What Proctor means by this that no man would blacken his own name without having a reason for doing so. He would not say that he has committed a sin if it was not unfortunately true. Proctor obviously knows that his wife is innocent and that he is the one that has sinned. He is sacrificing his name and life for the innocence of his wife. He wants to save his wife, but he also does not want his named
A tragic hero refers to the nature or character of a person. Their characteristics may include having a tragic flaw, falling from a great height in society, and most importantly meeting a death, which causes the reader to ache for this character. There are many ways in which John Proctor of The Crucible by Arthur Miller may be considered a tragic hero. Some of these ways include that he realized all his mistakes and confessed all his sins. Another characteristic that makes John Proctor a tragic hero is his tragic flaw and his final tragic death.
In Cold Blood: The Classic Tragedy In Aristotle’s Poetics, he describes the common characteristics of tragedies. In Cold Blood has similar qualities that make it fit the criteria of being a classic tragedy. From the central characters— Mr. Clutter and Perry who are two tragic heroes, to the hero’s tragic flaw that leads to their undoing, and lastly with the downfall of the hero brings about a catharsis—or a purging of the emotions of pity and fear in the audience. The tragic hero is a common characteristic of the classic tragedy. Perry does not exactly fit into the criteria of someone in high social standing.
5. The plot of The Crucible consists of many battles between many opposites. In an essay, identify one such opposite and explain why Arthur Miller included it. When reading and watching The Crucible, feelings of deep abomination developed towards one single character. The character that was selfish enough to take people’s lives for her desires; the character that ruined that “perfect little ending” not only for others, but for herself as well.
This staple of his beliefs is why he doesn't fear death, but in fact looks forward to it. By escaping he is committing an unjust act against the state, and committing unjust acts ruins the soul. With a ruined soul there is no point in living life as the soul is the only important thing, not the body. Therefore the most important thing is not only living life, but living a just life. While Socrates arguments may be sound in his opinion, I'm not sure if I agree with them.
Vincent grew up to be a great man, who was unfairly targeted and beaten to death. His legacy will always live on as a scar reflecting the awful and ignorant opinions of some former Americans. It is also represents the courage that inspired many Asian-Americans to fight back for their civil liberties. “We must let the world know that we think this is wrong. We can't stop now without even trying.” (Zia, pp.
Conflict influences everyone in how they act and what decisions they make. Macbeth (by Shakespeare) and Ladyhawke (by unknown) are perfect examples of this. Both stories have people in them, Macbeth in Macbeth and Philippe in Ladyhawke, that face conflicts that will affect how they act and the decisions they make. Conflict influences the decisions and actions of both Macbeth, a tragic hero, and Philippe, a hero. In Macbeth, Macbeth was a tragic hero because he had a flaw in his personality that ultimately caused him to perish.
He uses society’s inability to scold specific actions to create a sense of ease about the crimes the characters commit which fuels further moral blindness. To contrast the viciousness of society, Dubus uses natures’ innocence to emphasize that there is still morality left in the world. Overall Dubus’s vision of a post-modern society is one that is chock-full of people who are unable to see beyond their own needs and will do anything possible, even it goes against their morals, to create a perfect society for
“I had saved a human being from destruction, and as a recompense I now writhed under the miserable pain of a wound which shattered the flesh and bone”(101). His mind wondered with thoughts of all the adversity, betrayal, and sorrow that had been afflicted upon him. “My sufferings were augmented also by the oppressive sense of the injustice and ingratitude of their infliction. My daily vows rose for revenge-a deep and deadly revenge, such as would alone compensate for the outrages and anguish I had
In the end of the play we view Macbeth as a tyrant, a traitor and a bloody butcher because of the murder of King Duncan, and the chaos he imposed on Scotland. However, Macbeth did have honorable qualities within him, but because he was turned into an evil character from the circumstances the witches, his wife and his country put him in we sympathize with him to the extent of treating him as a tragic hero; an honorable, and important figure who has inherent weaknesses in his character which brings about his tragic end. Macbeth s honorable character can be seen by his loving, loyal and respectful attitude towards those around him. His loyalty is demonstrated from his inspirational speech after his appointment as the Thane of Cawdor: Macbeth: