His intense devotion to God in the Puritan society, along with his fear of being ostracized, makes him favor keeping his role of leadership in the church over his conscience, which tells him to own up to his sins. This is mentally very unhealthy for Dimmesdale, which leads to self-abuse from his guilty conscience. Dimmesdale uses a “bloody scourge” and fasted in order to “torture, but could not purify himself” (121). Not only did Dimmesdale whip himself, he almost killed himself through torture only in order to try and subdue the guilt that he could never get rid of. He even brands himself with the letter A, a mark of his sins that he is only willing to reveal to himself until the end of the novel.
Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
She became the main reason why he lived such a rich lifestyle. According to Greg Forter’s reviewed work on the article, Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism, Forter expresses how Gatsby gets “disparaged for embodying the very qualities for which he is initially valued.” (460). He explains how Gatsby deceived people, especially Nick, with his lifestyle because Nick realizes that Gatsby’s materialism and money were all for Daisy. Moreover, the theme of money in The Great Gatsby brings great use to materialism.
3. The reason why Florence death happen before he was able to see the Golden Carp is because Florence death, plays an important role in the development of Antonio’s growing into a man, seeing his close friend die before he could find peace in a god affected his views about his god in a big way. I also believe that it had supported Cico idea of the church god being a jealous god, since Florence died right before he was able to meet a “new God.” 4.
John Proctor, a character from The Crucible is a Rebel/Misfit Archetype. A Rebel/Misfit is defined as a character that radically rejects the values of a society and the restrictions placed on him or her. I chose to do my research project on John because Proctor is my favorite character from The Crucible and throughout the whole book he was feeling guilty for his actions but wanted to do the right thing. Proctor can also fit into the Hero Archetype for sacrificing his life to save his wife.
He takes pity on Courtland when he contracts the Mildew, and by flashing the Lincoln, Eddie shows kindness even to those who have deeply hurt him. In the end, it does not matter whether or not Courtland will be prefect or his wealth level because titles and money have its
As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
But at that moment he felt willing to change, because he lived a sinful life, and ask God to save him, a dramatic moment where he felt lost and asked for mercy. Everyman realized that his fortune material had no value and that it was more important the fortune of God. Everyman acts representing humanity, fighting for morality inside, although he thinks that death is evil because it comes from hell. Death is ironically a messenger of God. Everyman had discovered that while he was successful in life, the afterlife was a different story because his wealth could not go with him or count in the Book of life.
This unspoken truth is seemingly being punished by God in the form of pain within his chest, diminishing his health in petite spurs through his daily life. So long as his sin remains untold, the reader can collect that should Chillingworth not murder Dimmesdale on his own, he will be killed by his illness instead. Thus, all three devices are tied together in one, singular
The need for money drove both Gatsby and Daisy to extreme situations and provided them unpleasant circumstances. Throughout The Great Gatsby, many characters are faced with difficult situations due to the society that they live in. Gatsby is overly fasinated with Daisy which drives him to extreme levels to impress her. However, Tom is overly fixated on himself and causes the death of an innocent man.
In conclusion, people in The Crucible lie for their personal interests, their tunnel vision haunts them in the sense that it comes back to get them in the end. This is shown by the fact that john died because he was not willing to live for false sins. In his shoes choosing to die was easy, choosing the harder right between the easier wrong is all depending on how you look at it. The consequences from the wrong choice will make your life harder while sticking to the harder right choice will make your life
Life Isn't Black and White. It's a Million Gray Areas... Characters with perfect morals are difficult to come by in a well written book, such as the Great Gatsby. Moral ambiguity not only makes the work more interesting, but adds a sense of realism to it as well. One of the many characters that could be described as morally ambiguous is none other than Jay Gatsby himself.
The 1920s was a period of extravagance. Jazz music was viral, parties went on for days and the prohibition was not stopping anyone. But in Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, depicts the Roaring Twenties as a world of deceit, affairs, and dishonesty. Scott Fitzgerald wrote this novel to demonstrate the social flaws and the social attitudes in the 1920's and 30's. In The Great Gatsby, Scott Fitzgerald comments on a variety of themes.
Romagnolo fixes her ideas of a false dichotomy by acknowledging the complexity and interconnectivity within two main types in her 2011 paper Initiating Dialogue: Narrative Beginnings in Multicultural Narratives. In it she states, “Although several critics have established the importance of beginnings, they have yet to excavate the links between the ways narratives begin (formal beginnings) and the ways they address the concept of beginning (conceptual beginnings)” (Romagnolo, 183). It seems that since her 2003 paper, she has recognized the spectrum in which narrative beginnings operate, not just falling in one of two places, but sometimes belonging to both, neither, or an undefined category. If more critics were to acknowledge this, I think
The literary masterpiece The Great Gatsby, written by American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a classic story depicting the extravagant life of Jay Gatsby and his lifelong quest to rekindle his love with past lover Daisy Buchanan. Written in 1925, the novel serves as a bridge between the conclusion of World War I and the Great Depression of the early 1930’s. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald both examines and critiques the vision of the 1920’s American Dream. Despite the fact that Fitzgerald himself was an avid participant in the stereotypical “Roaring Twenties” lifestyle - consisting of material excess, self-destructive behavior, wild partying, and bootleg liquor as a result of the Prohibition - he is still able to convey his disapproval of the moral decay that occurred in