John had free choice of whether or not he was going to be hanged, but does not admit he is a witch because, it would hurt his family and leave his family name ruined forever. He has increased awareness in the story because he realizes what is wrong in the court and makes a statement of trying to stop it by being hanged so others may live. John Proctor shows characteristics of a tragic hero and will never be forgotten for his brave and sincere actions he showed in the book.
Even though Chillingworth tortured and haunted him until the very end of his life, the reverend had strong enough character to want God to show mercy on the evildoer’s soul. Moreover, Dimmesdale was able to forgive Hester when he told her, “I do forgive you Hester” (191). Because of his high position of authority, Dimmesdale set high standards for his life, and that reflected in the way he handled personal relationships. Also, if Chillingworth had been more understanding towards Hester’s problem, he had a better chance at winning her love back. Finally, both Hester and her lover admitted their sin on the scaffold and sought forgiveness for their transgressions while Chillingworth never could admit he sinned.
Poncelet continues to blame his problems on other things such as his father dying early in his life, his drug use, his immaturity, and that he was unable to stand up to his partner in the brutal crime. Sister Helen urges Poncelet to come clean and face the part that he took in the crime. And at nearly the last minutes of the film he tells the truth. Though he tells the truth of his sin, he is still put to death by lethal injection. The purpose of this film, I believe, was to show that capital punishment is not right in all circumstances, but the redemption and preservation of the human soul being better.
In the conclusion of the novel your hatred for him dies down. This is because you realise that all along all he really wanted was to be with Catherine, but as she hurts him along the way, his lust for revenge becomes too powerful. I believe that some of his actions he takes make us repel and hate him, but his past and poor childhood makes us as the readers sympathise with him. Once him and Catherine are both dead, they are reunited in the afterlife and although it's a very morbid event the sense of happiness is there and always will be.
It also implies that he hasn’t forgiven himself for what he did with Abigail and he still ... ... middle of paper ... ... relevance to them. John Proctor is the character which the audience relate to and have opinions about the most. They see him fight although he stands to loose everything and admire his courage. They see him battle against himself to sign a confession or tell the truth about Abigail and respect his conviction. They see him become almost a martyr or tragic hero as he dies for his belief in the truth and his pride in his name.
In this way, the reader perceives Chillingworth as evil when in reality he goes to extreme depths to demonstrate his love for Hester. Although both Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale love Hester Prynne and are concerned about what the community will think of them, Dimmesdale’s love for Hester is insincere and devious because he is a hypocrite, a coward, and values Puritanical expectations of him above the people he cares most about. Roger Chillingworth makes it his life’s purpose to seek out Hester’s partner and make him pay for his sin. However, Chillingworth’s underlying motivation for retribution is entrenched in his love for Hester. Although Chillingworth attaches like a “leech” (75) to Dimmesdale and wants more “revenge than any mortal had ever wreaked upon an enemy” (145), Chillingworth’s extreme desire for vengeance is rooted in his extreme love for Hester and therefore his actions are vindicated.
The people of Salem make these accusations because it is a great source of power. When the play starts, John has had a past affair with a young and beautiful Abigail Williams, she was his servant and he took advantage of the situation. His wife, Elizabeth Proctor is very forgiving of his sin, but John has his mind set that he will not confess to anyone else, in fear of ruining his good name, and reputation. The affair between John and Abigail resulted in t... ... middle of paper ... ...because of the power being gained by the witchcraft accusations that have been drastically spreading. He hates that his name is being tarnished, but feels that God will forgive him for it because he is trying his best to fix all of his mistakes and confess to his sin.
Parris, the Putnams, the judges and Abigail all lack integrity and their actions were only for their own personal benefit. In contrast, John Proctor was mostly a good man. He had a good reputation, and was a well respected, honest man with good character and pride. He cheats on his wife, but also feels true guilt for his actions and tries to make things right with her, which is more than most of the characters in the play do. At the end of the play, Proctor is convicted of witchcraft, and instead of confessing, and as he sees it, ruining his name, he redeems his name and dies with honor, refusing to admit to something he did not due.
He wants to pray for forgiveness of his offense, but laments, "Pray can I not," because "I am still possessed of those effects for which I did the murder - My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen." He murdered Hamlet's father in order to get those things and he is not willing to give them up. He realizes that true repentance would be willing to give then up, and therefore, he is not really repentant. This is why at the end of his prayer, he says "Words without thoughts never to heaven go." There's no point in saying he is sorry because God knows he doesn't really mean it.
Thirdly and lastly, his pity and fear flowers into an understanding of his prideful and destructive nature leading to his redemption. Nevertheless he is left with the burden of the deaths of his family, becoming a shell of misfortune and loneliness. Although Creon's actions cannot be labeled as courageous, his character traits pertain greatly to that of a tragic hero. The power Creon had was the cause of his stern and haughty traits and irrational judgments. He needed an affirmation of his manhood and confirmation that everyone he ruled over would assuredly respect him and his decisions.