. In both works, there is one character who is not free. In “A Rose For Emily”, Emily was not free because of her father and wanted freedom. In “A Doll’s House”, Nora wanted freedom from Torvald. By both authors, freedom is defined and shown in different ways.
A Doll House is an 1879 play written by Henrik Ibsen that observes a few evenings within the household of Torvald and Nora Helmer. In A Doll House many different themes of traditional gender roles and marriage are explored throughout the play. Questions are raised on if the ways the events unfold are acceptable. At the end of A Doll House the main character Nora leaves her husband Torvald due to her realization that they are not in love and that she has been living with a stranger all these years. This brings in to question whether or not it is acceptable for a woman to simply walk away from a marriage, involving three children, and not attempt to work things out.
Obtaining and defending one's honor defines a person's life the community conveyed in Gabriel García Marquez’s novela Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Honor is an intangible prize that is synonymous with worship and good reputation. In the small town that this chronicle takes place in is very divided through gender. For a woman to be respected highly and maintain her honor she must be pure and practice chastity before marriage. Opposed to that, for a man to be considered with honor, he perform hyper-masculinity in everything that he does, and treat everyone with this pugnacious attitude. The characters in the novela gain back their honor after the events of this crazy weekend, except for one, “ For the immense majority of people there was only one victim: Bayardo San Román.
In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, the three-act play, set in 19th century Norway, explores the progress of Nora’s marriage as she attempts to hide her debt and forgery from her husband. Ibsen conveyed social commentary on gender roles and societal expectations, a topic still in controversy, through the use of symbolism, irony, and dramatic elements. In A Doll’s House, Ibsen presents the problems associated with the position of women in a man’s world of business as his central focus, even if other social or individual problems become more prominent as the play progresses.
Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House contains a cast of deeply complex characters that emulate the 1800’s societal norms that they belong to. Two characters that compare and contrast each other throughout the play are Nora Helmer and Kristine Linde. Nora and Kristine are similar because they both display a sense of independence. Their personalities differ as Nora presents herself as inexperienced, while Kristine is more grounded in reality. The two women further differ in their view of the men in their life.The actions of these two women bring their similarities and differences out for the audience to see.
Henrik Ibsen’s use of the ‘miracle’ in ‘A Doll’s House’ highlights the various themes and mainly, showing his disapproval of society through the deceit, lies and manipulation done by Nora, appalling the 19th century audience with his unconventional ideas that are portrayed in this play. The play is set in the late nineteenth century in Norwegia (Norway), starting off at the time of Christmas in Torvald Helmer’s house. The play is about a protagonist Nora, an innocent immature wife of Torvald and a mother of two children, who leads a normal, happy life until her past mistakes catch up to her. The play starts with a vivid description of Nora’s house and her actions of decorating for Christmas. A very homely and happy setting can be seen, with