One may say that George was being selfish and risking his most valuable friendship. True, Lennie was innocent and it was a mistake, but how many mistakes can he make before everything collapses? Furthermore, George cared for Lennie because he was like a little brother. George gave Lennie maximum protection and support. “George still stared at Curley’s wife.
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.
When it was the right time he humbly claims that he did lie about the treasure. He accepts that he should be punished for lying to them, but right now they should still trust him so they could together find and stop Everett’s wife from marrying someone else. This shows that he knows of his faults, but focused on the main goals. Everett lies, but he lies about something that does not harm others, but does it in a way so he can also benefit. His companions did not loss anything that they had instead they were freed from jail.
Because the evidence that they had to call him guilty was only circumstantial. They all know he was innocent but unfortunately for Tom, they were prejudice. Which is ultimately why he is dead. So was Tom's death justified because he tried running away from something he may or may not have done? No not really because he should have never gotten that sentencing in the first place.
For example, Valdez states “He didn’t want to go and yet he did. It never crossed his mind to refuse.” (Valdez 637-638). This quote shows how his intentions were not to serve the country, but just to have something to do. This is not honorable. His motives do not make him a tragic hero.
According to Charles Mccardel“ He withholds the truth, but finally admits to his transgression. He does this partly to ease his conscience, but also (he hopes) to save his hide and protect his loved ones amid a witch hunt that's running out of control.” Even though he tells Elizabeth what he had done with Abigail without her having to find out through somebody else she does not trust him anymore. It hurts her so bad it is hard for her because what she thought was a good, loving, caring man actually turns out to be a no good cheater. He tries to make up for what he did through the years. No matter what he did she could never fully trust him , it could never be like it use to be.
To some he can be described as a Hero Archetype and to others a Rebel Archetype. From reading my paper you can tell that I think he is both archetypes. I can relate to Proctor in some ways because in the end Proctor became truthful and confessed to everything that he had done. Although he had confessed to the truth people tried to shun him and make him feel even worse for what he did. Instead of Proctor getting his name on the church doors he wanted to die to save his good name.
Finny should be aware about the truth because best friends are always supposed to tell each other everything, no matter how hurtful it may be. One might say, Gene should not have told Finny because then they could lose their friendship. However, losing a friendship is easier than losing your mind from guilt and if Finny were really his true friend he would find a way to forgive Gene. Gene should have told Finny to prevent his guilt from eating him alive. Also, friends should be able to tell each other absolutely everything without fear.
Prideful because all he tries to do is chance Doodle rather than letting him be who he is . Not letting himself accept himself the way he is. Brother's pride pushes him to give Doodle an existence away from his bed, and it is his obsession that leads to Doodle's tragic demise. Brother's pride did create a facsimile (copy) of real life for Doodle, but in the end, it crumbled him, brought to its knees by pride and selfishness. Brother did love Doodle, but his ego overshadowed the fact the he was just trying to protect Doodle from a world that doesn't tolerate those that are different.
Heroes are not manipulative, and in the book, The man in the well, the children in the story have the chance to be heroes, but for whatever reason, they don't choose to be heroic. The children instead manipulate the man in the well by lying to him and asking him questions. They lie that there is help on the way, when there isn’t anyone coming to help him. “‘My father said he's coming with the police, and he knows what to do.’ We admired Aaron very much for coming up with this on the spot.” (3). Choosing to lie and manipulate are clearly actions that heroes definitely wouldn’t
As I see it Wiesel is trying to say that when he remembers what has happened to him so far, he feels hopless. But because he remembers, he must not feel hopeless. Memory is power and it will save humanity and in this case the Jews. In the book Wiesel shares his memory of many people warning the Jews about the coming of the Nazis, which the Jews didn 't believe in and act upon. These mistakes of neglection caused them to loose their loved ones.
Without his faith he would have been dead like Akiba Drumer and Shlomo. His faith, although wavering, stays with him, allowing him to “pass the test”. Even though he tried rebelling against God, he was not successful and was ultimately able to say “On April 5, the wheel of history turned” (Wiesel 113), this was God’s way of telling that he did it, he passed the test. Without his faith he would not have made it through the