Everyone lives and dies for himself alone.” Before the camps, Elie was religious and had a relationship with God. But, as he saw the devastation in the concentration camps, he wondered why God wasn’t stopping it, and he lost faith. When he broke that relationship with faith, he relied on himself instead of God. Elie said he felt stronger than the almighty and that became his strength to live through the concentration camps. Unlike Elie, Guido’s main purpose was to keep his family member alive and innocent.
Although Job is described by Satan as “You will find no one like him on earth, a man of blameless and upright life, who fears God and sets his face against wrongdoing.” (p.511), he is still reluctant to believe that Job will remain sinless “in the face of disaster”, and suggests they eradicate his material possessions, including his children, to test his faith. Through a great amount of self control and confidence in God, Job remains calm and sin-free. Satan then manipulates God into allowing another set of tests in which Job himself is physically harmed by ragingly painful sores, but once again Job maintained strong and faithful, without cursing once. The book then centers on Job’s interpretation of God’s actions. He curses the day of his birth as well as the night of his conception, stating “Why is life given to those who find it so bitter?” (p.512).
Gillian MacDonald 21 March 2013 ENG 4U Mr. Chalmers The Ringleaders of the Salem Witch Trials In the book The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the theme of hysteria is dominantly present throughout the entire play. It is not hard to narrow down the cause of the widespread hysteria to three people that inevitably had their hand in the trials. The devious character, Abigail, shows her wicked mind and skill of manipulation in the play so she can get what she wants, John Proctor. The slave, Tituba, gave into the accusations and started the hysteria of the witch trials. The last character that contributed to an entire town’s belief in witches would be Danforth.
When I humble myself to God, He will comfort me. What this Beatitude means to me is that no matter what hardships we have created for ourselves, we will be comforted when we repent and put our faith in the Lord. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 7:10 “For sadness in a Godly way makes for repentance that leads to salvation. When we put our faith in material things, alcohol or drugs, even other people, we not only hurt ourselves but also those around us. Most importantly, we hurt our Father who loves us unconditionally.
After a protracted discussion of the topic of who is to blame for the demise of Macbeth, the blame has come to rest upon the Three Witches. Within the play Macbeth, the Witches have done numerous things to cause the demise of Macbeth; influenced him through prophecies and apparitions, spurred his killing spree and manipulated him. From the outset, the Witches show Macbeth prophecies which lead to his downfall. These prophecies are the root of Macbeth’s misfortunes and evil doings, push Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to act upon their evil thoughts, and alter Macbeth from a loyal soldier to a traitor. First and foremost, the Witches were the root of Macbeth’s misfortunes and evil doings.
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.
This leads into the deaths of the innocent people who are accused and automatically found guilty. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the people of Salem are responsible for the witch hysteria. The person with the most influence on the hysteria is Abigail. In the past, Abigail had an affair with John Proctor. She gets jealous when Proctor leaves her to go back to his wife, Elizabeth.
He feels like he’s failed because he cannot prove that the condemned are innocent. The only thing he could do to help them is to convince them to sin. He tries to convince Proctor and the others to lie and say that they’ve seen and talked with the devil himself in order to save their lives. In the end he couldn’t force Proctor to lie which hurt Hale deeply. The day of the hanging of Proctor had come and Hale tries one last time.
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.
“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” (Matthews 7:1-2) According to the bible judging is not left up to people, only GOD can judge and he made no one perfect so no one should talk about other people’s flaws. Life would be different if the people in the world lived by the bible. In the novel the “Scarlet Letter”, the themes Justice and Judgment are the ones that stand out the most because the main character, Hester Prynne, was judged because of her adultery and justice wasn’t served in her defense. People judge others everyday instead of worrying about their own problems because no one is perfect.