Like a normal man that has an immensely gorgeous girl in her late teens thrown at you, John Proctor fell in sin and committed adultery and had sexual relations with Abigail. This gives Abigail a pseudo-sense of anticipation that they will once be together. But this all twists invalidately, when Proctor shuns her down for his wife and good name. Subsequently Elizabeth Proctor known of this affair and as in result Elizabeth is forced to let Abigail go as the servant in the Proctor house.
Lies, Deceit, and Karma as Major Themes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Throughout the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, many characters in the story lie because they think lying will help in some way. Twain’s use of lying as a personal trait for most characters makes the book applicable to real life. Some characters lie for personal gain, and others lie in the hopes of helping others. Even though some lie in good reason and some lie for a bad reason, society considers lying to be wrong no matter what. Twain often uses the river to represent freedom and purity, however, characters lie just as much on the river as they do off of the river.
Villain A. He is cheating on his wife with Abigail B. He is hiding the fact that he is cheating on his wife for seven months II. Victim A. Abigail is coming between his marriage B. He is getting hung for something he didn't do Hernandez 1 John Proctor: Villain or Victim?
In 'Sister Maude' a much more destructive relationship between siblings is presented. Like 'Brothers', this poem hints at the way in which the move towards adulthood brings a distance between siblings. Christina Rossetti begins her poem "Sister Maude" with two similar rhetorical questions, asking who told her parents about her 'shame'. We do not know at this point what the narrator's shame is, but it gradually becomes clear that she was having an affair with a handsome man. In Victorian times when Rossetti was writing, this would certainly have been considered shameful.
The Miller tells a tale of a young woman, 18 exactly, who becomes involved with an affair with a boarder at her husband’s lodge and, to keep the affair alive, plays cruel tricks to get what she wants. She seems respectable and beautiful from the cover, but when examined deeper, her every move revolves around a scandalous life of deceit and trickery. Trapped in a completely loveless marriage, Chaucer’s description of the young wife seems to suggest that she possesses such wild, beautiful, and desirable qualities that her much older husband had a difficult time containing her, or his raging jealousy. The name Alison is an English name meaning "truth". (http://www.zelo.com/firstnames/) It's a bit ironic compared to the Alison in the story, considering she has been having an affair with a man that her husband is renting a room to.
Daisy is seeing Gatsby behind her husbands, toms, back. However, Tom is having an affair with Myrtle, but her husband doesn’t find out that until the end of the novel. Wilson, Myrtles husband, when he found out he told Myrtle, “God knows what you’ve been doing, everything you’ve been doing. You may fool me, but you can’t fool god.”(pg.160) More immorality took place in the novel
But in the end this wealth causes problems amongst the characters. Wealth corrupts, destroys morality, and negatively affects Gatsby, Daisy, Wolfsheim, Wilson, Tom, Myrtle and party goers. Gatsby’s desire to have Daisy affects him negatively. Before the war Gatsby loves Daisy and Daisy loves Gatsby. But Daisy says that “rich girls don’t marry poor boys” this leads for Gatsby to do anything to acquire wealth so that he can have Daisy.
But our society as a whole seems to not care about how we as humans act towered each other. I have realized though personal experience and though a bit of research, that humans are ultimately selfish because of the high occurrence of infidelity and all it entails, and physiological egotism. To begin with, the prime example of being selfish starts with the outstanding numbers of people who commit infidelity. According to the book Sexual Detours: Infidelity and Intimacy at the Crossroads, Dr. Holly Hein states that, “the percentage of people who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they've had is approximately 57 percent in males, and 54 percent in females.”(Hein 42) That is just the case in marriage alone, and back in the year 2000. It seems to me that even when two people are not married, couples ten to cheat on their partners even more often.