The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in Salem in a Puritan community, John Proctor is the tragic hero because he is loving, loyal, authoritative, but his tragic flaw is his temper.The most well known definition of a tragic hero comes from Aristotle who was a great philosopher . When describing a tragic hero, he states "The change in the hero's fortunes be not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery, and the cause of it must not lie in any depravity but in some great error on his part. "He also explains the four essential qualities that a tragic hero should have, which are appropriateness, goodness,consistency, and lifelike.These necessities help, classify the character of John Proctor in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible as the tragic hero. Proctor's downfall in the play is initiated by a human flaw, which qualifies him to be the tragic hero. Arthur Miller illustrates John Proctor as a common honest
In Plato’s Apology, Socrates finishes the trial stating once again that he has done nothing wrong. If his accusers believe Socrates sons care more about money or virtue, the accusers should treat his sons the same way he treated them. Socrates thinks that if his sons are treated like he treated others, that it would benefit them. This fits into the Apology because he has made many arguments as to why he isn’t wrong. Although he has now been sentenced to death, he still makes one last statement to show that he believes he has always been in the right.
His dominant character traits unafraid, smart, and reckless greatly contributed how he reacted to and treated situations throughout his short life. Some of the final choices he made, such as angering the court to save Rudi and Wobbe showed that he valued friendship over all and was willing to sacrifice himself to ensure their safety. It was because he prominently showed his traits in the court recklessly calling the court liars as a smart plot to make his last choice matter as he walked without stumbling outside to his last moment. Hemuluth’s life ended and he was
If the opportunity arose, where no consequences were given for someone’s actions, do you think that individual will still commit an unfavorable action such as killing for his own personal need? In “The Ring of Gyges” the disposition of justice is called into question. As humans continue to live we must contemplate the true driving force for our morality. A discussion between Socrates and Glaucon is one main focal point into explaining the differences in how humans truly established their morality. Glaucon believes humans are restrained by consequences and human’s happiness comes from being an unjust person rather than Socrates’ belief of being just truly leads to happiness.
Sarai Gonzalez Merrill Ethics Sept.19,2016 Plato’s Ring of Gyges I would have to say the point of Plato’s Ring of Gyges, in my opinion, is that we are the same in a logical reason. This story is to layout that a ring would corrupt a moral person and the reason why they are acting morally is that are scared of being caught. For reasons that will justify that to do injustice is good, and to suffer injustice is evil. We have done both, experienced both, and cannot avoid it even if we try. I have to say Glaucon is right, he says we (humans) act normally because we are scared of punishment.
“[Murray] knew [his] father was looking at [him] but [he] refused to look up” Murray was brave but also cowardly in his own way. He was brave enough to go against his father’s wishes, but he didn’t want to kill his own dog for the greater good. So Palmer states that the characters were as cowardly as they were brave many time in ‘Break of Day’. Palmer clearly shows that family secrets, death and bravery are common and repeated themes in ‘Break of Day’. The author shows that all the families are sure to have secrets no matter how major or minor they are, death was repeated and how the characters were barely effected by it and that each individual person in the book was brave in their own way and in their own time.
Proctor wanted Elizabeth’s approval, he wanted to please her. Elizabeth knew Proctor made the right choice when he chose not to sign his name, she did not stop him because “he [has] his goodness now. God forbid [she] take it from him.” (145) Proctor dying gave him the goodness that he strived for, his sacrifice preserved his good name. Arthur Miller shows that good morals lead to a good reputation and that lying to preserve ones reputation does more harm than good. Proctor died a good man because of his morals while Abigail lied to preserve her name but eventually her lies were uncovered and her true nature was revealed.
Whilst trying to prove Abigail and the other girls were pretending, John confesses, “I have known her [Abigail], sir” (3.110). The fact that he is willing to confess such a heavy sin for this purpose is a huge deal. He willingly, albeit reluctantly, soils his name and reputation to bring the truth to light. In the end, Proctor refuses to give a false confession that would condemn the others who were falsely accused. He decided what he felt was right and refused to stray from it.
To realize what is just and unjust to get a bigger picture of who we might gather opinions from. Who we regard as wise and unwise. Crito should seek the answer of the wise. Just as Socrates says in this passage. “Then, my friend, we must not regard what the many say of us: but what he, the one man who has understanding of just and unjust, will say, and what the truth will say.”
man supports the central idea that everyone isn’t always how they seem to be and this is shown because when you’re friends with someone their true identity will eventually reveal itself at some point in time. “Iago: I’m bleeding, but you didn’t kill me.” “Othello: I’m not sorry, either. I want you to live, since to me, death is happiness.” (Act 5, Scene 2, Page 16) Othello wanted Iago to live miserable since he made Othello commit murder to someone who was completely innocent and who he loved dearly. Nobody would really think that Iago was that devious to make someone do that. “Othello: I believe you, and I ask you to forgive me.