The Puritan community in The Crucible was vulnerable in many ways and susceptible to irrational and panicky accusations of the Salem Witch Hunts because of their strict and constricting ways. The children in the community are treated very poorly and less than everyone else in the town. As the Salem Witch Hunts were essentially started by the children the fact that they were treated as lesser beings contributed to the communities demise. “He (Reverend Parris) regarded them as young adults, an until this strange crisis he, like the rest of Salem, never conceived that the children were anything but thankful for being permitted to walk straight, eyes slightly lowered, arms at their sides, and mouths shut until bidden to speak,” (Miller 3). Miller foreshadows the Witch Hunts to come.
Christopher Metzger Period 1 Updated: 6/14/11 Dr. Diaz Is Evil Instilled Into Every Human at Birth? Many say human kind is inherently evil, that there is evil in all of us. William Golding strongly confirms this point in the book, The Lord of the Flies. The Lord of the Flies expresses what can happen to a man when there is not structure and little means of survival. The boys prove man to be inherently evil through control, mistreatment, and murder.
"Where is he? He is hanging here on the gallows" It’s this horrendous moment in which his perceptions of his God change, someone whom was once grater than man kind and all things was now simply no better than man for if he were he wouldn’t be allowing these terrifyingly sad things to happen. Wisell unknowingly signifies the diminishing of his faith through pipel. Pipel’s painful and slow death is much the same as his perception of God in which die with him. After this Ellie doesn’t show any gratitude or respect to his god, this is clearly evident in Yom Kippur.
In the novel falling from grace a main character, Ted is shown to make very poor decisions that lead to devastating consequences some of these decisions that lead to devastating consequences some of these decisions include, leaving grace, not telling kip he found her, giving kip alcohol and being untruthful with the police. Ted made a very poor decision by leaving grace and the consequences were that grace almost died, grace has hyperthermia and her family were concerned and worried about her. ‘I hear water on my skin. It’s wet. I can’t see.
Atticus may be portrayed as good, but he has his doubtful moments. Then, there is Bob Ewell who is seen as a monster throughout the book through the reader’s eyes because of his violent ways. “Somehow, I could think of nothing but Mr. Bob Ewell saying he’d get Atticus if it took him the rest of his life” (Lee 262) This shows that Bob Ewell is violent in his ways and portrays the evilness of the themes when he tried to harm the Finch children when he had wanted to get back at Atticus. A man is lower than life when he tries to harm a child especially his own or those who had nothing to do with his
He is an impatient man, a sort of working class hero who cannot stand hypocrisy and pretence, especially in the influential people in the town's community. He recognises the bad motives of many of those who are involved in the witchcraft allegations. He has had an affair with the young servant girl in his household, Abigail Williams. Tragic heroes usually have a single weakness that destroys their otherwise strong characters. Proctor's weakness is lust.
First, Frankenstein is set in a male-dominated society, where the influence of women in the family is not present very often. The dream that Victor has before the monster is created, gives the reader an idea behind Victor’s motives. When he visions Elizabeth as his dead mother lying there, it represents the weakness of compassion in women. After he has this dream, he wants create a being that could act as his child and love him like one. So Victor does just that, but after it awakes, he is filled with disgust and hates his creation because in his eyes it is ugly.
These faces are of public goodness which everyone portrays but there is a private wickedness behind every face. This wickedness forces a person to do evil even at the stake of others benefit. The combination of good and evil is portrayed by the characters as Young Goodman Brown and his wife faith. The character of faith is portrayed as the sin of adultery as
Brown's believe that they are''…a race of honest men and good Christians… "has faded (Guerin, 303). The devil deceived Brown to continue his journey in the wood, when Brown decides to return back. The devil said "sit here and rest yourself a while; and when you feel like moving again, there is my staff to help you along. ", then he vanished (Guerin, 307) (139-41). Moreover, Brown lost his trust in his people and the resource of social control became weaker in Brown's psyche ("Nathaniel").
“It’s…remember the good times…now I know that the things my brother was doing were bad….The church taught me that was wrong….showed me how gangbanging ain’t nothing but the devil’s mess” (54). She realizes that being part of the gang is not the life she wants and learns right from wrong. She learned now from Church that what the gang does is evil. “It made me throw-up sick again thinking how I took that mama’s purse while her Niña was crying, and I felt killer mad too…”(89). Cecilia regrets doing some of the tasks that she was made to do; once these tasks, in actuality crimes, have been committed, she