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.
Proctor tears the confession paper because he realizes that honor is more important. He decided to stop living a sinful life of lies and become a better person so, he refuses to get anyone else involved with the witchcraft controversy. Proctor has had a new perspective of the trails now the he realizes all of the mistakes he has made. In the beginning of the play, Proctors perspective towards the hangings was the avoid and not be involved in it in any way. Now, Proctor realizes that by confessing, there will be blame set on other innocent people so by ripping the confession paper, it will not make the court look better.
Danforth does not care about this though he only wants Procter to confess to secure his own reputation and so his authority does not go into question. This as well as most of the actions that took place during the trials shows how corrupt Danforth was and that all the people who died in the name of the “law” really died to secure Danforth’s own idea of
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.
“However , the fault, if it were one, was all our own, we have none to blame but yourselfs.”(Paine 1) Thomas Paine was a man who believed the people of the town need to take blame for not stopping them. Thomas Paine used pathos in the easy to get people to feel what he feels and for them to feel guilty that they haven't stepped up. Using pathos in Thomas Paine speech was the best way to get people to understand where he is coming from.Pathos allows him to get on a deeper level with the people listening and reading.He uses a quote that states “Show your Faith by your work, “ that God my bless you.” (Paine 2) which lets the audience know he is just like everyone else. In this time period believing in god was a big deal . It meant that you were
Nonetheless, as pay back for this, Assef raped Hassan. This also proved that Amir would never be as loyal to Hassan as he is to Amir, as he just stood by and watched it happen. Hassan accepts the rape because he is resigned to his fate as the betrayed friend and victim of abused power. Although Amir betrayed Hassan, he still wants to maintain the friendship and remains loyal to Amir. Hassan’s ability to suffer without becoming bitter frustrated Amir greatly, often making him feel guilty of his actions.
Sergeant Major’s terrible experience with the talisman is exposed through facial expressions and communications. When it is brought up by Mr. White, Sergeant Major brushes it off hastily as if not wanting to talk about it. As he answers questions about his wishes, “his blotchy face whitens” revealing that his wishes also did not go the way he planned. Sergeant Major also provides the family with many warnings of using the talisman and recommends not using it which restates the danger of interfering with fate. Because he has experienced this, he can provide truthful suggestions.
The true relinquishment of guilt does not happen only by forgiving self, but being forgiven by a person sinned to. As Amir loses Sohrab’s trust, he confesses “[he has] done a lot of things [he] regrets in his life and maybe none more then going back on the promise [he] made [Sohrab]” (374) and tells Sohrab he will wait until he is ready to forgive. Amir sincerely apologizes for what he has done to Sohrab instead of avoiding like as he did during his childhood. Through his confession, Amir acknowledges that he is the one to blame for Sohrab’s tragic action. And he will be only able to relinquish this guilt when Sohrab gives him forgiveness and accepts Amir’s confession and apology.
This shows John’s heroism because not many people would openly admit to disliking their minister, especially when they are being interrogated for witchcraft. He stood up for his opinion even when the stakes are so high. Such a statement would be taken as an act against the church directly, though Hale senses John’s honesty and takes the statement at face value. Another clear example of John’s heroism happened towards the end of the play when he refused to sign his confession. In refusing to do so, he called out the corrupted justice system.
In scene 2 Creon figures out that Antigone was the one who buried Polyneices even though she knew she had broken the law. Antigone believes that people would praise her but, because Creon is present, they do not say anything. “I should have praise and honor for what I have done. All these men here would praise me were their lips frozen shut with fear of you... No, they are with me. But they keep their tongues in leash.” (Page 507) When Antigone says this it shows how she will not say that people are mad at her for breaking the law, she will not give in and say she did something wrong.