And Goody Osburn…”(Miller 46-47) This moment shows the Putnams large role in the blaming of witchcraft because after they ask about a name people respond with those exact names although the blaming wasn’t real. Another person who contributed to the witchcraft hysteria is Reverend Parris. Samuel Parris was quick to blame and quick to make bad remarks about people he didn’t like. Most of all Parris wants to keep up his reputation so if word got out that he niece was acting like a barbarian in the woods he would be shamed upon. In the play Parris says, “If you trafficked with spirits in the forest I must know it now, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it.” This quote
While John Proctor was in trial with Mary, Abigail, and the rest of the girls, he realizes they, especially Abigail, was faking being cursed by witches. “I—I have no witness and cannot prove it except my word be taken. But I know the children's sickness had naught to do with witchcraft”. This quote shows him realizing Abby
As the play proceeds, Proctor and Hale find themselves and follow their own moral values. Their devotion to their own code of ethics supersedes their loyalty to the community. In the beginning of the play, Proctor and Hale have contrasting views of the witchcraft occurring in the town. Proctor is skeptical when he first hears of it, “I come to see what mischief your uncle’s brewin’ now.”(22) He says this to Abigail, his former servant whom he had an affair with. Abigail has just informed Proctor as to the witchcraft and Proctor is quick to make a joke of it.
The Crucible is the story of a young Puritan woman in 1692 Massachusetts who made false witchcraft accusations in an attempt to save her life and to end a rival’s life. While her actions are horrific and the cause of numerous deaths, the actions of the adults around her that enabled her lies to cost lives are despicable. Through his dishonest characters, specifically Reverend Parris, Judge Danforth, and John Proctor, Miller exposes the evils of lying to save one’s name and the destruction that inevitably ensues. The first dishonest character mentioned in the play is Reverend Parris, a man who has worked to be a reputable, trustworthy church leader. After he saw his niece, Abigail, and daughter, Betty, dance in the woods, he suspects that they were involved in witchcraft.
He wanted Elizabeths forgiveness so he tried to get it to confessing to people and explaining that he knew it was wrong. Therefore, How john Proctor was a dynamic character in The Crucible and changed throughout the play because He confessed to adultry to try to save his wife. How john Proctor was a dynamic character in The Crucible and changed throughout the play because He wanted to prove that his wife never lies because the court thought she was lying about not being a witch. because The court thought that she was a witch because she had a doll with a sewing needle in the same place that Abigail got stabbed. because The court also thought she was lying about being pregnant.
Mistakes were made after Reverend Hale said,”When you were with the devil who did you see with him”(1-143.144). At this point, Abigail William is speechless, but then she starts to blame people. Also it doesn’t matter what Abigail says, because she is a witness of witchcraft, so she will save her own tail besides saving others. Reverend Hale is asking specific questions, forcing Abigail to lie. This is wrong because Reverend Hale is refueling Abigail Williams thought process with lies.
It is evil”(Miller 4.539-540). Proctor realizes that if he lies and admits to witchcraft that it is an evil act that will only make things worst for him and his family. He is also honorable because he will not have his name written on the church door. If his name it posted it will only give the people of Salem a bad example. Lastly, with refusing to write his name, Proctor is standing up for the people who were wrongly
A Shattered Confidence Arthur Miller’s The Crucible tells the story of how the Salem witch trials created a huge uproar and showed the fear of evil in the Puritan town. Young girls who were fooling around with witchcraft were able to save their reputation by blaming other citizens for using their spirit to compel them to see hallucinations and become unconscious. Reverend John Hale was called to save one of the young girl’s from “the devil” and also to free Salem from witchcraft. Through Reverend John Hale’s change from a confident savior to a guilty bystander, Miller illustrates the dangers of ignorance. Reverend Hale is passionate about saving Salem from evil spirits, being that he is well-educated on the subject.
This is what sets Macbeth apart from Hamlet - while Hamlet delays killing his uncle because of philosophical concerns mainly due to the fact that Claudius is “fit and seasoned for his passage” (3.3.88) when he is praying, Macbeth loses all honor once he decides that power is more important than relationships and sacrifices his conscience when he murders Banquo. Before the witches have gotten into Macbeth’s head, he is a very close friend to Banquo, just like Horatio is to Hamlet. However, once the witches give Macbeth the prophecy that he will become king, and after he has murdered Duncan, Macbeth starts to turn on Banquo, remarking that, “our fears in Banquo stick deep, and in his royalty of nature reigns that which would be feared” (3.1.52-54).
The Witches also told Macbeth to be bold and brave which lead him to be a little too (((Insert word))) so he does little to protect himself and the castle. The most revealing part of Macbeth being a tragic hero is when the prophecy "The power of man, for none of woman born / Shall harm Macbeth" (4.1.96-97) ends up being construed. Macduff marched upon Macbeth and ends up beheading him because although Macduff had technically been born from a woman, at birth he had been ripped from his mothers womb. This sort of death leads Macbeth into solidifying himself as a tragic hero. It also shows how vulnerable Macbeth was to the witches super natural abilities in affecting his
Reverend John Hale of Beverly was an expert of witchcraft. He was known for revealing the Devil in his many forms and was called in to Salem to to investigate the possibility of witches as well as first and foremost to examine Betty, Parris’s daughter. Hale is introduced into the play in Act 1 after being reluctantly called upon by Parris. Betty is in a trance and Parris is unaware of how to remove her from it and realizes that he needs outside help. When Hale arrives it is with an almost boastful aura and he jumps right into action.
When Reverend Hale first Appeared in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, he was very different from the person shown at the end of the play ...At first Hale believed that he was to be helpful and that he was doing the right thing, but by the end of the play he was stuck trying to fix his horrifying mistake, weighed down by the guilt from the lives of those killed. When Hale first appears in Act I, he is on his way to Salem in order to see Reverend Parris’ daughter, Betty. Abigail began accusing many people of witchcraft, which then led Betty to “wake” and join her in the accusations. this strengthened hale’s belief that he was doing good for the town of salem, encouraging him to stay in town and further the trials at hand. However, this encouragement