Proctor tears the confession paper because he realizes that honor is more important. He decided to stop living a sinful life of lies and become a better person so, he refuses to get anyone else involved with the witchcraft controversy. Proctor has had a new perspective of the trails now the he realizes all of the mistakes he has made. In the beginning of the play, Proctors perspective towards the hangings was the avoid and not be involved in it in any way. Now, Proctor realizes that by confessing, there will be blame set on other innocent people so by ripping the confession paper, it will not make the court look better.
Abani shows that society pressured him into seeing someone die. They did it to try to teach him a lesson, when in reality it didn't gain Abani anything. Society however, was being pressured by their religion, and what they thought was right and wrong. Hughes was persuaded into following what he saw others do, due to pressure. Hughes was one of the few kids who really wanted to see Jesus, but ended up lying to not keep his aunt and other adults waiting.
This shows John’s heroism because not many people would openly admit to disliking their minister, especially when they are being interrogated for witchcraft. He stood up for his opinion even when the stakes are so high. Such a statement would be taken as an act against the church directly, though Hale senses John’s honesty and takes the statement at face value. Another clear example of John’s heroism happened towards the end of the play when he refused to sign his confession. In refusing to do so, he called out the corrupted justice system.
Hooper’s sacrifice acknowledges that sin comes at a high price, as he wore the veil, he isolated himself from the Puritan society and no longer accepted him as that was advent. The theme of the Minister’s Black Veil is that everyone has a secret sin, dying from others and that no one person can escape sin. “The subject had reference to secret sin, and those sad mysteries which we hide from our nearest and dearest, and would fain conceal from our own consciousness, even forgetting that the Omniscient can detect them” (Hawthorne). Reverend Hooper wears the black veil to communicate to his congregation and acknowledge that he has sinned. He sacrifices himself by wearing the black veil to recognize the sins committed by himself and the others townspeople; coming to terms with bad sins and remaining as part of humanity.
Instead of Proctor getting his name on the church doors he wanted to die to save his good name. In my case I have lied about somethings but then in the end I had become truthful about it all. But people were still trying to make me feel even worse for what I did. In response I just simply said you can either appreciate me for coming clean or be mad at me for lying. Which one do you
"(Hawthorne 3) The townspeople were curious why he wore a veil while he was going down the stairs. Which made him mysterious to the people because they did not know what he had done to wear that "crape". It seems that they never truly understood or apologized for their actions, towards the end, it closes with the frightful thought that the minister’s face still lays behind the veil even when dead. Other insights believe the veil acted as a mirror, making the townspeople more apprehensive of their own sins. As well as, not judging another human being immediately for their mistakes and focusing on
He is a symbol because he represents the sin himself. He is the representative of sin because he is the one trying to hide his face from society because he has sinned and is hiding his face for everyone that has sinned. Which is basically the whole world because there isn't anyone that hasn't made a sin. Another symbol is the color black. He can also represent the people or the
In “The Minister's Black Veil”, Hawthorne uses alienation to illustrate how the community around you can affect you as a person. Mr.Hooper wears a black veil as a punishment for his hidden sin and believes everyone has their own veil representing their own hidden sin, but the ignorance throughout the town is abundant due to the fact that they are puritans and believe that they cannot be touched by sin. That is what Hawthorne wanted to show, that no matter who they were, they cannot escape
John Proctor did not want his name blackened by his scandal with Abigail. This hindered him from confessing to adultery with Abigail, which might halt the trial. At last in his confession to witchcraft, Proctor cried: “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies!
Minister’s Black Veil Symbolism In the short story The Minister’s Black Veil, Nathaniel Hawthorne proposes that people are hiding their sins and not accepting them through the symbolism of the black veil. People are uncomfortable by Mr.Hooper’s veiled appearance in the church because they feel he knows their sins. Everyone has hidden sins and now with the company of the veil, scandals seem to be out in the open. Hawthorne describes the disgust of the veil, “They shuddered at the veiled face so near...”(Hawthorne 63). Hooper being so close to them with his face veiled, the people felt as if their sins were dangling over them.
This secrecy was what the Minister was trying to teach them about. The people were frightened because the veil made them look at the minister in a dark way wondering what secrets he might be hiding behind the veil. The Minister was trying to get the people to look at there own secret sins for one reason. He wanted the people to seek forgiveness for these sins. He wanted them to remove there own personal veil and realize the
Because I cannot have another in my life!” and to rip up his confession paper, because he put a lot of respect to his name and did not want the confession hung on the door of the church. In the Crucible, John Proctor tries to save everyone from the vendetta of the afflicted girls by admitting his
He knows that he is not a good man. He believes that the punishment he has received didn’t fit his crime. The Misfit also believes that the world would be better off if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead. When the grandmother and him were talking about religion he Although he is not a good man, he does feels a bit of compassion for the grandmother when Bailey makes her cry, he says “Lady… don’t you get upset. Sometimes a man says things he don’t mean.