That is a major move for Hale, since it demonstrates that he no longer trusts the courts. He trusts the courts are taking God's most valuable blessing by sentencing blameless individuals to pass on. His distrust in the court system shows that the people who deserve justice will never receive it because of the lack of evidence that needs to be shown in order for something to be proven right or
Parris consistently claims that he is a moral and just person. However, as outlined by Giles Corey, he truly just wants power.“But Parris came and he preach nothing but golden candlesticks until he had him” (Miller 62). Parris is so material, that he will not allow the candlesticks made by Nurse with love and care to reside in the church as they were not “fine” enough. Parris’s insistence on placing gold candlesticks demonstrates his focus on earthy wants and materialistic mind. He is a hypocrite as he preaches what he does not do and he desires attention from his profession.
The story reads, “It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see” (Rand 17). Men in Equality’s society are not allowed to have their own thoughts, instead their thoughts must be the same as everyone else that is in their community. The rules set in place stop people from thinking for themselves and fighting back against the government. If people began to think and realize that all the strict commands they were forced to follow where unnecessary they would revolt. The rules limit Equality from discovering new inventions and growing to be himself.
According to the book of Third Isaiah, “The Lord rejects fasting that is accompanied by oppression (v.3) and strife (v.4).” (Ackerman 1037). In this context, the people cannot expect that one action done in good intention, fasting, will be accepted when their actions of oppression say another thing. Finally, in the book of Third Isaiah, the prophet emphasizes that even if a worshipper participates in appropriate actions alongside inappropriate ones, both will be condemned (Isaiah 66.3-4). More generally, one good action cannot cover up the bad one, because intention matters just as much as the action
Thou shalt not bear false witness. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.”(Act 2, p.173). John forgets one very important commandment, one should not commit adultery. John Proctor does not go to church because of his shame, he knows he made a mistake, but doesn’t know how to fix it within himself. He loves Elizabeth, but he got on the wrong at one point in his
In The Crucible, a drama by Arthur Miller, John Proctor demonstrates courage by speaking out for what he believes in while knowing his consequences, admitting his wrong doings with Abigail to save Elizabeth’s life, and choosing to be hanged over having his name posted on the church door because the second his signed confession is posted, his and his loved ones reputations will be ruined. In the beginning of the play all John Proctor cared about was his reputation. However, ultimately he sacrificed his reputation by telling the court he committed adultery. John telling the court he was guilty ruined his reputation, which made all hell break loose. He explains to the court that Abigail is involved with his crime, adultery.
King Creon was too prideful, and did not realize that he must honor the dead, and that he cannot kill his own family for doing it for him. His pride leads to not only Antigone’s death, but also to those around him whom he loves, and eventually himself. King Creon was unable to see his duty towards his family due to his exorbitant amount of pride, leading to the death of his loved
A person reflecting this stage will not make up rules to replace ones that already were there, or disobey rules that were already made to be followed. They are ones that are truthful to their system. This stage perfectly describes Judge John Danforth. He is part of the court and, not even if he thinks that something is unjust, will he disobey the “justice” of his court. When Reverend Hale tries to convince Judge Danforth to listen to Mary Warren’s words, he rejects him by saying, “We “must” do nothing but what justice bids us to do” (59).
In the article “The Absurdity of Life without God”, William Lane Craig argues: “If life ends at the grave, then it does not make no difference whether one has lived as a Stalin or a saint”. In his argument Craig’s idea is that mortality exists because of God. There is truth in this statement because without the Creator, man would not discern right from wrong and would not have any understanding of morality. McCloskey’s idea is somewhat disturbing because if atheism claims morality is relative many cultures view morality very different and murder could as just as well be celebrated as a wedding day. Craig also states that life without God lacks purpose, “If there is no God, then our life is not fundamentally different from that of a dog”.
The fallen have obviously destroyed their credibility with the maker, and apologies and excuses alone will not save them. Continuing with His speech, He explains to His listeners that He wants them to be saved, but by doing so Himself He is against risking the truth of their free will. Basically, God is not so subtly looking for a volunteer to “Die he or justice must, unless for him/ Some other able and as willing to pay/ The rigid satisfaction, death for death” (3.210-212). Acting as all fathers do, He implements the tough love and says that if they’re going to act like that, someone has to take responsibility. And, as God’s creations, the angels are unwilling to suffer for the sins of another.