After Proctor tears up his false confession, he is sentenced to death by hanging. This does not sit right with Reverend Hale, a reverend brought in to analyze if there was witchcraft in Salem. He tries to tell Proctor’s wife to stop him from doing this as he clearly sees that John never committed witchcraft, and he wants to save an innocent man. Elizabeth argues that he made this decision for himself, and it is the decision that he wanted to make: “He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!” (Miller 1334).
God is compassion. Father Boyle expresses compassion every time he helps a homie. Even if he doesn’t like someone he still shows love and care for them. This is was shown when Father Boyle helped Betito turn his life around. Betito was shot and was taken to the hospital.
He is an escaped criminal who comes across the family from A Good Man is Hard to Find. Because the grandmother recognizes him, he shoots them all. He seems initially to be just a two-dimensional “baddie” character. But it is discovered that he has some sort of mental disorder, which severely affects his actions and his memory of the crimes that he commits. While conversing with the Grandmother, he says, “I forgot what I done, lady.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee demonstrates that the world is surrounded with good and evil. Scout, Jem and Dill all start innocent, but when they become aware of the evil from the adult world, it forces them to mature quickly. It makes them realize the truth about life, being that there's good, but also evil. Harper Lee uses prejudices in To Kill A Mockingbird to show the evil in life. She shows this through women not being allowed to take part of the jury, people being judged on their social class or their different lifestyle but the most prominent is racism since the jury convicts Tom for a crime he didn't commit just because he was black.
He also shows courage by shooting a mad dog. Atticus Finch is a lawyer and a single father of two. He shows respect to his children as if they were adults but also understands that they make mistakes. Atticus shows courage by not giving up on his morals when challenged by others. A few people in the story including
A very similar thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Bob Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella, but Atticus proves that it was most likely Bob who did it. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s dad, the person who should be protecting her at all costs. The most common injustice in the novel appears when the kids find the case between Tom Robinson and the Ewell family to be unfair, highly illogical, and racist. When the verdict of guilty is revealed to the town, Jem becomes upset and says, “You just can’t convict a man on evidence like that- you can’t”
She would rather lie and get other people killed then tell the truth. Hathorne asked, “she have robbed you” (4.1.210-211)? She proves again that she can’t be trusted and is a thief because she robbed Reverend Parris of “thirty-one pound” (4.1.212-213). Abigail is a coward and scared that the townspeople will hate her so she leaves town: “Mark it, sir, Abigail had close knowledge of the town, and since the news of Andover has broken here” (4.1.221-223). Overall, anyone can see that Abigail had bad intentions from the beginning and she only cares about herself.
Tom Robinson was innocent but they killed him when they called him guilty in his court case. Tom Robinson was killed even though he was innocent because of others prejudice. Another instance is when the Tim Johnson is coming down the road at night to Atticus with people fearing because they thought he would be dangerous. “Tim Johnson was advancing at a snail’s pace, but he was not playing or sniffing at foliage: he seemed dedicated to one course and motivated by an invisible force that was inching him toward us.” This shows that Tim Robinson had a motivation to go to one certain area and was driven by a motivated force. Using symbolism it can be seen as the mob going to confront Atticus at the county jail.
“She understood things so perfectly. Who else among his children could have read his thoughts so well?” (Achebe 173). He loved his daughter very much he just wanted her to be a man. They could have a better relationship because of it. He says it so often because Okonkwo could see the good side of him in Ezinma.
His fear of losing his reputation led him to destroying his confession documents, which condemned him to his death. Finally, Proctor did not deserve to die. He felt guilt and remorse, a sure sign that he was an honest man, and honest men do not deserve to die. In conclusion, Arthur Miller’s John Proctor is a hero. Proctor trying to explain to that the witch hunts are led by a lovesick girl to an unforgiving crowd exuberates his characteristics as a hero.