At the time the play was written, puritans were not popular with the general public because of their miserable rules against most forms of entertaintment. Malvolio displays desire for expensive materialistic things in Act 2 Scene 5, such as “some rich jewel”. He is being hypocritical since he scolds others for having
True, Proctor did succumb to sin and commit adultery; however, he lacks the capacity to forgive himself. Unsurprisingly, his relationship with Elizabeth remains strained throughout the majority of the play. He resents Elizabeth because she cannot forgive him and trust him again, but he is guilty of the same thing. In fact, his own inability to forgive himself merely intensifies his reaction to Elizabeth's lack of forgiveness. Offered the opportunity to make a public confession of his guilt and live, Proctor almost succumbs, even signing a written confession.
Wipe it out of your mind, we never touched Abby." Clearly from this quote, Proctor was ashamed of his affair with Abigail and was angry with his self because he committed adultery. Proctor wished to forget the affair but as the play went on, he finds it hard to convince Abigail to stop having feelings for him. Also, we learned about the hatred between Proctor and Parris, they both did not get along due to different beliefs and culture. Proctor did not like the authority Parris had as he said, “I like not the smell of this authority.” Proctor hated Parris so much that he did not attend church regularly.
Many of them dislike him through jealousy; only a handful detests him fearing that he will be a tyrant. To assess Caesar’s personality in a correct perspective, it is necessary to keep this background in mind. In the unfolding events of the tragedy, we can see the various elements of Caesar’s character, ranging from his love to his wife and friends to his boastful vanity and arrogance which ultimately pave the way for his own end. Caesar disliked Contemplation of the sequence of events, as unfolding in the play, may be a decent approach for this evaluation. In the opening scene, workers come out on the streets, without going for work, to see Caesar returning to Rome in triumph over Pompey.
We see a variety of responses but it is the inability of the majority to understand the roots of the plague that prevents them from undergoing personal transformation. The religious dogma that is directed towards them leaves them ignorant and inflexible their own ideas about God and their place within society for themselves. This causes many to direct their devastation and fear to misunderstood characters that disagree with societal conventions. The crazed mob that accuses the Gowdies of witchcraft exemplifies the notion that faith blinds people to reality in ‘Year of Wonder’. Faith in God is easily converted into superstition amongst the ignorance of the uneducated.
Not belonging also occurs a lot, like when people get removed from where they feel comfortable, which you also see occur throughout the play. A sense of belonging and not belonging is shown in act one. Parris is the minister of Salem’s church, and is disliked by most of the residents because of his greedy behavior and domineering personality. We learn quickly that Reverend Parris is a very selfish man as he is more concerned about his missing niece, Abigail Williams, rather than his ill daughter, Betty. Parris tends to isolate himself and not let people in.
Was King John really a bad king? Most people think that King John was a bad King for example he taxed people heavily, he lost wars, also he stole from people. People only believe this because in those times the monks where the only ones who could write but they were all biased to the Pope. John did do good things for people such as he fed paupers increased the size of the navy. In this paragraph I aim to prove that king John was a bad king.
Pilate could not afford a uprising in Judea as it would look poor on him from the perspective of the Roman Empire and the Jewish leadership could not afford the people to be swayed from their power as well as in fear of the Roman occupation over them that could take away their power, traditions and beliefs but all in all their way of life. Christ had many that believed in him, they believed in his miracles, they believed in his truth of character and the words he spoke. Jesus’ popularity threatened the relationship between the Jewish leadership and Roman Empire. Crucifixion came to being a way of shame for those that were crucified and then it was like a nuclear deterrent for those that would rise up against the power of Rome. Rome was
Before Dimmesdale kills himself, he admits his sin to the whole town. Also, Dimmesdale receives treatment from Hester’s husband, Chillingworth, who knows their secret, and is trying to get revenge on them both. Chillingworth ends up realizing that he is going insane with trying to get revenge and believes that he has sinned more than both of them. The novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne uses satire to poke fun of the Puritan attitude toward sinning and the punishments of sinning. The reader learns from the text that the Puritan religion looked down on the idea of sin and punishes sinners harshly.
Before the plague death was accepted and welcome. Now it was look upon as something to fear. “Some of the people were upset with the priest because they only would see the rich for money and they could not cure the plague as they had promised. (Religious Impact, 11-14-2005). In some cases it causes people to change to more extreme forms of religion like the flagellants, this was a movement that called for them to beat themselves for punishment.