John Proctor, throughout the play, though a cool and levelheaded individual, did not fit with the creation of a new society within Salem and therefore, was forced to wither away with the rest of those bent on staying attached to a failing society. His views of the people who existed within Salem’s new society were often attacking and completely based on his own opinion. Such thinking, seeming to be logical and opinionated, was seen as heresy in Salem, giving people reasons to attack him verbally and psychologically. His personality, from which his views stemmed from, was straightforward, calculating, and honest. Yet honesty held no reign during his fall, as it did in his own sociological prime.
He was completely content as the narrator confirms, “His life was perfect, and he wouldn’t change anything.” He had restrictions to his peaceful life and that he wasn’t supposed to listen to any other music but his own. When he listened to Bach, his punishment consisted of never playing or composing music for the rest of his life. Christian couldn’t stand the thought of never playing again. He couldn’t brush away the feeling of emptiness welling up inside. He was sad because he was forbidden to play music after he broke the rules.
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!
Although he is introduced as a loving father trying to care for his daughter, he does not want anyone bothering him and seems like an unfriendly person. With his powerful position in the village he is worried about what may be the cause of Betty’s illness, whilst many are assuming it is the cause of witchcraft, which he refuses to discuss. Abigail, Parris’ niece, enters the room and starts arguing with her uncle – however our first impression of this girl is that she may be truthful whilst Parris is unnecessarily angry at her, wanting her to confess all that happened in the woods. He says ‘I cannot go before the congregation when I know you have not opened with me’; he does not trust her and cannot lie to the village about the events that night. This makes us sympathise with him more.
At first Janie had a liking to Jody, and thought that he was a good man, but later she found out his true personality, which was vain. He didn’t care about how Janie felt and was really only interested in the idea of the mayor’s wife. He felt like he always needs to have the power. Janie said that Jody needed to “have his way all his life, trample and mash down and then die ruther than tuh let himself heah ’bout it”. He didn’t let Janie socialize with the community, even when it’s what she wanted to do, and he tried as much as he could to stop her from emerging in any way.
One experience is with Boo Radley who was the mysterious man who never leaved his house, and they always thought he was evil and they were all afraid of him, but then he saved them from being attacked but during the attack Jem was knocked out could so he never saw who saved them but Scout did. That is when she knew that they were wrong that Boo Radley didn’t stay in his house because he is evil but stayed in because the world was evil and he did not want to be a part of it. Jem was also exposed to a life changing event and that is the Tom Robinson trail. In the trail he learns how mean a race can be to another race, to Jem after Atticus presented the evidence to the Jury it seemed like Tom would have won for sure but he didn’t really know about the racism that happens and was shocked when he was proven guilty. Both the children went through a hard childhood with discrimination a big part of their life’s and just a regular day could have had a life altering change.
He had never meant to hurt anything or anyone but he himself didn’t know how strong he was. The book says, “Well you keep away from her ‘cause she’s a rattrap if I ever seen one.” (Page 32) Lennie had told George he was going to stay away from Curly’s wife as much as possible. Then Curly’s wife started talking to Lennie alone and as hard as he tried, he couldn’t get her to
He was never a man to take the blame but rather say that his actions were just reactions of unfortunate events that others caused. Even though he too, along with Daisy, was not loyal to his partner, he never once admitted he was wrong. He would proceed to lollygag with Myrtle and come home to accuse Daisy of her unloyal actions towards him. A man with that much fortitude cannot be happy with whom he is or he would not be accusing anyone of anything.”…and as we drove away Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic. His wife and his mistress, until an hour ago secure and inviolate were slipping precipitately from his control.”(p.119) Tom knows that Daisy only married him for his money and although she has developed feelings for him, he fears that if he leaves her for Myrtle she will turn to Gatsby.
Friar Lawrence was the cause of their deaths for his irresponsibility and lack of urgency to solve the conflict he started. Although Romeo and Juliet met with no involvement by the Friar, he was the one who encouraged their love and married them. “In one respect i’ll thy assistant be, / For this
Danforth was far too afraid to face his God and be incorrect when judging the guiltiness of the accused. Never did Judge Danforth demand evidence from the victims of the Devil, but he always did when people such as John Proctor cried innocence for the people who were prosecuted. Danforth’s lack of strength causes him to resort to the only option he knows, which is constantly avoiding his