However, in this essay, I will argue that Gilman portrays John as an antagonist or “villain” in her story because, through his actions, he is the main reason for his wife 's descent into insanity which proves that he didn’t know what was best for his wife after all. Therefore, John represents the bars of the wallpaper which confines the woman and doesn 't allow her to be free. First, we can observe the descriptions or feelings that the narrator expresses when speaking about John. Although these descriptions or feelings may seem positive at times, they slowly become more negative and judgmental throughout the story as she realizes that John doesn’t
In order to confirm this Judge Danforth calls Elizabeth Proctor to testify in court, in which she lies, as a result Danforth says “She spoke nothing of lechery, and this man has lied” (Miller 114). In this situation, Reverend Hale voices his concern by saying that it is a natural for her to lie in order to save her husband’s name (Miller 114). Here, Judge Danforth refuses to listen to Reverend Hale and inconsiderately dismisses his logical argument that given the circumstances a wife would lie to save their husband’s
Do you take it upon yourself to determine what this court shall believe and what it shall set aside? (Miller 89). That Giles is trying to ask Danforth to get his wife out of jail because the girls are lying. But Danforth isn’t thrilled on what Giles is asking him to do. So he’s tells him that the story you’re telling do you really think that the people of the court would believe you.
“Look at me! To your own knowledge, has John Proctor ever committed the crime of lechery?” says Danforth sternly. Elizabeth faintly answers the question with “No sir” (50). John recognized that she had tried to save him by lying, but unfortunately ended up hurting him greater. John yells, “Elizabeth, tell the truth!” (50).
This old ideology of gender roles gravely affected the Mirabal sisters and their participation in their revolution against Trujillo; however, they still managed to challenge these gender limitations throughout the book. Throughout the book, it becomes apparent that the Mirabals' husbands are obstacles that prevent them from participating in the revolution. For example, Dedé's husband prevented her from participating in the revolution. On page 179, Alvarez writes, "'What if I can't?' Dedé's voice shook.
John struggles to do what he knows is right, which is to reveal his affair to the court. This information could expose Abigail as a liar and show that she is falsely accusing Elizabeth strictly because of her jealousy. “Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time...”(Miller I.450-453). This quote shows that even though John does understand that the affair he had with Abigail was wrong, he still thinks of her. John still has
The Un-man speaks in reference to a man’s vanity with the help of a mirror and the Lady asks if it is good. Ransom answers her with a ‘no’ but Un-man says, “How can you find out without trying?” Ransom replies, “If you do it and it is not good, how do you know whether you will be able to stop doing it?” Ransom refers to Adam who sinned, and because of that He and all humanity fell and we, without God’s saving grace, are eternally sinful and cannot stop sinning. Altogether, Ransom verbally protected the Green Lady poorly. When fighting Satan, instead of using a reasonable explanation that makes sense to him, Ransom should have used the Bible. Ransom should have made the Lady understand that she should obey Maleldil because she loves Him, to disobey Him is to hate and distrust Him.
Cebastian Renteria Ms. Gianola English 11th period 6 The Crucible Abc’s Book Adultery- An example of adultery is when John Procter turned on Elizabeth while she was sick for a long time. When John Procter turned it was with Abigail their former servant. Betrayal- An example of this is when Mary warren was willing to help John Proctor prove that Abigail and there rest of the girl were making false accusation. But then all of a sudden she betrayed John by saying that it was true then accused John. Corroborate- An example of this is when Elizabeth supported the decision of John going to hang on a false statement.
John committed the sin of adultery with Abigail. Which therefore, he broke one of the ten commandments. John does seem truly sorry for his sin he has committed with Abigail. He tries to talk with his wife Elizabeth about the whole situation, but Elizabeth will not let the situation go. Elizabeth tries to convince John to go and tell Abigail that she sleeps around to much, but he would not do it.