John Proctor is a good man who displays the characteristics of a hero and could be seen as one for giving his life for his friends. The first impressive characteristic of John Proctor is his bravery. Speaking out against the “afflicted” girls in the way he did could cause serious question of him as a person. From the court’s standpoint John could be seen as directly opposing the court, which would have him jailed, or could even have him be accused of witchcraft. Also, he would have had to have known that Abigail Williams would have immediately accused him of being a witch once he spoke out against them.
Parris as a Role for Proctor and his Influence on Morals and Religion Throughout history, religion shaped civilization. It has written and rewritten borders and caused wars. Personal belief and the consequences it brings apply to most conflicts, including those of the Salem witch trials. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, religion and the clash between personal belief and church teachings on values and morals play an important role in the development of both John Proctor and Reverend Parris; Parris serves as a foil for Proctor throughout the play by contrasting his religious views, morals, and integrity, ultimately revealing Proctor’s good heart despite his mistakes. Although religious beliefs influence character development, they often conflict with other characters, highlighting the different morals and values that each character has.
Children learn from their parent’s mistakes and one thing Okonkwo learned was to rule by one thing” passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness and another was idleness.” Therefore, he wants to raise Nwoye with fear and abuse since, his father raised him with gentleness. Okonkwo is afraid Nwoye will “be found to resemble his father” so, he treated him and Ikemefuna “with a heavy hand.” Okonkwo was “fond of the boy” but, he did not “express any emotion openly, unless it be the emotion of anger.” Therefore,” when Okonkwo heard that he would not eat any food he came into the hut with a big stick in his hand and stood over him while he swallowed his yams, trembling.” This shows that Okonkwo is raising Nwoye with fear so, he will raise up to be a successful man who will do what he is told no matter what and not be lazy. Okonkwo is scaring Nwoye that he will beat him so, he will listen to him. Everything Okonkwo is doing is because he “was not a cruel man.
From a man who came to Salem revelling in the fact that his hard won expertise would be put to good use, to a man struggling with his conscience and nearly openly proclaiming the witch trials falsity, Hale changed into a different man over the course of the book. His change would seem like common sense now; no one would believe that witches were enchanting girls and torturing them. However, the extremity of the religion at this time affected how long the false claims were believed. His realization was, for the time, progressive. Arthur Miller did a good job of portraying the Salem Witch Trials in The Crucible.
When someone dies they are brought to the incinerator and everyone seems like nothing happened. This is a warning because in the future violence could be over used and part of life, but no one would notice because violent actions would be used everyday. Secondly, in Fahrenheit 451 violence is amusing to their society. The government wants to put on a good show for everyone to enjoy. “The search is over, Montag is dead; a crime against society has been avenged.” (Bradbury 142).
By observing the actions of Hale and those around him, one is able to observe many thematic lessons. Hales search for truth lead him into scenarios that would change his character, none more powerfully than his signing away the life of accused witches. In The Crucible Reverend John Hale is depicted as a young minister from the town of Beverly, who is an expert in the field of witchcraft. The young minister sought to destroy such demonic arts through God’s name. Hale is appointed to diagnose those afflicted with witchcraft believing he might save souls by doing such.
It would be believable children who are brought into this uncivilized world are not familiar with this feeling. They see how humans treat each other and look at another as the enemy, a slave, or food. While love may not exist the way humans think of it today, love has taken a different form in Cormac McCarthy’s book, The Road. Raised in a cruel world struggling for survival, love is the binding force between a young boy and his father. Love is seen as the little boy shows his devotion to strangers encountered on the road choosing to see the good
Are you satisfied with the killing? We believe that a peace treaty should be distributed. Without your help it only gets worse and worse everyday. More and more people die, more kids get brutally murdered in front of their families. And all because you are too scared to call it a Genocide because repercussions could develop.
when he did all of this it was at that time he became a not a tragic hero when he let the thought of power and greed he made the decision to kill all of the people that he did with no remorse if the witches had not told him the profuse than all of this wouldn't have happen so i honestly think that is the most reason that macbeth is not a tragic hero because of what he did and letting his wife tell him how he isn't a
The author includes multiple internal monologues throughout the story that reveal more about the characters and their intentions, such as “This supernatural soliciting cannot be ill, cannot be good, if ill, why hath it given me earnest of success commencing in a truth?” where Macbeth is referring to the predictions made by the witches and reasons to himself that they cannot be evil because of the reward they have given him, as he also begins to notice the emotions swelling up inside them and sees them as dark and horrible. He eventually begins to accept these emotions and wants to keep them secret, bringing mystery by revealing two conflicting emotions within his character. The use of internal character struggle manages to create a feeling of misfortune with many of the characters through guilt or grief leading toward emotional or literal downfall, such as “Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this land.” (Shakespeare, Act 5, Scene 1, Lines 40-41) where Lady Macbeth is being forced to relive her being the cause of Duncan’s murder over and over in a state of sleepwalking. In this state, she experiences a vast amount of guilt and grief for what she did, which is misfortune for her because it soon leads up to her committing her own suicide, which
John Proctor denied to forget his sincerity in acknowledging his denial to deliver his life. Although he is sentenced to death and dies, he still sticks up for a trial of character, and succeeds. This piece of writing also works in an theocracy. Sworn in the name of God, both men and women, were charged and condemned of rehearsing witchcraft. In our civilization, people are not put on trial for similar conditions, but Puritans considered that witchcraft was an immorality opposing God and condemned by death.