It is clear that John does not like what the church has become which is why he refuses to baptize his third son. He does not want his son to be apart of a hypocritical church system. John is also stubborn. Hale tells him that he should immediately baptize his son and start going to church more often to get people to stop accusing his wife of witchcraft, but he is hesitant to do so and does not want
After arguing with him and him refusing to withdraw the dress from his face, Elizabeth becomes sad and disenheartened. She leaves him running with tears in her eyes. In the Ministers Black Veil, Reverend Hooper covers his face for a variety of reasons. The first, is that he is, metaphorically shielding himself from sin. It is his way of saying that he lives in a sinful world and
During the stalemate before the battle, two men fell ill with an eye infection, and were dismissed so they could recuperate. When the battle came, however, one ordered his helot to lead him, blind as he was, into the heart of the fight, where they both died. The other, Aristodemus, followed his orders and returned home. There he was branded a 'trembler' (coward) and effectively abandoned by his city. He was allowed to live there, but he was ignored by his friends, considered as low as a helot in rank, and his daughters were refused husbands.
Proctor signs the confession and when the Judge tells him it will be hung publically on the church door, Proctor grabs it and tears it in half. Proctor is inspired by the noble behavior of Rebecca Nurse and others who refuse to falsely confess to witchcraft nor will they falsely implicate others. Proctor refuses to lie and takes a step backwards, he says, “I have given you my soul; leave me my name”(Miller 133). Elizabeth understands that Proctor has to do what he thinks is right. By refusing to confess and implicate others, John Proctor acts with personal integrity.
In the sermon of sinners in the hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards tries to scare his listeners into believing in God and seeking salvation. He uses many literary devices to do this. The literary techniques he used to scare them were imagery, Symbolism, and also figurative language. He used all these techniques in his six-hour sermon in Enfield, Connecticut, in 1741. Jonathan Edwards spoke quietly and with no emotion.
They believed god had chose them and therefore had to live every moment how god would have wanted them to. You were expected to go to church every week without fail. If anybody didn’t read the bible, you were thought to be worshipping the devil. Worshipping the devil or being a witch was one of the worst things you could do in puritan society and would result in severe punishment or death. I am going to study how Arthur Miller heightens dramatic tension in the performance of Act III, ‘The Crucible’ in terms of language, structure and themes.
When his mother brings up God having something for everyone to do, Krebs replies, “I’m not in His Kingdom” (Hemingway 75). Krebs openly admits not having God in his life. Pre-war society was very pious and one had to have God in his or her life to be a better person and live with good morals. Because Krebs does not feel God with him, he does not strive to live a good life. He hurts his mom after telling her he does not love her and “felt sorry for his mother and she made him lie.
This in itself raises question to Abigail’s character and if she is indeed as innocent as she portrays. She replies “She hates me, uncle, she must, for I would not be her slave. It’s a bitter woman, a lying, cold, sniveling woman, and I will not work for such a woman!” but later to John Proctor she makes it known that she was rather put out due to his affair with her (12). The readers view of her is even greater diminished when it comes to his attention that she lies to Reverend Proctor about the events that took place in the woods with the other girls and has them also lying. She even tells John Proctor “Oh posh!
Arthur Miller heavily relies on a strong use of religious discourse to represent the town of Salem as subservient and acquiescent to the demands of their highly Puritanical society. Such discourse is displayed during Act II, p. 67, where Proctor states: "She do not mean to doubt the Gospel, sir, you cannot think it. This be a Christian house", to which Reverand Hale replies: "God keep you both; let the third child be quickly baptised, and go you without fail each Sunday in to Sabbath prayer; and keep a solemn, quiet way among you." Reverand Hale urges John and Elizabeth Proctor to adhere to the ideals of the Puritanical society of Salem, which, he hopes, will prevent the accusation of witchcraft. Similarly, religion is a prevalent ideology in modern society.
In the novel Boo was never accepted by society for his past actions and for this declared a social outcast to humanity. The reputation the people of Maycomb possessed towards Boo was all negative rumors that people believed such as what he ate “dined on raw squirrels and any cat he could catch” (Lee, 13) which were one of the many rumors. These hurtful rumors made poor Boo a monster in their eyes and created a prejudice against him before knowing who he really is. The outcome of this ruined Boo’s life and disconnected him for the life outside his house. As Boo had made mistakes in his life as any other person in society has, he was never forgiven.