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!
The Misfit is certain that he does not follow Jesus Christ and his morals while the grandmother is uncertain of her morals. She transitions from believing in Jesus’s beliefs to denying them, finally concluding that he didn’t raise the dead. At the end of the story, The Misfit indirectly references her lack of morals. “‘She would have been a good woman’ The Misfit said, if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life (O’Connor 245).” He believes that the grandmother longs to have morals. Nevertheless, she does not realize her lack of personal intersection until meeting The Misfit.
Janie’s grandma made efforts to warn Janie of the systematic hardship she’ll endure as woman of color. (p.14) Nanny essentially told her that in terms of societal value, black women were the most taken for granted, for they’re the “mules uh de world” as far as she knew. Nanny was constantly urging Janie to find a man because of this. She believed that a man could better her granddaughter, whether there was requited love or not, by providing security and financial stability. Janie tried to refute this idea that only a man could complete her life.
The text specifies this by saying, "I 'm so embarrassed that even though the woman next to me is shooting daggers at me with her eyes, I just can 't move to go get her" (Ortiz-Cofer para 14). Constancia and her grandmother were sitting in church and were being judged by the woman sitting next to them for the way Abuela was acting. Constancia’s choice was to let her grandmother roam around unattended, making an even greater fool of herself. Of course this action was wrong, to leave her grandmother alone in a church she’s never been to
To begin with, the Salem witch trials had a negative impact to the people, Judges, and the people of the Church. Such people like Mary or Paris, lied and betrayed people to get what they want in which caused people to hate them, also, couple of people died, loved ones, friends, and families. According to Mary “No, I love God’; I go your way no more. I love God, I bless God” (Miller 1152). After the trial,the judges accused John Proctor of forcing Mary to evoke the Judges, furthermore, no one but Elizabeth and Hale tried to stop the hanging.
Her parents were divorced, which lead to her living with her father. Mim was not happy with her life, for her mother was ill in Cleveland with no way to communicate, she hated her stepmother, and her dad accused her of having psychosis. The book started off with Mim overhearing her step-mother and father talk to the principal of her new school. Kathy, Mim’s stepmom, was afraid of how her mother is with her disease. Confused about what the adults were talking about, Mim went home, took the necessities,
“I asked God to bless Pastor Murinzi for risking his own safety to help us…but then I winced at the prayer. A flush of anger burned my cheeks as I remembered how he’d sent my brother and our friend into the night” (74). This quote is an example of her being defensive and finger-pointing when, in reality, she was the one who had sent her brother and Augustine out of the house. She doesn’t want to except the fact that she has done something wrong, so she cowardly projects the blame onto somebody
When he returns to Salem he distrusts everyone who was at the devil’s ceremony. For example the minister who attended the assembly tried to bless Brown but the minister was unable because Brown refused. He saw Goody Cloyse who was also in attendance quizzing a girl on Bible verses. When he was watched Cloyse he snatched the girl away in attempt to save her from Goody. When Brown sees his wife after the journey he couldn’t bring himself to greet her, and eventually falls out of love with her.
Elie Wiesel suspects that God is letting him go through such a situation. Wiesel begins losing faith in God. For example, Wiesel stated,”What are you, my God? I thought angrily. How do you compare to this stricken mass gathered to affirm to you their faith, their anger, their defiance?....Why do you go on troubling these poor people’s wounded minds, their ailing bodies?”(Wiesel 68) Wiesel clearly is losing faith in God because he has seen babies burned alive, families killed together.
Sayoko was really that weak to voice out her feelings. Sayoko 's way of touching her mole with the use of her left hand shows that she is guarding and protecting herself from her abusive husband. Sayoko 's husband is an image of a common problem about marriage failure today. Sayoko was beat and kick by her husband but she did fight, her weakness made her abuse more by her husband. Base on what I had interpret in the story, there was a lack of acceptance and lack of love happened in the marriage of Sayoko and her husband.
John Proctor fears his name’s identity, which is evident near the end of the play when he resists Deputy Danforth and Reverend Hale’s posting his name on the church door, accusing him of witchcraft (IV.712-717). John Proctor is Elizabeth Proctor’s husband, who involved in an affair with Abigail Williams when she was still working as the Proctor’s maid. Elizabeth fires Abigail, once she realizes her maid and her husband’s covert relationship. Elizabeth’s dismissal causes Abigail to become very angry, for women had little power at the time, let alone unmarried women like herself. By playing her Mafia-like wailing and doll piercing games and forcing the other Salem girl to participate, Abigail determines to terminate Elizabeth and keep John for herself (460-473).
In the memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, the main character Jeannette goes through a collision of culture by the way her parents disagree about their religious beliefs. The difference between the two parents are shown when Jeannette says “Church was particularly excruciating when Dad came along. Dad had been raised a Baptist, but he didn’t like religion and didn’t believe in God. He believed in science and reason, he said, not superstition and voodoo. But Mom had refused to have children unless Dad agreed to raise them as Catholics and to attend church himself on holy days of obligation”.
In other words he bends to pressure even though he isn’t ready to be saved. This leads to another theme in the story – sadness. He is heartbreakingly sad for not seeing Jesus and for lying to his aunt. “But I was really crying because I couldn 't bear to tell her that I had lied, that I had deceived everybody in the church that I hadn 't seen Jesus, and that now I didn 't believe there was a Jesus anymore, since he didn 't come to help me.
After she assists the FBI in this task, her community shuns her since she ‘turned’ her back against the church. Her mother does not understand this since shunning is supposed to help people find their way back to the church and she did not stray away to begin with. She then runs away because she cannot stand watching her parents struggle with her shunning. Even though this is an exaggerated scene, the interesting part is that when Leanne is going through baptism, she states, “The others think that we are in prison, but this is where I am