Parris consistently claims that he is a moral and just person. However, as outlined by Giles Corey, he truly just wants power.“But Parris came and he preach nothing but golden candlesticks until he had him” (Miller 62). Parris is so material, that he will not allow the candlesticks made by Nurse with love and care to reside in the church as they were not “fine” enough. Parris’s insistence on placing gold candlesticks demonstrates his focus on earthy wants and materialistic mind. He is a hypocrite as he preaches what he does not do and he desires attention from his profession.
The pardoner, a representative of the Church who raises money for religious works by selling relics and pardons for the forgiveness of people’s sins, is far from the holy man he is supposed to be. In the Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer exemplifies the sin of avarice through the pardoner’s thoughts and actions. The pardoner abuses his position in the Church to satisfy his own desire for money. As a pardoner, he is allowed to keep some of the money he makes from selling pardons, however, he unrelenting takes advantage of people and keeps the profits for himself. In Church, he properly represents his occupation and reads a lesson very well, “But best of all he sang an Offertory,/ For well
The community believed that a priest could not do what a doctor could. For instance, the doctors were not liked because the church was mostly the center of everything because of how they put God first. The priest would go into the rooms of the sick, knowing they had no protection against the disease. By profession, they would enter the room to offer comfort and peace to the dying. The doctor would suit up with a protected mask over his face and gloves on his hand, before they would go in and start examining the patient.
“It does, sir, it does; and it tells me that a minister may pray to God without he have golden candlesticks upon the altar..it hurt my prayer sir, it hurt my prayer.”(1277) John Proctor does not like having Reverend Parris as minister of salem. Proctor openly says that he does not like how Parris seems to only care about money and his own well being and reputation as seen with the golden candlesticks. However, this does not hide that fact that John Proctor regularly skips church and leads people to question his devoutness to the Puritan lifestyle. Proctor dislikes Parris because he is only self interested in that all he cares about is his money and his well being. Although others see this as well, they also believe that Proctor is not a devout puritan.
However, when the Christian priest attempted to heal Uncle Lucas, he did not have the ability. This event exposes the lack of God’s power because Uncle Lucas tried to help god and the church by punishing the brujas, but god’s workers, the Christian priests, did not have powers from God to heal; therefore, leaving Uncle Lucas to die. While Uncle Lucas had only been trying to support the church, God was not there for him;
Asking the invisible for more is rude. It might seem also wrong for many of us that are religious to call God “invisible” in this writing. Only because he is not invisible he “lives through the church and our hearts.” Even if there was a God, why do we tend to ask him for more. Have we grown lazy enough that we ask the invisible for the impossible? To change things that are ruled by nature.
Proctor tells Parris, “I have troubled enough without I come five miles to hear him preach only hellfire and bloody damnation. Take it to heart Mr. Parris. There are many others who stay away from church these days because you hardly ever mention God anymore” (1040). This displays Proctors actions of speaking for the town and being selfless by telling Parris what is wrong with the church so he could potentially change his ways and have a better church for the town. Proctor is selfless rather than selfish because by telling
Fidelity was frequently preached by religious officials during this time period, and many strived to follow the morals of Christianity. Therefore being in a courtly relationship did not excuse the sin of adultery and infidelity. In Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, Lancelot is initially heartbroken for Guinevere’s lack of passion towards him. He saves her like a respectable knight should, but in return she gives him no respect for saving her life. He then expresses to Guinevere, “I am grieved at this, but I dare not ask your reason” (Comfort 49).
He wants to feel a connection with God. However, he acknowledges that he can’t really pray because he doesn’t believe in any religion. Holden says, “If you want to know the truth, I can't even stand ministers. [...] I don't see why the hell they can't talk in their natural voice. They sound so phony when they talk,” (Salinger 100).
John Ball was a priest who often spent his Sunday’s out in cloisters or a graveyard preaching that peasants and serfs deserved equality. He often was jailed for expressing his radical views that opposed the views held by the Archbishop of Canterbury. A person like John Ball was a threat to the nobility and royalty in these times. The nobles and royalty did not want thoughts of equality and an explanation for why there should be equality planted into the heads of the serfs and peasants. The upper class wanted to keep their wealth and power, not share it with those who they viewed as unsuitable to live a lavish lifestyle.
These riders are the ones that couldn’t care less about their horse. These are the people that leave their horse tied to the fence so that somebody will come and take care of it. They are usually gone before somebody notices their horse. This is almost abuse. If the care less riders end up having to actually take care of their horse, then they usually put them out in the pasture without checking to make sure they have water, feed, etc.
Because I cannot have another in my life!” and to rip up his confession paper, because he put a lot of respect to his name and did not want the confession hung on the door of the church. In the Crucible, John Proctor tries to save everyone from the vendetta of the afflicted girls by admitting his