Because John cannot seem to remember his ten commandments while Hale is questioning him, “he is stuck. He counts back on his fingers, knowing one is missing” (67). Proctor is purposely trying to stall because he does not want to state the commandment about committing adultery. Nevertheless, John did have an affair with Abigail, but he does not want Hale to know because he fears he will be seen as a bad man. The seemingly amiable, Christian man does not want to have his honorable reputation taken away.
They put work above family, neglecting the desires and needs of their daughters. Both daughters are desperately yearning to be close to their parents. In Confetti Girl, the narrator wants her dad to listen to her, while he would rather focus on his teaching profession. In Tortilla Sun, the narrator wants her mom to consider her feelings about a sudden move, while her mom ignores her desires and decides to pursue her own research in Costa Rica. In both, the narrators clearly miss their other parents.
A Disappointing Crime “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” -Bruce Lee. Everyone knows that minister Dimmesdale was guilty, but some people feel that it was right for him not to confess, while others strongly believe he should have taken ownership of his actions and confessed his sin. Minister Dimmesdale should have confessed his sin for these reasons, he would bear less shame, the people trusted him to confess, and Hester should not have to bear both of their burdens.
The Christian worldview is about God’s desire to fix a broken relationship between Him and humans, His beloved creation. Humans rebelled against God and cannot save themselves because of their sinful nature. God is a perfect, holy, and righteous God, who cannot tolerate sin and evil. Numbers 14:18 (NIV) says, “The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.”
As proven here, his mental state is breaking. He begins to get paranoid for his actions, and believes the officers are laughing at his mistakes, his failure, but they were simply humored by a joke. When revealing the old man’s body, he did so out of pure fear, that they saw the crime he committed, just like the old man’s eye. Now allow me to explain, of course the deceased man’s eye didn’t do anything wrong to him, but that’s is not what he was telling himself. He felt as if the eye could see through him, and that it knew what he was thinking.
In Jin Ha’s short story “Saboteur”, a man named Mr. Chiu is wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit and is unreasonably punished. He is imprisoned unjustly and is forced to admit his wrongdoing, but he maintains his innocence and refuses to take part in the police department’s deceit. Eventually the police department’s lies and cruelty drives Mr. Chiu to seek revenge. Ha develops characterization through the use of methods of characterization, character traits, and the significance of the character 's traits to illustrate how the abuse of political power ultimately leads to the deterioration of humanity in a person. Ha utilizes the method of characterization to demonstrate how the abuse of political power leads to insurgence.
John follows his own morals and often does not interfere with the church life, because of this, people's perspective of him again change. John is also a nice man who follows his own beliefs and shouldn't be looked at as an evil man. People tend to think Proctor is an evil man because he committed adultery and also cheated on his wife but his wife says that she thinks he is still a good man. If his wife says he's a good man then who would have the right to judge someone better than their own spouse. Someone's spouse is most likely to judge more harsh and have more of an opinion because they’re with that person everyday.
In another quote the grandmother implies that the misfit is a good man by stating, "Yes it's a beautiful day," said the grandmother. "Listen, " she said, "You shouldn't call yourself the misfit because I know you're a good man at heart. I can just look at you and tell" (421). The grandmother doesn't know the misfit from Adam, yet she already gave him a persona that he has to match. Besides the grandmother has already called Red Sammy a good man, and by now it is already apparent that its feigned.
Although the confession was a complete lie, it may have saved his life. But then the farmer and sinner makes a shocking decision to destroy it. The readers are left with disbelief, wondering why a man does such an act. John is a sincere and truthful man, he does not want to confess to a crime he did not commit. John’s reasons behind destroying his written confession include: not wanting to give the court what they want based off lies,
Esperanza calls out, shouting, “Sally, make him stop”, but her friend ignores her pleas (Cisneros 123). The man distracted Sally, resulting in her friend being scarred beyond all measure. The men overpowered Sally’s mind, causing her to fail her duty as a womanly protector. In addition, Esperanza places full blame on Sally because she “never came for [her]”, breaking her promise to return to Esperanza's side (Cisneros 123). Esperanza relies on Sally to protect her from the dangers in her community that she cannot face herself, and Sally’s renege left her truly defenseless.
In the “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards talks about how God is the one who is holding Israelites up from falling down. He believes that if a person was to fell, it would be because God wanted him or her to may be because of their wickedness. Moreover, Bradstreet would agree with him that “time brings down what is both strong and tall” (78). According to Edwards, God is ‘sovereign” and no one is above Him (171). Every wicked man “contrives well for himself, and that his schemes won’t fail,” but God knows it well and does not let them escape from the Hell (173).
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, most of the characters are those of weak values, afraid to stand up for what is truly right. They see the actions of others, willing to give their lives to show that the leaders have it all wrong, and continue to persecute innocent people. Elizabeth is not such a character; she is devoted, strong and sees what is wrong in Salem. She does not give in to the lies, despite it nearly costing her life. Elizabeth Proctor’s strength and bravery help her to endure a struggling marriage, an accusation of witchcraft, and her husband’s actions as a martyr.
The grandmother and the Misfit’s climactic final encounter reveals a flaw the Misfit’s complex character by the usage of religious symbols. The Misfit states that his actions in the free world are justified because God does not exist. The Misfit is references the biblical event of Jesus raising the dead. The Misfit says “I wasn’t there because if I had of been there I would have known” (14) The Misfit believes that because he never saw this event, he has no proof that Jesus is real.
The first time is when the grandmother is trying to convince Misfit that he is a decent person and should not kill her because she is a lady. She tells Misfit, “I just know you’re a good man … you’re not a bit common” (O’Connor 305). She tries to imply that a good man wouldn’t shoot a lady. Misfits don't consider himself to be a good man so that appeal doesn’t work. So, the grandmother then tries to tell Misfit he can be an honest person like his father.
The Misfit’s Transformation in Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Flannery O’Connor is known for her grotesque tales, and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” is no exception. The story follows a family’s journey to Florida and their encounter with a wanted criminal, the Misfit. Unfortunately, the family is quickly killed off by the Misfit’s henchmen, leaving the Grandmother alone trying to persuade the Misfit to not kill her. O’Connor presents the ending in an ambiguous way, asking readers if the Misfit will remain to be the same criminal he was after confronting the Grandmother.