As Bob Marley once said, “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Integrity is the quality of being honest and upholding one’s morals and principles. Living in a fast-paced and ever-changing society, human beings have come into contact with adversity and hardship all throughout history. Those who act with integrity during tough times have a major influence on those around them, and taking a stand and upholding ones’ beliefs and morals at great self sacrifice can inspire and encourage others to do the same. Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, The Crucible is a prime example of upholding integrity, and the characters within the play face difficult choices between doing
After saying these things he admits to having an affair with Abagail Williams. He was wishing this would show that Abagail was just jealous and wanted to get rid of his wife to have him for herself. Now John Proctor was going to be put to death for being an adulterer and his wife fore practicing witch craft. John proctor had to confess to being an adulterer on paper and it was to be hung on the church doors in the middle of Salem. He didn’t like the way they were going to give him a bad name if he confessed.
John Proctor is a farmer that lives on the outermost part of Salem, MA. John had an affair with Abigail Williams and his wife found out and now does not fully trust him but John still loves his wife. John is stubborn and loving with his wife but is also very aggressive with others that make him mad. John shows stubbornness and love when he
Mr.Hooper is a minister who faces a lot of challenges that make him sacrifice a lot of things that he truly admired. In the “Minister 's black veil” Hawthorne’s character Mr. Hooper sacrifices his love ,”normal” life, and sympathy to teach the lesson that everyone has a secret sin because teaching about sin is more important than living his “normal” life. Everyone wants love but not everyone can keep it or willing to keep it.‘There was a nurse, no hired handmaiden of death...but the veil prevents him from seeing or enjoying it” Mr. Hooper is on his deathbed unaware that his love of his life is right next to when but the veil gets between him and Elizabeth once again CITE .Mr. Hooper is missing out on life, when he thought his one true
By looking at The Crucible by Arthur Miller one can see that the characterization of John Proctor reveals the theme of reputation and integrity, which is important because refusing to tell lies to protect his reputation and stop delirium from spreading throughout Salem.John Proctor states that the woman of Salem who have been locked up for witchcraft:”Excellency, does it not strike upon you that so many of these women have lived so long with such upright reputation”(3.1.305-309). Proctor represents reputation because he would rather die than have his reputation downed to a victimizer. Protecting his reputation motivates John Proctor to deny that witchcraft exists in the village. All he hears is crying out of screams and wailing which is a cause of the Devil 's work: “What 's she doing? Girl what ails you?
The connection between the relationships of Hassan and Amir and then Amir and Sohrab thrive off of the conflicts and the recurring motifs throughout the novel. Amir lived his redemiton and his loyalty through Sohrab, trying to make what he did to Hassan feel like less of a burden on his shoulders. There are many different ways for one to redeem themselves, but there is no better way to show loyalty than to be present in a time of
After Parris saw Abigail and the girls dancing in the forest, he realized his household could very well be “the very center of some obscene practice” and his initial thoughts regard the possible danger to his reputation if the people of Salem find out that his relatives are engaging in witchcraft (pg). He expressed to Abigail and Mary that their actions could ruin his longing fight “to bend.. stiff necked people to [him]” indicating that the girls can possibly ruin the good name he worked hard to achieve (11). Parris later continued to scold Abigail, disregarding his daughter Betty in her critical state, about potentially ruining his name, now that “good respect is rising for [him] in the parish” (11). In addition, during the trials, Parris was aware of the fact that the people being accused were actually innocent, but refuses to vouch for them because as the bible would be contradicted. Parris would rather watch people being wrongly accused than to damage his name, showing his care for himself and his name
As Cordelia fought a long hard battle she was then too weak to complete her promise. Her promise was to make her father heart filled with joy, in contrast, another fellow path has found a downhearted collision. A purpose of a hero is to impact those around them and to teach new life lesson of their purpose and values of their journey. King Lear one of those impacted by Cordelia death in which he realized “A plague upon you, murderers, traitors all! I might have saved her; now she 's gone forever!...” (Act Five, Scene 3, line 3450).
In Earl Lovelace’s novel Wine of Astonishment, Ivan Morton and Bolo both desire to be leaders for change, but their personalities become distorted in the process; thus the characters actions become unjust. As the narrator Eva introduces Ivan Morton, he is presented as a “man to save the people” (Earl Lovelace 10). Ivan Morton is an up and coming politician in the remote town of Bonasse. The community of Bonasse looks to Ivan as their savior; he who can bring justice to their religion. Eva and her community of the Baptist Faith believed
His fear of losing his reputation led him to destroying his confession documents, which condemned him to his death. Finally, Proctor did not deserve to die. He felt guilt and remorse, a sure sign that he was an honest man, and honest men do not deserve to die. In conclusion, Arthur Miller’s John Proctor is a hero. Proctor trying to explain to that the witch hunts are led by a lovesick girl to an unforgiving crowd exuberates his characteristics as a hero.
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. Early on, Elizabeth is confronted with the issue of a struggling marriage. She and her husband John find that their relationship is rather strained because Elizabeth
By analyzing John White 's watercolor replicas of engravings by Theodore De Bry we can tell how John White 's journey to establish a colony in Raleigh 's charter territory, Virginia, in 1587 affected his few of the Native Americans. Even though this journey ended in bad blood between the two very different people, a look into their life gave John White greater respect for their passion for family, friends, and religion. We see this in the way John White 's images gave us more of a warm view of their family, housing, and religious practices rather than focusing on them being blood thirsty killers preparing for war. With outrageous rumors of the possibility of Native men pillaging the newly made villages and raping their delicate women,
The relationship between these two people can be quite controversial because the story implies that man is superior to woman. It is somewhat implied because God made Eve out of one of Adam’s ribs. Genesis 2:18 states, “Then the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone, I will make a helper fit for him” (English Standard Version). This verse tells believers that having a relationship with other people is vital for our lives and for our walk with Christ. However, human relationship can easily turn south due to our sinful nature.
Goodman wants to go back and be with his good, Christian wife; however the devil tells him that she converted to worship deviltry and that she will not be the same person Goodman left her as. Ultimately, his motive was to convert and worship the devil because his wife left the Christian values behind and changed into someone new. The stages that lead Goodman to a gradual disillusionment are that he was convinced that his wife had converted which changed his perspective of her. Several of the sinners he meets on the way are villagers that Goodman was once very close to but due to being “possessed” by demonic influences he can no longer trust
He uses religion to scare people. Many of the people in Salem, especially John Proctor dislikes him .He knows that he has many enemies so he thinks that a faction is trying to make him go away from Salem. Parris fears of an anything related with witchcraft. In the first scene you may think that he is a loyal character who a worries about his little girl because he is standing in front of her bed;but, eventually you will understand