Elizabeth sees his inner goodness shine when he refuses to lie about being involved in witchcraft, and she realizes how unfair she has been. John Proctor saves the lives of the others who are accused when he unselfishly declines to save his own. He acts as a martyr when he places others before himself. He would rather die an honorable death than live a dishonorable life, which is what precedes him to be the tragic hero of the play. John Proctor, being a very complex character stuck in a world full mischief, madness, and chaos shows a major change as the play unfolds.
Lily’s experiences and trials throughout the novel allows readers to share the importance of truth and accepting the realities of life. Sue Monk Kidd also explores the importance of forgiveness, racism and maternal love. Alone, exposing her to lies, distrust, and secrecy Lily’s father raised her. Since her mother’s death Lily’s father turned malicious, punishing Lily for irrational errors by kneeling on grits. The constant mental neglect along with lies created doubt in Lily’s mind, never forgiving herself nor her father for the death of her mother.
Is John Proctor a tragic hero and is this play an example of a tragedy? John Proctor portrays the tragic hero in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” Proctor, the protagonist of the piece, is revealed to the audience in his time of anguish and struggle, making his untimely death all the more unfortunate. In this tragedy, Proctor fights to save the town from insanity and chooses his death, rather than shame, in his struggle. The elements of a tragic hero are applied to Proctor in order for the audience to a feel sympathetic connection to a character who committed an unholy sin of adultery. John Proctor though not of high noble stature is, nonetheless, a good man and is highly regarded in Salem.
Primarily it is not Frankenstein who has to suffer the consequences of his creating life, it is the Creature. But for this suffering he makes Frankenstein notice the pain he has caused the Creature by taking revenge and killing the people Frankenstein most cares about. In Frankenstein, the neglect of duty never leads to anything good. Having abandoned his duty of care towards the Creature, Frankenstein then has to learn from his mistakes by suffering the consequences of this
Disillusionment of a Professor: Faust As you read, fill in the chart comparing and contrasting the two stories. At the bottom, be sure to write a paragraph explaining the meaning gained by Goethe’s allusion to the story of Job in his “Prologue in Heaven.” Facts unique to Job|Similarities|Facts unique to Faust| Job’s faith is tested by the devil taking things away.Job is a man of God.|Both strive for understanding/salvationBoth men end up in heaven.In both stories, the devil comes to god with a complaint and they make a bet about the faith of men.God seems to be very kind to the devil in each story. Both bets are over the men’s souls.|Faust’s faith is tested by Mephistopheles giving him things. Faust is not a man of god. | Goeth’s allusion to Job was used to compare one man’s path to enlightenment/salvation, to another man’s path.
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown” follows a Puritan man’s nightmarish encounter with the devil, which results in the loss his faith and virtue. Flannery O’Connor’s tale “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” details how a southern grandmother is only able to discover what it truly means to be good when she is faced with imminent death. Both texts showcase the classic battle of good versus evil, and provide altering viewpoints on the possible outcomes of this faceoff. The stories by Hawthorne and O’Connor both tell the tale of what occurs when a seemingly righteous and faithful person is faced with a character of pure evil, though the stories’ starkly contrasting settings and tones build each story in a different direction. Although the themes of the stories are strikingly similar, the difference in setting helps to shape how the encounter between good and evil plays out.
He also uses his strength to save a young girl from drowning. No matter what the monster does, he is always misinterpreted. The monster says, “Fatal prejudice clouds their eyes, and where they ought to see a feeling and a kind friend, they behold only a detestable monster” (pg.119). Felix and Agatha think he has come to attack their father, William Frankenstein thinks the monster is trying to kill him, and the man thinks he is trying to murder the girl rather than rescue her. The real turning point for the monster is when he is accused of trying to murder the girl.
“Danforth: Why ‘must’ you say it! Why, you should rejoice to say it if your soul is truly purged of any love for Hell! Proctor: They think to go like saints. I like not to spoil their names.”(Miller 141) This quote perfectly shows an instance where the authority is trying to get someone scared enough to lie about someone else condemning their name in public but John stays true to his conscience and chooses not to live but die in vain only knowing that his death would neither stop nor increase the witch hunt. In the end however when people finally opened their eyes and saw what was going on they realized that the world was going mad and only their consciences could save
After much refusing on Tom’s part, mostly because he knew his wife wanted him to and was disgusted at the thought of doing what she wanted him to do, Tom’s wife makes her way to the spot on the trail to go sell her own soul to the devil . When Tom finally decides to go find her, he finds that all that is left of her is her heart, her liver, and her apron. Filled with joy in the fact that the devil has granted him this favor by killing his wife, he decides that a deal with the devil may not be all that bad. He calls out to the
Frankenstein Essay In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, loneliness is shown through characters’ actions with negative consequences as a result from their own desires. Victor tries to play god and then abandons his creation. The creature feels alone and wants revenge. Victor’s attempt at playing god didn’t turn out how he expected and it caused retaliation from the creature, which is the main themes in this novel. Victor’s attempt to create human life is in vain because he abandons his creation.