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    Guilt In The Crucible

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    characters’ mentality, motives and background whilst giving us deeper insight on the prominent themes of guilt, witchcraft, empowerment, reputation, ulterior motives, deceit etc. In session one, we played the blame and shame game where you’re either accused of being a witch or choosing to accuse another. To have the power to blame and shame felt empowering in a psychological sense because in that particular moment , you have the power to decide the fate of someone else even if it 's for the next few minutes, moments or for the rest of their lives in an extreme situation providing a slight emotional…

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    Raskolnikov Guilt

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    Fyodor Dostoevsky’s work on Crime and Punishment takes a stance that delves into the mental torture that ensues after wrongdoing; often times the internal anguish is more painful than a physical punishment. Guilt is a powerful feeling that can either erode the soul or inspire one to change. This intense sensation of remorse arises in the face of any transgression one commits whether the incident was real or imagined. This acts as a moral compass that allows one to ameliorate actions or do deep…

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    In the play “Macbeth” characters response to adversity results in a change in how they feel guilt. Guilt by definition is “ A cognitive emotional experience that occurs when one realizes they have violated a moral standard. Closely related to the concept of remorse”. Usually when people are affected by guilt they go through a stage of regret and self reflection to establish what they need to do to try and counteract their guilt, in the play Shakespeare makes each character react very differently…

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    Both Krakauer and Odysseus face guilt on their journeys. In this case, both men experience guilt and cope with their guilt in similar ways, but in other ways, both men respond differently. First time both men feel guilty, it’s about withholding information from their companions. There are many different examples, but I will be sharing a few. In the Odyssey, when Odysseus had to keep going on the boat, up ahead, there were two decisions that Odysseus had to make. One was to go by Scylla, but he…

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    The feeling of guilt can make it very difficult for people to think properly and enjoy their lives during their time of regret. The events that took place during The Crucible by Arthur Miller clearly illustrate guilt as the motivating factor in the many false convictions and deaths of twenty people. The acts of the people of Salem were influenced by the acts of a group of girls lead by Abigail Williams, who would act irrationally and accuse people for witchcraft. Many people were sold by the…

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    Guilt is a heavy burden to bare; its hold is strong and often times will not diminish over time. Throughout the semester and throughout the titles we have read, an overlaying and prevalent theme is guilt: specifically guilt is the heaviest burden a person carries with them. Guilt will not go away, even after long periods of time; guilt will also hold you back from success. The saying “time heals all wounds” is horribly inaccurate: guilt can often last a lifetime. In the book, The Things They…

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    Being caught red handed is a universal symbol of guilt in the sense that one has done something unwholesome, but it usually does not equate to the feeling of remorse, as it does in Shakespeare’s tragedy of Macbeth. No one catches Lady Macbeth with literal blood on her hands, but she still has an unclean conscience long after the murder. Bloody hands symbolize the guilt held within Lady Macbeth, significantly playing into her character development, transitioning her from cold hearted and…

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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter, ideas of love, guilt, sin, reputation, and alienation are shown throughout the story. One theme that is brought to my attention constantly is guilt. In The Scarlet Letter, guilt is destruction to the main characters of the story. Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale, are consistently reminded of the sins they committed and the fact that their past mistakes can only be relieved if they admit to their past. In my interpretation for “Guilt is…

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    the same as hers. There is no logic to my feelings.. but those words ring in my ears, “If you’re not going to eat, you’re going to die.” Rose F. Many people argue about whether survivor’s guilt is necessary. Some people believe that survivor’s guilt should be felt by survivors of life and death situations others feel that they should not. Survivors of life and death situations should not feel survivor's guilt. One reason that survivors should not feel survivor’s guilt is because it keeps you…

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    Everyday somebody get die in the world and the guilt sometimes people think the fault is on them and most times it’s not on them it’s just that sometimes life happens. Many people argue about controversial topic of Survivor's guilt. Survivor's guilt is survivors of life and death situations should feel survivor’s guilt. Some people believe that survivor's guilt is Survivor guilt should feel guilt Others feel that it should not feel survivor's guilt. Those who have survived a life or death…

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