After Rev. Hale was unsuccessful with his attempts to get the others to confess, he says “there is blood on my head,” (IV, 399-400) illustrating how badly he really feels about the whole situation. The blood is used as a metaphor for the deaths of those who have hanged throughout these trials, as he was critical in their start. Even further, he feels remorse about having to tell those who will hang to confess, as he is trying to correct his sins by asking others to sin. In the beggining, Rev.
When Hale attends court with Mary and Proctor, so they can tell Danforth that all of the accusations are false, Hale starts to believe that the girls are all a fraud. Abigail and the girls begin in frenzy when they are accused of lying in the court and about all of the convicted they believe were partaking in witchcraft. At that point Hale becomes annoyed at the pity and belief that Danforth is giving them that he quits the court. Hale proclaims as he leaves, “I denounce these proceedings, I quit this court!” (1213). Hale’s confusion gets the best of him, but shows that he does not agree with the girls’ beliefs anymore that the devil has scouted the accused.
The contention between the characters have intensified as the argument escalates, and Proctor's failure at pinning the blame on Abigail has frustrated him. When Abigail begins another self righteous fit of possession and calls upon Heaven, Proctor can no longer stand her hypocrisy. He cries out in a “roaring voice” “breathless and in agony: It is a whore!” (Miller 109, 110). Proctor is now confessing, “his shame great” of when he committed adultery with Abigail (Miller 110). Although Proctor is incriminating himself, he is trying to reveal Abigail’s true character and motives to Danforth.
A lie is defined as a false statement made in order to deceive. There are many instances where the main characters in the novel The Great Gatsby are deceitful. The lies in this novel spiral out of control and cause disastrous effects. The effects of these lies cause trouble in the main character's lives. Gatsby lies and it causes tension between him and Tom.
HIs cracks appear little by little. First, he, of his own accord, travels to the Proctors to determine for himself what truly is happening in the midst of the hysteria. He doubts his own decisions on those accused of witchcraft and we eventually find him quitting the court. Hale is in a state of anger and disbelief towards the people of Salem with all of the unjust proceedings in the court and the personal vendettas everyone seems to have against each other. Hale’s denouncements of the court proceedings and quitting the job he
Danforth was the main cause of all of the heartbreak and struggle endured in Salem. It seems very hypocritical of Danforth to critize Procter for not being a good Christian, yet Danforth does not value human life enough to put his tail between his legs and admit his
As a result, people begin to blame witchery on others whom they have vengeances with. These actions result in many well, respected people's execution. A prime example of a character who goes through this process is John Proctor. The court of Salem tests John Proctor by threatening him to confess in exchange for his life. This brings out many of his weaknesses and strengths.
“..part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking. Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world.” (pg 18) McCandless spent too much time thinking of the world's flaws, it pained him, in turn he chose to live a type of transcendental life. The life that ultimately bid him death, a big part of it at least. The second part that ruined him to this life was his tendency to act out of anger. At the fault of his father, he reacted rashly.
“It ain 't right, somehow it ain 't right to do 'em that way. Hasn 't anybody got any business talkin ' like that—it just makes me sick." (294) This quote shows growth and empathy because Jem is distraught that Tom has been convicted. Jem is mad that Atticus lost. He has also become emotionally interested in the trial, so his sadness is partially the outcome of his anger at the injustice and the outcome of the empathy he would developed for Tom
His eagerness to find the truth, yet not get caught in the mob set him apart from the other judges. He is the first in the court to question their justice, and inevitably loses all former weight he held in the court, mainly due to his own exodus. With this the voice of reason in the novel is also crushed, leaving only false accusations and hysteria. The day John Proctor is scheduled to hang, Mary Warrens deposition, and his first arrival in Salem all shaped him into the desperate character the reader witnesses and sympathizes with at the end of The Crucible by Arthur
Whenever you have the odds on your side, are you confident or sure of yourself? That’s the case with Reverend Hale, he just so happens to be the most courageous. He traveled from Beverly to help the town of Salem rid the talk of witchcraft The confidence of Beverly’s own Reverend Hale is outstanding, he arrived to Salem with the utmost confidence. He also arrived with books on how to stop witchcraft, he was prepared and determined to put an end to the hysteria around Salem. Once he got settled he asked for help to carry his books, Reverend Parris decided to help, in response he told Hale the books were heavy; Hale responded arrogantly “The must be They are weighed with authority”(Miller.1.712).
He uses religion to scare people. Many of the people in Salem, especially John Proctor dislikes him .He knows that he has many enemies so he thinks that a faction is trying to make him go away from Salem. Parris fears of an anything related with witchcraft. In the first scene you may think that he is a loyal character who a worries about his little girl because he is standing in front of her bed;but, eventually you will understand
Of those who did encounter discrimination, approximately three-quarters reported some lasting mental health or emotional and psychological effect.” (Carter). Being discriminated or racial profiled isn’t something pleasant, it’s insulting and just a terrible feeling to be through. Imagine everyday; constantly being targeted by the police, and getting arrested easily and getting hurt or even die just because you’re not the same race as the authorities. Everyone thought they could trust the authorities to keep them safe but instead they’re scared and they’re not safe with them. Even and school kids could be bullied and be picked on, the teachers sometimes could be very biased too.