It is evil”(Miller 4.539-540). Proctor realizes that if he lies and admits to witchcraft that it is an evil act that will only make things worst for him and his family. He is also honorable because he will not have his name written on the church door. If his name it posted it will only give the people of Salem a bad example. Lastly, with refusing to write his name, Proctor is standing up for the people who were wrongly
The main point that the story revolves around is that people would rather lie and blame someone else instead of confessing and accepting the punishment. By examining the characters of the play, I believe that the three major characters who should be blamed the most for the witch trials are Abigail Williams,
Whether human nature is inherently good or bad has been a subject of debate for centuries. Observations and analysis of said topic is often seen in the arts, especially in literature where characters are defined by their actions and behaviors. The Crucible by Arthur Miller, shows the shortcomings of humanity through the Salem Witch Hunt, of which include the monopolization and greed for power, paranoia and its effects, as well as dishonesty and is repercussions.Through the American gothic set in Puritan England, the prosecution and conviction of innocent women as witches is seen as the result of the aforementioned failures of their society, eventually bringing upon them great pain and unnecessary suffering. Among the faults of humanity that The Crucible demonstrate in its characters’ actions is greed and abuse of power and authority. With power often comes arrogance and abuse from the authority.
In the novel, The Chrysalids, we see the intolerance of society towards a circle of telepaths. This causes the telepaths to escape their society, seeking for a better life. David, the protagonist of the story and a telepath, is supported by the audience for showing his bravery in attempting to escape, but there is more to David that makes him an agreeable character. David is someone we favour because he has admirable traits and stands for his own beliefs, and without those traits he would not be valiant figure. David shows us kindness by caring for and helping others, and being friendly to everyone.
Telling the truth may seem like the right path to take, but in the Puritans’ society it leads to nothing but consequences. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, reasoning and logic play a huge role in the society’s fear and paranoia. Proctor, Hale, and Giles are the main characters who have reasonable explanations for the chaos that has occurred. John Proctor is one of few characters that maintains valid logic towards the people’s fear and paranoia. In the beginning, Proctor gets in a dispute over whether Tituba, Sarah, and numerous others have dealt with the devil or not.
A prime example of this subject would be Abigail Williams. Miller heavily demonstrates how Abigail acted upon her fear of losing Proctor to Elizabeth, that she went against her own courage instead of doing what was right. Abigail states, “Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be--”(I.23). This indicates the hatred that Abigail contains for Elizabeth and how she does not want Proctor to be with her. In addition, Abigail opposed her own courage by wrongly accusing Elizabeth of being a witch.
Why is your research topic important? Learning about Booker T Washington is important because it 's great to learning about a great of a person and how he became great. And the bad things he done did and why he do those things . This is relevant to people because it shows how people treats others and come together as one union .A situation that can be compare this to when slavery was bad back then and when things were hard for people to get money and jobs. Why is Booker T. Washington considered a great man by some or a fool by others?
In Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, the protagonist Theo Decker experiences many hardships that cause him to make questionable decisions. Through his struggles, Theo experiences the natural human tendency towards kindness both within himself and through others. There are many people in his life who aid in guiding Theo towards his inner morality and allowing him to discover the inherent goodness within himself. Boris, Hobie and the other less prominent characters present throughout The Goldfinch represent aspects of modern civilization, ultimately demonstrating the inherently good nature of humankind as they guide, support and comfort Theo in order to overcome his obstacles and find his inner integrity. The first person who exhibits kindness towards Theo, and in turn, guides him through many obstacles is Boris.
Dealing with the characters there loyalty is explained well through their actions, the thoughts that are being spoken upon on; has the audience thinking rather the character is loyal or disloyal. Comparing Laertes and Hamlets loyalty, is very appealing to the crowd. Having loyalty for them can be considered as a good thing, but it can also lead into a negative impact. Hamlet is one of the leading characters in the play, his part that he plays is; is representing him to be a man who is very loyal to his words and vows. Hamlet was the king’s son, and being a son of the king can be a struggle at times.
This is a perfect example of a crucible. A crucible is a situation of severe trial, or is which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new. The play The Crucible got its name from the character Reverend Parris changing from the beginning to the end, John Proctor trying to do something good but it ends badly, and the play as a whole. Reverend Parris is a preacher that like his reputation a little too much and doesn't want to lose it at all costs. He is also a very proud man that think he deserves a little extra compared to other like what he says to Giles Corey “Mister Corey, you will look far for a man of my kind at sixty pound a year!
There was also the cause of the beliefs of the Puritans, this people was following what for them was the right thing and their own religions. Is very dangerous when people have a lack of knowledge about something or does not too much about, others can influence their own beliefs. All those reasons were very important for the Salem Witch Trial during the 1692. All these causes together are very important because for example if there was not happening a bad economy for some people, it probably this event would had not occurred. This is like the French Revolution when the Enlightenment Era was one of the majors reason for the French Revolution.
Though Euripides and Sophocles uses their characters to display the injustice towards women, the characters themselves struggle for their own concepts of justice within their plays. Both Antigone and Medea struggle to find balance between justice and the natural law. Natural law is the idea of a moral code that is vital to what makes us human. This is tested in the Medea when characters make choices opposing their nature. Jason, a husband, deserts his wife, and when Medea, a mother, murders her children.
To be prideful is human nature, even when it hasn 't been earned. Being proud of who you are and what you have accomplished is an important part of everyone 's life, but sometimes we are prideful without something to be proud of. This kind of pride is shown in the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry through the character Walter Younger. He enters the play with a false sense of pride in being a man, despite the fact that he is a chauffeur who is struggling to support his family. Throughout the plot, he struggles with acceptance of his social status and economical situations, but ends up achieving true fulfillment in simply being proud of who he and his family are as people with aspirations.