It is difficult to perceive her as a religious figure rather than a political one because she continuously contradicted the images she portrayed herself as by setting herself higher than Church authority, but everything she did was in the name of the Lord. Joan of Arc kept her virginity and remained untouched as a means of safeguarding life and health so that she could enter a traditional male sphere while receiving the respect and power she needed to gain the confidence of her male soldiers and lead the French to victory. Joan’s fame only increased after her death, and she continues to inspire numerous works of art and literature. People today continue to research her to uncover all the truths of the beloved Saint Joan of
In the end of the story, she was killed because she was accused of being a witch and heretic. These things they say about Joan were false since she was clearly not a witch and she is a very religious girl. This proves a lot on how men in the story control over what women should be. Before being killed in the end she was insulted by people, she is called weak and less respectable. The steward assumed she is weak because she is a girl.
Joan Of Arc (also known as The Maid of Orléans) Joan Of Arc was born on the 6th of January 1412, in Domremy, France. She had three brothers along with her one sister, her father (Jacques d’ Arc) and his wife, (Isabelle, also known as Romée) they all lived together on a farm. Her parents were farmers of rented land. Joan was taught important skills from her mother. Rarely leaving the family farm due to her responsibilities Joan took care of the farm animals and became a skilled seamstress.
At one point or another, nearly every person has been yelled at or punished for something they did not do. Many people can feel the hurt they felt for being wrongly accused, even if it was something minor, such as breaking something of their mother’s. Joan of Arc felt all this and more at her trial in 1431. At only 18 years of age, Joan was placed before a court of Biblical scholars and educated lawyers and tried for crimes she did not commit. Joan of Arc’s trial was extremely fake and unjust.
seen this again and again . . . [these actions] at first [seem] innocent and even laudable; but it ends in such a monstrous horror of unnatural wickedness." This vivid, concrete, and emotionally loaded (nearly exaggerated language) provokes an emotional response within the audience and forces them to consider the consequences of Joan's actions if she is not properly
When John Proctor was accused of witchcraft in 1692, he knew that even though the accusations were false and that the women were not in contact with the devil, he had to admit to being a witch to save all those around him. “I have confessed myself” he cried, “is there no good penitence but it be public? God does not need my name nailed upon the church! God sees my name.” (Miller, 1953, Act IV). He knew he could not lie just to save his life, so he chose to tell the truth and that meant he would be crucified.
The judges knew that the witchcraft was a myth but didn’t do anything about it. Danforth and Hathorne often rejected logical facts and refused to head testimonies proving innocence because so many people were accused. After a while, it became clear to everyone in the town, including the judges, the accusations were false. These judges instead of revealing the truth they clung to their pride and ignored what was happening in front of them. If word got out that they sent several innocent people to their deaths their reputation would be ruined and they would be out of their jobs.
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.
In a matter of time five people were hanged in July. One was Rebecca Nurse. Her execution was a pivotal moment in Salem Witch Trials. Nurse was a well-respected and well-loved member of the community. When first arrested the community signed a petition for her release.
In the movie/speech, she talks about how when she had ridden the bus to go south, people would hate on them and talk bad about them. Even their own family would talk and tell them that they’re crazy because of how out of the norm it was. In her story, she talked about a prison in Mississippi that was considered the worst prison, and the reason they had went there was because they were going against the law by integrating races and joining forces. Years later, the movie being presented shows Joan visiting years later, and even though it was a tough time in prison, she still pokes jokes during the trip and you can tell by the expression on her face, that it brings back terrible memories yet she would do it all over again if she could. During the presentation, she also mentioned that when she would eat at a diner with someone of different color, people would bash on them by calling them names and dumping stuff on them; this had happened to them quite a few times.