Reverend Hale, who enters Salem Naïve and convinced of his greatness in discerning spirits, realizes he has cause irreparable damage. In order to right one of his many wrongs, he wishes for Elizabeth Proctor to convince John Proctor to sign a false confession in order to save his life. John Proctor stated a quoted, “I speak my own sins. I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.” Proctor confesses to witchcraft yet refuses to incriminate others.
I do, however, feel that Daniel is only an image of human beings of today. We identify ourselves with Daniel when we for instance read the news at breakfast. Phyllis McGinley wrote this poem to express that we often do not care about all the gloomy news the media present to us. Reading the first stanza, I got the feeling that Daniel “studies” world disaster just as easily as he sips his orange juice. In the next stanza, on the other hand, the words in the newspaper dismay him, and he is gloomy when he reaches for the butter.
O’Connor creates a theme of faith through dialogue, repetition, and symbolism. Sheppard, an atheist acts as though ‘he’s God’: ‘ “He thinks he’s God…. He made suggestions to me!” ’ (480) His nonexistent faith, as seen on page 461, ‘His lot would have been easier if when his wife died he had told Norton she had gone to heaven and that some day he would see her again, but he could not allow himself to bring him up on a lie.’ shows his atheistic views. He believes in science over God. For example, he believed he could ‘help’ Rufus by giving him a telescope to ‘stretch his horizons’ (451) Because of Sheppard’s belief in science over God, his actions affect his son, Norton.
What is Significant about the beginning of 'The Great Gatsby' The most significant thing on the first page of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is being introduced to the modified first person narrator, Nick Carraway. Before the reader really knows who he is, we hear the advice that he’s taken on and dwelled on for years from his Father "Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had." This shows that Nick sets himself up to be non-judgmental, however this is contradicted further down the page with “after boasting this way of my tolerance, I come to the admission that it has a limit.” I think this quotation foreshadows that Nick isn’t perfect and there are many people he can’t tolerate and he will judge them later in the novel (for example Tom Buchanan). The previous quotation from the narrator’s Father hints at his later view on gossip and criticism particularly of Gatsby. The advice also emphasizes that not everybody has the same opportunities and advantages as others do.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many symbols throughout the novel. Symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. They also help the reader better understand the main idea behind the story. The reader may not completely understand the novel or story until he/she finds the symbols. One of the first symbols Fitzgerald uses are the eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg.
Towards the end of Act 3 John was accused of compacting with Satan. He was then sentenced to hang. However he was given a chance to live, by confessing to have worked with the devil and sign his name to show at the nearby church. Because he had to sign his name the only thing he had left he didn’t sign and was not going to damn his name, but to honor God by not lying. For that John Proctor had great character by forgetting his past and becoming a godly example and for that he should be considered a main character.
“Many physicians say they would be clouding their roles as healers if they helped patients to die” (Buchanan 36.) Physicians even take the Hippocratic Oath, which states that “a physician promises to help the sick and never to cause harm” (Buchanan 36.) As Daniel E. Lee, a reporter for the Hastings Center, says “Meaning and hope are possible in all of life’s situations, even in the midst of suffering” (17.) If the United States were to nationally legalize assisted suicide, it would be a disaster, not only because the way it would go against our morals, but the way it would negatively effect today’s society. “Janet, Sherry , Marjorie, and Susan were not terminal by accepted medical definition…[they] were not Kevorkian’s patients in any traditional sense.
The books are not just biased; they change so often that it is difficult for students to learn. Next, history books should not be revised; they should only be added onto. If anything new is discovered about past events, it should be added only as an annotation to the original content. History itself does not change, so why should the content of a history book change? The textbooks themselves are part of history.
It had been so very long since the last time I saw Gatsby that there was a rather ‘uncomfortable’ friction between the two of us. We both tried in many attempts to ‘break the ice’. Jay Gatsby went from being a clumsy nervous fellow, to his confident self. After a while the nervousness of being with one another wore off and we both became delighted to see each other. After the awkward yet rather interesting tea at Nick’s house, Nick, Gatsby and I gathered next door to Gatsby’s deluxe mansion.
From the Writer “Dorian Gray the Escape Artist” is the culmination of my work in my WR100 seminar, Fantasy at the Fin-de-Siècle. The final assignment was to create a research paper based on an interesting problem or paradox I had found in Oscar Wilde’s book, The Picture of Dorian Gray. For me, one of the book’s most fascinating elements was Dorian’s immature behavior; though he grows older, he never seems to “grow up.” At first, I investigated how my idea related to aestheticism and what Dorian’s immaturity showed about aestheticism; however, I could not find a solid way to prove my thesis. My greatest problem was being unsure of how writing a paper based on a research problem in The Picture of Dorian Gray constituted a researchable argument and not just a literary analysis. Hoping to gain a different perspective on the assignment, I met with fellow classmates to talk out my problem.