He eventually finds his own morals and tells himself what is right and what is wrong. Part of this realization came from him helping Jim, which troubled his mind because of what society said about helping him. But he then based his decision to help on his own experiences and logic. That is kind of what Fahrenheit 451 puts forth. But instead of trying to gain knowledge it is being destroyed, all because society is trying to promote ignorance which causes sameness in all.
He confesses his sin of adultery, all with the intention to save the lives of those he knew to be innocent at the expense of his innocence before the court of Salem. At the end of the play however, John himself is accused of witchcraft, and is faced with another moral decision. He must either must lie, and confess to a sin that he did not commit (that of witchcraft) and have this lie posted on the church door, or die for the sin of witchcraft that he did not commit. John wrestles with his conscience over this choice, and in the end, chooses to die telling the truth - that he is an honest man who did not commit witchcraft and told the truth no matter the consequences. He says, “Because it is my name!
1. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag experiences many conflicts. One inner-conflict he faces is the decisions to read books or burn them. After breaking the “rules” and peeking through some literature, h realizes he no loner wants to burn books. He decides to continue reading.
In the play, The Crucible, there are many up and downs from Proctor lying about losing his faith, Abigail fleeing the colony, to even Reverend Hale doubting his own faith. The one I found most fascinating was Reverend Hale. His character caught my attention since the moment he was introduced. Hale was allegedly one of the best witch hunters. His intentions in the beginning of the play seemed to be good, but through the play his faith and belief in himself seemed to fall.
However, my grandma and Reverend Hale have a major flaw; they are vulnerable and easily manipulated. Reverend Hale's zeal and pride for discovering witchcraft in Salem allows others, particularly Abigail and Betty Parris, to manipulate him. Although Hale remains determined not to declare witchcraft unless he can prove it, the expectations of the people of Salem, for example Giles Corey and John Proctor, sweep him up. The two following quotes show how Hale's pride and zeal allow him to get carried away. John Proctor says," I've heard you be a sensible man, Mr. Hale.
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.
He feels like he’s failed because he cannot prove that the condemned are innocent. The only thing he could do to help them is to convince them to sin. He tries to convince Proctor and the others to lie and say that they’ve seen and talked with the devil himself in order to save their lives. In the end he couldn’t force Proctor to lie which hurt Hale deeply. The day of the hanging of Proctor had come and Hale tries one last time.
The well-known play ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestly is said to be a progression from ignorance to knowledge. This progression from ignorance to knowledge is not only for the characters, but for the audience as well. The Inspector brings about this knowledge by tactfully making the characters confess to the sins of their past. The characters begin being ignorant and soon learn that they should be more socially responsible and have more consideration for other people. The audience are encouraged to think deeper about the story and work out what lies beyond the plot.
How Did Curiosity of an "Unknown" Have an Effect on Young Goodman Brown and Did He Find Truth in the Matter? In the past an unknown element has been seen to shaken the foundation of people’s ideals in a tremendous rush of paranoia. The victims tend to abandon the norm for the ability to feel safe, even if their actions forfeit the welfare of others. When this unknown element enters the lives of people, it can either recreate or destroy faith forever. In Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne, curiosity of the unknown throws him into the hands of the Devil, who obliterates any and all feelings of safety, resulting in extreme paranoia taking its place.
He does this in an attempt to soften the people of Maycomb and make them think in a non-racist way. In the real world, there are several examples of people buying into an assumption and believing it even though it contradicts their morals. This is called stereotyping in the real world. Stereotyping is when a person lacks information about a person or group of people, and creates a usually false piece of information to fill the abyss that is the lack of knowledge. A plethora of stereotypes exist in the world, all of which are perfect examples of the stereotyping Mr. Gilmer did in the Tom Robinson trial, saying that all blacks lie.