In many ways, John Proctor is seen as a ‘tragic hero’, he is portrayed as a man with definite great values which he has flawed. Proctor isn’t initially seen as truly moral character, his adultery and redundancy to completely dismiss his religious beliefs and rites prove otherwise. His beliefs are dismissed due to the immortality Abigail displays in her characterisation that effectively rubs off on him. John chooses to be immoral, but he himself knows the difference between right and wrong, and his conscious still plays a big role in the decisions he makes, unlike with Abigail. Throughout his characterisation, John Proctor is seen as a man of integrity, despite his immoral actions.
When someone is to bring up the case around Jem, he tries to shut them down, he does not like hearing about it. Tom was found guilty and was soon killed after going to jail, and that hit Jem very hard, he was very tore up about it. In the book Jem specifically says, “No sir, they oughta do away with juries. He wasn’t guilty in the first place and they said he was.”(295) Jem constantly throughout the book claims that Tom is not guilty and wants it to change, and doesn’t know how to except that the jury said different and that’s how it has to
Instead of letting Horatio kill himself, he says to postpone the happiness of death because he needs to tell people tell his story. When Hamlet tells this to Horatio, he’s giving Horatio an excuse to stay alive because he knows that life is valuable and just because it’s hard, it doesn’t mean they should end their life. This demonstrates Hamlet interpreting his own meaning of life because he want’s Horatio to tell his story, so that others can tell his story and so on. Hamlet’s meaning of life is to tell stories and live based on the stories we hear. Lastly, Hamlet understands that the people in the kingdom won’t know what to do without a leader.
Equality is still striving to be likewise his brothers, this “box” is ultimately his purpose for living, as it is going to make him accepted, the goal in his society. This purpose transforms, though, as Equality discovers his true purpose of living, himself. “I wished to know the meaning of things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being.
John ends up doing the right thing and not let Abigail manipulate him. The relationship between John and Elizabeth is truly how love should be portrayed. John's love for Elizabeth is also one of his inner struggles. John throughout the play is conflicted because he knows what he did was wrong but he thinks Elizabeth should not still be upset “ Spare me! You forget nothin’ and forgive nothin’.” (Miller 940).
In attempt to stop Abigail accusation he tries to use Mary Warren deposition to eliminate Abigail testimony. John Proctor soon realizes that his plan would not work and he will have to confess his adultery to back up his rebuttal against Abigail. His role within the story is he is the voice for the people that had to suffer. Reverend
Not to mention when Danforth is asking if letting Proctor’s wife live longer, then will he drop the case. Proctor declines this agreement and seeks to free those he deems are falsely accused. As can be seen Proctor is a selfless man who will sacrifice what he loves for the betterment of others. Months of torture didn’t break Proctor’s will, and this is shown in great detail as John tears up his confession. As soon as Proctor is given the chance to live and abandon his friends, he is unsure.
The “fear of a loss of power” can be someone's key motivation to do what they feel is necessary to keep that power at their fingertips. If you had the opportunity to rule with as much power as a King or Queen how far would go to keep that authority? In the play Hamlet, several characters’ power is tested to help prove the guilt of Claudius. Claudius has a rather powerful role in the play because he is now pronounced as king. He would be a very good character that displays the “fear of a loss of power.” Throughout the play Hamlet tries to prove that King
At one point in the play, the Friar decides to turn a simple plan into something complicated that results in both Romeo and Juliet dying. When Juliet demands Friar give her a solution for her problem, he responds: “A thing like death to chide away this shame, / That cop’st with death himself to scape from it” (4.1.74-75). The friar could have taken the situation of Juliet wanting to die by telling her that death is not the solution and to talk with her parents and tell the truth. Instead, the Friar decided to take this simple situation and made it complicated by telling Juliet she needs to fake her own death. Then, when Romeo and the Nurse are concerned about Romeo and Juliet’s Marriage, the Friar thinks he can fix the situation by saying: “To blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends, / Beg pardon of the Prince, and call thee back” (3.3.151-152).