Danforth's power blinds him to the truth, and prevents him from seeing the effect that his actions have on the lives of innocent people Arthur Miller argues that being fearful or damaging one's reputation is what caused people to act irrationally and against their morals, coming off as selfish and arrogant, and leading to the Salem Witch Hysteria. Through the characterization of Hale, Parris and Danforth, it is evident how excessive pride makes people unwilling to admit to their mistakes, with the fear of a reputation damage. Miller's descriptions of the frailty of arrogance, can be used as an example of how arrogance turns people against each
Love, to Humbert Humbert, is a “localized lust for every passing nymphet (girl-child)” (18). With such noticeable contrasts, Nabokov leaves yet another ambiguous message. Perhaps he is trying to prove that true love is different to different people. Either way, the idea o love and analyzing what it truly is infiltrates his work as a major theme. He does not only analyze the love between a man and a woman, no matter how old each of them may be, however.
The narrator of the play states “Thomas Putnam felt that his own name and the honor of his family had been smirched by the village, and he meant to right matters any way he could.” (Act I) The Nurses were involved with Thomas’s brother-in-law not becoming minister of Salem. He also sides with his wife Ann after she accuses Rebecca Nurse. The families aren’t exactly the best of friends. Mr. Putnam is extremely greedy, and accuses people of witchcraft so he can buy their land later. By only looking out for himself and his money, he’s constantly seeking revenge.
If someone has not suffered a similar inner turmoil, it would be easy for them to misunderstand his actions and assume that he was just an uneducated, crazy man. Chris McCandless despised the phoniness of the world around him and wanted to escape it by engaging in a, “climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual revolution” (pg. 112). These thoughts are similar to those experienced by people who struggle with depression. Chris McCandless felt that he was living in a world full of superficial beings whose only concern was what other people thought of them.
Little did they know, Proctor had a secret life which is simply the beginning of his selfish demonstrations of his own morality. Proctor demonstrates his selfish behavior through his passion-based affair, withholding the truth his mistress bestowed upon him, and also when he choose to tear apart his confession which allowed him to remain alive to tend to his children. First thing first, in act one, scene three, the writer of The Crucible, Arthur Miller, introduces the affair between Proctor and his former house servant, Abigail Williams. Paraphrasing Proctor's own words, the affair was designed of only passion and lust (…). Proctor himself simply stated that the affair had nothing to do with love.
Like most plays, they each have a protagonist with a so-called ‘fatal flaw,’ a lapse in character that leads to conflict within the story. For Much Ado About Nothing, the protagonist Claudio is gullible, and believes the lie that his love is unfaithful to him. In King Lear, Lear is prideful, and takes his daughter’s refusal to pour praise onto him as a personal affront. Another similarity between the two shows would be the use of misconception to further the plot. Lear believes that his daughter does not care for him and so takes away her inheritance, while Claudio believes that his betrothed has been unfaithful and so shames her on their wedding day.
As the viewer can take note, Frank continues to be extremely flirtatious with Mrs. Warren and thus tries to make her give in to temptation. Tracing back to Act II, Mrs. Warren regrets the decision on ever kissing Frank because she knows of the incest taboo which strikes Mrs. Warren with a realization of her moral standing in society. On the other hand, Frank knows of Mrs. Warren’s past by listening to Rev. Samuel talk about the letters he wrote to Mrs. Warren, which later speculates why Frank is acting so flirtatious. Since Frank is seen as a do-nothing penniless man, he has to try his hardest to find a woman who has money and will show him love.
Angered by this, Proctor physically attacks Abigail and denounces her as a whore, and has to back up what he says with evidence. Overcome with emotion, and distraught of how far he allowed the court’s corruption to continue, he confesses to having an affair with Abigail and her plot to trying to rid of Elizabeth in hopes of replacing her. By telling the truth, John shows growth in his character, as he accepts that his good name must be ruined to protect innocent victims, ““I have made a bell in my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name – and you will believe me. Mr. Danforth” (page 116)!
For one’s own selfish motives are what drive them to seek the justice that they desire. Jack’s theory on justice reveals a level of irrationality within him, by claiming that vengeance is the only path to justice he claims that out of selfish and subjective acts of passion, fairness and equality can be achieved.This reveals without a specific code for whether or not an action just or unjust individuals discern what constituents justice based off of their own opinion.For, one’s own experiences can blur the meaning of justice, creating a bias point of view in the individual. After learning that he had taken his sister’s virginity, Adam Stanton shoots Willie Stark. Jack Burden describes the experience claiming that “I saw the two little spurts of pale-orange flame from the muzzle of the weapon” (Warren
This role draws high conflict personalities. The irony is the persecutor completely believes he is the victim. Narcissists do not admit or take responsibility for their actions. It 's all about setting the blame on you. He makes you feel guilty, and gets others to believe you 're the bad guy.