Proctor’s case is ultimately not believed by the court because Elizabeth did not tell the truth, therefore he will pay the consequences of his actions according to the court. The morning before his conviction, he speaks to his wife Abigail and confesses by saying “I cannot mount gibbet like a saint, it is fraud, My Honesty is broke, Elizabeth, I am no good man, nothing's spoiled by giving them this lie that were not rotten long before.” (Miller 126). By this quotation in the text the reader is able to tell that Proctor, who knows is going to die, expresses his disappointment in himself and asks Elizabeth for forgiveness for his crime of adultery. This in turn shows the sporadic change of proctors situation. Starting as a secret, later becoming evidence and finally being used as a
When Jeannette explains to Rex Walls what Erma did to Brian, he starts to shake and cover his ears and pretend like he couldn’t hear them. After Lori and Jeannette talk, Jeannette thinks, “You’d be weird, too, if Erma was your mom... it would explain a lot… Why he drank so much and why he got so angry.” Rex Walls tried to escape from Welch and its people for a better future, but in the end couldn’t escape from his problems because he focused too much on his past and never gave the future his complete attention. When the mines started to shut down, many people turned to alcohol and drugs to keep their minds off of their problems in life. Erma also turned to alcohol and drugs to forget her past, and abused Rex Walls both mentally, physically, and sexually, eventually leading Rex Walls down the same path with alcohol and drugs which made him lose all hope. Jeannette knows that both of her parents have no ambition to leave Welch for a better life, so she has to act independently to get out of Welch.
There is an ever growing controversy in the novel in regards of religion. Right in the beginning of the Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, Miss Watson is telling Huck all about "the bad place (Hell)" and how "she was going to live so as to go to the good place (Heaven)" Huck then states, "I couldn 't see no advantage in going where she was going, so I made up my mind I wouldn 't try for it”and that he would join Tom Sawyer in Hell (3). Huckleberry Finn, a thirteen-year-old boy living in Missouri and the son of an abusive drunkard, has never been educated about religion and is confined by society misleading ways is exposed to the reality of religion as he encompasses various people that are the perceived as ideal white folks during the time period.
He says, “You talk about it a hell of a lot, but you won’t get no land.” Crooks has seen many people with that dream that never did it, and he didn’t get to see someone get the land they wanted anyway. These events lead to and foreshadow the farm dream being dead. The second event that Steinbeck uses foreshadowing is, curley’s wife being killed. George tells lennie to hide in the brush if he gets in trouble. “If you just happen to get in trouble like you always done before hide here in the brush.” Because he has gotten in trouble before he wants him to hide, and they repeat it multiple times throughout the story.
After Algernon died, Charlie realized that he would start losing intelligence soon. Charlie decided to pick up a book that he used to enjoy, called Paradise Lost, “but when I picked up Paradise Lost I couldn’t understand it at all. I got so angry I threw the book across the room” (Keyes 23). When Charlie throws the book, it demonstrates how frustrated Charlie was because he couldn’t read it. The author also illustrated the level of stressed Charlie had by making Charlie throw the book instead of just being mad at himself.
He was used as a form of entertainment by Tom Sawyer. Tom made Jim suffer through staying in confinement and not know the truth. He was used for someone else’s pleasure. Mark Twain, the author, made the reader feel sorry for Jim in those last chapters rather than hoping the best for him. Twain could have done a much better job concluding the Jim storyline, but he did let the reader know what Jim’s fate which is why those last chapters are necessary to the conclusion of the novel.
Godfrey Cass is Squire Cass’ oldest son. He is good-natured, selfish, and weak-willed, and knows what is right but is unwilling to pay the price for listening to his conscience. When he was younger, he married Molly Farren, an opium addict, with whom he had a daughter. Godfrey’s handling of his secret marriage demonstrates a mixture of guilt and cowardice that kept him from really opening up for most of the novel. This secret is kept for most of the novel because Godfrey knows that if word of his marriage goes public, his father will disown him.
“Still it cried ‘Sleep no more!’ to all the house”(2.2.39). The successful murder of the king sends people into a state of panic, “O horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee!”(2.3.57-58). Throughout the act, people start to calm down, or the theme changes, after they piece together the murder, the guards would’ve never been expected to be the murderers, which confuses them. Shakespeare uses many themes in his writing, in this act in particular the theme happens to be “The first suspect is not always the culprit.” The guards were suspected to be guilty because they were left framed on the scene, “Those of his chamber, as it seemed”(2.3.95).
The officer also suggested to Leonard that it was not Sammy who caused the death of his wife by overdose, but rather it was, in fact, Leonard who did. Leonard does not take kindly to this and distorts all his notes to not trust the officer whose name is John Edward "Teddy" Gammell, and makes him the target of his quest for vengeance, eventually leading to the death of officer Gammell. The first philosophical topic to be discussed in Memento is the topic of memory. Memory is one of this movie 's main emphases and it can be seen throughout the movie as Leonard constantly brings up his memory deficiency. There are several times throughout the film where he is also referred to as the "memory man," thus reaffirming the importance of memory to the movie.
Nick in The Great Gatsby personified the dwindling hope of Americans as they transitioned into the depressing Modernist movement. Prior to the war, Daisy had envisaged a life of happiness with Gatsby, but he did not return from the war soon enough and married Tom instead. Wilson's demeanor after Myrtle's death was delusional, unstable, and almost insane, causing him to think it logical to murder Gatsby. No character in The Great Gatsby possessed a candor personality; all of them lied at one point or another. Gatsby felt that every moment away from Daisy was a tribulation, further driving him to find and marry her.