In many works of literature, a character’s past has a positive or negative effect on the actions, attitude, and values of the character. The Salem Witch Trials, are a product of John Proctor’s mistake with Abigail.The story illustrates how over time, Proctor’s life was slowly altered, but consequently the lives of the people around him were never the same again either. His past mistake is able to tell a story of how pride, deceit, and hate can ruin lives. Firstly, John Proctor has to contend with the fact that he has violated Christian, marital, and societal values. Given his good nature he is able to do so, that however is not enough for Abigail.
In the opening of the story, the narrator is ashamed of Doodle, but in time, the narrator develops into a forgiving, loving person. This overall change was sparked by the death of Doodle. His love that was hidden throughout the story, is finally revealed after Doodle dies in the storm. These changes that the narrator undergoes, taught the reader the many consequences that pride can have on someone, and how it can be certainly evil, depending on the circumstances. To recap, C.S.
Its believable because he knows it was the right thing to do. “Because I lie and sign myself to lies”(Miller 4.727). Proctor can barely handle the thought of signing his name in a permanent lie that will affect him forever. The act of ripping up the thing that will save his life is also very believable because he wants to prove to elizabeth that he regrets his affair. John can never forgive himself for what he did to Elizabeth so he feel that when he rips the paper Elizabeth with truly forgive him.
One of these cons is the guilt that will haunt Macbeth for the rest of his life: “Let not light see my black and deep desires”(Macbeth Act 1 Sc 4 li. 59). Macbeth realizes that he is human, and he asks that he will have courage to follow through with Lady Macbeth’s callous plan. Macbeth also realizes how good of a person the King is which leads him to reevaluate the plan. The
¨There is blood on my head! Can you not see the blood on my head!! ¨. Reverend and witch hunter Hale has spoken these words because he has realized he has sent many innocent people to their death.Now he feels guilty for the of innocent people. Weighing heavy on his conscious heart.
His fear of losing his reputation led him to destroying his confession documents, which condemned him to his death. Finally, Proctor did not deserve to die. He felt guilt and remorse, a sure sign that he was an honest man, and honest men do not deserve to die. In conclusion, Arthur Miller’s John Proctor is a hero. Proctor trying to explain to that the witch hunts are led by a lovesick girl to an unforgiving crowd exuberates his characteristics as a hero.
He knows what is right and wrong but one example has been haunting him in his life. Now in a Puritan society, sin had to have been confessed publicly and they must bear their shame. This however goes against what the Word actually says and this is what created Arthur Dimmesdale as a character. He most likely has already repented to God but his guilt will not leave until he confesses it to his congregation and it leads him to other “ways” of repentance. Being reminded of his guilt 24/7 causes his his health to deteriorate to the point of death, possibly alluding to the fact that the wages of sin are death.
And we need to be thankful for that now we have conscience that those things were incorrect and the consequences it brings, many people died because of an idea someone had, Adolf Hitler has. We need to be strong to support the kind of problem that anne and his family had. I choose this story because she inspire me about how string she was in hard times. The story of Anne Frank is one that makes me thankful for the changes we have made today. This kind of thing could have very well happened to me if history was different and we hadn 't learned from our mistakes.
The audience already has a clear understanding of the tone set forth when referring to Covey, but now Frederick almost expresses sympathy for him. "Poor man! Such was his disposition, and success at deceiving, I do... believe that he sometimes deceived himself... that he was a sincere worshipper of the most high God." This sympathy coaxed on by Frederick almost has a tone of mockery imbedded in it. All through the book he discusses Covey with the utmost distaste, and yet, for a moment, he sympathizes with the man as if to find reason for his actions.
This can often lead to them not handling tragedy well, because they feel as though their morals have failed them. Wilson truly loved Myrtle, so after her death Wilson goes on a rampage. He thought of himself as a man of God, but after looking at where that got him, he decides that his morality should take a backseat to his vengeance. After feeling as though his religion has failed him. Wilson decides to make Myrtle’s killer pay, believing that by seeking vengeance, he will somehow be able to cope with his tragedy better.