This relates to reputation by how Elizabeth is telling John that he shouldn't care what people think about him about his decisions. In the connection with the theme reputation Danforth is taking to John on page 140 and 141. Danforth: Proctor, you mistake me. I am not empowered to trade your life for a lie. You have most certainly seen some person with the Devil.
You forget nothin’ and forgive nothin’” (155 Proctor). No matter how hard he asked for forgiveness, she did not believe him. When John Proctor was sentenced to his death, he had to confess to witchcraft. If he did not confess he would be hung. John did not want to die with the guilt of him not confessing, “ I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint.
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.
“I shall make a proclamation, speaking as one who has no connection with this affair, nor with the murderer”(Sophocles 14). The perceived meaning of this is that to Oedipus, he has no relativity to the death of Laius or to his murderer, but the unperceived meaning is that Oedipus does have all the connection there is to have with both because he is the murderer of Laius. “Insult me, go on-but that, you will find, is what makes me great”(Sophocles 30). The intended meaning is that Oedipus doesn’t care if Tiresias insults him because he believe he has already saved Thebes and believes he will rid the city of Laius’ killer, but the unintended meaning is that the insults are actually the truth of Oedipus, that they are the answers which he is looking for which ultimately dooms Thebes because Oedipus doesn’t realize he is Laius’ murderer. “If it turns out that he tells the same story as you-then I, at least, will be cleared of responsibility”(Sophocles 58).
Latisha Hollis Soc120: Introduction to Ethics & Responsibility Instructor: Vahik Ovanessian August 29, 2012 Lenn Goodman believes that in the story “Some Moral Minima” was wrong for some of the issue he presented in the story. Lenn Goodman believe that everyone women, men and child should have the right to live freely been humanity. Goodman believes that judger shouldn’t be passing unless you know that what you are doing is morally wrong. I agree with Goodman on the issues that he discuss on terrorism, rape, polygamy, genocide, slavery and incest. There is no justification for killing for no reason or taking advantage of a person for sexual reason.
Jest set still and take it like a man. I got to tell the truth, and you want to brace up, Miss Mary, because it’s a bad kind, and going to be hard to take, but there ain’t no help for it. These uncles of yourn ain’t no uncles at all- they’re a couples of frauds- regular dead-beats” (200). In the end of the book, in the scene when Jim gets captured, Twain’s statement is proven when Huck needs to make a decision whether or not he going to sell the letter to Ms Watson and whether or not to go get Jim back. “It was a close place.
Here he employs the personification of evil to illustrate clear religious links. It is therefore significant that Margaret fails to kill it, thus suggesting that evil is perpetual and inherent: it cannot be destroyed. Here, with the image of the snake, the writer is pointing out that, in agreement with Christian belief, God cannot exist without the Devil; and with the more general belief (like that of Jenkins, an ardent atheist) there can be no good without
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!
Hester is the least sinful because she only committed adultrey and that she never told Arthur chillingworth was her husband. The next most sinful person is Reverend Arthur dimmesdale. For example, When the puritans trusted him and thought " Wow he is an amazing minister!" little did they all know that he was a father to little pearl. He hid behind religion and he couldnt be honest with the puritans and confess his sin of being a father.
As Quoted in Millers book by the Character Mr. Hale, he states:” We must not blame each other but fear god and his Wrath.” This quote helps us to understand that we cannot blame others but must go through what trails an tribulations that god has intended. Mr. Hale also goes onto say that “we must look into ourselves to find what has thy done to anger god.” With all accusations going around our ancient society there is always going to be a minority in society. Lastly the connections with the McCarthy era and the people of Salem portrayed in Arthur Miller’s play of the Crucible are the impact of the government and the opinions of society. The government in tiny ways gives the public an image of what a problem is and then follows public opinion for popularity. A great example of this is given by Miller’s Character Reverend Paris a minister in Salem that is blaming others so that his reputation may not ceed.