Cordelia selflessly does not attempt to rob Lear of his wealth by flattering him. Even though she risks banishment, she selflessly refuses to indulge her father's foolish wishes. Edgar, too, is selfless in his actions by leading his father to safety even when he knows Gloucester does not recognize him and will not appreciate that he was, in fact, the truly loyal son. Finally, Kent, Lear's Selfless servant, risks his life to protect his king even after he has been mistreated.
The chorus believes no one would risk death out of political or moral or religious objectives. Antigone utterly rejects the authority of Creon: "these laws were not made in heaven," she says, and I do not have to obey the laws of human beings. She acts as she does because she does not respect authority and because she does not fear death. Haemon appeals to Creon on the basis of power - he suggests public opinion is against Creon and Creoin is at risk of losing his power as king. Only Creon and Tireseas ever acknowledge the issue of political authority.
Proctor would rather hang and try to save his friends instead of confessing that he is a witch and just let people continue being hanged when he knew he could have done something to prevent it. “he knows this is critical, and is striving against his disgust with Hale and with himself for even answering: I know not what I have said, I may have said it. I have wondered if there be witches in the world—although I cannot believe they come among us now.” (Miller 75). While everyone in the town is going along with the idea of witchcraft, Proctor isn’t considering it. He strongly believes that the rumor of witchcraft is just another way of demonstrating power.
In the end, however, he does not give in to the evil, but rather he embraces death, because it is how he decides to show that good will always defeat evil and the crucible has not destroyed his true, righteous personality. Obviously, there is no such devil in Salem, but it is perhaps only in the hearts of the people. John Proctor is one of them when he lusts Abigail. Nevertheless, he undergoes the arduous and perilous crucible which not only tests his love for Elizabeth and his faith of god but also, by forgiveness from his wife, frees him from guilt and regret.
I will observe myself and make sure that when opinions are being made that may not align with mine that I am listening and being open-minded. Part B3: My results from the ELI Ethical Lens Inventory for core values are autonomy and rationality/sensibility. For the classical virtues it is temperance and prudence. The core values show that individual rights are very important to me. I feel that everyone should be treated equally and fairly.
John Proctor: “God in heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor”. John is a man of strong moral beliefs, concerned only for the safety of his family and personal welfare. He cares of nothing for the beliefs of any of the other people in the town and what his supervisor which is the Reverend, thinks either. After trying to avoid involvement in the witch trials he is later prosecuted for witchery and sentenced to hang. John trys to avoid any involvement in the Salem witch trials.
After all of this time he nearly decides to admit to it, but he then realizes what it would do to himself and his name. “I have given you my soul, leave me my name” (143). John Proctor does not want people to look at him and think that he is a witch, and he knows that they will if he signs to it. Proctor admitted to witchcraft; though he wasn’t guilty, but it was only to save his life; he knows that he isn’t a witch, and the people who were there to hear him admit to it don’t matter because they will think that he is a witch anyhow and he doesn’t care to change their minds.
The witches could see the future, they could add temptation, and influence Macbeth, but they could not control his destiny. No one can change the destiny of ones life nor can anyone tell the destiny of ones life. Macbeth creates his own sadness when he is driven by his own sense of guilt. He realized what he did was immoral and he cant stand the thought. This causes him to become insecure about his actions which causes him to commit more murders.
This shows that Antigone will do whatever it takes to give her brother a proper burial. Antigone tells Ismene that if she dies, at least she will not “die a coward's death.” This tells readers that Antigone is fearless as well as strong-minded. Ismene does not want to help because she knows that it is against the law to bury Polyneices. Antigone feels that Creon is holding her back from what the gods want her to do, which is give Polyneices a proper burial. “He has no right to keep me from my own!” (48).
Never once as the Grandmother was begging for her life, did she stop and beg for the life of her family. Her tactic to save herself went from “You wouldn’t shoot a lady would you?” (O’Connor), to “You’ve got good blood! I know you come from nice people” (O’Connor), then lastly to “If you would pray, Jesus would help you” (O’Connor). Yet to every beg the Grandmother made, the Misfit was completely honest with her, admitting that he would hate to have to kill a lady, but he would do it, admitting that he did come from good people but that he is not good, and admitting that he does not want Jesus’ help, that he is perfectly fine alone. Because the Misfit was so honest and open about who he was and his flaws, the Grandmother realized that she is not a “Good Man”.