These people would be wrong because towards the end of Act IV, John died for his wife, and that is being very loyal. For example, in The Crucible John is seen as loyal because he loves his wife, and is willing to do anything to get rid of Abigail, and break up the relationship between John and Abigail. Proctor says, “...” This makes John loyal because obviously he cares about his marriage, and he does not want some little girl ruining that. He feels that maybe if he shows Elizabeth that he does not care for Abigail anymore, does not want anything to do with her, and is completely done with her he could gain her trust back.
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.
When Reverend Hale first Appeared in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, he was very different from the person shown at the end of the play ... At first Hale believed that he was to be helpful and that he was doing the right thing, but by the end of the play he was stuck trying to fix his horrifying mistake, weighed down by the guilt from the lives of those killed. When Hale first appears in Act I, he is on his way to Salem in order to see Reverend Parris’ daughter, Betty. Abigail began accusing many people of witchcraft, which then led Betty to “wake” and join her in the accusations. this strengthened hale’s belief that he was doing good for the town of salem, encouraging him to stay in town and further the trials at hand.
Another key factor Nathaniel Hawthorne uses to criticize the human nature and hypocrisy of all people is the community of Salem, as a whole. At the meeting that the entirety of Salem seemed to be attending, the Devil says to the holy group, “Ye deemed them holier than yourselves, and shrank from your own sin” (38). Growing up Hawthorne feels like a sinner as he doubts his ancestors for their so called ‘holy’ actions during the Salem Witch Trials. He feels like a hypocrite himself for thinking they went against god, while he, in judging them is doing essentially the same. LIkewise, in the story Goodman Brown feels like a sinner for leaving his wife and betraying his faith only to find out that so has the rest of the town, and he is not as
When Goodman Brown is being tempted to go to the witches Sabbath, we see even those who must be the most holy people of the town on their way to the Sabbath, making Goody Cloyse “a marvel, truly, that [she] should be so far in the wilderness at nightfall” (Hawthorne 3). The devil uses this person, especially to try to push Brown over the edge into temptation. Much like there is a ‘Faith’ keeping a person on the mindset of goodness and pureness, there are aspects of life drawing us away from the goodness. Temptation is everywhere and the goal of temptation is to lead you away from purity to the evil. This temptation is often ignored or denied in an attempt to not fall into it.
The story of Young Goodman Brown is the story of a tale about the main character becoming aware of the hypocrisy of his faith as a Puritan. Through his travels in the woods at night, he unveils the truths, or what he believes as truths, about his wife Faith, neighbors, and fellow Christians. By the end, Brown loses all trust in his Faith, both literally and spiritually, and refuses to see any good in the world. The beginning scene where Goodman Brown meets the old man has the most significance in the story’s resolution. This is where his mistrust starts to form and where he experiences his first temptations to sin.
Elizabeth Proctor has been accused of practicing witchcraft which in the village in Salem is seen as sin. She has been giving a chance to stand up for her husband, John Proctor, who has also been accused of practicing witchcraft.
As Sigmund Freud once said, “the only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past. ” In this essay, I will qualify the claim that Janie, the protagonist from Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, is a powerful role model for young readers because she pursues her own happiness despite obstacles. Janie does pursue her own happiness through her relationship with Joe Starks and Tea cake, even though they both come to a crashing end. The obstacles she has to overcome however, are created by herself. Janie creates her own adversity, and is then forced to overcome it to achieve what she desires.
After seeing that Goodman Brown lost his faith, he does not attend church anymore. “Goodman Brown indeed wants not only to be a good man but also to become as well a new man or, if already hopefully converted, at least renew his personal experience of a divine and supernatural light.” The shadows of his mother told him to resist evil, but Brown could not. According to Wilson, “As a result of his family history, Hawthorne filled much of his work including “Young Goodman Brown,” with themes exploring the evil actions of humans and the idea of original sin” (295). Therefore, Brown returned home and confronted his wife and shouted until he got an answer.
Proctor confides to his wife that if he confesses to witchcraft so he may be able to live and spend time with her. “With great force of will, but not quite looking at her: I have been thinking I would confess to them, Elizabeth. (She shows nothing.) What say you? If I give them that?”(Act 4) Proctor is trying to overcome his fatal flaw of self-pride so that he can spend his life with his wife Elizabeth.
Everyone Sins In the story “Young Goodman Brown”, Goodman Brown goes on a faith changing path. Goodman Brown is a Puritan with certain views about religion, human nature, and sin. Brown goes in to the woods to meet with the devil, but he tells everyone that he is on an errand. He makes the journey at night and sunset represents the line between good and evil.