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.
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. This loss affects them as they both reminisce about memories of their loved ones. The narrator in Confetti Girl begins by recalling happy moments with her mom, while the narrator in Tortilla Sun holds tight to a baseball that belonged to her dad.
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 minister should have confessed his sin since he would bear less shame. Unfortunately, most of the minister’s shame came from the fact that he was hiding his sin.
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.” Because humans corrupted themselves, they are unable to enter into heaven.
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.
This does not mean that he hates everyone else or that this makes him a bad person but people have a weird perspective of him because of the way he acts. 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.
She did not have much hope left anyways for her life because she annoyed the misfit with her ugly and selfish ways. 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.
John decides to withdraw his confession and tear it to pieces. 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.
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.