How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” (Miller, 62) John Proctor confesses everything in the name of justice, and cannot be spared himself unless he loses his good name. In conclusion, the way John Proctor gives everything in the name of honesty and doing the right thing whether the outcome is in his favor or not makes him heroic. I think of John Proctor as a man full with integrity through to the very end. Even though he had a sinful past, he remained honest and true in the end, in the name of saving the
Grant is a middle aged black man who knows of all the racism in his community and he let's it's affect him by hating his life and almost everything in it. Grant is forced to visit Jefferson from his aunt and Emma. When Grant begins to visit Jefferson things don't go so well. After a certain visit Grant realizes that he wasn't so angry anymore and he couldn't stay mad at anything for long (Gaines 125). Also, Grant used to be a very hostile man and he didn't care for anything but from visiting Jefferson he started to care about his life and the things in it, he dedicated his whole self to helping Jefferson become a man and he would get into arguments defending his choices with his aunt even if she was very important to him and they never fought.
Doubt is the basic theme of the novel. Owen is obsessed with his belief and faith in God, he believes that all that happens is God’s will, be it happy or tragic. John on the other hand is filled with doubt and questions God’s existence. He learns to believe in God mostly through Owens faith, a case similar to Rev.
He expresses his grief at losing close friends, as well as, resentment for an overly vengeful God, who would punish men not only their crimes, but also the crimes of their fathers. One of Francesco?s peers, Giovanni Boccaccio observed the human behavior in response to The Plague. He concluded that their behavior fell into three categories: Isolation- No one can get me sick if I break contact with everyone. Denial- If I indulge myself, enjoy life, and surround myself with merriment, how could I possibly die? Moderation- If I refrain from overindulgence and gluttony, and walk a righteous path, then I will be spared from this evil.
He was summoned by a nurse to hear the dying confessions of an SS Nazi soldier. The soldier wanted forgiveness on behalf of all Jewish people for the things he had done to their fellow brothers. He asked for forgiveness as he was dying because he was afraid that his soul would not be able to rest eternally unless he was forgiven. Simon tries continuously to leave the room in fear of his own life, and also because of his learned hatred of Nazis. He stays and listens to the dying man out of pity and also because the soldier asks and begs him not to leave.
Dimmesdale is now “considered by his more fervent admirers as a little less than a heaven-oriented apostle” (109). It saddens Dimmesdale that people are losing faith in him, because of the transformation of becoming torpid towards his profession as a reverend. As Dimmesdale felt worse about himself, the townspeople thought that “if Mr. Dimmesdale were to die, it was cause, that the world [is] not worthy to be any longer trodden by his feet” (109). The townspeople still thinks highly of Reverend Dimmesdale and they all knew that if he were to die, there would be no hesitation of him going to
The boy feels like he is carrying on the legacy of “the good guys.” This compels him to retain his moral center even when the father does not. Whenever the father and son come into contact with evil, the boy pleads with his father for mercy. The father and son’s experience with exile is essentially a synopsis of the theme of the book. Their journey through the living hell of the world is harrowing; filled with narrow escapes and brushes with the pervading evil. Throughout it all though they retain their hope, the only thing they have.
Lewis then goes on to say that we cannot simply do it on our own strength but to go to God for our strength. I feel like this plays a huge part in our society. With everyone around us telling us that men always think this way we feel like there is no way around it and that it is natural. But when we start saying that we don’t always think like that I think strength will come from that and we can overcome
This statement brought out the courage in Father Barry which then caused him to become a hero-like figure. When Father Barry delivers his speech to the longshoremen working after Kayo Dugan is killed, he is shunned by Friendly’s men. However this didn’t sway his opinion and feelings about the situation. Specifically when the camera is facing up to Friendly’s men and the other longshoremen, Father Barry sends the strong message of “Anybody who stands around and lets it happen... shares the guilt as much as the Roman soldier who pierced the flesh of our Lord.” On a separate occasion, Father Barry mentors Terry by telling him that he must testify the truth to the Waterfront Crime Commission. He questions Terry “How much is your soul worth?” In an attempt to make Terry question his past decisions and correct himself.
The Chicxulub, written by T. Coraghessan Boyle, also portrays the quivering faith in God when tragedy hits. When the narrator says, “They want information, too. We all want information” (4), he is metaphorically speaking about how they are not receiving answers from a higher power. While in a crisis and a time of tragedy, man is stuck wondering what was done to be deserving of the tragedy. Because one automatically believes from birth that a higher power will only do good, he or she starts to lose faith in a higher power when he or she is hit with