Throughout his characterisation, John Proctor is seen as a man of integrity, despite his immoral actions. 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.
Despite of the positive outcomes of these situations, the reality is that having royalty to humble themselves for the good of their country is rare. 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). Elizabeth lied only to protect her husband’s reputation and name. Dramatic irony is essential in the Crucible because it makes the story fascinating.
(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. However, in my experience, especially for those of you still living in your mom's basement, that mindset is best cultivated by surround yourself with positive people. Best way to find those that will give you happiness?
Although her actions would defy the commands of her ruler, she follows through with the rebellion to achieve justice for her brother. 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 Honor is fueled by her anger towards Keron and the way he treated Eteokles and Polyneikes differently.
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