Many people do not find his act of self-sacrifice believable, but Proctor’s final actions show that he is sincerely a good man despite his past. Proctor regrets his stunt of adultery, and he has a change of heart with his wife. These are both signs of goodness in Proctor’s heart. Proctor’s first sign of goodness is his regret of his act of adultery with Abigail Williams. Proctor first shows remorse when he speaks with Abigail Williams.
Holden loves his sister very much and has never said that she was a phony. She always gave him some hope in the world and he was most likely hanging onto his life using that hope. On one hand, I agree that Holden would have used Phoebe as a reason to live. But, on the other hand, I still insist that what he was going through would have become too much for him to handle. After Holden found James Castle’s body when he committed suicide, Mr. Antolini warned Holden not to die nobly for an unworthy cause, but Holden might think otherwise.
Though he does not blame Rose for this, he refuses to apologize for cheating. He says his conscience is clear. He rationalizes his infidelity with the idea that the pressures of his life as a provider have led him, quite naturally in his view, to find an outlet, as he tells his wife. His response to her anger and pain is an admission that the other woman offers an escape from his responsibilities. She makes him forget the endless repetition of his life for a few moments.
I think it is unnecessary for Owen to act the way he does. I also believe that Owen is charming. Despite the fact that Johnny’s grandmother despises Owen for many years, he manages to win her over. They find something that they have in common, bond over it, and become good friends: “But my grandmother and Owen Meany twittered over him as hysterically as the blue-haired ladies in Liberace’s audience did,” (262). Other than Owen being controlling, I love and admire him.
It is not my soul, John, it is yours. Only be sure of this, for I know it now: Whatever you will do, it is a good man does it” (Miller, 136-137). Elizabeth has most faith in John’s capabilities of being a good man and so gains his love even more by forgiving him when she describes him nothing but good, and also tries persuading him to forgive himself. This is a form of reality anxiety, Elizabeth forgives John and tries her best helping him forgive himself, since she sees herself as a cold wife and fears she could be the reason why John is getting executed. Overall, Abigail and Elizabeth have different ways of achieving love; however, both are able to achieve John’s love through their own ways.
These are her ways of showing her kids that she loves them. She appreciates her kids and adore them and I’m sure they feel the same way about their mother. Most of the other mothers don’t even pay attention to their kids/child, but they’re quick to give them to the maids. Hilly is always putting her kids first no matter what. Even though she is so cruel to everyone else, she will never disrespect her kids.
This quotation shows that John admits to his affair, which will ruin his reputation, but will hopefully save Elizabeth and his friends wives. Not only is John honest with the court, but he is also honest with Elizabeth, before the trials. In the article “Why Be Honest”, the author talks about why it is important to be honest with your spouse even they don’t want to hear it. Lickerman states, “Or is better to make a habit of being tactfully honest so she can trust you…” (Lickerman par. 7).
Ulysses Everett McGill acts strategically about whatever he does, but is also loyal to others around. Everett accepts that he lied about the treasure, but he explained that it was only because he wanted to stop his wife from being married to another man and be back with his family. This shows how Everett strategically lied about the treasure
Even though John Proctor betrays Elizabeth by having an affair, Elizabeth remains loyal to her husband. Her loyalty shows in Act Three when John is asked if his wife is honest and responds, “In her life sir, she will never lie.”. Although Elizabeth is an honest woman, she then lies in court for the sake of her husband’s fate. Her dishonesty results in her husband’s death despite that being the opposite of her intentions. Elizabeth shows that she will do anything for her husband as a loyal wife even going against her own morals.
It is contradictory, confusing, wrong, and sometimes fake. Creon claims his ideas and makes it clear that the state is his first priority; however, his pride clouds the true definition of state to him. Antigone rambles on about her faith to her dead family and the gods, but does not appreciate her sister as much as her dead relatives. Haimon makes it obvious that he is obedient of his father, but he truthfully is devoted to his love for Antigone. Not everything that makes itself obvious is true in life, and this goes the same for something as simple as the concept of loyalty, faith, and