The children corrupt the system; they take over the reigns and twist the perceptions of their people until they became the ones in control. With a deadly mix of radicalism and hysteria, the once-peaceful village became a nightmare for those who didn 't fit the perfect Puritanical mold. John Proctor is given a disproportionately punishment to his crime — yes, he commits lechery. Yes, he lies to his community about the affair with Abigail Williams. No individual, however, deserves the suffering these accused witches are forced to experience.
Everybody makes mistakes in their lives, but how they react to them exposes who they really are. In the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, the Puritan citizens of Salem are caught in a perilous storm of terror and accusations of witchcraft. The sins and choices of other characters in the play fuel the fire of injustice and cost the lives of many. There are two tested characters who played large roles in the outbreak of witchcraft accusations; they either passed or failed this test. John Proctor passed the trial of his sins, and Abigail Williams failed her test.
The Night of Sin and Guilt The crucible is defined by a severe test or trial. This shows that Salem witch trials based play, as dealing with the panic and unjust courts of Salem is a severe trial in itself. The people in the book also had to decide to choose between right, wrong, or the most sinful actions. The book, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is about the Salem witch trials where people were recognized for their acts of trying to bring the devil into their life. This all took place in Salem, Massachusetts.
In a story, the events within the plot reinforce the overarching principle. This overarching principle is the theme. Two of the themes I mentally conceived stood out in “The Crucible” were hysteria and reputation. Author Miller uses authentic life events from the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 to show that fear and suspicion are infectious and engender a mass hysteria that ravages public order and rationality. One example of this is the afflicted girls utilize the peoples fear of witches to get rid of people that they don’t like.
Judge Hathorne is displayed as a very ruthless and almost unforgiving kind of person. This can be seen, especially, as he is accusing Martha Corey of being a witch and saying that she is “hurting these children” (Miller, 180) His ruthlessness can also be seen as he is basically forcing Mary Warren to faint to be able to prove that she was lying. (Miller, 191) His unforgiving nature is constant, though, unlike Reverend Hale. Reverend Hale begins the play completely certain and sure of the righteousness in his calling. But as time passes, it is seen how much this character has been corrupted.
They lied and manipulated the court into believing their stories. They did this for lots of reasons. One was because females were not allowed many rights let alone any power in their city. Through the witch trials and lies they gained power in Salem. Also, they were trying to win over lovers by accusing their wives and getting them hung.
Churchill introduced the theme of witch hunting through the characters of Joan, Alice, and Ellen. The witches from the previous centuries would do harm, but Churchill's witches are the ones who are being harmed by people of their community. Through the socio-economic problems of the characters, Churchill introduced the theme of repression against women. Churchill criticizes the repression and emphasizes the fact that the witches are not real but they were considered witch by the patriarchy and capitalism society (Case
Although her misfortunate appearance, she was often thought of as the female Nostradamus. She predicted the Spanish Armada, the Great Plague, and some assume the internet: “around the world thoughts shall fly in the twinkling of an eye.” For her sake, Mother Shipton died a normal death and was said to be buried on unholy ground near the outer edges of York in 1561. The Salem Witch Trials started in the spring of 1692, after a group of young girls in Salem, a village in Massachusetts, were said to be possessed by the devil and a few women were accused of witchcraft. Hysteria spread through colonial Massachusetts to the extent a special court was opened to hear the cases. Bridget Bishop was the first witch hung.
The argument for motive of the two situations is the same, which is satanism. In The Crucible, certain citizens of Salem were accused of conspiring with the devil. The devil then made them take witchcraft into fruition, and the judges would used how the defendants acted previous to the accusation as the “proof”. Judges would take anything that did not correlate with the common puritan lifestyle and paint a picture that they are not people of Christian faith. For example, if I were to accuse Sarah Good of satanism; I would discuss her second marriage and begging lifestyle which is heavily looked down upon.
The film tries to explain how evil can crawl on minds, attracted by all kind of desires. Here the devil is shown as many ways, or that’s the intention. First, it shows how a witch uses power to kill someone, to fulfill anger. Also there’s an interesting character named Madame LaLaurie, a racist and old woman who used the devil by sacrificing and making horrible things to slaves, just to fulfill the desire of maintain her youth. Enchanting Satan itself, this is where the viewer can get confused.