The Crucible In the story, “The Crucible” John Proctor’s most important concern is his wife, Elizabeth Proctor. John says he only wants to please Elizabeth and is doing all he can to make her happy. He is trying to make up for committing adultery with Abigail when Abigail was working for Elizabeth. In Act two John yells at his wife for suspecting that he did things with Abigail that day he was alone with her. Even though John did at one point have feelings for Abigail, throughout the rest of the story he only worries about what happens to his family and his wife.
One thing leads to another and all her actions led to disastrous reactions. The author portrays her as a selfish and manipulative person. Her main priority is not the well beings of her family but of herself. As her son, grandchildren and daughter in law were taken away all she did was plea for her own life. Convincing the misfit that he should let her live because she was a lady and he was a “good boy” is all she could think to do.
Without even thinking twice about it, Curley believes the worst of his wife and that she has no devotion at all. The act displays that there is no trust between the two of them and they do not have a strong bond. Ergo, Curley and his wife confirm that loyalty is needed in order for there to be a strong relationship between people. In conclusion, Of Mice and Men effectively shows how important loyalty is between people. Without it, relationships will be broken down to nothing.
The misfit might be talking about his evil ways, saying that his done with his evil ways as it brings no joy. The story of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is about a grandmother who cares nothing but about herself. She judges people based off appearance, and not their character. She is selfish as she doesn’t care about Baileys family when they are in the encounter with the misfit, but instead does everything she can to potentially save herself. Her gracefulness comes to late as she is compassionate to the misfit when she is about to die, and she pays the price for
Abigail was affected by his integrity, or his temporary lack of integrity. Proctor committed lechery with Abigail, and he never thought that it would be the cause for a group of girls to commit witchcraft, people dying, and people being jailed. “But I will cut off my hand before I'll ever reach for you again…,”(p. 1370) this quote demonstrates John Proctor’s integrity and guilt. Abigail is making advances on him and he turns
Proctor’s case is ultimately not believed by the court because Elizabeth did not tell the truth, therefore he will pay the consequences of his actions according to the court. The morning before his conviction, he speaks to his wife Abigail and confesses by saying “I cannot mount gibbet like a saint, it is fraud, My Honesty is broke, Elizabeth, I am no good man, nothing's spoiled by giving them this lie that were not rotten long before.” (Miller 126). By this quotation in the text the reader is able to tell that Proctor, who knows is going to die, expresses his disappointment in himself and asks Elizabeth for forgiveness for his crime of adultery. This in turn shows the sporadic change of proctors situation. Starting as a secret, later becoming evidence and finally being used as a
Although Elizabeth was not the best wife at some moments, she loved her husband so much that she lied for him. When questioned by Danforth if Proctor committed lechery she said faintly “No, sir” (Miller 113). Elizabeth lies for the first time to save her husband because she is loving and cares about him. Although Elizabeth is not truthful, she protects her values by doing what she feels is right for her husband. Abigail is revengeful throughout the play at Elizabeth.
Although John Proctor had an affair with Abigail, he still cares for Elizabeth deeply, As a result, Proctor choice to reveal the truth of his affair in order to save his marriage and his loyalty. In act I Proctor states ” I am only wondering how I may prove what she told me…. Elizabeth: If the girls a saint now, I think it is not easy to prove shes fraud, and the town went so silly, she told it to me in a room alone----- I have no proof for it ….. Elizabeth: You were alone with her…… Proctor: for a moment alone, aye. (page 51 ) . Proctor reveals his faults to his wife who he truly respects despite the fact that he had failed the woman he loves but, because of his affair he wants to be trusted, he realized that he is losing respect towards himself due to his
This event is important because the men thought that women were just “tramps” and had no use. This also reveals that men thought it was the woman's fault when Candy says, “You done it, di’nt you?” Also he thought that she had it coming to her. I can infer that if Lennie killed a man, Candy would not have said that. As Candy explains to George in the middle of the novel, “She ain't concealin’ nothing. I never seen nobody like her.
This shows how Cordelia is going to turn her life around since she was not happy before. We know she was not happy because that is what she said to her father in the first scene. Act 2 scene iv: Quote: "O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars / Are in the poorest thing superfluous. / Allow not nature more than nature needs, / Man’s life’s as cheap as beast’s."