“There is either obedience or the church will burn like Hell is burning!” (pg 30) Parris tried to defend himself with such passionate and heartfelt comments but Proctor would have none of it. To him Parris was not in his society. Also, his relationship with Abigail Williams was a strained one, plagued with affair, scandal, and betrayal. He did love her, but soon after seeing what she truly was he resented his connection to her and, like what his old true nature told him, he confessed, causing a resent to appear within the town that never gave him his old trust
Instead of repenting for his sins he escapes them. Plus he is worried about his daughter because he believes that they will have a horrible future because of him. (LINES 1318-1923) Also by acting in his weak behavior he is trying to avoid his fate again. He does this physically. Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done.
Danforth was far too afraid to face his God and be incorrect when judging the guiltiness of the accused. Never did Judge Danforth demand evidence from the victims of the Devil, but he always did when people such as John Proctor cried innocence for the people who were prosecuted. Danforth’s lack of strength causes him to resort to the only option he knows, which is constantly avoiding his
He tries to accomplish his goal by hiding his sin but is distressed because of his pursuit of what he believes to- be happiness. Towards the end of the play his struggles eventually end in his downfall. His courage to stand strong in his beliefs leads him to death at the gallows. His personal struggle with Elizabeth is resolved as he makes his decision to refuse to confess to witchcraft. Elizabeth sees his inner goodness shine when he refuses to lie about being involved in witchcraft, and she realizes how unfair she has been.
The grandmother in O’Connor’s story claims “a good man is hard to find,” and Goodman Brown from Hawthorne’s story supports this claim, as he becomes convinced that no one in the world is truly good. However, Hawthorne’s darker story suggests that it is impossible to maintain one’s faith when living in a world surrounded by such evil, while O’Connor leaves the reader believing that keeping faith can make a difference even in the gloomiest of
In Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caufield makes it very clear that he does not like fake or phony people. Throughout the story Holden at times makes the reader feel like he or she should feel bad for him because of the hardships he's been through and how he has to deal with the "phonies" when he is actually one himself. As the story goes on Holden proves himself to be the real phony of the book because he never goes through with what he intends to do, he is overly concerned about sex but thinks its overrated, and he's very critical about other peoples lives. Holden Caulfield is the true phony and even more so a huge hypocrite throughout the novel. To start, All he wants to do is connect with someone but the boy has high standards.
Shmuel’s hatred of the soldiers is finally justified, and to Bruno, a boy who idolized soldiers, such as his father, the abusive soldiers were anything but idols. Bruno then comments that he “doesn’t like it here”, to which Shmuel replies “neither do I” (page 208) It is at this point in the story that the reader realizes how innocent Shmuel is. Although Bruno has been shielded by his parents, Shmuel has had to experience hardship and suffering, giving him the image of a child who had forgone his innocence. However, like Bruno, Shmuel is unaware of the situation he is in, which is shown when he
He expresses his grief at losing close friends, as well as, resentment for an overly vengeful God, who would punish men not only their crimes, but also the crimes of their fathers. One of Francesco?s peers, Giovanni Boccaccio observed the human behavior in response to The Plague. He concluded that their behavior fell into three categories: Isolation- No one can get me sick if I break contact with everyone. Denial- If I indulge myself, enjoy life, and surround myself with merriment, how could I possibly die? Moderation- If I refrain from overindulgence and gluttony, and walk a righteous path, then I will be spared from this evil.
How Did Curiosity of an "Unknown" Have an Effect on Young Goodman Brown and Did He Find Truth in the Matter? In the past an unknown element has been seen to shaken the foundation of people’s ideals in a tremendous rush of paranoia. The victims tend to abandon the norm for the ability to feel safe, even if their actions forfeit the welfare of others. When this unknown element enters the lives of people, it can either recreate or destroy faith forever. In Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne, curiosity of the unknown throws him into the hands of the Devil, who obliterates any and all feelings of safety, resulting in extreme paranoia taking its place.
When he could just simply stand up for what he believes in like John does. Reverend Hale believes the girls are liars but never tries to prove it or put an end to the trials. That is why he isn’t this stories tragic hero. When at the same time John risks everything to tell the truth, yes what John did with Abigail was adultery, which is in the Ten Commandments. But God does believe in forgiveness of your sins and his truth was his forgiveness.