Man's fate was said to be pre determined and salvation was out of his control, but at the same time, man was expected to live a near perfect lifestyle for no truly justified reason. The Puritans also lived in a theocracy since man was fallible, yet, God's will was interpreted by the Preacher who was a man and was as weak and vulnerable as any man. These contradictions along with others caused people to lose faith in the religion despite the good intentions of the Puritans. Pre Destination was one of the most prominent beliefs in the Puritan faith. However, when combined with the pure lifestyle forced upon the puritans, it also became one of the many contradictions.
More tries to explain that he is not being treasonous in any way,... ... middle of paper ... ...onscience, More makes choices to preserve his morality, which ultimately lead to his death. Since More is unwilling to compromise his scruples, More brought his downfall upon himself. More’s downfall is also somewhat due to his position as Lord Chancellor. Since More is such an eminent figure, his actions against the king have prevalent effects, which only help the king target More as a traitor. Sir Thomas More lived his entire live based upon his beliefs and principles.
In 1533 the Act in Restraint of Appeals to Rome now recognised as Henry as the supreme head of the Church in England. This also said that Rome had no power to rule over matrimonial cases. This allowed Henry to gain his divorce as Cranmer declared Henry’s marriage with Catherine null and void, and Henry married Anne. This moves England away from the Catholic faith as he has now split with the Rome. A major part of the Catholic Church was that the Pope decided what happened, for example who gained a divorce, and Henry has now split and undermined the Pope.
John proctor became a martyr for what he believed was right and prevented furthur injustice and death. One primary motif of The Crucible is the importance of a good name. The mean... ... middle of paper ... ...s a very narrow form of justice, either right or wrong. When he said "a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it... no uncorrupted man may fear this court." (85) This foreshadows how Proctor will be sentenced, because although he is known as a good man in the town's people eyes, yet Danforth can only see his guilt and his unfaithfullnes to christianity.
Henry VIII wanted to get a divorce with Catherine of Aragon and get married to Anne Boleyn. In the eye of the Catholics he could not divorce Catherine of Aragon. Henry VIII wants his children inherited the throne; he introduced the act of succession and made himself head of the Church of England. When Henry VIII made Thomas More the Lord Chancellor, Henry VIII expected Thomas More to support him but Thomas More did not support him. Thomas More did not like the idea of Henry VIII getting divorce.
Henry so desperately desired to give England a male heir, but Catherine was not able to provide him with one. Henry soon began to have affairs with many different women and wished to annul his marriage to Catherine in order to marry Anne Boleyn, a decision that would reject papal authority and ultimately initiate the English Reformation. Around the time of Henry’s early reign, Henry was a devout Catholic. It was during this time that Martin Luther posted his Ninety Five Theses, rejecting the practices of the Catholic Church. Henry responded to these Theses by writing a dissertation titled, Assertio Septem Sacramentorum, or the “Defense of the Seven Sacraments,” in 1521.
Elmire rejects him and then tries to make a deal with him: if he backs out of the marriage with Marianne, she will not inform Orgon of what happened. Just as Tartuffe agrees to this, Damis comes out of hiding and confronts Tartuffe of his wrongdoing. Orgon then walks into the room, and Damis tells him what happened. However, due to his fondness for Tartuffe, Orgon does not believe him! Orgon then goes as far as to disinherit Damis and make Tartuffe his sole h... ... middle of paper ... ...gracious and forgiving King, the whole family would have lost everything.
From a modern perspective this arcane sense of loyalty to a single man, even though he may have been selected by a God, can only be misplaced for he is still a man and therefore subject to all the flaws and imperfections man is heir to. This philosophy of the divine right of kings move Hamlet into action to avenge his father's murder and set his nation, as well has his life, back to order. He accomplishes this task though various means, though all in proportion with his end in settling with Claudius, solving differences with his mother and in sizing up his friendship with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Tragically we see in Hamlet that this misplaced and unquestioning sense of loyalty considerably contributed to each character's demise and ultimately, death. Works Cited: Shakespeare, William.
In Proctor’s eyes, judge Danforth is doing the complete opposite of what his job is. Instead of saving the innocent and punishing the guilty, he is punishing the innocent and... ... middle of paper ... ...ard too be picked off and thrown onto someone else. John Proctor did not feel comfortable accusing the innocent. John’s honesty and truthfulness is evident throughout the whole play. John Proctor epitomizes an honest man who stays strong on his beliefs.
Edmund’s discontent with the notion of bastardy is brought up furthermore in his soliloquy at the beginning of scene two: “Thou, nature, art my goddess. To thy law/ My services are bound. Wherefore should I/ Stand in the plague of custom…” (II.1-3). The notion of bastardy in Lear pushes Edmund to place his faith in his born traits as opposed to the system that has labeled him an outsider his whole life. He believes he is equal to his brother in every way—his mind and shape as true—and the only reason he is not aloud to prosper is because of a preconceived idea of the ideal child.