Goodness and nobility is determined by an individual’s morality and their willingness to follow a virtuous path in their life. It is also determined by the ability of an individual to acknowledge their shortcomings and become more self-aware. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a good man as he showcases righteous morals and principles. This is shown, as he ends his affair with Abigail, protects his wife and his friends’ wives, and dies to preserve his integrity and honour. First, John Proctor shows his goodness, by refusing the physical advances of Abigail, who wishes to continue their love affair.
He prefers books of Aristotle’s philosophy to rich clothes and fiddle. His speech is full of moral virtue and it is very fascinating for people to listen to him. This clerk prays for those who help him and give him money for education. Geoffrey Chaucer depicts a student as a very serious person, who is respected by others, speaks when it is needed, and prefers intellectual enrichment to wealth and entertainment. So this is the first picture of medieval students that we can take from Canterbury Tales.
The opening of the film captures a quote from Saint Augustine, “Do not despair, one of the thieves was saved. Do not despair, one of the thieves was damned”. Gleeson's character, Father James maintains a gentle and kind approach towards the characters in the film. Throughout the film he tends to the needs of his “flock”. There are many images of Jesus shepherding his flock with sweet sheep around him, this gives the wrong impression, it was not an easy job.
Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale gives off the impression that he takes his job very seriously and he aims to help everyone overcome their evil. Unlike the other dark and judgemental Puritans Hawthorne describes, Mr. Dimmesdale has a sweet voice that “vibrates within all hearts, and brought the listeners into one accord of sympathy.” (65) 4. In these chapters, the scaffold symbolizes punishment and humility. It represents how the Puritans would brand someone as a criminal and make them an outcast if they did not conform to their standards. 5.
John Proctor loves his wife, this we already know but Proctor learned how much he loved her and what he was willing to do as mentioned in the play. “… A man will not cast away his good name you surly know that.” “I have made a bell of my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name- you will believe me, Mr. Danforth! My wife is innocent,
Simon’s morals are well cemented and he sees the actions that Jack takes against piggy wrong regardless of any previous relation with Jack. The help Simon gives to the little ones shows he represents goodness in people and society. His visions and prophecies, along with his isolation and meditation, show that he represents spirituality and religion. Finally his dissociation with savagery and his eventual death to savagery show that he embodies morality in
Captain Delano’s benevolent nature also causes him to notice the mulatto stewards “extreme desire to please; which is doubly meritorious, as at once Christian and Chesterfieldian” (2936), explaining that wanting to serve someone so much means they are a good Christian. Therefore, making the confines of slavery something that is divined by God through benevolence. When Captain Delano is leaving Cereno’s quarters he becomes frightened of passing by the slave Atufal, but then after passing him “with the chained figure of the black, clenched jaw, and hand relaxed. Once again he smiled at the phantoms which had mocked him, and felt something like a tinge of remorse, that, by harboring them even for a moment, he should, by implication, have betrayed an almost atheist doubt of the ever-watchful Providence above” (2943), rationalizing that to question the benevolent motive of a slave would be similar to questioning Gods providence and therefore foolish.
When making this quick, traumatizing choice he listened to the first instinct his body told him, which was to save Delia even though the logical choice was to save Eunice. The text proves this saying ““The truth is” Uncle Nathan said, “I had kind of fallen for her”” (Summers 195). This shows that, even though he knew he should love Eunice, Uncle Nathan truly loved Delia, so when he had to choose who to save he chose what his heart was telling him. Secondly, Uncle
In conclusion, the trait of hospitality demonstrates kindness, generosity, and love to all who receive it. Proverbs 19:17 clearly states, "Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done." What we give the poor, we loan to God, He never forgets to reimburse. Obviously an important attribute, hospitality reflects Jesus' qualities, in the way He loves us, and takes care of us no matter what. Whenever a troubling storm creates
(And though I feed the poor with all my goods, and though I give my body, that I be burned, and have not love [agape], it profited me nothing )  St. Augustine summarised much of Christian thought about charity when he wrote : “Charity is a virtue which, when our affections are perfectly ordered, unities us to God, for by it we love him.” St. Thomas Aquinas, placed charity in the context of the other Christian virtues and specified its role as “thefoundation or the root”of them all. Further, Aquinas holds that “the habit of charity extends not only to the love of God , but also to the love of our neighbours”. According to Aquinas, charity is an absolute requirement for happiness, which he holds as man 's last goal. In Christian theology charity is the greatest of the three theological virtues. Charity is held to be the ultimate perfection of the human spirit because it is said to both glorify andreflect the nature of God.
Basicly he asked Philemon to treat him like he was no longer a slave, but more like a brother. Not only for him, but as someone dear to him as well. The way the letter was written was describing Onesimus as someone equal like himself. He even offered to pay his debt or whatever he was accused of stealing. He gave this advice because he wanted Philemon reputation and Christian love to show through his actions regarding Onesimus.