The Theme of Forgiveness in The Red Kayak “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.” - Susan Somers. It is very important to forgive because it is something done as a gift for oneself, not for the person being forgiven. Forgiveness is a very important theme in the novel, The Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings. First, the theme of forgiveness is shown through the conflict between the D’Angelos, JT, and Digger. The D’Angelos need to forgive the boys for drilling holes in the kayak, essentially killing Ben, because JT and Digger received a punishment.
- He realizes Danforth will post confession on church door, so his reputation, his family and unborn child will be ruined. • Another, proclaims, “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!” - Significant, will not allow Danforth to use him and ruin his honorable name. - Proctor continues, knowing twelve other innocents already been executed rather than confess to a lie. - Could save his life by an untrue statement of being involved in witchcraft.
John Proctor fights to keep his good name in the community, Reverend Parris strives to keep his good reputation in Salem, and Reverend Hale regrets his actions and works to correct them. It is obvious that thoughts , words and actions can affect one’s good name, and maintain one’s reputation is a main theme of The Crucible. John and his wife Elizabeth Proctor fight to keep John’s good name in the town of Salem. In act two of the play the Proctors are visited by Reverend Hale who is questioning John and Elizabeth to make sure they are true to the church and do not traffic with the devil. Hale is also at the Proctor household because Elizabeth’s name was mentioned in the court and Hale decided he would notify them and take precautions.
Danforth also listens to Giles Corey story about how Thomas Putnam greed for some land had caused his daughter to condemn George Jacobs.But since Giles Corey refuses to state the name of his witness, Judge Danforth does not accept his evidence. After hearing Mary Warren’s story, Danforth calls all the girls out to see if they will admit to lying. Abigail refuses to admit it. Then Proctor calls her a whore and states that they slept together. Judge Danforth agrees with Proctor to call Elizabeth out to see if she confirms her husband’s story.Elizabeth denies and Danforth drops all the evidence.
When John Proctor gets convicted in Act Three, through Abigail's transparent machinations, Hale's confidence is shattered. He quits the court and storms out in anger. The transition from overconfidence to total disillusionment is already a big journey, but then Miller takes his character a step further in Act Four. After taking off for some soul searching, Hale turns up hoping to save some lives. He councils convicted witches to confess, so that they won't be hanged.
He states they the Indians led a “freer life” than Europeans because they are guided by the light of nature, being void of care which torments the minds of so many Christians: they are not delighted in baubles, but in useful things. #7. 1. Hakluyt thinks the Indians will welcome English colonizers as bearers of liberty because he insisted empire and freedom went hand in hand. English settlements would help to rescue the New World and its inhabitants from the influence of Catholicism and tyranny.
This denouncement of Mr. Putnam brought down an accusation upon his wife. He then stands strong against the court and brings forth a deposition, written by him, to help him free his wife. Contained within this deposition was the testimony of an unnamed individual within the community pointing out Thomas Putnam’s malicious motives to accuse his neighbors of witchcraft and buy their land after they had had there land auctioned off by the local government. Danforth then turns to Giles and asks who this person was. With the knowledge that this innocent man would then be accused of witchcraft as well, the courageous Giles refuses to reveal this innocent man’s name.
The witches give Banquo the prediction of “‘Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none’ ” (Shakespeare 9). The reason to blame the witches is because before this prediction Macbeth and Banquo were best friends. Then when Macbeth becomes king he fears that Banquo will try to kill him because he knows that Banquo’s heirs will some day have the crown. Macbeth no longer trusts Banquo and is driving crazy thinking that his friend will come after just to make sure that Macbeth’s heirs will never get the crown, so Macbeth orders the death of both Banquo and his son to make sure that there is no one else to take the crown away from him. The only reason Banquo is murdered is because Macbeth becomes paranoid after the witches prediction.
Proctor tries to prevent Elizabeth from being hanged. He also admits that he lusted with Abigail. Elizabeth lies to the court, telling the first lie she has ever told. She lied to save her husband though. Abigail is accusing everyone of witchcraft to clear her name.
This although advances to him making a very courageous mover later. He choose to not give into a faulty confession that leads to his death. When Proctor say “ I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” in Act IV is shows that by Proctor not giving up or surrendering his name and reputation is saved. His earlier failures and faults are avenged when he dies with integrity. His name means so much to him he is willing to die to keep it untouched and be remembered as a good guy and not as someone who saw the devil and is a