Goodness and nobility is determined by an individual’s morality and their willingness to follow a virtuous path in their life. It is also determined by the ability of an individual to acknowledge their shortcomings and become more self-aware. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a good man as he showcases righteous morals and principles. This is shown, as he ends his affair with Abigail, protects his wife and his friends’ wives, and dies to preserve his integrity and honour. First, John Proctor shows his goodness, by refusing the physical advances of Abigail, who wishes to continue their love affair.
Shutting yourself within a bubble will only lead to a disillusioned world where difficult experiences cripple you, and you constantly feel guilty for things you may not have been able to change. I believe sharing your distresses with the ones you love and trust will create a lasting bond, and will ease the pain of your loss. Even in the face of inevitability, you can gain strength through the support and encouragement of others; instead of feeling guilty and regretting your decisions, you can leave these arduous experiences as a stronger, more empathetic and resilient person. In a sense, as you create new bonds and strengthen them through every experience you share, your own character also becomes more tenacious and prepared for difficult trials
“Everyone makes mistakes in life but that doesn’t mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices, it doesn’t mean they are bad. It means they 're human.” (Lovethispic) Second chances mean an opportunity to start over and come clean again. Second chances may not sound pleasant, but sometimes it pays off. In my opinion, I believe everyone deserves a second chance.
Redemption the Releasing of a Dead Soul Forgiveness is the first step on the road to redemption. The importance of receiving forgiveness allows everyone to overcome feelings of anger, bitterness, or revenge. To receive forgiveness from our sins, we need to forgive others first. The novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is filled with fierce yet redeeming love. The character Amir who is the main character in this novel undergoes a lot of redemption situations.
What adds to Amir’s guilt is Hassan’s kindness and his refusal to hurt anyone, meaning Hassan was undeserving of the injustice he experienced. Throughout his life, Amir tries to rid himself of the guilt he was living with. The incident that
Balyn was so thankful of King Arthurs gracious apology for holding him in prison, that he feels that he must repay him with good deeds. This correlates with the human condition, since the desire of wanting to be good in someones eyes, especially if they are higher up, is greater than that of being less in their eyes. We don’t like being not appreciated, it just goes against what we’re made to
He wasn’t a bad man, but there is definitely a difference between how he first acted and then how he acted after. He gained morals and respect only after he got hurt because he then recognized the true value of things. Even after that he had Id moments. With a fair share of Superego moments and forgiving others, it is hard to deny that he is a naturally selfish man at
Hosseini shows us how Amir is constantly dealing with the remorse of the incident, but does not attempt to redeem himself until later in his life when Hassan has died. He acts with the motive of relieving his own guilt rather than from the goodness of his heart and redemption from the person he hurt, Hassan. Amir is an example of how humans often tend to think that redemption is forgiveness of self and feeling content, however, the act of redemption should be recognizing a mistake and working towards a change to fix that mistake. In order to be redeemed, the first step is understanding the mistake and the path towards redemption. After Hassan’s rape, Amir knows that he had not done the right thing and turned his back on Hassan when he had an opportunity to help him.
The look between us was not to acknowledge shame, but mutual pleasure” (Morrison 38). Othello admits that him and Iago have an understanding and similar mindsets that other people, like Desdemona wouldn’t understand. This relates back to Desdemona saying Othello knowing what Iago wanted and going along with that to please the person who understands him best. Iago’s presence gives Othello the courage he needs to do the actions he shouldn’t, for example murder his wife. Iago’s lack of presence in Desdemona is what allows the couple to forgive each other.
They were inadequate and they only achieved happiness after much suffering. This tells us that such hardships and suffering will bear fruit for those who are compassionate and devoted. These led to Ruth and the Prodigal Son to have a complete and happy ending. This proves that pieces of literature are based on the author 's culture and ideals. Both of the pieces of literature discussed gave us an interesting story with morals that are shown in them.