Proctor knew that by confessing, it would only make the court look better but by not confessing, the court would hang him. Proctor begs to Judge Danforth, “How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(132). Proctor knows that if he signs the confession, there will be a paper about it in the church door. Proctor values his life but, he does not want to be remembered as a liar who is willing to do whatever it takes for his own life.
In ‘The Interlopers’ we see both Georg Znaeym and Ulrich von Gradwitz each wish the other to die, “as men each prayed that misfortune might fall on the other...”. As it would turn out, misfortune falls upon them both, fulfilling each man’s request in a twisted and ironic way that neither anticipated. ‘The Story of an Hour’ shows irony in another way. At the beginning, we are told that Louise Mallard’s husband has died and her friends fear that she might die from the shock of the news. However, at the end she does die of shock when she finds out that her husband has not died.
Capote tells the readers that Perry smith had actually murdered the Clutters but some how in the end, the reader still feels bad for him. This is because of the way Truman Capote shows pity for Smith and inflicts his opinion into the book by sharing the saddest moments of Smiths childhood with the reader, as though saying that he shouldn’t be blamed for the murder because his childhood shaped him to be this
(English 2324 Rita Dove Explains her poetry) This was very sad as he was looking for help but he was dying and his only help was putting out a cigarette and leave which was disturbing how could you leave someone to die without trying to help. Thomas could grab his medicine he couldn’t honk to horn to get someone attention this was a very devastating moment. The part that was very heartbreaking was when he mentions “Thomas imagined his wife as she awoke missing him” (Rita Dove The Event) He was leaving his love one behind without her even knowing what happen. I could only image how the wife would feel about this when she gets the bad
They even go as far as to accuse her of being inclined to trouble like her father after they discover she buried her brother, Polyneices. However, as Antigone is led to her living tomb by the guards, the Chorus expresses sympathy towards her. After Creon receives advice from Teiresias, the Chorus insists that he take it, reminding Creon that Teiresias is never wrong. Creon finally agrees, but is too late. Because of the Chorus's initially submissive behavior, Antigone is left alone to defend her beliefs, leading her to her tragic death.
Proctor exclaims when asked why he is not willing to give them the confession that he has given them his soul, but his name is what lives on after death. He feels he has lied for too long and refuses to do so any longer. Elizabeth responds, feeling a mixture of relief and dread as her husband is hanged. He has provided his weary soul with a taste of relief and goodness, whilst condemning himself to death. When it has become evident that he will sacrifice his life in exchange for his honor, Elizabeth follows suit, begging them to let him keep his reputation if he is to be
That she is suffering from these feelings of postpartum depression after having her daughter. It seems to be the latter, as the narrator remarks on her unhappiness and ties it to her husband’s treatment of her. 2. Gilman has stated,” how he laughs at her, of course, but no one expects that.”(Gilman 473). This enhances her depression which forced him to make her leave to the colonial mansion with Dr. S. Weir Mitchell.
According to the narrator, every living thing is flawed in some way, nature’s way of reminding us that every living thing eventually dies. Aylmer’s revulsion for his wife’s birthmark suggests the horror he feels at the prospect of death. He is a smart man, but his misinterpretation of the symbol on Georgiana’s face leads him astray. He mistakenly comes to believe that if he can root out this symbol of transience, it will mean that he has the power to prolong life indefinitely. Aylmer also mistakenly believes that the birthmark represents Georgiana’s moral decrepitude and spiritual flaws even though she isn’t a woman prone to sin at all.
The husband professes love and concern for his wife, but denies her a sense of reality and inflicts his will in ways that he cannot realize is detrimental to her condition. Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” supports Carroll’s specification of what qualifies as horror with its focus on impurity. However, “The Yellow Wallpaper”
Every person has regrets. Someone that they wished they had said something to before a divide, or something they would have done to change the outcome. An important part of life is learning to move on from those and accept where you are now; this is something that Gatsby never learned how to do. Gatsby spent this whole book chasing after Daisy, and is a very relatable character to most since every one of us is chasing something. However, Gatsby is chasing someone he’s lost forever, and you can’t necessarily fix the past as Gatsby wanted.