In the book, Parris is describing as a selfish person. For example, “Abigail, I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me, and now, just now when some good respect is rising for me in the parish, you compromise my very character. I have given you a home, child. I have put clothes upon your back—now give me an upright answer. Your name in the town—it is entirely white, is it not?”
The ironies in “The Crucible” When many people think of “The Crucible” they think of the irony in the play. There are many different examples in the play, including the minister, the Puritan religion, and the killing of Salem’s finest people. The minister in the town of Salem, Reverend Parris, is a very egotistical and paranoid person. Parris is always concerned about himself and his reputation around the town.
Young Goodman Brown is being thrown for a loop. Even the minister and deacon Gookin are going to this sinister communion being held by the devil. Young Goodman Brown must now come to terms with the fact that the people who has known his whole life, and taught him how to be a devoted Christian, were nothing more than lying and deceitful worshipers of the devil. During this journey Young Goodman Brown must deal not only his spiritual conflicts, but also the shocking revelations about his family. Brown disputes with himself about making this journey because he thinks that his
For example, Drummond says, “Extend the Testaments! Let us have a Book of Brady! We shall hex the Pentateuch and slip you in neatly between Numbers and Deuteronomy!” (101) These words, directed at Brady from Drummond, are rather unnecessary and cruel on Drummond’s part. In addition, Henry Drummond appears to be a very intimidating and malicious evolutionist.
The thought of being able to hear everyone 's’ thoughts, all the time is truly terrifying. This is the case for all the men in the novel The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, this ability to hear everyone’s thoughts is known as “the Noise”. The setting of Prentisstown on New World is a town filled with nothing but lies to the protagonist, Todd Hewitt. The characters in the novel are constantly trying to manipulate others to get them to do as they want, especially Aaron, an old fashioned run down preacher at Prentisstown’s church and the mayor of Prentisstown. The minor themes in “The Knife of Never Letting Go” come together to help present the main theme of the novel.
The prominence of one’s name or reputation in the Crucible by Arthur Miller is a vital one. In the restrictive Puritan society of Salem, one’s reputation is established through the demonstration of their honesty, hard-work and strict adherence to the Christian doctrine. Reverend Parris is the first character in the play that openly addresses the importance of his reputation to himself. Even though people dislike his personality, they respect him for his strong belief in Christianity.
John Proctor’s character is one based on reputation, and guilt. The guilt comes from his affair with Abigail Williams. The reputation aspect comes from when he is accused by Mary Warren of trying to turn her to the Devil. I believe that John Proctor grows tired of the accusations, as to why he speaks of his false involvement with Satan in front of the town. Specifically, Deputy Danforth uses John Proctor as an example for conviction as he is certain he will be able to turn others
I, like Reverend Hale, do not like causing other people grief or offending them so I always overthink every decision so as not to do so. When I used to wrestle with my siblings, I always felt terrible if they were hurt. Reverend Hale never made an excuse for the witch trials he admitted he was wrong and tried to fix it.
“So she done it. And it was the niggers—I just expected it. She said the beautiful trip to England was most about spoiled for her; she didn 't know HOW she was ever going to be happy there, knowing the mother and the children warn 't ever going to see each other no more While Mary Jane packs her bags for England, she displays her sadness to Huck because she is distraught by the fact that the King and the Duke is selling Wilk’s slaves, separating the mother from their kids.
Voltaire also “expressed his contempt towards organized religion and its disregard for human suffering” (Khan). All of the novel’s characters were forced into tragic circumstances as they struggled to try to fit in with how the church viewed things. Phrases such as “all is for the best” and “the best of all possible worlds” was nonsense to Voltaire. Throughout the novel, he continued to debate about evil’s existence in the universe. In doing so, he also attacked other people’s philosophies and literary texts.
Majority of humans cannot escape the inevitable feeling of guilt after being responsible for causing something terrible. It is often too late for a person to fix their mistakes, leaving an everlasting effect on society. An individual 's morals create regret often called a guilty conscience. In the The Devil and Tom Walker, Tom sees the damage he has caused to the people in his community and attempts to fix his sins, "he began to feel anxious about those of the next and became a violent churchgoer" (Irving 330). By doing this Irving shows that Tom realizing his mistakes and is attempting to clear his conscience.
Edwards was a preacher and when he gave the sermon, he gave it in complete monotone. People were even more frightened and scared because of his emotionless sermon and more people paid attention. Jonathan Edward’s sermon speaks of how sinners should be cast off and be destroyed by God because it is God who is everything and if someone were to turn against God why should he or she get another chance. Some values that Edward’s puts in his sermon are yet similar to John Winthrop’s sermon but Edward’s sermon is very negative and was made to scare people into changing their ways. God is almost everything to people of the colonial period because of their fight for survival and if someone is a sinner or goes against God then they will be punished.
Another thing we learn about Dimmesdale is that he is quite envious of Hester. Since she gets to wear her scarlet letter in front of everyone and everyone knows of her sins unlike Dimmesdale who is the only one other than God who knows of the
Jealous of Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail begins her witch frenzy. Proctor is so obsessed with his public reputation that he refuses to confess to adultery. With Abigail driving the train of havoc in Salem, Proctor realises at some point he must admit to lechery to bring her to a halt. When John finally releases his secret, it keeps his personal integrity intact but majorly damages his reputation. By the end, he becomes disinterested by the public opinion and concerned about his personal integrity.
“Let you look for the goodness in me, and judge me not.” John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth Proctor both endure a crucible or severe moral test. Elizabeth is put to the test various times during the play including when she was asked if her husband is a adulterer. John Proctor makes the descion to admit he had relations with Abigail williams.