However, nobody really even has the courage anymore to tell someone right to their face that they don’t like them. Because John does this many times in the story, it does not make him dishonorable, it makes him more honorable than anyone else in the story. At the Proctor’s, Hale is over and questioning John about his absence at the church lately. John answers, “I like not that Mr. Parris should lay his hand upon my baby. I see no light of God in that man.
Motes view on religion is that if you don't believe in christ those rules and regulations don't apply to him because he believes the opposite and he decides for himself that there are no rules in his “Church Without Christ”. Another example of religion in the novel Wise blood by Flannery O’Connor for example "Listen," he said, "get this: I don't believe in anything.” “I don't have to say it but once to nobody,” Haze said. The driver closed his mouth and after a second he returned the piece of cigar to it.
John Proctor is married to Elizabeth Proctor, father of three sons. He is a Christian man but yet disagrees and fail to attend church because of the way Rev. Parris runs the church. He doubts the existence of witchcraft in Salem. Throughout the play, John Proctor had an affair with Abigail Williams who worked for Elizabeth Proctor as a midwife. Proctor fears for his reputation because he doesn 't want his name posted and labeled as an adultery, not only to the town of Salem but also for his sons.
Parris consistently claims that he is a moral and just person. However, as outlined by Giles Corey, he truly just wants power. “But Parris came and he preach nothing but golden candlesticks until he had him” (Miller 62). Parris is so material, that he will not allow the candlesticks made by Nurse with love and care to reside in the church as they were not “fine” enough. Parris’s insistence on placing gold candlesticks demonstrates his focus on earthy wants and materialistic mind.
After Tom Walker had worked for the devil, Tom became a violent churchgoer. He prayed aloud, which showed that he was not a humble person(Irving, 1824, page 8). Other church members were quiet prayers which showed that they were humble. Before he knew the devil, he was not religious, which made the devil able to take his soul(Irving, 1824, page 3). In the end Tom lost his battle against the Devil because he thought he could save himself, but he could not save himself from the devil(Irving, 1824, page 9).
Martin Luther is trying to fix the Catholic Church, but instead of fixing it he should just leave it and make a new church of his own. The church isn’t listening to him and they aren’t going to. The church may even accuse him as a heretic and kill him. All he needs to do is print the 95 Theses and get someone to spread it around so he can get some followers for the church.
Moreover, Proctor wanted his sons to inherit his land because he had issues with the church. John Proctor refused to comply with the court or church. After the arrival of Reverend Parris, Proctor and his family quit going to church. Proctor did not trust the new Reverend. In
“Too old to start a new life, too old to start from scratch in some distant land…” (9) Elie’s father is losing his faith by saying that he is too old. He does not believe that he can travel through his situation. In which if he had faith he would have more confidence that he can travel to a new place to start a new life. Another scenario that shows the loss of faith is when Elie’s father says that the world does not care for them, and that the only thing possible is the crematoria.
Nwoye and Okonkwo had a rocky relationship from the beginning but it only solidified once Ikemefuna was killed. Christianity being introduced to Umuofia showed Nwoye that he had a purpose in life and he didn’t have to be just like his father. Nwoye and Okonkwo had a bad relationship because they could never accept the fact that they had more differences than similarities,this caused them to separate from each other permanently. Stephen Covey said “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” If Nwoye and Okonkwo would have been able to set their differences aside and tried to accept each other then maybe Nwoye wouldn’t have converted to
Early on in the novel, Twain makes a mockery of how impractical religion is. Expressed through the eyes of Huckleberry Finn, Huckleberry Finn defiantly disagrees with Miss Watson and Widow Douglas about the concepts of religion. He actively scoffs at Widow Douglas’ devotion to God for “she got out her book and learned [Huck] about Moses … but by-and-by she let out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then [Huck] didn’t care no more about him; because [Huck] don’t take no stock in dead people” (2). Huck Finn’s pragmatism takes Widow Douglas’ pious teachings and throws them out the window. In fact, he completely disregards and does not even consider the potential benefits of what
The Preservation of One’s Reputation Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” A reputation is one of the most important things a person has. It measures one’s worth, honor, and integrity - something we all strive for.
Analyzing The Crucible’s Dramatic Structure Aristotle believed that drama and poetry should have an unmistakable beginning, middle, and end. Originally, it was a three-act structure, but in the following years this view of Aristotle’s was expanded to include more divisions in a five-act structure. This new format for drama, known as Freytag’s Pyramid, gives each act a purpose, helping the audience progress from exposition to resolution. Though The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, is only a four act drama, the play can still fit into Freytag’s Pyramid by applying more than one element to an act.