“I denounce these proceedings I quit this court”. This quote, said by Reverend Hale from The Crucible, Reflects Hales personality. He said it at the end of the court trial when judge Hathorne convicted John Proctor for the crimes of witchcraft. Reverend Hale was angered that the court believed the absurd accusations made by the girls and left the court sickened by the unfair trial. He felt guilty about contributing towards the trials and their outcome.
Boer and Nissenbaum believed that he could be one of what caused the witch trials because he was given wealth by Thomas Putnam, his father, who did not give any to his children from the first marriage after he had died. This caused resentment by Thomas Putnam Jr. and his siblings towards Joseph Putnam and his mother. Reverend Parris is partly to blame for this mass hysteria. His role as a minister was greatly debated as the whole village split into two factions that were the Pro-Parris and Anti-Parris. Boer and Nissenbaum argued that the witch trials could have begun because of the social tensions between the Pro Parris and Anti Parris.
Before, Hiram could be described as a young boy who had a blind, immense love for his grandfather and the South. However, his experience with Emmett Till and observing a murder that his grandfather was part of reformed Hiram, who came to see the flaws in the once idyllic place. An oft-present, major theme in the book is that past encounters have a big effect on who people become. When the verdict was delivered and justice wasn’t given to Emmett Till, Hiram had stated, “I felt like someone had knocked the wind out of me, how could the jury find them innocent.” (192) This is a huge contrast from the beginning of the book, where Harim did not care about the ongoing racial problem in the South, and would ignore whatever his
After Arnaud asked for the remainder of Martin’s inheritance, Pierre seemed to have been highly offended which resulted in him setting out to prove that Arnaud was not Martin. Pierre’s hatred turned half the town against Martin. It may have even landed Arnaud in jail before Pierre had any real proof of Arnaud’s identity. In 1559, Arnaud was imprisoned after being accused of burning down the farm of Jean d’Escornebeuf. According to Davis, “in the course of [Jean’s] complaint – evidently tipped off by Pierre Guerre – he told the judge that the prisoner ‘had usurped the marriage bed of another man’” (Davis, p. 57).
John Proctor the Wrongly Accused In The Crucible there are many people condemned and hanged for witchcraft, one of these, John Proctor, I believe to be innocent. A man with as much integrity and honesty as John Proctor, could never perform the act of witchcraft. Undoubtedly he wasn’t a perfect man but no one ever is. As we are proved time and time again, John is an honest, hardworking man; who is haunted by his past misdeeds. Throughout the events in the crucible we see his struggle to gain his wife’s forgiveness, and his own.
Thomas 1 Joshua Thomas Ashley Allee English 115 February 23,2017 Compare and Contrast Essay Both Katniss and Tessie question the reasons for the continue the tradition each year and allowing the cruel activities to continue causing deaths each year through the lottery and reaping. In their own way both Tessie and Katniss are rebellious towards the demands of the government. Even Tessie complains to the villagers while Katniss acts out, but both resent the level of intrusion into their levels. But each character resent the government intrusion into their towns life. In each story the government demands someone death as punishment or to appease their tradition.
“Your are free to make your own choices. But, you are not free to choose your own consequences”-Author unknown. In Tim Akers book, Heart of Veridon, the main character, Jacob Burn, comes to find himself suddenly in the middle of one of the largest conflicts which has taken place. Such as in life, Jacob came to find himself in this position due to poor decisions he made. From receiving a stole cog to being disowned by both factions of his family, all conflicts in this story come from Jacob Burns’ own misdoing.
Another key factor Nathaniel Hawthorne uses to criticize the human nature and hypocrisy of all people is the community of Salem, as a whole. At the meeting that the entirety of Salem seemed to be attending, the Devil says to the holy group, “Ye deemed them holier than yourselves, and shrank from your own sin” (38). Growing up Hawthorne feels like a sinner as he doubts his ancestors for their so called ‘holy’ actions during the Salem Witch Trials. He feels like a hypocrite himself for thinking they went against god, while he, in judging them is doing essentially the same. LIkewise, in the story Goodman Brown feels like a sinner for leaving his wife and betraying his faith only to find out that so has the rest of the town, and he is not as
The Grangerfords are hillbillies that come off as aristocrats to the small town boy who is used to less than adequate furnishings. The family is hypocritical in that they try to impress Huck with their property, but the property really is not as exquisite as it seems. As aforementioned, the Grangerfords seem to be a classy family, but are caught up in a feud with the Shepherdsons. Both families “want to kill” each other “on account of the feud” (107), but nobody can remember what “the trouble [was] about” (108). The families have been fighting for years, continuously killing one another over an issue that no one can remember.
I think Frost is blaming the boy 's death on years upon years of noxious societal views forced upon the people. He 's blaming society because we as people can 't learn, and the boy 's death is an example of this (No more to build on there. / And they, since they / Were not the one dead, turned to their affairs).The boy represents all the kids who lost their lives for trivial causes, such as being coerced into child labour. He 's blaming society for being apathetic and not being able to see the flaws in their traditions. He wants society to open their eyes and understand that too many people died for this type of job to be right.