Adultery and lustful sin is an apparent theme in both The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Crucible by Arthur Miller. In The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale was beloved by the community as a man of God, but was an adulterer in his private life; he had fathered a child out of wedlock and lived a life riddled with guilt. In The Crucible, John Proctor was a farmer who had admitted to his wife that he had sinned, and was paying the price in their personal life. By comparing these two, it can be seen how differently they let their sin and its repercussions affect them, as well as the similarities in their circumstances. Reverend Dimmesdale was a notable preacher in his town who committed adultery with Hester Prynne, conceived a child, and suffered greatly from secret guilt.
In the adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, there are many ups and downs in the book that makes it very interesting and inspiring to read. People in the book inspired other characters to do certain things like Mrs. Watson to enslave Jim and Jim runs away. And Pap Finn who abuses his son Huck and has him run away. Pap Finn is the father of Huck Finn he’s an abusive father who is a southern white father and doesn’t own slaves but is racist and just terrible to African Americans. Pap influenced Huck to run away from his home because of a specific incident that happened in a shack.
From his experience in the Negro League and discrimination, to running away from home and his prison time, to his life with Rose and his son Cory, Troy has learned some hard lessons, lessons that, as time goes on and become less true, he still feels responsible to his children to teach them. I believe Troy feels a constant, crushing responsibility to his family, and that what he sees as his “duty” to them leads him to make bad decisions. The first and foremost thing anyone thinks of when they hear the name “Troy Maxson” is along the lines of: Oh I know him, he cheated on his wife, but as we look deeper we can understand, if not agree with, his reasons for doing so. In Act Two, Scene One, when Troy is explaining why he cheated on her, he says: “I can step out of this house and get away from the pressures and problems… be a different man. I ain’t gotta worry about how I’m gonna pay the bills or get the roof fixed.” (Wilson page 68-69).
The ironies in “The Crucible” When many people think of “The Crucible” they think of the irony in the play. There are many different examples in the play, including the minister, the Puritan religion, and the killing of Salem’s finest people. The minister in the town of Salem, Reverend Parris, is a very egotistical and paranoid person. Parris is always concerned about himself and his reputation around the town. He want’s everyone to like him, for this reason he always seems to be paranoid about what people are thinking of him.
In the book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, he describes the different way war impacted him, and his Alpha brother in short stories. In the stories he elaborates vividly about the different experiences that they lived through. For instance, Tim O’Brien and Norman Bowker had things in common. Certainly they were both consumed with guilt, shame, and remorse. The war had killed them deep inside, where they no longer had sense of any emotion.
This passage from William Faulkner's "Barn Burning" is written to establish the beginnings of the breakdown of the Snopes family - and of Sarty himself - through the destructive storm that is Abner Snopes. The difference in character between Sarty and his father being described in the paragraph shows the beginnings of a rift between father and son. Where Sarty is very expressive as he is "leaping" and "scrabbling" in a "red haze", Abner emotes in a very contained fashion. Though Abner is "harsh" and "cold" as he "jerk[s]" his son, the words are of a very smothered sort of anger. This clear opposition in temperament between the two men direct the reader towards and impending future division.
Each individual's integrity would change constantly throughout the story due to a constant stacking of lies, all of which is rooted to one's struggle to keep a good image by forfeiting her own integrity. John Proctor is a fairly wealthy farmer living in Salem during the Witch hunt. He is
Wilson starts the story with a look of history and presents the condition of Maxson's adolescence. "Troy was destined to a tenant farmer father who was disappointed by the way that each product took him further into obligation. The father knew himself as a disappointment and took it out on everybody, including Troy" (pg. 1). Growing up he immediately took in the estimation of work and the thought that a man assumes liability for his family regardless of how troublesome circumstances possibly.
In Harper Lee’s classic novel, ‘’To Kill a Mockingbird’’, the protagonist, and father of the narrator, Atticus Finch goes through many issues in his attempts to overcome separate forms of adversity, for many different reasons. In order to prevent these difficult situations, Atticus would have to risk his safety, reputation, and life. Finch had a distorted family life. Widowed only a few years prior to when the story takes place, Atticus worked incredibly hard as a lawyer, in order to support his two children, Jem and Scout. The death of Atticus’ wife not only left a hole in his personality, but as well, a hole in the household, a hole that would never be filled.
Troy 's hatred of his father acts as a catalyst for many moments in Troy 's life, in negative and positive ways alike. Unlike most fathers, Troy 's father didn 't leave him with a material possession such as a house but instead left him with emotional baggage that crippled the earlier and later parts of Troy 's life. From the beginning, Troy 's father was abusive to his mother and all of his siblings. Troy and his family worked hard on their father 's farm and endured his bitterness towards being a sharecropper. Troy states that his father was greedy and would put his own personal needs above the needs of the family.