Life was a loyalist who believed the people should try to avoid war and just listen to their ruler. Life had been captured by cowboys and taken onto a prisionship where he was killed by a highly contagious disease called cholera. Tim expressed, “There was one funny thing about it though - it wasn’t a rebel prison ship, it was a British one’ (164). Life had been killed by the men that he was supporting in the war which demonstrated to Tim that him being loyal to Britain got him nowhere. This made him a Loyalist because he had strong negative opinions about war due to his past traumatic experiences with it.
He cared greatly about his family and wife even though Elizabeth was often distant towards him. In the end of the play, Proctor chooses to die rather than sign his confession, ratting out his friends and ruining his good name in the town. He did this to protect the reputation of his children so they won’t have to grow up with a lying father. Lying went against Protctors’ views and that ideal is prevalent throughout the entire play. 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.
The society in this book seemed to be the type that followed the rules or if you didn’t the worst things were going to happen to you. Everybody makes mistake and they try to learn and move on from them but killing someone intentionally would stick with that person forever and they would never be the same. Therefore, some people debate on whether he was completely out of place for killing Beatty or did the best thing for society. Although Montag killed Beatty, many people debate over whether it was the right thing to do or not. Montag did was he thought was right according to him because Montag thought that he was protecting himself and Faber, killing him to give society a chance to change, and because Beatty did not want to live anymore.
When Zachry’s father and brother were attacked by the Kona, Zachry lied to his fellow Valleymen and said that the Kona had attacked them when he wasn’t there so that he would not look like a coward for not intervening and saving his family. This lie led Zachry to believed that his soul was “half-stoned”, meaning that his chances of being reincarnated as a Valleyman were reduced because he acted like a savage, against Sonmi’s wishes. Zachry did not kill Meronym when Old Georgie tempted him because if he committed murder, he would be going against Sonmi and would be reincarnated as a savage Kona, the worst reincarnation for a Valleyman. The remainder of Zachry’s decisions after lying about the Kona attack were based around proving to Sonmi that he was worthy of being reincarnated as a Valleyman. Sonmi influenced Zachry to do good in life out of his fear of his soul being stoned and him ending up as a Kona in his next life.
It was important to note that if he was not truly regret about his fault, he would not find someone who might hate him so much according to his identity as a Nazi soldier to confess his sin when he was dying. If he did not feel sorry about what he did, found someone to confess his sin was absolutely unnecessary. According to The sunflower, there were some specific examples to show Karl’s repentance. For example, he said “I cannot die ... Without coming clean” (Wiesenthal 53).
In conclusion, people in The Crucible lie for their personal interests, their tunnel vision haunts them in the sense that it comes back to get them in the end. This is shown by the fact that john died because he was not willing to live for false sins. In his shoes choosing to die was easy, choosing the harder right between the easier wrong is all depending on how you look at it. The consequences from the wrong choice will make your life harder while sticking to the harder right choice will make your life
After the two of them, do die, the Friar haves so his plan is never found out. Friar Lawrence, being a man of God, could have gone to the families and told them that the feuding had to end. They may have listened to him. They trusted him, but the Montague’s or the Capulet’s never accepted the peace, until the death of the children, Romeo and Juliet. Friar did not do anything of that, so that is why he should be blamed for young lives of, Romeo and Juliet.
Mercutio, right before his death, said, “A plague o’ both your houses! I am sped,” (3.1.95) showing that he blames the households for his death. Yet, if he would have just accepted Romeo’s desire to be at peace with Tybalt, he would have still been alive. Just because the feud produced hatred between the opposing families does not mean that Mercutio had to be a victim of it. He could have avoided his fate by making less impulsive decisions, proving that the only one who is undoubtedly responsible for his death is Mercutio
Tom Robinson is also affected by racism due to losing his life and freedom because of losing a case which he was accused. To show, “Tom’s dead.” Aunt Alexandra put her hands to her mouth. “They shot him,” said Atticus.” (Lee 315) and “I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury: “Guilty…guilty…guilty…guilty” (Lee 282). These two quote show the loss of freedom because he lost a case and was sent to jail for a crime he did not commit and also due to racism he lost his life as Aunt Alexandra states “Tom’s dead”.
This alternative motive is N’s guiltiness because he knows he was the one who slept with Angela, and yet she protected him and he did not say anything to save Santiago’s innocent soul. N selfishly let Santiago die because he knew that he, his family, and Angela would be criticized and put under much scrutiny if their secret was ever revealed. However, N feels a tremendous amount of guilt because his actions got someone killed, so he is writing this book and continuing the investigation of Santiago’s death: “my personal impression is that he died without understanding his death,”(Marquez 101). N he wants to give meaning and purpose to Santiago’s death, so that he can have a reason that will be able to comfort him through his life of guiltiness. N purposefully implemented himself as the narrator and the character of the story, so that it would be confusing to the “average” reader that the book was an attempt to confess his guiltiness.