Elizabeth tries to explain to him that she isn't the one to judge him because she feels just as guilty as John does. She feels like she had a part to play in with the affair. As a result of Elizabeth saying that, John doesn't take it. He gets upset with her and says that she is was never in the wrong, but he was. Elizabeth towards the end of Act IV constantly reinsured him that whatever decisions he makes, she knows that a good man is behind
There are different ways of seeing each behavior however, when it comes down to it, John Proctor is a selfish man. He had an affair with his servant whom he considers a child (Act one, Scene two) and admitted he only had the affair because he was a lustful man. Furthermore, he withheld critical information from the village which resulted in the village believing in the illusion of witchcraft and leading to the deaths of many. Last but not least, Proctor had been given an ultimatum of choosing his family or his reputation and he selfishly choose to protect his name. These are merely three demonstrations of Proctor's choice in
Ironically he does so by doing nothing. Nick Carraway’s passive nature leads to the many mishaps in the novel, which stresses the idea that not being evil does not necessarily make someone a good person. “I’m inclined to reserve all judgements” (1) Nick states at the beginning of the novel, which instantly sets up his passivity. His passiveness sparks complications early on, such as when Tom takes Nick to meet Myrtle in secret. Nick tags along because he “had nothing better to do” (24) and seems to have little qualms about the fact that Tom is cheating on Daisy openly.
Though he fails, knowing that what was happening was not right makes him honest, and doing his best to tell Roxane regardless of his love for her makes him noble. Christian even tells Cyrano that Roxane really loves Cyrano instead of himself. If Christian was a selfish liar he would never even think of telling Cyrano he had just as much of a chance with Roxane as he
– I have known her sir, I have known her” (110). John Proctor never settles for keeping his opinion or what he thinks is right to himself. He knows telling Danforth that he is guilty for adultery won’t help his cause but it shows his desperation to win the case in order protect his wife, Elizabeth. John Proctor was sick and tired of watching Abigail win with a lie, in this case he spoke the truth knowing his consequences. John states, “Excellency, forgive me, forgive me.
Nora is not concern about keeping her honor but selflessly more concerned with her husband’s honor. While taking into consideration Torvald’s reputation, Nora informs Kristine the negative effect sharing her secret would have on Torvald when she remarks, “besides Torvald, with all his masculine pride-how painfully humiliating for him if he ever found out he was in debt to me” (Ibsen 1030). Nora’s genuine care and prior knowledge to how important reputation is to her husband displays how important protecting honor is. Nora is not the only one concerned with protecting her husband’s honor so is Torvald himself. Torvald answer contradicts what Nora believes to be important in maintaining honor in their relationship: “I’d gladly work for you day and night - and take on pain and deprivation.
In my opinion, I think one of his bad characteristic is that he is untrustworthy. I find him untrustworthy because he went and had sex with another woman and in all honesty, I think he could have stopped her from doing anything to him. Even though he cheated (or at least I think so), he still thinks of his wife. No woman matters to him but, his wife. This tells me that even if he were to marry someone else, it wouldn’t mean anything to him because he loves his wife and he would rather have his wife than any other woman.
He takes away her pride of rejecting people and forces her to choose her family being hurt of facing her demons and going with him. But he himself is almost a reflection of her sharing such similar traits only he comes out as the winner which is the ironic part. A big clue to Arnold representing what Connie doesn’t like is when he says “None of them would have done any of this for you” praying on her feeling of being unappreciated. Arnold is not only a demon in a physical from but also Connie’s eternal demon as
It cannot be considered a real happy ending because Sir George Bellmour does not love her but she gets what she wants, that is him. This is also a message sent from the authors to make the readers realize that even though they may not like them, these people do obtain what they want in real life. The characters who do not get a happy ending at all are the real deceivers, the worst men of the novels: Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility and Sir George Bellmour from The female Quixote. Willoughby deceives Marianne because he seduces her even though he is already engaged, while Sir George tries to seduce Arabella using her interpretation of reality. At the end they do not obtain what they want and end up having an unhappy life.
Othello and Desdemona are married and her father does not approve but he still loves her and learns how to deal with this obstacle but as the play progresses, his dear friend Iago convinces him that Desdemona is cheating and he allows himself to believe that and changes his attitude towards her in such a negative way. He allowed himself to fall for a lie that he should have known that was wrong or instead confront Desdemona and see what was going on. Iago had a fixed mindset and didn 't go anywhere because he was too busy worrying about other people and their life styles. He didn 't like Othello because he was black and because of this he told him lies and even stole one of Desdemona’s handkerchiefs to try and make a point. If he would have a growth mindset he would have realized that it didn 't matter if Othello was black only that they were both happy.
Jane Austin satires Mr. Collins by making him so conceited that he doesn’t consider how others feel. Mr. Collins is so sure that he is a desirable match that he refuses to believe that Elizabeth doesn’t want to marry him. He tells Elizabeth, “You can hardly doubt the purport of my discourse, however your natural delicacy may lead you to disassemble” (lines 6-7). In this quote Mr. Collins refers to Elizabeth’s “natural delicacy” as if only modesty or doubt of his intentions would prevent her from immediately agreeing to marry him. It is his conceit that prevents him from even considering a third reason for her rejection—a reason such as her not liking him or really not wanting to marry him.