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
The devil understands the truth, as he knows that every person who rejects the word of God is under his control. You may project yourself differently to the people by giving them the impression that you are a child of God, but your number one enemy knows the truth, Satan knows all your true colours. He knows that every person who rejects Jesus and His word is under his influence, he is part of his kingdom of darkness. You are not part of the kingdom of light because of what you are saying with your own mouth, your heart reveals the true state of your spiritual leaning. If your heart still fights against the word of God, you are still ruled by the devil.
“Beloved and respected as you are, there may be whispers that you hide your face under the consciousness of secret sin. For the sake of your holy office, do away this scandal!” The color rose into her cheeks as she intimated the nature of the rumors that were already abroad in the village. (Hawthorne 477) Throughout the town citizens are spreading rumors about Mr. Hooper using the
But with Augustus, she realizes the closeness was worth it—she wouldn't change it for the world. And that's how other people, like her parents and her friends, feel about her. In the end, Hazel reads Augustus's obituary for her. He writes that you can't choose whether or not you'll be hurt, but you can choose what hurts you, and that he's happy with his choices: What else? She is so beautiful.
As such, this behavior is deemed immoral. Since the boys engage this behavior without a given example, Golding is evidently trying to assure his readers that malevolence is instinctive. Comparably, in “Good and Evil XXII”, Gibran creates a setting where the townspeople ask the Prophet to speak of good and evil. In response, the Prophet acknowledges the good in the townspeople and references evil as nothing “but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst” that has been wrongly blamed for encouraging people to “seek gain for [oneself]” (Gibran 4, 13). Through the personification of good,
Yet, their different reactions to similar circumstances illustrate the different purposes for the two works. Every one of us is inclined to sin, but it is how we treat our sins that define our character. As a result of her repentance, charitable deeds and enriched life after her confession, the people of the town no longer judge Hester so harshly. The scarlet letter no longer serves only to remind the public of her private sin, but shows the dignity she possessed. The society begins to see Hester for who she really is, and she becomes an asset to the community.
His curiosity is evidence that the corrupt thoughts planted by the witches have been festering in his mind. The conversation continues and Banquo says, “So I lose none/ In seeking to augment it, but still keep/ My bosom franchised and allegiance clear,/ I shall be counselled” (2.1.26-29). He fears what Macbeth may do, but too selfish to admit it. Not only are his walls against the influence of evil wearing down, but he is not helping Macbeth build his own walls back up. As Macbeth’s friend, and a noble man, Banquo should intervene, yet with vile thoughts running through his own head, he turns a blind eye.
Some examples of questions that were directed towards the Chumash were: "Think about all your sins, then tell all the mortal sins without holding any back because of shame, sorrowfully repent them, and resolve to reform"(McCormack). The Chumash were not used to confessing their sins and the methods that were being imposed on them kept them
He also portrays the message that more specifically the people of Salem all speak the word of God yet their actions are rather devilish and evil. Young Goodman Brown is meant to represent Nathaniel Hawthorne’s true feelings and opinions of those around him, that everyone has their dark secrets and no one is truly
“However you may keep up a form of religion in your families and closets … it is nothing but his mere pleasure that keeps you from being in this moment swallowed up in everlasting destruction.” (Edwards 126) Edwards seems to believe that even when sinners will try to repent, God will show little to no mercy. “Nothing to keep off the flames of wrath … nothing that you can do to induce God to spare you one moment. It is everlasting wrath.” (Edwards 128) Jonathan Edwards shows much of the dark side of people in God’s perspective and accentuate the scary parts of hell when it comes to any