Pride and Honor
The Batman has his pride he doesn’t realize or care about anything but saving the city until the joker kills the one he loves. With anger and rage in his soul he kills The Joker for his selfishness and his careless pride. He pride was his downfall in this and it took out the best of him regardless. Also his careless took the best of him that why there was a death of the one he loved so dearly. Consider the case of John Proctor in Miller’s The Crucible his pride distracts him from seeing the truth. Though John Proctor changes form careless pride to responsible guilt, The Crucible demonstrates that we must overcome pride so we can see our faults and take responsibility for it.
John Proctor changes form careless pride to being guilty for his actions throughout the end. In the end he has to protect his honor his name from being signed to lies that’s his responsible guilt trying to eat him alive. Can’t do what he needs to because of it. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies. How may I live without my name?”(Miller 886).
This quote from the book shows that he has name a reputation to protect its also that careless pride that he has he still doesn’t see the future honestly I don’t think John Proctor even cares what happens to him next. But also before the ending of Act III many other people die because John Proctor pride and name get in the way knowing Abigail William is the cause of this mischief and trouble in Salem. So far as he lives she won’t give up but to get John Proctors to be hers completely. His careless pride and the guilt make him weak in the eyes of his wife Elizabeth Proctor. “The challenge for John Proctor is to transform guilt into conscience and hence into responsibility. Guilt renders him powerless” (Bigsby).
For the scene in which John Proctor persuaded Mary Warren to go to the court and confess that the girls are lying, I have chosen to set it in Proctor's fields. There he will be working when Mary Warren approaches him. There she will say that she's sorry about Elizabeth and tries to comfort John. John is to appear almost overwhelmed by the previous night's events. Mary then slips up by saying "If ...
His guilt has killed him in more than one way because he thought what he was doing was right but before he knew it Mary Warren join sides with Abigail Williams. He had to take that necessary but a very risky step to call Abigail a whore in front of those people in the court it did pull a turning point in the story but it also arose John Proctors guilty side were only Elizabeth took that has a positive sign. Also by believing in him and what he is about to do is good for the sake of his children and wife.
In the ending of the play was a little emotionally disturbed because he was convicted for witchcraft in the play but he did see that goodness past his careless pride but his guilt still played a major role even after he died. “I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor” (Miller 886).
This quote shows no matter how evil or wicked someone maybe they still let god pull them in the right path. Where he saw his goodness his guilt also had a role in it where he had to self-sacrifice himself to protect his kids and wife. Proctor has one more metaphorical speech at the end of the play. Tearing up his false confession he declares. “He then goes off to his death as the play ends” (Liston).
So as this quote shows that when he declared that he will not sign is friends off just to save himself will be traitorous. But he does this guilt shows him the right path where he tells the truth and he does go off to die in order to save his friends for the right reason and also since he had sinned he will now try to clean his mistake at a better price so far every decision he had made his pride always have him the wrong direction to where to start and end, and now in the end his guilt took over and he went past and through his pride to realize that he had more better chance to live if he hadn’t made that mistake with Abigail and went on the pure puritan rout would save him his time and wouldn’t have to be in jail because of witchcraft. He sees goodness and he uses his guilt to surpass his pride.
Author Millers, The Crucible takes a close look at John Proctors, conflict between his raw deeds and his conception of himself. Throughout the play John Proctor is tormented by this conflict. He struggles against his own weakness to achieve a view of himself that he can accept. Proctor has to overcome tremendous emotional and moral hurdles and as a result his character develops into a different ...
In Act VI, John Proctor sees his name being used in vain to see his friends take the blame for no reason. He can’t/doesn’t want to do anything about it because his careless pride blinded him from seeing what Abigail has turned his life upside down. He doesn’t want to sign him to lies. “Because I lie and sign myself to lies” (Miller 886).
He couldn’t do anything to change what has been done but he does do his best to sacrifice himself to save the life of his wife and kids for the goodness of all mankind on the planet earth. Also to end the worthless nonsense of the witch trials that has begun to wrap its ugly head around all mankind. But what John Proctor did was to go past his carelessness to cleanse the world and place freedom form lies. “He recognizes that goodness is neither absolute, nor unitary, nor prohibited by guilt derived from the violation of cultural” (Iska).
This quote represents that the guilt or carelessness is neither absolute nor unitary. This also shows that what John Proctor saw or did was mandatory to the situation and had to be done regardless of anything if there was an optional choice left to this. Regardless of choice or not he did not sign himself to lies but he did do the best he could but his choices can also lead to bad things. He has been through a lot of tough times and long nights without but he fought a war to end witchcraft.
Now one we understand this we have to take responsibility for our actions considering I didn’t do this not only me but a lot of people failed last semester. We were too lazy to do anything and we had the pride that yes we will do everything to pass and it was our down fall we didn’t accomplish anything we still count as 10th graders for that case I just hope there is always a way to get back up to your feet I am going to take that way and take my responsibility as of now and my actions will tell my reasonability for everything I have done bad in life.
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In the book, The Crucible, Abigail Williams and her childish friends take advantage of the situation in their hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. At the time, there was a lot of tension about the discussion of witches and virtually anyone who was accused of being a witch was proven a witch. On page 33 of the book, there is a quote that points out the underlying plot of the book. 'Sex, sin and the ...
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