So in order to be truly accurate one needs to look at the definitions of words and determine which word is the best. She has accepted the fact that people will still call her “disabled” and “handicapped” and “moreover, [uses] them [herself].” People aren’t willing to accept certain realities that exist like “death, war, sex, sweat or wrinkles” and certainly not “crippledness”. So because of that simple fact she “would never refer to another person as a cripple” and [uses] [it] to name only
Why did Father Flynn resign if he was innocent? Why didn't he call Sister Aloysius' bluff? That he would resign because of a bluff is foreshadowed earlier in the movie, when Father Flynn gives a sermon about gossip. Father Flynn likens the influence of gossip to gutting a pillow and throwing its feathers to the wind. No matter how hard you try, you will never recover all of them.
Bailey’s cowardly response to the crash climatically reveals who he really is. His awkward attempt at remaining in control of the situation is to no avail. Saying whatever shocking thing he says to his mother, stating the obvious, “We’re in a terrible predicament,” and the fact that through all of this he remains perfectly still, proves only that he is not an invincible or heroic man (170). Bailey’s shirt will not be torn open with a large “S” proclaiming his secret super power. He will not finally spring into action and save his family from this terrible predicament.
No sane father would want to hit his children and wife, but when threatened with damnation and poisoned with anecdotes of God’s might, Eugene is moved to do anything he can to keep his family “safe”. He is horrified and hurt when his children disobey him, as though they were “sinning” for the sole purpose of angering him. Kambili recalls when her father punished her and her brother, Jaja, for a minor “sin” they committed: “‘Kambili you are precious.’ His voice quavered now [...] ‘You should strive for perfection. You should not see sin and walk right into it.’ [...] He poured the hot water onto my feet [...] He was crying now, tears streaming down his face. [...] I wanted to say ‘Yes, Papa’, because he was right, but the burning on my feet was climbing up, in swift courses of excruciating pain” (Adichie 194-5).
He asks Reverend Hale to resolve his curiosity about what his wife Martha might be reading behind his back, but instead rouses the town’s suspicion of Martha being a witch. He says to Hale, “I never said my wife were a witch, Mr. Hale; I only said she were reading books!” (71). Giles feels guilt for being responsible for his wife’s imprisonment and tries to defend her in court. Consequently, Giles refuse to give the name of the man who can substantiate his claim that Putnam is killing his neighbors for their land. If he gives the name, he would have to take on the guilt of selling out his friend.
Macbeth does this because he is afraid that Banquo will get in the way of his new title and Fleance, because he is prophesied to be king. Macbeth chooses to do this deed with no regard, although he knows better than to kill the innocent, showing Macbeth’s transformation and the
This continued for a couple of days until finally I stopped crying. As I grew the beatings also grew and at some point when I was 13 or 14 he punched me so hard in my face, I had to be taken to the emergency room because my braces were sticking through my cheek and I could not get the skin free. I had a bright green bruise on my cheek for a week. I was so embarrassed about it that I tried to cover it with make-up every day until it was gone. Finally, it all stopped one night at the age of 16 when he kicked me out of the house for sticking up for my friend who he had threatened to hit.
In the play many characters do not take responsibility for what they do see going on. As a result many lives are taken. For example, John Proctor realizes how dangerous the witchcraft accusations are when the court officials arrest his wife, Elizabeth, for witchcraft: "The little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law! I ll not give my wife to vengeance!” (Miller 34). Before his wife was arrested, John really did not see that the girls weren't just telling little “white lies”.
Although his wife, Elizabeth Proctor is nice enough that can forgive his sin, John Proctor has his mind set that he will not confess to anyone else, in fear of running his good name. The affair between John and Abigail causes the start of chaotic witchery and accusation. Abigail became very jealous of Elizabeth Proctor. John realizes there is only way to stop all the witch hysteria in Salem, and that would be to confess adultery. He knows what he should do, but he continues to deny, until his wife is put into jail.
Early in the play, he had a chance to put a stop to the girls’ accusations, but his desire to preserve his reputation keeps him from testifying against Abigail. In addition to concealment of information, the pride of some of the condemned people caused them not to confess their “crime” and in doing so, receive the punishment of death. At the end of the play, Proctor’s desire to keep his good name leads him to make the choice not to make a false confession and to go to his death without signing his name on a statement. “I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(150) Proctor cried in act four. By refusing to give up his name, he redeemed himself for his earlier failure and died with Pride.