He committed a crime so he feels that he is no longer under the protection of God. Macbeth’s guilt further increases Lady Macbeth’s guilt. Lady Macbeth knows that Macbeth didn’t want to murder Duncan, so she feels even more guilty because she was the force that drove him to do it. Also, Macbeth says, “I’ll go no more. I am afraid to think what I have done; look on 't again I dare not” (Shakespeare 169).
One reason others feel differently is because of the unsightly part of humanity. For example, in the beginning of the Crucible, Miller explains how Parris “cut a villainous path” to become reverend and how “there is very little good to be said for him” (1100). People similar to Parris exist everywhere which roots the argument of inner conflict constantly tieing with humanity. However, one couldn’t openly act in such a way, it would ruin an important reputation in society. In fact, Joseph McCarthy himself suffered this consequence: “It was his clash with the Army that would lead to his downfall” (Robert 3).
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, rumors spread and lead to making false assumptions about people, which could cause their reputation to crumble. The novel clearly states many clear and valid points as to why these rumors can affect many people, and how they can change a person 's life in a bad way. Such as in the situation of Dolphus Raymond, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson. Throughout the novel, many people suffer from the sickening disease of rumors. Don’t try to create rumors about people because it only leads to more damage between the person who spreads rumors, and the person who has rumors spread on them, because it could truly affect their life in ways that are
Throughout the play, John Proctor had an affair with Abigail Williams who worked for Elizabeth Proctor as a midwife. Proctor fears for his reputation because he doesn 't want his name posted and labeled as an adultery, not only to the town of Salem but also for his sons. In Act IV Proctor states “I have confessed myself! Is there no good penitence but it be public? God does not need my name nailed to the church!
This was like torture for Dimmsdale he even had to help in the shaming of Hester. He felt like his actions took meaning out of his life, he says this because how can he do his job and feel like he’s doing right among his people when he had committed adultery (ch. 11) Dimmesdale felt like a fraud and it made him so guilty and it tore his spirit and moral into shreds! He didn’t think he was capable of leading his people to salvation because of his actions (ch. 17).
Based on the tragic events of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, The Crucible is a hard-hitting tale that reflects upon the subjectivity of goodness and virtue, sparking the reflection of the importance of moral behavior during times of hardship and crisis. In an unyielding and restricted Puritan community like Salem village, a bad reputation could result in social exclusion and scorning from the community. As a result, many members of the community would go to extremes to avoid tarnishing their reputations. The Crucible asserts that those who are concerned only with protecting their standings are dangerous to a society, as they are willing to blame and hurt other people in order to protect themselves. Many counterparts can be drawn between good and evil in The Crucible, and Miller’s juxtaposition of the characters shows the audience how one person acting with integrity can influence a society for good, and vice versa.
He uses the event at Tellez house how he was afraid of the evil, but Ultima was not since she knew what was happening. 5. The reason why the towns people did not turn on Tenorio is because they all fear him since he is seen as an evil man and with his daughter being witches people feared being cursed by them. 6. The way that is similar is that both of them
This shows how Okonkwo is embarrassed and ashamed to have Nwoye as a son. Not being able to handle that his son is converting himself and eventually converting his family to Christianity, Okonkwo urges the town of Mbanta to drive out the Christians with force and violence but instead of following that suggestion, the town decides to alienate them from the rest of the of the tribe, much to Okonkwo’s despair he is losing power within the
The Tudors is a historical fiction show about the rule of Henry the 8th and his six wives. Whenever Henry decided that he did not love his current wife and no longer wanted to be married to her, he would blame others for their failing marriage and unhappiness. For instance, Henry was madly in love with his second wife, Anne Boleyn. However, when she miscarried their son and the child turned out to be deformed, he decided to blame her for their deteriorating marriage, and their malformed, miscarried son. He even put some of the blame on God by claiming God was punishing him for getting a divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
Okonkwo is seen as a very painfully structured man and when something doesn't go according to his structure, it causes him to make irrational decisions. As seen in Okonkwo’s participation in Ikemefuna’s death, we see a demonstration of his rash thinking. Okonkwo’s irrational decision - making, as well as his fear of being perceived as weak like his father drove him to kill Ikemefuna. If Ikemefuna has not been killed, then this would have prevented Nwoye from converting to Christianity. As seen “after the missionaries finished singing, Nwoye pondered about what he just heard, the hymn about brothers who sat in darkness and fear seemed to answer a vague and persistent question that haunted his young soul the question of Ikemefuna who died” (Achebe 128).