The importance of reputation in the society of Salem was majorly important because it led John Proctor to believe his adultery and self-worth blackened his life. His affair was his first step into his own grave because of his unfaithfulness to Elizabeth. Then, his lies pushed him over the edge to make them believe there was no
Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my
ACT 4: “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name?
Abigail worked for Elizabeth Proctor as a maid in the house. Later fired amidst an affair with John, Elizabeth's husband. The accusations didn't end there; as the orphan desired to end the conflict with Elizabeth. Abigail proceeded to spread rumors saying that Elizabeth was bewitched. Salem, being a very religious village, had very harsh consequences for those accused of witchcraft.
There are many examples of loyalty depicted throughout the novel, one being Hassan’s loyalty towards Amir. Hassan constantly shows loyalty towards Amir in the novel. An ideal example of this loyalty is when Hassan is surrounded by Assef and his boys in an empty alleyway. Assef tells Hassan that he will let him go, untouched,
How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”-- Proctors yelling of this shows his conflict with society because in his theocratic society, it is a form of repentance to have your name, that you signed, on the church door. In his society, that is the thing you must do for your sins. He didn't want to sign it because he
Judge Danforth is also an antagonist as he is corrupt and a villain. He is arrogant and has high authority. He fails to examine evidence critically or to act when he could to stop the hysteria. Even at the end, when it’s obvious that the society is disintegrating, he refuses to see the role that the witchcraft trials and hangings have played in it.
This disproves his use of an unwavering Puritan symbol. Overall, Hawthorn’s “Young Goodman Brown” seems to portray the tale of a man regaining faith, yet losing friends, rather than that of an infallible symbol whose elevated ways stand as a criticism to Puritanism. Opposite the analysis of Ezghoul and Zuraikat, John B. Humma considers it a short story lacking in effort and an artistic
In the third quatrain, the couplet “Except you enthrall me, never shall be free/nor chaste except you ravish me” is paradoxical. Paradox is formed when two opposing things seem impossible but they’re actually true. In this line, we view the speaker referencing two contrasting things which are unless you captivate me, I will not have freedom, as well as I will never be pure unless you take me with force. Aside from the sexual nature of those statements and the fact that they seem insolvable, they are quite true.
(Chaucer 227-228). From this quote you can clearly see that the Friar is breaking the vow of poverty. The vow of poverty is when a person promises to own nothing personally but to live modestly. To not be attached to material or worldly possessions. In doing so, it will allow him to attach himself to God without encumbrances.
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.
that men always freely choose what is right?” (McCloskey, 1968). Atheist side with McCloskey’s view that the individuals who put value in the choices of man controversy point to people making poor utilization of their free will. As indicated by Evans and Manis, the subsequent malevolence is because of mans mischief, not of Gods. The fact of the matter is, no one person knows for certain why a cherishing, decent, supreme God would permit malevolence and misery to exist.