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. Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
Abigail, also, leaves John because he chooses Elizabeth. Proctor has a mindset that he does not have anything left for him, but a name that has lied and has been blackened. The importance of reputation in the society of Salem was majorly important because it led John Proctor to believe his adultery and self-worth blackened his life. His affair was his first step into his own grave because of his unfaithfulness to Elizabeth. Then, his lies pushed him over the edge to make them believe there was no
My reasoning for this is because if John proctor was to let them hang the letter on the church door his name would be rotten in the community for life and that’s why he he says I’ve given you my soul now leave me my name he’s basically does not want his name or his family 's name to be rotten in the community Them john proctor says ”I have confessed myself is there no good penitence but it be public god does not need my name nailed upon the church god sees my name god knows how black my sins are it is enough”. This quote just tells you how important his name is to him he says god already knows it does not need to be posted upon the church door because if it is them everyone will see the confession with his name on it and in their community being a witch will have everybody you know hated. My final piece of evidence is when john said ”I have given you my soul leave me my name”! This quote is small but I used it because it has a big meaning when he says he given them his soul he doesn’t mean little art but he means but him signing the letter everyone will look at him as a witch he family will be hated and he wouldn’t be a led to forgive himself. He just wanted to sign the paper and e don e but they wanted to use him as an example to the community.
Everyone knows that smuggling things into the prison was wrong and it was against the rules, but some believe that the ends justified the means, therefore it was acceptable. Colson may have had good intentions, but he should not have smuggled dye into the prison because it effected his peers, his God, and his family. The first reason Colson should not have participated in smuggling dye into the prison is that his actions effected his peers. Everyone around him was affected. His Christian friends were dismayed to hear that Colson had made the deliberate delinquent decision to smuggle the dye.
His determination to avenge the unjust murder of his father is seen by some as noble, but the way he goes about it and the manner he treats other innocent people in the process is frowned upon by others. For many readers the question in Hamlet isn't to be or not to be, but whether to love or hate his character. Amy Dunne (Gone Girl) Is Amy Dunne a strong female character who wasn't afraid to take destiny into her own hands or was she a manipulative, lying, homicidal villian? That is the question many readers of Gone Girl asked themselves after reading the book. The truth probably lies somewhere in between, but there is no doubt that Amy is not a typical protagonist and left many readers wondering whether they should be rooting for or against
As they thought it was the Christians who caused this disease. Christine A. Smith said, “The despair caused by the plague within the city led the people to be indifferent to the laws of men and gods, and many cast themselves into self-indulgence.” However, there were some miracles happening. As we can imagine, people during that time tended to believe that the gods can save their lives, if they didn’t, it meant that they believed the wrong gods. They began to doubt. Meanwhile, under persecution for a long time, to the Christian, the thought of tolerance and the spirit of love gradually increased which affected their behaviors.
The Grandmother gave in and spoke against what she believed in right before she died. On the contrary, The Misfit, who is seen as the bad guy in the story is actually the Christ figure of the book due to his strong beliefs he clings to and consistent behavior. The Church needs more people like the Misfit, just without all of the murder and
Rachel was reverend Brown’s daughter she too disagreed with Cates’ actions. When she tried to scare Cates into backing down, he resisted. Cates then continued to sacrificed himself in order to bring justice to the one-sided town of Hillsboro. On the contrary, Rachel was another brave character in the play Inherit The Wind. Rachel was the daughter of Reverend Brown, who brainwashed the people of the town to radically believe that God must come before anything else.
Arthur Dimmesdale was a character with plenteous authority and a vast following from the puritan people which admired him, but he lost all of the power. The sin he committed mentally and physically exhausted himself which consequently lead him body to death. Dimmesdale receives brutal punishment because Nathaniel Hawthorne wanted to use him to teach a moral lesson that sin doesn’t have to be the event that defines how to live a life. Although Dimmesdale fails to move past his sin, Hawthorne presents the reader with an offering that would have free Dimmesdale of his crime to show redemption was still possible. Dimmesdale could not move past the emotional chain of events that were a result of sin, and therefore, he could not live a life of happiness as he did before his crime.
People owe their lives to the earth so committing suicide is a sin and Okonkwo must have knew this. But his loyalty to the ways of Umuofia are so strong that he'd rather die with being apart of his culture and own beliefs than conform to being a christian. To me Okonkwo is a tragic hero because he fights for a cause he believes in with the tragic flaw of fear of being like his father and even tho some think he died of a shameful death like his father, he died on his own terms and still believing his own