Offered the opportunity to make a public confession of his guilt and live, Proctor almost succumbs, even signing a written confession. However his immense pride and fear of public opinion compelled him to withhold his adultery from the court. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies!” Proctor utters these lines at the end of the play, in Act IV, when he is wrestling with his conscience over whether to confess to witchcraft and thereby save himself from the gallows.
I would to God it were not so, Excellency, but these people have great weight in the town.......unconfessed and claiming innocence, doubts are multiplied, many honest people will weep...' (Parris, Act Four) When John learns that he will have to sign his name to the confession, which is a lie, he refuses. Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!....I have given you my soul; leave me my name! (Act Four) In the end, he would rather die than have his name brought into
This was Chris sending his final letter to Wayne Westburg and this was the final type of communication Chris had before he died. This quote explains why he is a loner and how he had insane thoughts. Jon Krakauer explains Into the Wild with mind-boggling details on why Chris is courageous and noble in some actions but for the most part on why he is an arrogant, ignorant, reckless, and crazy young man. Chris McCandless is a loner whose insanity led to his unfortunate death on August 18, 1992. In reading this novel some people will find Chris is ignorant in some of his actions.
Another example of Huck’s altered views is when he witnesses the Duke and Dauphin being humiliated in public. On pg. 174, Twain writes, “...here comes a raging rush of people… I see they had the king and the duke, though they was all over tar and feathers… It was a dreadful thing to see. Human beings can be awful cruel to one another”. The townspeople poured hot tar on the two frauds and covered them in feathers.
He is certainly not a sheep that blindly follows everyone else. If he sees a problem or something he dislikes, he is not afraid to go against the grain. For example, he is displeased that the townspeople are told to give money to the church to help fix it and yet he sees golden candlesticks in the church. John would rather pray in the comfort of his own home than to go to the church where they beg for money but use it not on necessities, but on expensive things. It is clear that John does not like what the church has become which is why he refuses to baptize his third son.
AP Language Titus Essay In Shakespeare’s tragedy, Titus Andronicus, Aaron, a Moor and a slave, uses his influence on Tamora to create havoc in Rome because the whites treat him poorly due to him being a black slave. Because Aaron is a Moor, he is automatically considered an outcast. He is “born into a society which spell[s] out with brutal clarity…that [he is] a worthless human being”(Baldwin, “Dungeon Shook”). His society treats him as though he is nothing. It would not matter if he existed because it was only “worth half a cent to kill a nigger, and half a cent to bury one,”(Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass).
John does not tell anyone about the incident because, he was feared by society. To John the idea of falling in love with a Abigail was not more important than losing his honor. He again stands up for his honor when at the end of the play write; John has made the choice to falsely confess to the act of witchery so that he can be with his family. He is asked to make a written confession, and told this commitment will be hung on the church door. John is infuriated by this idea.
Zeena, Ethan’s wife is deathly ill during the story for some time, and Ethan feels his acceptable obligations to stay with her at first due that. As does John Proctor when he confesses to adultery with Abigail Williams in speculation to save his wife Elizabeth in the Crucible. Both men engage in self sacrifice for the benefit of their wives in need. This action should only go so far. Ethan’s situation is peculiar, one of the main reasons he stays with Zeena is out of sympathy towards her health.
John Proctor is an honorable man and a good Puritan. He is well respected in the community. Though he is such a a strong-willed and honest man, he has one fatal flaw; this fault is his lust towards Abigail Williams. As a village commoner he is faced with this great inner turmoil. He has commited adultery and this hidden secret unfolds into a mass of accusations, confessions, and madness in Salem.