He had a chance to tell the town, and the court, that Abigail’s claims were false. Nevertheless, Proctor did not open his mouth. He feared that revealing the truth would put him down on the social ladder; innocent people had to pay, for his flaw, with their life. Proctor was a proud man who values his good name. He would do anything to keep his name.
Michelle Smith HSC 1102 (Midterm paper Gandhi vs. King) March 18, 2013 Both Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. used a policy of nonviolent resistance to campaign for change. Instead of countering violence with violence against their aggressors, they chose to resist unfair laws and call for collective social reform by nonviolent methods such as boycotting. After the British forced the Indians to become dependent on British cloth imports, Gandhi led a complete Indian boycott of British clothes. Similarly, King later organized a complete boycott of buses to promote his cause until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional. A major difference was that Gandhi campaigned against unjust laws of the British government, while Martin Luther King Jr. campaigned for rights that "colored" people were already lawfully supposed to have.
Creon was is driven by his responsibility to serve the state, while Antigone held upholds her decision to uphold family rights. As for meIn fact, neither one is ‘evil’ or ‘bad’ nor even wrong in their convictions; they just simply opposed each other. As for the ending, Antigone’s fate was is to die by her own hand and to make a powerful political statement (i.e.) in the process. In contrast, Creon is left shattered and ironically without family, having lost command of events after being so determined to remain in control.
Chaucer saw this in people and knew that a person couldn’t be classified as good or evil because we are a mixture of both. He presented this very strongly in the way that he presented his pilgrims. He showed, for many of the pilgrims, that they had good intentions, such as the Pardoner. At the same time, he wasn’t afraid to show their evil side. The Pardoner is a prime example of his presentation of humans because he showed that he had good intentions, to help people and to pardon their sins, but he also had his evil side, which was to tell people that they have sinned simply to earn himself a few extra coins.
Despite the fact that Antigone went against Creon’s law, she was well respected by the people of her town, simply because the gods are much more valued in Greek society compared to man’s law (Creon’s law). Antigone chooses to give her brother, Polynices, a proper burial, even when Creon forbids it. She disobeys Creon’s orders and stands up for what she truly believes in. Antigone’s death was much more honorable than Creon’s, because she openly chose love and duty over law. Although she dies at the end of this play, Antigone feels no regret in what she has done.
“…whose indignation is based on the assumption that if they had been in Joe Paterno’s shoes, or assistant coach Mike McQueary’s shoes, they would have behaved better, They would have taken action to stop any sexual assaults.” (Brooks, Paragraph I). This is similar to Abigail’s case because if Paterno or McQueary had said anything about the scandal, it would have ruined their reputation because they would have said something way too late after too many victims were abused. Even though Abigail spoke out about something and Paterno and McQueary kept quiet about something, they were still for the same reason. The next connection between The Crucible and “Let’s All Feel Superior” is that in both of the events taking place, people tried to blame the results on an outside force. In The Crucible, when Betty seems to be dying, Mr. Putnam wants to blame the suffering on God.
John’s decision was a wise decision because he protected his family’s name and reputation by choosing to hang. The Puritans highly valued their reputation in society and they went to extremes to protect their good name. John being a Puritan, not only did he value his own reputation but he also highly valued his family’s name in Salem. Since John’s decision protected his own name, John made a wise decision. John honored his reputation when he decided not to sign the confession because he didn’t want to be remembered for being a wizard.
I think he is more complete because he stood for what he thought was right. He didn’t care if he broke the rules as long as he got some answers. He thought that what the firemen did was wrong and was willing to stop them. In the end I think he was happier than he was before. He survived and met other people like him who were willing to tell other people what they’ve read.
One character that had the most honesty would be Antigone. She went and stood up for what she believed in, when she got caught she didn’t lie she told the king the truth. That she did indeed burry her brother, she could of lied and gotten away with the it, but she knew what was right and not let anybody else get blamed for her actions. Macbeth on the other side of the fence was not a honest man, he lied to many of his family and friends and he also lied to the people of his kingdom. He didn’t care what was the right thing to do he was just selfish and only thinking about himself.
Being related to a Hazran would have meant suffering for all of them, so Baba did the righteous thing and kept it to himself in order to keep his reputation in the community. This was utterly selfish of Baba, but he had no other choice because if he told, his reputation and his life would have been ruined. Hassan would have been Hazaran no matter what, as it would not have mattered if he was part Pashtun. He still would have been categorized the same, which makes Baba's decision to not tell the secret unrelated to Hassan's