However he had a tragic flaw but him confessing leads up to his tragic death that causes the audience to feel sympathy. John Proctor’s downfall is initiated by a human flaw which was his inability to control and resist his desire. When his wife Elizabeth got sick began to catch feelings for Abigail. When John Proctor stated “but I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach out for you” (page 15, act one) he shows how at one point he was having an affair behind his wife back and this lead up to all the madness in the town of Salem. When Abigail was talking to Proctor she says “She is telling lies to about me!
This shows Abigails desire to belong not only to proctor but also within the community, by taking Elizabeth’s position. Thomas Putnam seeks revenge on Francis Nurse by accusing his wife, Rebecca, of murdering Ann Putnam’s babies through supernatural means. This shows us that Thomas Putnam is accusing Rebecca nurse of murdering Ann Putnam’s babies in order to feel a sense of belonging in the community and create anarchy in the community. In Act four, Reverend Hale reports that the town is in great confusion because of the hysteria, using visual images of homeless orphans wondering the streets, abandoned cattle and rotting crops, showing that no one belongs in
" " " " " " Opposing Laws: A Study of Sophocles’ Antigone " In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, we see a struggle between two brothers deaths. According to Antigone, because human beings are forced to make difﬁcult decisions between opposing laws; divine law becomes the most valuable. Yet the issue of the play goes beyond that conﬂict and touches the universal conditions of suffering, religion, and loyalty to family." " " In the early stages of the Prologue (1-84), Antigone shows devotion to her family through the burial of her brother. According to Antigone’s own speech:" " " …Creon buried our brother Eteocles with military honors, gave him a " " soldier’s funeral, and it was right that should: but Polyneices,
People may choose to respond to conflict in a self-serving way in order, to save their reputation or solely because of the fear that they will loose everything that they have ever worked for. In the play ‘The Crucible’, Reverend Harris is given the choice of whether to tell the truth about the girls dancing in the forest or to maintain his position. His ‘ name is solid in the village’ and will not have it ‘blackened’ by some girls dancing in the forest. He claims he has ‘many enemies’ and ‘for surely they will run him with it’. Despite knowing the girls have danced in the forest, he chooses not to tell the truth in court to save his position and not have his 3 year earned hard work thrown away due to the ‘stiffed-necked people’, further showing that an individual is given the choice in conflict and may act in a irrational and negative way just for their own agenda.
. . If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace”(1.1.92-99). This quote can be seen as foreshadowing because even though the prince warned them they still fought anyway and eventually most of their lives ended in great tragedy. The feud between the two families played a huge part of the deaths of the two lovers.
Cornered into admitting to participating in dark magic, she still cannot take responsibility for her actions and instead accuses others of cooperating with the devil. A final example of untruthfulness appears when Reverend Samuel Parris, Abigail’s uncle, questions Abigail after he catches her dancing with the other girls in the forest. Abigail fibs instead of telling the truth. Parris desperately tries to save his daughter, Betty Parris, from a sickness that takes hold after he catches them dancing while Abigail chooses, instead of potentially helping Betty, to tell him, “There is nothin’ more. I swear it uncle” (Miller 11).
Why is she antagnostic toward Elizibeth Proctor ? Why has she been asked leave her home? Why does she tell John what happened to Betty? * Abigal feels that Proctor hates her and that Proctor is a gossiping liar. She’s been asked to leave because Ann asked them to go out to the forest with Ruth and Tituba because Ann wanted them to see why her kids died.
They get around Tessie and start throwing them at her while she screams that it is not fair. People in the village kept on doing this ritual every year because they believed that if they would scarify a person, they would get rain to have a good crop during the month of June. I believe it is shocking how people in the village agree to conduct the ritual every year even though they knew that this would end up killing one of their family members, friends, or themselves. According to the story it was clear that villagers didn’t want to give up this
This caused her to try to pull away which made Lennie hold on tighter. That went back and forth until he ended up killing Curly’s wife. Lennie felt horrible for his actions. He didn’t know how to take responsibility so he did what George had told him to. Lennie ran to the woods and hid.
He was wealthy, took part in the politics of the village, however he was always trepidatious so as not to possibly endanger his name as enemies he made increasing his power within the town would attack him.”But if you trafficked with spirits in the forest, i must know it now for surely my enemies will and they will ruin me with it” When his daughter becomes ill possibly due to blasphemous actions she may have been part of, rather than follow the word of God. He lies and claims that no issue would be associated with his family despite this being sin and endangering Betty’s life. The fear of losing all he had completely overtook his duty to help his daughter recover. These events each showcased a severe situation in which the outcome among all three was the same. Fear overcame their faith showing how people in life-endangering events will immediately abandon all their morals and relationships and reveals how it can ruin families and nations.