He wanted Hester to say the name because the wrongdoer might not have courage to confess himself. Although it may appear to the community that Dimmesdale does the right thing by trying to make Hester confess, he uses her as an excuse to not reveal himself and ends up lying to the whole town because of it. Many people terrorized Hester for the father’s identity because Dimmesdale did not confess: “‘Woman, transgress not beyond the limits of Heaven 's mercy!’ cried the Reverend Mr. Wilson, more harshly than before. ‘That little babe hath been gifted with a voice, to second and confirm the counsel which thou hast heard.
Parris says,”’ He’s come to overthrow this court, your Honor”’ (Miller 185). Reverend Parris is convincing Judge Danforth, that John Proctor is trying to dismantle the court, but John is only there to save the lives of those on trial. Marlow wrote, “Parris is evident in the stage directions where we first see Parris encounter his niece and are directly informed that she is glamorous and a compulsive liar” (1). Marlow is saying how Reverend Parris knows Abigail is a compulsive liar, but he believes her anyway.
Creon also questions his son, asking “is this an open threat”, conveying his inability to trust anyone other than himself (Scene III). He believes his son would threaten him and not help or side with him. His inability to confide in others, who only yearn to aid him in his rule, makes him an inadequate
The eyes are the most central sense in the human body, we gather information with our eyes, assess situations, learn, and understand the world around us through sight. Upon closer inspection of Brutus and Cassius’ language in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, their frequent references to eyesight become ironic. Their language patterns are telling because as arguably the most blinded in the play, their obsession with sight lends to the notion that focusing too much on seeing truth only leads to a more narrow view and eventually, that narrow view leads to death. The first reference to eyes comes from Brutus who states, “No Cassius, for the eye sees not itself / But by reflection, by some other things” (1.2.58-59).
He tells the public what he says is what goes. This is incredibly arrogant even as a king, but they continue to feed to him his hubirs. Michael Clayton considers himself a fixer or janitor. Early on His job is to fix and clean up anything and everything. He shows off his wealth from fixing so many cases by the fancy car and even the way he treats his clients.
Surprisingly, Gilgamesh is scared, and almost reluctant to fight when he first sees Humbaba. Humbaba “nodded his head and shook it, menacing Gilgamesh; and on him he fastened his eye, the eye of death. Then Gilgamesh called to Shamash and his tears were flowing” (20). Gilgamesh needs help to defeat Humbaba, but his arrogance keeps him from becoming self-aware of his weakness.
Blindness can mean that someone is unable to see or someone does not know the truth. Blindness in Oedipus means that someone does not know the truth. Blindness serves as a motif in multiple ways in Oedipus the King. The motif of blindness in Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles in 430 B.C., keeps Oedipus and Jocasta from the truth they are seeking.
Realizing that he had no beneficiary and that he was going to die , Beowulf battled the monster with total surrender. This sentenced the Geats to a falling flat society upon his passing. While these demonstrations unmistakably exhibit Pagan conduct, Christian friars interpreting this ballad urgently needed to fuse the temperances of Christianity and depict Beowulf driving a righteous life. In doing as such, they incredibly changed the importance of the epic
However, this truth remains unknown to Parris, so one has to analyze the situation from his point of view. Disregarding the truth, the first thing Parris worries about is his own name and reputation, instead of his daughter’s wellbeing. Thus, having his estate and daughter involved with witchcraft and unnatural events obviously threatens his rank as a revered. While arguing with Abigail, he says “my ministry’s at stake, my ministry and perhaps your cousin’s life”(Miller, 11), explicitly revealing how he places the importance of his name before Betty’s own sake. Parris is afraid of what others might think of him and avoids facing the congregation in order to evade the topic of witchcraft.
Blindness is also a motif recited numerously during the story, from times before the story right down to the end, reflecting the wise and ignorance in the characters of Oedipus Rex. Sophocles, interestingly, seems to have grouped the characters of the play into two distinctive groups, the ones who can “see” and the ones who can’t “see”. This contrast of seeing and not seeing is becomes overt when the prophet Tiresias enters the stage. Tiresias is literally blind, but he can see clearly of not only Oedipus ' past, present, but also the horror in his future. Oedipus ' eyes works fine, but he 's completely blind of the ugly fate that gods have placed upon him.
To this scene, Elizabeth Griffith offers her view of the situation by saying: “Here our detestation and abhorrence … serves to heighten our reinforcement of the injury. ”2 Indeed, the reader is pulled into this realm, like Titus, of wanting more blood, more hewn body parts to be added to the protagonist’s belt. It is interesting that, while he was so determined when killing his earlier son and causing the death the beloved son of a vulnerable and helpless, he is so desperate to save his sons from possible death. The answer is obvious: his sons are not dying by his command.