While not righteous or honorable in any traditional sense, the Pardoner argues that he is appropriate to preach against his personal vice of greed due to his understanding of the sin and that in the process he is able to truly assist others in the relinquishment of their faults. In correspondence, the Pardoner “preach for nothing but for greed of gain… from it, I can bring them to repent” (p. 243). The transparency of the Pardoner’s confessions is without a doubt
What deists mean is that a man can be evil and he is still right. It also seems to mean that It does not matter whether or not a person is sinful, he can still go to Heaven. Catholics believe that evil is not only not right, it destroys who a person was meant to be. Catholics also believe that God is a just God, therefore, those who are evil will be punished and the good will be rewarded. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that, “The New Testament speaks of judgment primarily in its aspect of the final encounter with Christ in his second coming, but also repeatedly affirms that each will be rewarded immediately after death in accordance with his works and
In many ways, John Proctor is seen as a ‘tragic hero’, he is portrayed as a man with definite great values which he has flawed. Proctor isn’t initially seen as truly moral character, his adultery and redundancy to completely dismiss his religious beliefs and rites prove otherwise. His beliefs are dismissed due to the immortality Abigail displays in her characterisation that effectively rubs off on him. John chooses to be immoral, but he himself knows the difference between right and wrong, and his conscious still plays a big role in the decisions he makes, unlike with Abigail. Throughout his characterisation, John Proctor is seen as a man of integrity, despite his immoral actions.
I think Flynn is guilty has molested Donald Muller because of his past and further evidence. Flynn is guilty of molesting him because he has tried to become closer and a better friend. Flynn feels very close to Donald to the point where he tells Flynn he doesn’t have any friends and that his father beats him, “ Flynn: Did you know Donald’s father beats him? Sister: Yes. Flynn: And might that not account for the odd behavior Sister James noticed in the boy?” ( Shanley 52).
Costello is described in almost all character analysis performed on him as a by the book psychopath, authors at sparknotes, shmoop and novelguide all agree that Archie Costello uses power in a villainous fashion in an attempt to control Trinity high school without remorse or discrimination. He is stereotypically manipulative and evil. Descriptions of him used in the book are similar to those of Peter Wiggin, a character responsible for the psychological torment of the protagonist from Ender’s Game. Which, considering Wiggin managed to use his abilities to manipulate world leaders into eventual submission, is quite impressive and a testament to the abilities of Costello. Both are described as having a talent for finding the perfect thing to do or say to a person to hurt them the most and in the case of Archie this talent is used keep the Vigils in line, as well as the entire student and staff body.
Doubt essay paper Innocence and and guilty are not always black and white. Doubt by John Patrick Shanley, is a story about a scandal that a priest may have molested a child. That priest is Father Flynn, but he is innocent due to proof as well as his good character that goes against this heinous act. Father Flynn is an innocent man who is being attacked by a nun named Sister Aloysius who is hellbent to remove him from the school. But she has no physical evidence of him doing anything wrong and she admits it when Mrs. Muller asks if she has evidence “ No evidence?
Proctor and Hale, are similar because they both see the genuine motivations behind the accusations and struggle to defend the people being harmed. Despite these similarities, they also have major differences in their nature; since they have contrasting levels of devotion to Puritanism and to the moral principles they live by. Reverend Hale and John Proctor are both similar because they discover the malicious intentions of the accusations, and tries to avert further damage dealt by these false accusations. When John first hears about the trials, he doubts the legitimacy of the court proceedings. He even considers going to Salem to persuade the Deputy Governor from convicting innocent people.
It is agued that Father Flynn is indeed guilty. He is so worried about how he looks to others he might do or say anything to cover something up. “I feel as if my reputation has been damaged through no fault of my own” (Shanley 39). Flynn states that he shouldn’t have to worry about a damaged reputation because Sister Aloysius is the one damaging it. Still, he is worried about how is image will be perceived by others.
However, even with his claims of holiness, he puts on the veil; this is ironic, because the veil symbolizes the opposite of holiness. Also, the Minister shows that he has very limited understanding of true Christianity (Freedman). It is ironic that Parson Hooper tears his face and makes such a big scene about the secret sin we are all hiding. Yes, this sin is bad, and no, we should not hide it. However, true Christianity comes with knowing that we are and never will be perfect, but that God is strong in our weaknesses.
In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” Nathaniel Hawthorne used the black veil to cover Mr. Hooper’s face to symbolize his sorrows or secret sins. Hooper said, “I, perhaps, like most other mortals, have sorrows dark enough to be typified by a dark veil” (641). The black veil also becomes a symbol of Hooper's sin of excessive pride when he continues to wear it and gets caught up in thinking that he is morally superior because he is the one who conveys such a significant message. The greatest criticism of Hooper, leveled by those who see the veil as a symbol of pride, is that he is a bad shepherd to his flock because he neglects them as he becomes more and more preoccupied with his moral mission. Symbolically, the veil denies him meaningful and complete admission to God's presence in both Scripture and prayer and realizing that he can never be certain whether God has elected or damned him to hell, he taints a clear and uncomplicated view of worldly and spiritual things.