Abbi Dahn English 3 Mrs. Fritz & Mr. Bertelsen 6 October 2017 Power, Authority, Respect In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, I think that every main character shows who they truly are by either wanting power, authority, or respect. I think they do this because their whole community is being accused of witchcraft, so they are trying to protect themselves and their family. When something bad happens, it is natural to do whatever you can to either stay safe or to stay out of whatever is happening. Some people even tend to make things worse by stirring up more trouble, some try to help resolve the problem, and some like to stay out of it and hope it just goes away. I think that Abigail is the type of person to make a problem worse because
Act 1: Scene 7 The scene was chosen, as I believe that it was one of the most important scene, it included a lot of decisions, which had to wisely chosen by Macbeth, this was the last scene where Macbeth was free, which he decides between good and evil. His mindset for not committing the murder is the fear of what would happen to him and consequences he will have to face, mixed feelings of king ship, loyalty, and hospitality, admiration for Duncan's goodness, are not, perhaps, of the highest moral character, compared to the careless lust (Lady Mabeth forcing Macbeth) which forces him on which are obviously working due to him deciding on what to do. He’s so blinded and have so much anger as he doesn't know what to do and it comes out, when Lady Macbeth enters. In scene 6 Duncan and his sons, Banquo and a group of noblemen arrived at the Glamis Castle, and Lady Macbeth, was nice to them and said that the Macbeth’s are thankful for them for staying there and told them to make themselves feel home. Since Lady Macbeth was
The grandmother doesn’t seem to develop in the story until she faces life or death at the end, she may have never developed if have it not been for the Misfit. The grandmother in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” has a moral code that she follows but by the end of the story the Misfit makes question her moral code. A moral code isn’t something that necessarily means good; a moral code is a set of beliefs and behaviors that people abide by to live what they consider to be a reasonable. The grandmothers moral code is based on appearance over substance, Christianity, and ladylikeness, for example, when the family was getting in the car to leave the grandmother was dressed very nicely so just in case there was an accident “anyone seeing her dead…would know at once that she was lady.” The grandmother also, although she barely knew him, thought that Red Sammy was a good person because he let what he thought were good country people charge the gas. When the Misfit shows up at the
After confessing his adultery, Proctor is thrown in the jails. Elizabeth is pregnant and wishes for Proctor to live to see his children grown. However, John believes that he has nothing, but a name that has been blacked in the Salem community. He signs his confession witchcraft and release, but refuses to hand it back over because he will have “nothing” left. His reasoning is “Because it is my name!
Yet when analyzing her actions deeper, one discovers that Hermia is a strong character who displays honorable and respectable traits. For example, Hermia defends her thoughts about her love to Lysander by confronting those who have greater power than she does. Furthermore, after determining that she would rather remain unmarried than be with someone who she does not truly love, Hermia boldly decides to run away with Lysander. Even when Robin casts a spell on Lysander that confuses him about who he loves, Hermia works to convince him of the love they share and fearlessly confronts her childhood friend Helena about the situation. Hermia’s willingness to fully realize her ultimate desire requires fortitude, strength, and an ability to decipher when actions are not suitable to character.
When John Proctor was accused of witchcraft in 1692, he knew that even though the accusations were false and that the women were not in contact with the devil, he had to admit to being a witch to save all those around him. “I have confessed myself” he cried, “is there no good penitence but it be public? God does not need my name nailed upon the church! God sees my name.” (Miller, 1953, Act IV). He knew he could not lie just to save his life, so he chose to tell the truth and that meant he would be crucified.
In The Outsiders, after Johnny had killed Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny had to go on the run because they didn’t want to be caught, but Johnny says later on that he doesn’t want Ponyboy to have to live this life, and he is willing to turn himself into the police. Johnny couldn’t gain anything from this, and is willing to sacrifice the rest of his life because he doesn’t think it’s fair that Ponyboy has to live his life in hiding and away from his family. In the text, it says, “Johnny nodded. ‘I 'm sure. It ain 't fair for Ponyboy to have to stay up in that church with Darry and Soda worryin ' about him all the time.’” Johnny decided that he was going to turn himself in to the police because he 'd rather face the consequence than force Ponyboy to face the hardships of living on the run with him.
Those who were unhappy did not believe the court was protecting the innocent people the way they should. Some members of the community think that the court is not handling the prosecutions correctly and their decisions should be revised. Arthur Miller utilizes John Proctor to prove that one is either with or against the court. The court wants Proctor to confess of witchcraft in order for him to live, but he is reluctant to do so. He is hanged because he stood up for his moral rights, and he does not say what the court wants to hear from him, a confession.
This decision came after the sacrifice of Ikemefuna who was 16 | P a g e almost a brother to Nwoye. Nwoye was totally against the decision made by Igbo to kill his brother, hence he protests against this act by joining the church and choosing to attend school. His father on the other hand is not at all pleased with Nwoye’s decision to join Christianity. Although Okonkwo is disappointed in his son’s choice he does not act on it. It is then assumed that Okonkwo somehow expected this kind of behaviour from his son as he always saw Nwoye as “weak and woman-like” (Strong-Leek 2).
Something that this story teaches its readers is that people can not just assume anything about other people. The author also uses craft moves for example, foreshadowing and 1st person point of view in the story. It is not fair when people assume anything about other people because no one know if the things people hear are true or not. In the story “Charles”, Laurie’s mother believes that Charles is real because she believes what Laurie says about Charles. She also believes that Charles is the reason that Laurie is acting to bad.