But however John is able to redeem himself, and change himself for the better. As once he was a immature selfish man he’s able to transform into a decent and more morally sound one. In the beginning of the play, John seems to only look out for number one, himself; he gives into times of temptation with Abigail and does not pity his wife and mother of his children when the affair is brought to light. In contrast, when he hangs, he does so for the sake of Elizabeth and his children. When speaking of his family, Proctor says, “I blacken all of them when this is nailed to the church the very day they hang for silence” (143).
How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
Johnny had bad parents and committed murder. Soon after his bad acts, he became a hero. He ultimately became a better person a the end of his life. Johnny is a Christ-like figure because he sacrificed himself to save children from a fire; Johnny also contributes to the a theme of the book: appearances aren’t everything; lastly he serves to teach Ponyboy about the world though his actions and words. Johnny is a Christ-like figure for saving kids from a burning building.
His steadfast allegiance towards his father is similar to that of Jesus Christ, who also entrusted his life into the hands of his Father. Both Telemachus and Jesus demonstrated just how much faithfulness is needed in order to save the ones they
Joseph Campbell's call to adventure, or what triggers a hero’s journey, applies to Antonio when he witnesses Lupito’s death. As he watches the mentally ill war veteran “bathed in hot blood,” he questions how the Catholic God could allow such injustice in the world, which results in Tony setting off to learn more about the world and himself (Anaya 22). Antonio’s willing journey of self-discovery demonstrates his heroism because it reveals his human need to
In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, John Proctor’s act of tearing up his confession is believable. Many see John Proctor as a good and noble Christian. Proctor is the definition of what a good Christian man should be and, in the end he will go down fighting for what he believes in. When John Proctor tears up his confession at the end of the play he does it because he is a good and loyal friend. Proctor says, “Spare me!
"Brother put lots of his time, effort, and care into Doodle even though "It's a miracle [he] didn't give up" (Hurst). His efforts showed the pride he had, or at least wanted to have in his younger sibling; even if it was rooted in selfishness. Pride is what motivated Brother to help him, though he wished it was his family which gave him the grit to always push Doodle to success. Brother
For the entirety of his life, Telemachus longed to acquire his father’s acceptance and desired that his mother be at a healthy state of mind. As problematic as his negative emotions were leading him, he also had the suitors antics to sort out. Ridding his life of any opposing entities, such as the suitors and overcoming his fear of not speaking his voice, Telemachus became the grown courageous man his fate set him apart to become. Through not living the typical childhood any other child would have, Telemachus in his unique way, became a tragic hero’s sidekick. Consequently, by living his life according to his destiny, Telemachus became a wiser, informed, and honorable
Images of this table are related to crucifixion and it also represents the nurse's power. Lastly, I would like to share the strong religious imagery represented in the book. McMurphy is alluded to a Christ Figure. He becomes a martyr for the patients and after that Ellis stands “crucified” to the wall. Before the fishing trip, Ellis shakes Billy's hand and tells him to be a “fisher of men,” referring to the phrase Christ used to his disciples to win people over.
In Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, the protagonist Theo Decker experiences many hardships that cause him to make questionable decisions. Through his struggles, Theo experiences the natural human tendency towards kindness both within himself and through others. There are many people in his life who aid in guiding Theo towards his inner morality and allowing him to discover the inherent goodness within himself. Boris, Hobie and the other less prominent characters present throughout The Goldfinch represent aspects of modern civilization, ultimately demonstrating the inherently good nature of humankind as they guide, support and comfort Theo in order to overcome his obstacles and find his inner integrity. The first person who exhibits kindness towards Theo, and in turn, guides him through many obstacles is Boris.
Derrick showed him the love of Jesus and how to surrender his entire life to God. From there, Aaron trusted God with the outcome of each game, especially the Super Bowl. “I (Aaron) asked God for vision, and He gave it to me” (269, Kingsbury). In addition, from the beginning to the end, Derrick has remained loyal to his faith and a strong example for Aaron and his teammates to witness the life of a devoted Christian. He became stronger through this journey, but remained true to himself and God because his foundation is stronger than any life
Jim lied to Huck, a un-Christly action, but he had the intention of preserving Huck’s childhood. Nevertheless, Jim later reveals the truth contradicting the previous lie and exuding honesty. Jim presents his candor on the raft following Huck’s realization that Jim loves his family. He informed Huck about the traumatic experience when he “‘slap[ed] [the] side [of his daughter’s] head’” (Twain 118). He revealed that he made a mistake in his past and, like Christ, presented the pure quality of honesty.
He recognizes his wrong-doings and doesn 't resent God for the decisions that He has made for him. Through Lancelot’s relationship with God, White establishes a relationship that isn 't tangible, but still is at the center of Lancelot’s feelings and actions. Lancelot acknowledges his pride and realizes that it is God’s will that will guide him. After returning from the quest, Lancelot changes his life and doesn’t let his past pride and self-determination define his renewed self-image and the way he views the world around him. His new found attitude is acknowledged by many characters, especially Guenevere.
Teach him to sell his talents and brains to the highest bidder but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul.…. let him have the patient to be brave. Teach him to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind, (and) in GOD.” This story, I think is true to all parents who are here present and to all the parents in the world. You may not have written to you children’s teachers; however, I believe you share the same sentiment as President Lincoln. You all desire to see your children being taught the right Moral Values and Christian virtues which are invaluable riches and treasures compared to being wealthy and
Finally, the last characteristic Simon possesses is that he is devotedly faithful. He is an enormous believer of God and loves sharing his faith with other people. This is proven during various conversations with Reverend Russell and his best friend, Joe Wenteworth. When Simon is talking to the reverend, he suggests that God made him the way he is for a reason and says, “I think I 'm God 's instrument - that he 's gonna use me to carry out his plan.” Despite the reverend not agreeing to this statement, Simon still has faith he is. The last occurrence when Simon is faithful is when he is continually encouraging Joe to be joyful.