Danforth Is To Blame In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Essentially, who is responsible for the unfortunate events that took place in the novel “The Crucible”? Throughout the book, Mr.Danforth, who serves as the Judge of the courtroom, seems to be held accountable for numerous misfortunes. Danforth’s biased opinions and leniency towards Abigail led him to make sporadic decisions and impulsive judgements when it came to the accusations of others. Hale, a devout reverend, also plays a prominent aspect in the blame game. However, unlike Danforth, Hale actually searched for the truth and craved justice for others. That is why I believe that Danforth is to blame for the events that occurred in the Crucible. Although everyone in the town thought the witchcraft stories the girls told were true there …show more content…

And you know I can do it; I saw Indians smash my dear parents' heads on the pillow next to mine and I have seen some reddish work done at night, and I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down! Abigail to Betty and Mary Warren who initially express fear about their actions in the woods and express a desire to confess. Abigail asserts her power over the girls right away so as to ensure she is not exposed. “ (miller page 20) so Marry accused Proctor of witchcraft so she won’t be sent to hang. So Danforth threw Proctor in jail one of the town's most proud men because Mary warren accused him after Abigail and the girls turned on her. Proctor got sent to hang after these words were spoken ”A fire, a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face! And it is my face, and yours, Danforth! For them that quail to bring men out of ignorance, as I have quailed, and as you quail now when you know in all your black hearts that this be fraud-God damns our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn together”( miller 119). Proctor confessed to the court

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