Guilt corrodes consciences and adversely affects others unless addressed honestly so that the sinner fins forgiveness. Sin leads to guilt and the sinner must find a way to appease his guilty conscience. In The Crucible, Proctor commits adultery with Abigail Williams, but his initial reaction to his sin is to hide his iniquity. He is dishonest with his wife, Elizabeth, when she questions him about his affair. He even gets mad at her, saying that he “will not have [her] susp[ect] any more” (Miller, 54).
Is shylock a villain or a victim In this essay I am going to talk about whether shylock is a villain or a victim. I am going to talk about what sort of things he has done for us to think he is a victim or villain. Shylock is seen to be very selfish in this play as he wants the best for himself and as readers we think that he doesn’t really care about his daughter that much and just cares about his money. We understand this by the terms and things he says in the play. Firstly, shylock is seen to be a racist person in this play who is being racist towards Christian people like Antonio.
He is also contradictory because when asked by the Grandmother if the murder was a mistake, the Misfit knew it wasn't a mistake because "they had the papers on me" ( O'Connor 195). The Misfit continues to suggest that his mentality is unstable when he compares himself to Jesus who
Narrative Methods: pages 56-62 “You mean that you wish you were dead”, McCarthy continuously develops characters but slowly, creating hesitation in the reader’s minds and preventing judgement of what could be a reflection of himself and his son. Throughout the novel the man commits these selfless acts to his son. Only when an idea that his son admits his longing for death, “I wish I was with my mom”, do we see a more selfish side. McCarthy depicts this when the man tells the boy off, a first within the novel, “You mustn’t say that”, it is also the first time the man sort of says no to the boy. In consideration, self-loathing rules the man’s existence forcing him to be selfless.
Before discussing the subject, we must know who a rebel is and what his aims are. A rebel is a person who wants to bring about a change in the existing order of things, for he thinks that it results in more evil than good because its consequences are detrimental to the welfare of the mass of people. According to the historical narration of the life of Jesus, there were corruption, injustice and discrimination in the society in which He lived. The religious leaders preached one thing and practised some thing else. The poor were treated with contempt and marginalized.
In this sense, “The Boarding House” is about the discrepancy between how men and women are judged morally, particularly within the scope religion. The narrator of the “The Boarding House” seems to be omniscient; the voice of the narrator could indeed be the voice of God, aware of each character’s history, actions and thoughts. The God-like narrator’s descriptions of characters indicate some sort of judgement having been passed before the story begins. Men are made to look weak and afflicted by their sins, such as Mrs. Mooney’s first husband after she leaves him, “He was a shabby stooped little drunkard with a white face and a white moustache white eyebrows, pencilled above his little eyes, which were veined and raw” or Mr Doran, who appears more afflicted after confession to his priest than before, “Three days' reddish beard fringed his jaws and every two or three minutes a mist gathered on his glasses so that he had to take them off and polish them with his pocket-handkerchief.” On the other hand, despite having committed more sins than Mr. Doran, neither woman shows any moment of weakness or remorse for their cruelty towards Mr. Doran. All the same,
He remains silent about his sin, even while he publicly urges Hester to reveal the name of her lover. The narrator indicates that Dimmesdale is one of those individuals who secretly practices self-abuse to punish himself for his sin. This suggests that he is susceptible to shame. He prefers to punish himself rather than to be punished by others. Dimmesdale is a hypocrite through much of the book and movie.
They are confused and don’t know whether to take action and find out why he has donned this dark drape, or to accept it and move about with their lives. The people grew distant from him, and eventually wrote him off as a good preacher, but slightly mad. Children, who normally loved his presence, ran from him and were utterly disturbed at the sight of him. When asked if Mr. Hooper would remove the veil , and given an answer that they didn’t want to hear, they isolated themselves from him. And even though the townspeople disliked his choice, they respected it.
However Shylock himself is also guilty of discriminating against people due to their religion. In an aside he says “I hate him for he is a Christian” and this shows that he is similar to the other characters in the sense that religion is a factor in how he feels about people. Moreover Shylock hates Christians because of how they treat Jews like himself; therefore this dictates how his attitude is with them. Also, the fact Shylock says this in an aside indicates that he is either afraid to say it aloud or wishes it to remain a secret and to be shared with the audience. However Shylock makes it very clear to
Tiresias responds cryptically, lamenting his ability to see the truth when the truth brings nothing but pain. At first he refuses to tell Oedipus what he knows. Oedipus curses and insults the old man, going so far as to accuse him of the murder. These taunts provoke Tiresias into revealing that Oedipus himself is the murderer. Oedipus naturally refuses to believe Tiresias’s accusation.