Even though John was not accused he confesses his affair with Abigail to Danforth saying, “I beg you, sir, I beg you-see what she is...She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave...God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat.” (Miller ). Proctor was well aware of the consequences of his confession, however, the accusation of his wife put him between a rock and a hard place so to speak. Therefore, he had to decide whether to confess and hope to save his wife and ruin his reputation or not confess to ruin his wife’s reputation and save his. The position he was placed in was caused by Abigail's false accusation of Elizabeth. Due to his confession, Proctor exclaims, “Because it is my name!
Angered by this, Proctor physically attacks Abigail and denounces her as a whore, and has to back up what he says with evidence. Overcome with emotion, and distraught of how far he allowed the court’s corruption to continue, he confesses to having an affair with Abigail and her plot to trying to rid of Elizabeth in hopes of replacing her. By telling the truth, John shows growth in his character, as he accepts that his good name must be ruined to protect innocent victims, ““I have made a bell in my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name – and you will believe me. Mr. Danforth” (page 116)!
However, Iago is not the only one that is to take all the blame. Othello’s naive nature hindered him from seeking the truth of Desdemona and Cassio and finding out Iago had been lying the whole time. Iago may have been the cause of rumors, however Othello’s own doing ultimately caused him to suffer the consequences due to the fact that he did not communicate with his wife. He let a envious person control every aspect of his perception of his wife. He let a piece of fabric be the defining factor of whether or not his wife was faithful to him.
If Friar had not married Romeo and Juliet then they would not have killed themselves over the death of one another. Friar exclaims ,”and if aught in this miscarried by my fault.”(5.3.266-267). Friar thinks he is the only one to blame because he sinned and broke a law. Friar illustrates,“Unto the rigor of severest laws.”(5.3.269). Friar is saying that he broke the severest laws by marrying Romeo and Juliet without the consent of their parents leading him to believe he is responsible for everything.
Even though Macbeth murdered the king, her wasn’t certain that he wanted to commit the crime. He became very guilty after he murdered Duncan, making Lady Macbeth more guilty as well. Macbeth states, “Listening their fear, I could not say ‘Amen,’ when they did say ‘God bless us!’ (Shakespeare 168). After murdering Duncan Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he could not say amen. He committed a crime so he feels that he is no longer under the protection of God.
In Dante Francesca, who is the person who committed adultery is judged by the greatest power God. When we see how God judges and the punishment he believesis right for Francesca sin and others in this Circle of hell. The characters in these two readings also have a similar attitude towards their behavior and don’t take responsibility for their actions instead they make excuses. Francesca in Dante's Inferno doesn't take responsibility for her actions that caused her punishment of being damned tohell. It shows this because Francesca says “ More than once that reading made our eyes meet and drained the color from our faces.
Thus, he's going to make most from their marriage by consummating. Nevertheless, that all changed when Iago lied about Desdemona’s adultery. “Therefore confess thee freely of thy sin, For to deny each article with oath, Cannot remove nor choke the strong conception That I do groan withal. Thou art to die.”(5,2,60-63). Othello demanded Desdemona to confess her adultery but she denies all claims because she knows she’s innocent.
Perhaps he has convinced himself of the immorality of bringing a life into a world where such suffering would lay and wait for the daughter. If there is a daughter, she is suffering from mental abuse from her father. These following lines will dictate whether the father is mistreating his daughter “Bride of a syphilitic or a fool.” (Kess, 384 lines 12). Considering he wanted her to marry a sick man or a fool, what kind of father would do that to her daughter? He would go on and continue to talk down to his daughter “because he sees nothing but betrayal and suffering in his vision of the future.” (Loudon, 1).
Macbeth and the biblical story of Ahab are similar in the way that two Nobel men, Macbeth and Ahab, allowed their sinful desires of land and power to rapidly lead them to take the life of someone else. Though Macbeth and Ahab were guilty, Lady Macbeth and Jezebel were equally responsible for the deaths of innocent people. They tempted their husbands to commit murder when they believed that was the only thing that would fulfill their husbands desires. Unfortunately, we saw that the result of both of these stories ended with terrible consequences. For most of the characters in these stories the result was their own lives.
The author uses Othello’s death to show all of the events that have led to this dramatic disaster. Shakespeare also uses Othello’s death to portray the theme of the power of vengeance. The idea that Desdemona would betray him hurt him deeply, but once Othello realizes he has killed her in vain he cannot live with the pain. After Othello’s death Cassio reminds bystanders that Othello is “full of heart” meaning he embodies love and kindness (V.ii. 776).