His conscience is telling him he shouldn't lie or defy the court and then his death, hanging from the noose, can be a proud one, accepted with honour after making his love and more importantly his peace with God. However his natural instinct, given to him upon his birth is telling him to lie. That he should lose his good name, confess to dealing with witchcraft. Telling him to lose some, perhaps all the respect people have for him but to keep his life. To lose his dignity but to keep his life.
Compared to his wife’s narrow action, Oedipus seems strong enduring the tragedy and humiliation in his life. Job also attempts to resurrect his stature by boldly questioning God. Job questions God’s wisdom in front of his friends evoking a shocked response from them. Job’s friends question how Job could “[condemn] the righteous God” and attempt to “prove that [God] is unjust” (Job 34:17, 40:8). By questioning God, Job proclaims himself as a man important
The world without religion would be dramatically different from our world now. However, we can never be sure wether it would be a better place, full of happy co-existing people, or a mess of violence, greed and immorality. In Purple Hibiscus by Chimimanda Adichie, Eugene, the father of the protagonist, embodies the good and bad sides of religion. Even though christianity helped Eugene become a philanthropist, it gave him confirmation that the only way to help his family, and himself, was to beat sense into them. No sane father would want to hit his children and wife, but when threatened with damnation and poisoned with anecdotes of God’s might, Eugene is moved to do anything he can to keep his family “safe”.
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.
E\Essay on Montana 1948 In Montana 1948 it explores the sense that David believed to have a positive role model in uncle Frank until he true colours were revealed and he realized later what a great role model he had in his father. Watson it showed that David's rite of passage was based on Frank's negative impact on him and the awareness that there is evil in the world. The hardest thing that David had to go through was coming to terms with seeing his uncle in a different way; this was made known when David said "too frightening for me to continue thinking of my uncle in the way I always had." Watson shows that people eventually become cynical and disillusioned with the world when they discover that their role models are in fact corrupt and immoral. Confirmation to support this is when David reveals "did I wonder what might happen if I killed my uncle".
One of the greatest examples of irony ever is the “crisis of conscience” scene, when Huck decides to “do the right thing” by social standards of the time period, and write to Miss Watson to reclaim her “property” Jim. Then Huck remembers Jim's generosity and concludes that he should not send the letter. Ripping up the note he declares, “All right then, I'll go to hell.” With it, he rips the racist teachings of his childhood out from his conscience. At that very moment Huck has convinced himself that he has done the completely wrong thing by social standards, the reader knows that he has actually done the right thing and that Huck's good impulses have prevailed. This scene is the perfect example of dramatic irony because the reader has an all-knowing perspective of the situation while the main character( Huck) struggles with a problem that we already know the answer to.
Even his father’s death has brought shame to Okonkwo. So he strives to be a successful and affluent man and through his hard work and determination he becomes one. Achebe’s diction in this quote allows the reader to realize the seriousness of Oknonkwo’s fear of failure. For example,” It was deeper and more intimate than the fear of evil.” This alone shows that his fear of failure is ultimately going to lead to his downfall because failure is what makes him this man who is afraid to show any feelings that will be seen as “agbala” which means womanly. This fear throughout the novel causes him to make rash and impetuous decisions in order to achieve a high stature in the tribe.
America ““profane young man" who according to Bradford wincers God's wrath by cursing the Pilgrims.” “ it pleases god before it came half seas over and smite the man with the gravest dieses” Brad ford. What these shows that he values the rich more than the poor. He has no ideals for humanely he just gave a kid a disease that he is probley going to die from “Crafting a peace agreement with the Native Americans, the Pilgrims demonstrate their kindness and fairness. “also shows that he can be resource full and nice and not make people mad to kill him and his people. The value that out weights the most would be how to stay alive.
5-9). He prepares himself to die content with hating god the anger that was unleashed upon him with because it is not due to any wrong he has done. It would simply be the vindictiveness of a being more powerful than him. In this stanza he capitalizes “Powerfuller”, which transitions away from disrespect and gives recognition of the power religion has. In the final sestet Harding poses the question “And why unblooms the best hope ever sown?” (Harding l. 14), which he answers by saying that death and time are indifferent as to who they grace with happiness or depression.
This is his only “sin” to be shown throughout the poem and he does pay for it. This small token that will supposedly save his life causes him a knick of a cut from the King who turns out to be Lord Bertilak under the command of Morgan le Fay. This whole thing was a ruse in order to strike fear upon Queen Guinevere. Sir Gawain is deeply hurt that he has failed and proclaims to use the girdle as a reminder of his sins so that he shall never fall victim to them again. Gawain is hardest upon himself because he has such faith within higher powers and he felt as if he owed them his forever servitude.