John Proctor’s wife is eventually accused by Abigail, because Abigail was jealous of her relationship with John. In John 's effort to save his wife, he is accused and by the end of the play he is hanged because he won’t falsely admit to being a witch. Some readers feel that John Proctor is flawed because of all the bad things he has done, he is actually honorable because he is honest.
Hale does not want to turn against his religion, so he continues to agree with the court, whereas more innocent people are being accused and hanged. Also, in attempt to tell the truth about Abigail, John Proctor admits to cheating on his wife with Abigail, but Elizabeth lets her fear assist her in lying. John Proctor tells everyone in the court, previous to Elizabeth arriving, “she [has] never lied” (III.891.). With everyone now knowing that she does not lie, it makes her trustworthy and believable. Deputy Danforth then brings Elizabeth in to confirm what
In Isaac Bashevis Singer's Gimpel the Fool, Gimpel chooses to be naive to those who betray him, especially his wife, Elka, who cheats on him on multiple occasions. Gimpel is deceived daily by all the passer-bys in town, and is even tricked into marrying a “whore” against his better judgement. Elka, his wife, “[bore] a bastard” and Gimpel was fully aware of it, but allowed himself to become naive to this fact, and loved Elka and the child nonetheless. When Gimpel finds “a man’s form…in [his] place…laying next to Elka,” he goes to the Rabbi who tells him to go divorce her, but Gimpel naively convinces himself he simply saw a “shadow.” Later on, people continue to tell Gimpel that his “children” are not his, but he heeds his apprentice’s advice by “ignor[ing] it (the claims) as [he] ignore[d] the cold of last winter.” After the apprentice gives Gimpel this advice, Gimpel finds “the apprentice lying down beside
Some people think John Proctor is a flawed person because he had an affair with a younger girl named Abigale but he is actually honorable because when he was confronted about it by Elizabeth, his wife, then he told the truth to her about how he felt about Abigale and what he had done. He not only told his wife, but told the court judges about his affair so he can try to clear his wife’s name even though it mean a legal punishment and forfeiting his good name in the town. For example, when he was in the court talking to the judges and confessing his affair, John Proctor stated, “...for i thought of her softly. God help me I lusted, and there is a promise in such a
He cared greatly about his family and wife even though Elizabeth was often distant towards him. In the end of the play, Proctor chooses to die rather than sign his confession, ratting out his friends and ruining his good name in the town. He did this to protect the reputation of his children so they won’t have to grow up with a lying father. Lying went against Protctors’ views and that ideal is prevalent throughout the entire play. It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around.
He claims "I am no good man" and is constantly trying to do the right thing and make correct decisions to show he is not all bad to both himself and his wife. Proctor therefore faces an inner crisis when his wife is accused of witchcraft and arrested. He faces the decision of sacrificing his name and saving Elizabeth or keeping his name and dealing with the guilt for not trying to save her. However, Proctor's individual conscience takes over as he realizes his wife is being punished because of his acts and claims "goodness shall not die for me". As a result of Proctor's choice to reveal the truth of his affair and save his wife, his commitment and care for her is revealed.
People in the Crucible thought he was an honorable man and that no honorable man will ever sin. So when John and Abigail meet each other, Abigail flirts with John, and John say, “No, no, Abby. That’s done with.” So we know he has committed adultery against his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, with Abigail Williams and that gives us a bad image of John sinning and commiting adultery with Abigail and doesn’t really respect his wife. In Act 2, we see a trait of John Proctor which is not being loyal to his own wife, Elizabeth Proctor. He doesn't like the food that Elizabeth made and we see that their relationship stays faded through a conversation that demonstrates that Elizabeth doesn't trust John anymore.
Narcissism and masculinity in this movie is depicted in Troy’s character. This analysis of Troy’s character reveals how he expresses his masculinity through an act of betrayal, by cheating on Rose and what consequences such an act provokes. The essay will also take a look at the reason why Troy still cheats with the fact that he always have been faithful being a husband and the way he elucidates his infidelity. Narcissism is seen from Troy’s behavior when he ignores the argument that for the fifteen years he spent in prison has made him too old for major leagues in baseball, since to acknowledge that he was too old is to accept partial responsibility for not being able to play. For his blaming others allows him to cast himself as innocent in his own mind.
Juliet’s relationship with her dad is slim to none and has Mr. Capulet guessing what she is like and he makes all decisions for her without even knowing what's going on in her life. Mr. Capulet is the most responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death because he didn't respect Juliet’s thoughts , he was selfish, and he kept the feud going between the families. Social status. That's all Mr. Capulet was thinking about when he arranged the marriage between Juliet and Paris. When the two families were on good terms with the Prince Mr. Capulet thought “She hath not seen the change of fourteen years, Let two more summers wither in their pride, pass by Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.” When the Prince is
In "The Painteed Door, the biggest internal and external conflict in Ann is by the storm. The storm is biggest element drove internal and external conflict of Ann's character. For example Ann felt uneasy, lonely, made desire to seek comfort and warm, This all leads to have an affair with Steven. who seduce Ann, knowing that she would get manipulated easy and kept reassuring her that John won't come back tonight. The another conflict is John's lack of communication, timing he spent with his wife to have fun and lack of passion that Ann wants.
In The Crucible Thomas Putnam’s main motivations are greed and selfishness. He shows this throughout the book, by accusing people of witchcraft. Thomas Putnam’s brother in law was prevented from being elected the office of minister. “Thomas Putnam felt that his own name and honor of his family had been smirched by the village, and he meant to right matters however he could” (Miller1221). To right his name and honor from being smirched he accused many
In the beginning of the play John struggles to find himself, he doesn’t get involved with the trials until his wife’s name is spoken about within the court, by no other than Abigail Williams, his ex-lover. Without John’s Involvement in the trials justice would not have been served, and all of those that were hung would have been hung without a reason, but Proctor settled for no less than the absolute truth. An example of this is when Proctor is when Proctor knows that the girls are lying and he is baffled as to why no one is charging them, or accusing them. “I’ll tell you what’s walkin in Salem-vengeance is walkin in Salem, but now the crazy little children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law.” (Act III). John Proctor continued to fight for what he believed in even after he was sentenced to hang for witchcraft, he never once gave up trying.
Jealous of Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail begins her witch frenzy. Proctor is so obsessed with his public reputation that he refuses to confess to adultery. With Abigail driving the train of havoc in Salem, Proctor realises at some point he must admit to lechery to bring her to a halt. When John finally releases his secret, it keeps his personal integrity intact but majorly damages his reputation. By the end, he becomes disinterested by the public opinion and concerned about his personal integrity.
John Proctor fears his name’s identity, which is evident near the end of the play when he resists Deputy Danforth and Reverend Hale’s posting his name on the church door, accusing him of witchcraft (IV.712-717). John Proctor is Elizabeth Proctor’s husband, who involved in an affair with Abigail Williams when she was still working as the Proctor’s maid. Elizabeth fires Abigail, once she realizes her maid and her husband’s covert relationship. Elizabeth’s dismissal causes Abigail to become very angry, for women had little power at the time, let alone unmarried women like herself. By playing her Mafia-like wailing and doll piercing games and forcing the other Salem girl to participate, Abigail determines to terminate Elizabeth and keep John for herself (460-473).