His opening phrase in this scene is, “ “Faith kept me back a while” replied a young man, with tremor in his voice” (406). Although Goodman Brown’s conversation with his wife delayed him, he was referring to his faith in Puritan beliefs. In the beginning, he is uneasy with the idea of darkness and the unknown because that is all he has learned is to stay true to God. His faith is all he has known his whole life and deviating away from that ideal lifestyle is a foreign yet tempting idea. This is evident when he says, “ “Too far!
Hucks guardians, Widow Douglas and Miss Watson, practice Christianity. Huck and Jim on the other hand, believe in superstition: they look for signs for answers rather than God. They look for bad signs in everything; if anything bad happened to them they 're sure to have a sign that was leading to it. Though their superstitions are silly, they do have reason to believe bad things will happen to them: they live in a world where nature is dangerous and people act with hatred. Huck has a realization that the Christian “good’’ isn 't really “good”; they believe Huck will be condemned to hell for saving Jim from slavery.
“Gabriel had never seen such a look on John's face before; Satan, at that moment, stared out of John's eyes while the Spirit spoke.” Here, Gabriel sees Satan through the eyes of his son John, and believes it could be a warning. Gabriel understands his sins of the past, and will never be able to escape it. Also, what Florence says about her brother Gabriel, "Being a preacher ain't never stopped a nigger from doing his dirt." Gabriel thinks he is fooling the community by making them believe he is a honorable guy, because he is a preacher. But Florence is reminded that Gabriel is a human being, and human beings are liable to sin.
Despite their deeply religious values, the members of the Puritan Society in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible are equally as sinful as the rest of the world. The Puritans, known for turning to God when given any matter at hand, lay blame on the Devil, regardless of their contradictory values. By blaming on him for their wrongdoings, the Devil earns power through the Puritans restoring to involve him whenever any one thing goes wrong. Power is defined by one’s reputation, status, wealth, gender, and age; although the natural deciding factor of one’s power in the Puritan society is land, the Devil himself holds ultimate power. Despite the fact that he does not appear as a human figure, he controls the thoughts and actions of the Puritan society, serving as the ultimate threat.
There is not a single truly perfect person in the world, but people do not always initially realize this. Humanity will consciously resist all evil coming their way, while the subconscious craves it. The devil in the story is the subconscious and innate desires of humanity because he reveals that, “Evil is the nature of mankind. Evil must be your only happiness. Welcome again, my children, to the communion of your race” (Hawthorne 8).
This is proven when he has a thought that he will lose his dad and when his dad dies. This created a negative impact towards Wiesel’s identity. First, Wiesel says, “And in spite of myself, a prayer formed inside me, a prayer to this god in whom I no longer believed” (Wiesel, 91). The second sign of evidence Wiesel lost his faith in god is when he said, “No prayers were said over his tomb” (Wiesel, 112). Evidence of identity change is, “I shall not describe my life during that period.
It is evil”(Miller 4.539-540). Proctor realizes that if he lies and admits to witchcraft that it is an evil act that will only make things worst for him and his family. He is also honorable because he will not have his name written on the church door. If his name it posted it will only give the people of Salem a bad example. Lastly, with refusing to write his name, Proctor is standing up for the people who were wrongly
After seeing how God had not helped the Jews at concentration camps, Elie started to lose his faith in God. He lost faith in God’s justice. He couldn’t understand why God would let such horrible things happen to innocent people. Eventually, Elie had decided, “not to fast” (23). He did this for many reasons.
Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”-- Proctors yelling of this shows his conflict with society because in his theocratic society, it is a form of repentance to have your name, that you signed, on the church door. In his society, that is the thing you must do for your sins. He didn't want to sign it because he