As, Proctor believes that Parris is not man of God , he is man of money. So, both of them stand against each other like enemies ,as Proctor makes fun of Parris and abuses him with his words “Mr Parris, you are the first minister ever did demand the deed to this house”(1.24). So, Parris’s chance is in the court against Proctor, tries to destroy Proctor’s reputation in order to satisfy his anger. As in, Parris words against Proctor “Be ware this man” (111.70).Also, Parris makes the court asks Proctor, why he is not go to the church lately a lot and also why his third child has not been baptized (111.70). That questions have reduced of Proctor’s situation at the court.
John Proctor did not want his name blackened by his scandal with Abigail. This hindered him from confessing to adultery with Abigail, which might halt the trial. At last in his confession to witchcraft, Proctor cried: “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies!
Just because you’re a part of society doesn’t mean that society accepts you. In “Wakefield” and “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville, the main characters are all set apart from s the Dead Letter Office” Bartleby has had the life sucked out of him (Melville 41). Society because of their strange ideas and actions. The protagonists are all freaks because they don’t fit into societal norms. Everybody has to come from somewhere.
In the two stories, “Enemies’ and “Friends”, from Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, O’Brien introduces two men, Jensen and Strunk. They are both fighting for the same side, but act violently toward one another for no real reason. The social codes and contracts that society is normally governed by have become arbitrary. Most of the time, those who steal are punished so they know that they shouldn’t do it again and so justice has been enacted. However, in the first story, “Enemies,” the complete lack of an attempt by Jensen and Strunk to resolve their conflict using peaceful and healthy conversation, or even going to a superior, demonstrates that normal social contracts have begun to break down.
(Ch.8) and without the acceptance he yearned for, he became bitter and resentful, acting out ruthlessly. The monster was completely misunderstood and at no stage a welcome guest. In spite of his benevolent and kind spirit, he was beaten up and even shot at. No one was willing to attempt to understand him except for Agathe who was blind, but even that was short lived as Felix was quick to attack the creature. Although labelled as a horrifying monster, nothing but his exterior fit this description, until he was discriminated by society.
These are all examples of traits that Odysseus , the protagonist in Homer’s book The Odyssey does not posses. Odysseus is not a hero because he was stubborn, self absorbed, and ignorant towards other people's needs. This is demonstrated numerous times in the novel. For example he never listens to anyone who tries to tell him he is wrong, like Circe, he was very disloyal, and his temper always leads him to do unimaginable things to people.
Thirdly, throughout the play Judge Danforth is gullible to Abigail’s manipulations and lies. One of the instance where Danforth’s gullibility towards Abigail is shown is when Abigail blatantly accuses Reverend Hale’s wife to be in alliance with Lucifer (The Crucible) to which he replies that “it is not possible for a minister’s wife to be associated with the devil” (the crucible). Here Abigail is proven wrong by Judge Danforth because he is certain that a minister’s family can never be approached by the devil as per the commandments. Despite this, he chooses to believe that Abigail has probably mistaken to identify the woman associated with Lucifer. This shows that he totally believes in Abigail and that, all her previous accusations are valid.
His lack of remorse for raping Blanche is astonishing; he does not share the fact that he raped her with anyone, so he assumes to be the only one with this knowledge. He is so confident in his power that he does not even consider that Blanche would tell Stella about his heinous act. In the last Scene, the audience is aware that Stella has heard about what Stanley has done – in fact, every character in the play is aware. However, Stanley is the only one who believes that no one else knows, setting him apart and therefore confirming that Stanley is the one in
After gambling for the right to deliver the news, a lone sentry brazenly travels to tell Creon the news and after being berated says, “you have seen the last of me here…” and briskly walks off (scene I lines 160-163). Creon has disrupted the feeling of trust by misplacing fear in the hearts of the sentry because he wanted his edict to be all-powerful. Furthermore, in addition to turning compatriots onto allies, power also creates an unquenchable lust for itself and drives the owner mad with paranoia, trying to protect their power. When he was threatened by the daughter of the previous ruler to be dethroned, he immediately strives to install a new law, he knew she could not abide so that he would be left without competition.
Haley, I agree that it was petty that the queen decided to rage war over the bull it would 've been more understandable if it was something major. For an example the Trojan war was over Paris took Helen away from Menelaus that was utterly disrespectful, and no one can stand to be disrespected. However, yes, it was “trivial” but I think it 's important to kind of analyzing why she was upset about her husband having the bull. In reality you have individuals that place importance on things that they don 't have, despite them having everything and more. These people grow envious of something others might have and view it as a prized possession in this case the bull was the prize.
The controlling nature of John Proctor towards those who work for him also reinforces the statement made by Vowell. Although Proctor is considered to be a good man, he reveals a tendency to be controlling towards his servants. When Mary Warren comes running towards the Proctors’ home after attending the trial, John Proctor tries to force her to testify against Abigail Williams in court. He says, “You will tell the court how that poppet come here and who stuck the needle in” (Miller, Act 2). Proctor is very menacing as he delivers his dialogue.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in Salem, a small town in Massachusetts Bay in colonial America. As Puritans, the people of Salem were faithful, but close-minded and judgmental; they believed they were to be a “City on a Hill”. The more negative qualities of the people of Salem caused them to believe that the darker side of their faith—witches and demons— were always walking among them. Additionally, the Puritans’ strict and conservative faith led to the suppression of “sinful” feelings such as lust and violence. The fact that the people of Salem had no process for washing away sins, thus letting hypocrisy fester and grow, was one of the major causes of the Salem witch trials.