Boor shows this when he writes, “So you figured it would be better if I just hated myself” (265). The only reason his parents told him the truth is Paul confronted them. While they admitted that he had a right to know, they justified their reason for not telling him earlier. Paul may have understood that his parents’ love led to their over protection but he probably distrusted his parents and their ability to tell him the whole truth. Paul’s parents’ choices changed the direction of his life.
So he finally “saves” himself by pretending to see Jesus. One has to wonder what would of happened if Langston didn’t step forward? I guess it’s hard to say. Maybe, it is kind of obvious that he was afraid to be rejected, so he fell into the trap of trying to please his aunt and the members of the congregation. This leads us to the fact as people, we tend to believe strongly in an
He separated himself from society out of anger towards humanity for something that had happened to his family. He also didn't trust God would punish the evil, and was trying to do it himself. He believed God was trying to punish him. While a person of faith would accept the suffering given to him, Captain Nemo was instead angry at God. Captain Nemo’s actions also lead you to believe that he sought revenge against society.
Through the characterisation of the Reverend, his narrow mindedness can be seen when he says “lord, we ask the same curse for those who ask grace for this sinner”. Kramer is trying to show that even highly regarded religious figures can be blinded by faith and have double standards, which is evident when the Reverend disagrees with his daughter about differing opinions on religion. However, Kramer does not want to be seen as anti-religious “religion’s supposed to comfort
She warns her family that ‘he’s giving us rope so that we’ll hang ourselves.’ Sheila understands that avoiding the truth is useless in the face of his questioning. She knows they cannot avoid being confronted by the awful truth of their responsibility for the death of Eva/Daisy because he knows what it is they have done already. The Inspector has made her aware of herself and her actions and this leaves her wanting to change and help those she can. Eric Eric seems embarrassed and awkward at the begging of the play, with the first mention of him being ‘Eric suddenly guffaws’. This continues with his being unable to explain why he laughed, perhaps indicating nervousness.
Furthermore the characters in The Way of the Cross also help to display dramatic vitality as they are all flawed in some way or other. Reverend Babcock for example feels that he has to live up to the standards of the sick vicar and so his weak willpower leads him to give up and become disconnected from the group. He is unprepared and unwilling to lead the pilgrims and even states that the position was thrust suddenly upon him. This is proven by the quote “I would rather have stayed in my room back
The anonymity that exists helps to bring the priest down to earth from the “throne” that high-ranking religious figures seem to be perched upon. To me, his priestliness seems to be more of an occupation rather than a religious obligation. We can see throughout the book that he is an alcoholic and succumbs to sexual desires, which are obviously against the Catholic rule. The priest's predicament is so puzzling because he partakes in practices that precipitate the conflict between his principles and his desires. Although not necessarily influential upon his principles, his priestly status causes him to regret his actions.
John didn’t want to be named a liar, he admitted to committing adultery, and the last thing he wanted was his name nailed on the church’s wall because he signed a lie. John Proctor sacrificed his soul because he knew he couldn’t have another name. “Because it is my name. Because I cannot have another in my life, because I lie and sign my name to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of those that hang!
However, although sophy's feelings towards her son are of respect and of her obvious care and devotion towards him, aspects of son veto's feelings are not. Sophy and Randolph's relationship, however, is very different from that we usually expect between a mother and a son. Randolph is clearly the dominant character here, "'Has dear mother - not have!' exclaimed the public-school boy . .
With the departure of the messenger, the somewhat quarrelsome chorus steps in while the priest calls them “foolish, immodest and babbling women” (Eliot 21). This minor conflict shows that the priest doesn’t agree with the chorus’ ways. Moreover it also displays the priest’s loyalty to the Archbishop as the chorus seems to repel Becket. As Becket enters into the play, the conflict of man vs. man continues to develop towards the outcome of the play. When Becket comes into the plot of the play, one of the tempters starts trying to persuade him to leave this area because the king might still be angry with him.