Todd is a highly deceptive and manipulative character but he always seems honest with himself and never refuses the truth to himself. In fact, his self-honesty is what got him associated with Dussander in the first place. Yet, at the end of the story, he has definitely the worst ending of any character in Different Seasons. However, this isn’t a flaw in King’s writing. This character is made to show the effect of another character who refuses the truth.
Through the whole story, we can see him act like a prophet or a saint as he depicts himself like he sees the wicked in the people around him. He never really takes responsibility for any actions he does in the story he mostly talks about other people around him and his sins and the wickedness that they have but failed to see that he is a depressed teenager who is in a void that doesn't want to grow up but at the same time wants to be an adult. A person who falls victim to
Overall, Danforth was wrong. He faces many difficult descions throughout the play, and yet he stays mostly consistent. He chooses to save his own reputation over the lives of innocent people. He knowingly sends three people to die, just so that he can look good. Danforth was the main cause of all of the heartbreak and struggle endured in Salem.
Pg 27-29). Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway. At the very end, in the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall we didn 't expect that a murderer like him would, even in defeat, display conscience and bravery. "I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm 's feet,...
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor is a complex character. Proctor’s actions in the play bring up multiple questions and uncertainty because of his sinful past of adultery. One move that comes into question that comes into question is his self-sacrifice at the end. Proctor rips up his confession and gives up his chance of living to save the reputation of the innocent people that are "witches." Many people do not find his act of self-sacrifice believable, but Proctor’s final actions show that he is sincerely a good man despite his past.
As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
His despair was inflicted upon him once he committed adultery with Hester Prynne and decided to keep it secret. “While thus suffering under bodily disease, and gnawed and tortured by some black trouble of the soul…”(Hawthorne 117). The pain came from deep within Dimmesdale, and he believed that one sin can destroy his whole life. Puritanism is now looked upon as one of the hardest religions because of their strictness in their ways of life. They truly believed that if they sinned they would be looked at as if they were scum in the eyes of the church, and this was exactly how Dimmesdale saw himself.
Dimmesdale is revealed to be Pearl’s father, meaning that he is seen as a sinner along with Hester. However, his sin is kept in secret and remains locked away in his heart. Consequently, the guilt in his heart becomes too much to withstand and he becomes sick. Like the sin in his heart, “the rust on the ponderous iron-work of its oaken door looked more antique than anything else in the new world,” (Hawthorne 41). Sin is an immoral act that is nearly as old as time, and though the world is always evolving, sin is forever a constant.
Being deemed as an outsider creates people to mentally hate themselves and feel that there is something wrong with them. Perry has went his entire life being judged, unaccepted and hurt multiple times. He had resentment of society and jealousy of those, like the Clutters, being everything that he could not be. Perry did not have anything against the Clutter’s, “I didn’t want to harm the man. I thought he was a very nice gentleman.
Because Creon grows and develops as a character he is successful, even though he grows through the ruins of his enormous loss. Before considering Creon’s final viewpoint, it’s important to understand how Creon developed his outlook on justice. For a vast amount of the play Creon felt as though justice could only be sought through obeying promulgated rules. In spite of every warning thrown his way, Creon failed to acknowledge the fact that everyone conforming to his law wasn’t proper leadership; “HAEMON.
In Young Goodman Brown, a young man falls to sin. Due to the Calvinist beliefs Goodman Brown held, he presumed that his justification would exempt him from the evils of sin. His conviction reflected the sin of presumption, and his presumption caused him to lose his conviction. As a result, he enacted in the unpardonable sin.
Although it has been said by some critics that ‘a work that does not provide the pleasure of significant closure has terminated with an artist fault,’ this part of the quote definitely does not apply. The Road by Cormac McCarthy is 287 pages of torment, heartache and anguish for not only the main characters but for the readers as well; but it doesn’t stop them both from moving on. As the book progresses, it seemed to only be getting worse for the father and son which was immensely disappointing at the time because happy endings are usually heavily relied upon in order to feel like the book is pleasant; even though it is proven in other works that, that is not always the case. The ending seemed to appropriately conclude the work since it wasn’t
In the novel, Holden mentions about the lunatic and “ like him ten times as much as the Disciples” (111). Holden is similar to the lunatic even though he is ignorant of it and doesn’t know the reasons for liking the lunatic. Firstly, the lunatic and Holden are both madmans. According to the bible, it states that “no man could bind him, no , not with chains” (Mark 5). The passage is saying that the lunatic is uncontrollable and no one can make the lunatic regain his sanity until the lord has arrived.
This symbolizes Brown leaving his good conscience behind and becoming engulfed in the evil of his distorted reality. When he realizes this, he begins to deny the truth that he is also morally flawed. Therefore, the physical path disappears as well as his emotional path within himself that gives him direction to his life; when his emotional path disappears, he becomes spiritually lost and does not know how he should live his life anymore. Without a pure conscience, Brown does not know how to function as a member of a Puritan society which results in Brown being a social outcast and bitter toward his wife and the townspeople. Likewise, Montresor’s journey begins in a carnival where Fortunato, drunk and alone, becomes lured by Montresor by offering Fortunato some Amontillado.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in Salem, a small town in Massachusetts Bay in colonial America. As Puritans, the people of Salem were faithful, but close-minded and judgmental; they believed they were to be a “City on a Hill”. The more negative qualities of the people of Salem caused them to believe that the darker side of their faith—witches and demons— were always walking among them. Additionally, the Puritans’ strict and conservative faith led to the suppression of “sinful” feelings such as lust and violence. The fact that the people of Salem had no process for washing away sins, thus letting hypocrisy fester and grow, was one of the major causes of the Salem witch trials.