The effects of the tragic flaw gave bitterness between John and his wife, the truth of his adultery to his former house servant, Abigail Williams, and his execution leading him to become a tragic hero. The first paragraph demonstrates how John and his wife have bitterness in their relationship due to John’s tragic flaw. The second paragraph shows John Proctor confesses to having committed adultery with Abigail Williams, in order to save his wife and friends being tried for witchcraft. The third paragraph explains John Proctor’s death. The Crucible the story brought by love, betrayal and moral lessons, for those who have read this novel have been mind-blown and shocked through most of the entire
Chillingworth came back into town and learned his wife had conceived a child with someone. He then made up his mind to find the other adulterer and seek revenge on him. When Chillingworth learned that Dimmesdale was the other adulterer, he did everything he could to make Dimmesdale feel worse. This crime was directed at causing pain and suffering to another, making this a terrible sin (“Who”). Chillingworth and Dimmesdale committed two completely different sins.
. ‘That’s where you can help us’” (Rees 218). The girls were jealous of Mary’s friend Rebekah, who recently married, in which they felt Mary’s witchcraft was the root of the marriage. Their jealousy then turned into revenge by them accusing her of witchcraft because Mary refused to help them in order to not expose her true identity. Jealousy was displayed when women used witchcraft to obtain a
This revelation solves Chillgworth's suspicions about who Hester committed her sin with, thus, his need for revenge increases. Dimmesdale is also affected by the scarlet letter. He too is guilt of adultery since he committed the act with Hester. Because he did not admit his part, he tortured himself mentally and physically. He whips himself with scourges and has vigils that include visions of Hester, Pearl, and the scarlet letter.
(faintly) No, sir.”(3.521.1234-1240). This quote is an example of dramatic irony in the way that the audience knows John confessed to adultery and Elizabeth lies to protect her husband's reputation as an act of forgiveness for him cheating on her, resulting in Proctor getting carried away to prison. Also, knowing this is Elizabeth's first time lying in a situation where it matters the
He also underlines that people have personal motives to accuse other because of their biases. Another example of this is in act III, when Proctor confesses to his act of adultery in order to save his wife from death, “God help me, I lusted and there is a promise in such sweat...My wife is innocent” (102). Proctor is attempting to accuse Abigail of faking all the accusations and affiliations with the devil because he knows that Abigail longs to remove Elizabeth from his life. His admission of adultery conveys his feelings of guilt and extreme love towards his wife Elizabeth. Proctor exudes ethics even when it damages his own
At first, everybody acknowledged her as “Amazing Amy,” but after her reinvention she was no longer suitable for that title. Amy's reinvention was triggered when she came to the realization that her husband, Nick Dunne, was cheating on her with Andie, a young college girl. After discovering that her husband was cheating on her, she reinvented herself into a more vulgar and vengeful individual. The pain and rejection that Amy Dunne experienced after being cheated on led her to wanting revenge on her husband. She turned “Amazing Amy” into a person who wanted to make her husband suffer and feel remorseful for the actions he committed.
Though some tendencies would be better forgotten to time, they tend to be the ones that exist the most. In the book “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a woman is basically “slut shamed” due to her committing act of adultery and having a bastard child.