The message is to stand up for your fellow man. Niemoller uses many devices to convey his tone and message, such as repetition, more specifically epistrophe. Epistrophe is the repetition of words or phrases at the end of sentences. Niemoller shows his regret by repeating “and I did not speak out” at the end of every sentence. By doing this, he puts emphasis on the words “I did not speak out”, therefore creating a tone of regret for not helping his peers.
He has been doing this evil stunt for years. Dimmesdale thought he was truly trying to help him, but in reality he was really trying to make him feel extremely guilty for his decisions and actions. It seems wrong to mentally hurt a minister, but then again, he did do something illegal, according to Chillingworth. He is so obsessed with hurting the minister, he can’t back away from the hobby; “The unfortunate physician, while uttering these words, lifted his hands with a look of horror, as if he had beheld some frightful shape…it was one of those moments – which sometimes occurs only at the interval of years – when a man’s moral aspect is faithfully revealed to his mind’s eye. Not improbably, he had never before viewed himself as he did now” (118).
Robert Hayden a poet who uses the tragic world around him to write his version of the truth. The work that Hayden has published contains several different meanings, but in almost every poem there is a small reference to the conflict of humanity. He does not want to believe that human decency is dead, he wishes to see the good in the world, but it is difficult when history contradicts his beliefs. He writes the truth and tells the world what he thinks without ever stating it directly. Robert Hayden, a man of many words, struggles with the conflict between the evil and the tiny shred of human decency that society still contains throughout his works or poetry.
He is mad, and because he is they way he is, depressed and isolated he won 't search for help which will cause him to make that bad decision. This proves that anger lead to bad decisions. These quotes proved that a main theme is Poe’s stories is that anger leads to bad decisions. In Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator killed the old man because he did like his eye. Killing the old man was a bad decision.
It is understood that the narrator felt the blood draining out of his face, which usually occurs due to nervousness or unease. The fact that he felt these emotions indicates his actual view on the situation. The narrator no longer felt “singularly at ease,” as his physical response to his hidden guilt made that obvious. Moreover, his repeating thought in the beginning of the excerpt, “For what had I to fear,” gave the narrator a dissolute appearance. However, his true morals are revealed when the narrator shows signs of guilt like “My head ached, and I fancied a ringing in my ears.” The narrator’s transition from superiority to guilt represents the reality that the acknowledgement of wrongdoings can either be done consciously or unconsciously, and that the latter has considerable negative
While awaiting trial Frank 's father Matt Fowler decides to give Mr.Strout a punishment he felt was necessary. Mr.Fowler went out and ended up murdering the man who murdered his son. While reading the story the audience dominantly takes Frank 's father 's side on the situation rather than feeling the same way about the two murders. People seem to sway towards Mr.Fowlers side of the story because they say it was out of love, Richard Strout deserved it, and Frank was innocent unlike Mr. Strout. Love is the key to all relationships throughout the world.
Reading Between the Lines Pride is a personal commitment. Keep in mind how pride connects to personal commitment when talking about a tragic hero in The Crucible. Although many people may assume that Reverend Hale is the tragic hero of The Crucible, I believe John Proctor is because how he makes Mary Warren confess to the court about how Abigail and the girls are lying about conjuring the devil, Proctor also confesses about having an affair with Abigail. Even though knowing the consequences for his action Proctor would do anything in his supremacy to save his spouse from prison or the act of being hanged. In act two of The Crucible Proctor demands that Mary Warren confess to the court regarding the young women lying about conjuring Satan.
Its believable because he knows it was the right thing to do. “Because I lie and sign myself to lies”(Miller 4.727). Proctor can barely handle the thought of signing his name in a permanent lie that will affect him forever. The act of ripping up the thing that will save his life is also very believable because he wants to prove to elizabeth that he regrets his affair. John can never forgive himself for what he did to Elizabeth so he feel that when he rips the paper Elizabeth with truly forgive him.
Although his actions and decisions seem to be bad, the character gets sympathized for his internal struggles. Afraid of revealing his sin to the public shows his lack of courage. A reason for this lack of courage is due to puritan beliefs. The puritans had religious exclusiveness that was the foremost principle of their society. The Puritans were strict and had punishments for everything especially adultery.
Pearl and Dimmesdale both look upon the scarlet letter through the lense of their own experiences with Hester. Dimmesdale sees the scarlet letter as a symbol of his own guilt. Dimmesdale, unlike Hester never confessed his sin to the entire community, unlike Hester. The birth of Pearl allows Hester to embrace the sin, instead of hiding the sin itself and living in constant fear that thin facade of purity and chastity is torn down. Dimmesdale is haunted by the scarlet letter, perhaps he even feels at times jealous of the symbol.
If this was applied to lying then there would be no trust and communication would become impossible and communities would fall apart. We see an example of his strong view on the topic; we see an example of this when he says “lying is the greatest violation of duty to himself man’s” (Kant, 90). He also breaks down lying into two categories internal and external. Internal being the worst because you are treating yourself as a mean and not an end. He also thinks that lying takes away a man’s dignity in the eyes of others and himself.