I cannot have another in my life! How may I live without my name! I have given you my soul; leave my name!" (Miller 143) Because John wants his name clean for his family and because he refuses to ruin his reputation with lies of witchery, John chooses the only thing he can do. John rips the signed confession and is sentenced to hang.
And he told the judge that she is using the witch craft lie to get his wife killed so that she can be with him. Goody Proctor knows this but when she is brought into court to testify she says “no sir he did not turn from me”(Miller,194) to protect her husbands name. As proctor yells out to her ”Elizabeth tell the truth!… I have confessed it!”(Miller,194) All the conflicts in this book can all somehow be brought back to this one simple themes every single time. Lies and Deceit. It geos to show you how one small lie as little as we didn’t do it can blow up into a huge ordeal.
“I have confessed myself ! Is there no good penitence but it be the public? God does not need myname nailed upon the church! God sees my name: God knows how black are my sins are!” (P.132) Under those circumstances, both of which will ruin his life completely and others. If he his name gets nailed by the church wall, when he is freed from jail, he will be isolated
As seen “after the missionaries finished singing, Nwoye pondered about what he just heard, the hymn about brothers who sat in darkness and fear seemed to answer a vague and persistent question that haunted his young soul the question of Ikemefuna who died” (Achebe 128). Okonkwo’s participation in Ikemefuna’s murder ultimately pushed Nwoye to Christianity and this caused Okonkwo to lose respect in himself for not raising a better son.
Sunday laws (laws that prohibit certain activities from being performed on a Sunday) carried hefty punishments such as flogging, fines, and being put in the stocks. The Puritan doctrine stated that those who worked hard would go to heaven and Cromwell did his best to make sure that the public followed this. In addition, he also banned colorful dresses and makeup for women in favor of more plain and modest
it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century” (King 9). He uses pathos in his argument to show how the church means nothing if it is not willing to sacrifice for the better. How could you call yourself “a man of God” if you can’t accept all of his children? King believes white Christians must sacrifice to stand up for their fellow colored brothers and sisters. That’s what the church is about after all, showing
He explains, “There is Hell’s wide gaping mouth open (Page 2)”. This implies that Hell is a wide mouth waiting to swallow those who disobey God. It also conveys that people should follow God’s rules in order to avoid going to Hell or being swallowed by Hell’s open mouth, which awaits them. Edwards daunts his believes into following God in order to get into heaven and avoid Hell. He makes Hell seem like the worst thing ever imagined and that God is willing to send people there for not believing/ following him.
Johns biggest flaw that lead to his demise was his love for Abigail Williams. His love for Abigail Williams created Abigail’s jealousy of Elizabeth, which starts off the entire witch hunt. When the play opens, the audience finds out that Abigail Williams and John Proctor had a secret affair. Abigail still loves john even though he is married to she tries to drink a spell to kill John’s wife, Elizabeth. The town finds out about the witchcraft that went on in the woods and this event starts mass hysteria.
There is talk in the village of an unnatural cause. Abigail warns her friend Mercy Lewis and the Proctors ' servant Mary Warren, not to reveal that they were all casting spells in the woods. Betty wakes, and Abigail threatens the other girls with violence if they tell anyone that she drank blood and cast a spell in order to kill Goody Proctor. Betty loses consciousness again. John Proctor and Abigail talk privately about their former relationship.
Parris is afraid of what others might think of him and avoids facing the congregation in order to evade the topic of witchcraft. He expresses this in a conversation with Thomas Putnam, by saying, “ I know that you-you least of all, Thomas, would ever wish so disastrous charge laid upon me. We cannot leap to witchcraft. They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption in my house”(13). With this, Arthur Miller shows how caring too much about reputation can turn people into cowards.