From a man who came to Salem revelling in the fact that his hard won expertise would be put to good use, to a man struggling with his conscience and nearly openly proclaiming the witch trials falsity, Hale changed into a different man over the course of the book. His change would seem like common sense now; no one would believe that witches were enchanting girls and torturing them. However, the extremity of the religion at this time affected how long the false claims were believed. His realization was, for the time, progressive. Arthur Miller did a good job of portraying the Salem Witch Trials in The Crucible.
The author shows this with all of the feelings, facts and descriptions he uses. This book is very important because it teaches the reader things they didn’t know well or proves to them that they are wrong if they believed that the Holocaust was not harmful. No one had the right to treat these people in that way and no one has the right to ban this book because this will be censorship. Night also shows the truth about the Holocaust and teaches us that this period in history should be prevented from happening
To begin, When reverend hale went to salem he was very confident. Reverend Hale, knew a lot about witches and spirits. Hale took witchcraft very seriously, he believed there was actually something going on in salem. Next, Hale is determined to get to the bottom of what is going on. When hale gets to salem, he is very tired and has very little motivation.
When Reverend Hale was first introduced into the play, it was that Reverend Parris had asked Hale to come down and assist in the pursuit of the evil that was devouring their small town whole. Hale was cautious at first in accepting situations that people believe have witchery involved. Considering he is recognized for his authority on witchcraft and the devil, Hale initially comes off as arrogant and authoritative. Although Hale never accused anyone of witchcraft, he just asked questions about it, he is more than ready to investigate and rid Salem of any demonic influences. In Act I, Hale arrives with his heavy books of authority.
In this quote the Inspector uses repetitive language to get his point across, and Priestley makes the Inspector seem wise and humble, due to the fact that the Inspector is practically the only person in that room that knows that everyone affected Eva Smith in their own way, and he is not pointing the finger at anyone, because he knows that will cause more chaos. The word “determined” is a very firm word, which makes the Inspector’s speech
He cannot even question the witches first, it is banquo who interrogates them. Banquo not only gives a proof of his bravery with such interrogation, he also demonstrates his clarity for the concept of truth. He looks at the world in black and white and knows at the very instance that the witches never prophesize for someone’s good [the instruments of darkness tell us truths/win us in honest trifles to betray’s in deepest consequence (131-134)]. He believes that the instruments of darkness exist as was believed in his day. Not even for a moment he hesitates to establish his belief as the only truth.
Additionally, due to John’s guilty conscience, he also realizes the value and tenderness that his wife brings him. He accepts his misdoings, and never utters a blame against his wife, for his actions. This shows that John is a very humble and prudent man, which are significant qualities of a good man. Next, John demonstrates courage as he comes
One of those characters was reverend Parris. In act one when Betty seems to be ill and Reverend Parris mentions that he can’t have this happen to him and it would “ruin me with it”(Miller ??). Parris is so worried about himself and his reputation that that is the first that came to his mind when he is told about an ill child. Parris then mentions himself as above others and that he deserves to be treated differently. He says he is not to be so “lightly crossed or contradicted”(Miller ??).
Adopting religious codes can leave for no “wiggle room” in morally fuzzy areas - like accusations of witchcraft. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, living in a strict, religious society had life or death consequences for many people. Prior to the witch trials, Salem is a pious town with equally pious citizens. However, with the excitement that the trials cause, the people prove themselves to be as religious and respectable as a tax collector would have been. Most of the high-status members of
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).
“Knowledge is more than equivalent to force” (Samuel Johnson, Rasselas) This quote said by Dr. Samuel Johnson is included in this novel because it shows what Montag thinks about books. Some irony is involved because he is a firefighter, which means he burns books and houses with books in them. If this quote was not incuded, the readers would have a hard time understanding how Montag feels towards books. Beatty describes a dream he has with Montag where they yell quotes from famous authors back and forth to each other. Beatty knows Montag owns books, but does not tell him directly (Bradbury 106-7).
Even though the author made excellent claims, we notice a little confusion there. While reading this book, we have learned that the Cherokee culture were very close and similar to European, American culture, language, religion and even live hood. But in page 3 of the book, John Ehle said “A Cherokee women had more rights and power than European women……… and the man built a house for her which was considered her property.” This sentence is contrary the previews one because in European and American culture men had more right than omen and are more powerful. And from that perspective I do not see any kind of similarity between the Cherokee and the American and European. It might have a views others similarities but it is not this one for sure.
In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, John Proctor is the most admirable person. Though he did make a mistake by committing adultery, he is still a very honest man. During all of the hysteria, he did his best to make sure he did not feed into any of the nonsense going on. Once he was involuntarily involved in the witch trials, ultimately in the end, he still stayed true to himself. Near the end of the play, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor’s wife, is accused of being a witch by Abigail Williams and the other girls.