The end of the Crucible is very suspenseful when the protagonist, John Proctor, is faced with choosing between confessing to a lie or dying for the truth. At first, Proctor is hesitant and signs the papers, confessing himself to evil, but before the signed paper is collected by the court, he tears it apart and is sentenced to death. This was his best option, for it stopped him from living a remorseful life. His decision to tear apart the signed confession was the most correct not only for himself but for his family and the community as well.
Not only does his crimes have material consequence, but he loses the one thing he had kept safe throughout, his freedom. Winston may not be a hero to the people, not even close, but he wanted to be one. However, he was trying to be a hero to himself, give himself his own freedom. He spoke the truth at the end due to the O'Brien's torture and the mind control, he always knew this would be the outcome from his diary entries, the conversations with Julia and his observations of Jones.
People ignore that and believe they can be their own gods. This is not right because Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.” Meaning that the only way to not end up in Hell is to except Jesus Christ into your heart. “It is to be ascribed to nothing else, that you did not go to
Was atropine poisoning the cause of Arthur Dimmesdale’s death? In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter one of the three main characters’, Arthur Dimmesdale dies suddenly, although it is not explained in the book exactly how he died, many have theories. In an Article written by Dr. Jemshed A. Khan in the New England Journal of Medicine, he claims that Chillingworth purposely gave doses of atropine to Dimmesdale. Of course Chillingworth was "a man of skill in all Christian modes of physical science” (Hawthorne 65) he was also quite the brainer when it came to “medicinal roots and herbs” (Hawthorne 65), he was a physician, right?
If we remember in the beginning of our story, Oedipus sought to find out who killed Laius. Oedipus even went so far as to damn himself if the killer should share his hearth and home. Now, while he is referring to a curse in this scene, Oedipus none the less is a seeker of the truth. The symbolism of truth appears again in the scene where Oedipus is seeking the truth regarding
Identity destroys Chillingworth’s soul, making him demented and even satanic in a way. His change in demeanor shows in the book, “OLD Roger Chillingworth, throughout life, had been calm in temperament, kindly... then might Roger Chillingworth have passed with them for the arch-fiend, standing there with a smile and scowl to claim his own” (99,120 Hawthorne). Chillingworth becomes so caught up in the identity of the father that the sin destroys his own identity. Altogether, truth of identity destroys Dimmesdale and Chillingworth’s identity.
The irony in this situation lies in the fact that Montresor says that he is worried about his friend's health, even though he intends to kill this so called “friend.” Edgar Allan Poe masters the art of verbal irony, and “The Cask of Amontillado” is crammed full of it. The use of verbal irony only strengthens the story. Because of Poe's dark and depressing history, he is able to masterfully explore the deep places of the human conscience. His experiences and his mastery of verbal irony create a twisted mangle of dark layers that truly make this story a gripping
Dimmesdale is one such minister. He is spoken about early in the book as to how me must be grieved by such scandalous conducted performed by Hester Prynne.(30) And the community continues to hold on to this feeling of the correct conduct of the minister up until his great climax. All the while we are learnt of his involvement in this aforementioned dastardly deed, and we are weaned into the knowledge of the truth through the hypocrisy that Dimmesdale keeps up and does not admit to until he is at the brink of death. The challenge to depict the truth in a meaningful but also creative way can be achieved with the use of one of many idea structures.
is a comparison of Ralph in this novel, one of Martin’s quotes was “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Ralph believed in order, civilization and peace, while the others wanted survival the savage way with power. Jack's passion for power is known when he says; 'I ought to be chief because I'm chapter chorister and head boy'. In the Lord of the Flies, Golding takes literary method of reviewing human rights through psychological insights.
In the story ¨The Cask of Amontillado¨ by Edgar Allan Poe is a powerful story about revenge that takes readers into the mind of a murderer. Montresor is a perfect example of an unreliable narrator because he was capable of burying Fortunato into a vault. He vows revenge on Fortunato for an insult. He can’t be trusted, even if he’d be lying about Fortunato’s death. Fortunato´s name means ¨fortunate¨ which in reality, he didn 't really turn out that way.
After this threat, the Shepard confesses that the baby was from the house of Laius, confirming that Laius is Oedipus 's father. If Oedipus hadn 't been so determined to find the killer, he would have never discovered this information, and wouldn 't have ever his mutilated himself. Oedipus 's hamartia of ambition is the precise reason of why he is a
Katerina Kilgore Mrs. Gardner AP English 10 March 2017 “Chronic remorse…is a most undesirable sentiment” “Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing.
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is heavily centered on showing diverse ways the Puritan people could face guilt and sin. As the plot develops, the four main characters: Hester Prynne, Pearl, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingsworth, all reach individual climaxes by dealing with the effects of guilt and sin differently. Hester confronts the guilt of adultery head on by flagrantly wearing a scarlet letter on her chest, Pearl deals with guilt and sin by being a living symbol of Hester’s egregious offense, Arthur Dimmesdale confronts the guilt of sin privately which leads to mental instability, and Roger Chillingsworth faces guilt and sin by being consumed by the darkness it causes. There are several climaxes in The Scarlet Letter due to the main characters facing the central conflict, the effects of guilt and sin, in various ways.
Public Humiliation Taken to the Next Level In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne, a participant of adultery, stands on a scaffold for three hours in front of her fellow townspeople as punishment. Hester Prynne has to also wear the scarlet letter “A” on her chest for the rest of her life. Still to this day, judges sometimes use public humiliation to punish civilians for their crimes. However, public humiliation should not continue to be used as a legal punishment.