Towards the end of The Crucible, Proctor shames himself and confesses of having affair with Abigail. Abigail denies John’s words and says “If I must answer that, I will leave and I will not come back again” (pg. 1207) because she knows that if she confesses now all the work she has put on the line will be done all for nothing, and will make her look more like a fool than she ever was. This quote indicates that Abigail Williams is a selfish antagonist because she is lying about something that is clearly noticeable. Some people may argue that Abigail isn’t the only one to blame, as in there are many others to blame for the loss of many lives.
When they first meet, Catherine is of a higher part of society. With appalling behavior, she mistakes Hareton as a “servant [of Wuthering Heights]” (183). Insulted by her mistake, Hareton sends her away from Wuthering Heights, but not before throwing an insult back, and calls her “[a] saucy witch!” (184). In an addition, Catherine in another meeting chastens Hareton for not being able to read. Through the interaction, she asks him if he is “[either] not right ... [or if he is] so stupid... not [to] understand [her]” (207).
In this conversation between them, it comes out and states that Proctor- a married man in his early thirties and Abigail which is seventeen years old had a secrete relationship many months ago. The first problem is, he’s a Puritan who has committed this ghastly sin. Second of all, nobody should ever do that, especially if they are married! Proctor wants to forget this whole problem but it does not help that Abigail is still in love with him. Abigail hates John’s wife, Elizebeth Proctor.
Because I’m not worth the dust on my feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name! I have given you my soul, leave my name alone!” Before this dramatic speech John Proctor was forgiven for all he did to his wife. When John Proctor wouldn’t confess, he knew what was going to happen. This sealed their fate John proctor was set to hang an Elizabeth Proctor would hang after she had her
Proctor believes in honor and the right to justice. If these people do not get a chance to defend themselves and come up with a believable confession, they will be killed and have all honor and signs of a perfect reputation taken away. Proctor knows that this is not fair to anyone. The use of stage directions show that John Proctor is more willing to die than continue to live a life of dishonor and lack of justice. Many people in the sixteen hundreds
He has done me worse wrong than I did him!” (154). Roger Chillingworth, in effort to dismantle Dimmesdale’s life, has continuously lost social wealth for the seven revengeful years. Most importantly, he put incredible concentration on revenge that he even lost his once-beloved wife. In fact, Chillingworth not only lost the love of Hester, but also gained hatred from Hester. In the end, Roger Chillingworth is worth nothing more than a social outcast who lost true and peaceful relationships with people, and even obtained hatred from his own wife.
His affair is the event that leads him to his demise, which happens when his wife denies the affair, and ultimately gives the impression that Proctor is a liar. The reversal of fortune happens when Elizabeth Proctor is arrested under suspicion of witchcraft. Everything that was once in Proctor’s favor, such as having an honest wife, is suddenly turned against him. Next, Proctor’s own hubris turns on him. His fear of losing his reputation led him to destroying his confession documents, which condemned him to his death.
Meaningless Clues Oscar Wilde once said, “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” In the play “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, Mrs. Wright in the beginning, disgusts the reader. Her demeanor, described as queer many times, she seems emotionless about her husband’s death absolutely. In the early 1900’s women were fighting for their rights as American citizens and workers – hoping to obtain equal respect and opportunity that the men had. Glaspell displays an unexpected outcome through misleading the reader by showing more professionalism in the male law enforcement, expanding on the actual trifles the women discover, and how the women put their emotions and empathy first even though one is the wife of the Sheriff. The men during this time period were predominate in the industry and working class.
Its believable because he knows it was the right thing to do. “Because I lie and sign myself to lies”(Miller 4.727). Proctor can barely handle the thought of signing his name in a permanent lie that will affect him forever. The act of ripping up the thing that will save his life is also very believable because he wants to prove to elizabeth that he regrets his affair. John can never forgive himself for what he did to Elizabeth so he feel that when he rips the paper Elizabeth with truly forgive him.
Proctor finds it hard to forgive himself. He says since he has already ruined the Proctor name and saying how his whole life is basically blacken with sins. However, he goes to say it doesn't hurt to have one more sin. John tries to justify to himself by thinking if he goes to hang from something as innocent that all it would be is another lie. Elizabeth tries to explain to him that she isn't the one to judge him because she feels just as guilty as John does.