Cheating is very wrong while it is not illegal is is still bad to do to another loved one. In the world they live in they could of been shunned or have been kicked out of the town if the government found out. John Proctor had his future in front of him and it wasn’t good. He never realized what he was doing until it was over, his affair with Abigail would help cause the suffering of the Salem Witch Trials. The sin in the past was affecting them now and they were not taking it good.
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.
The kids that were hanged didn’t really understand why the were being hung because they do anything wrong. Also it was the fact they were related to them and they thought that their mom or father was teaching them witchcraft. The crucible was a tragedy because no one was safe and everyone was scared that the girls were going to point at them next and they would hang. The trials were unfair because if the denied witchcraft they were hung for saying that they weren’t and if they admitted they were put in jail and would confess their sins to the
Arthur Miller was one of the many people accused of communism during the Red Scare, being called before the HUAC (“Arthur Miller” 11)Because of the many similarities shown when comparing The Crucible and the events of the Red Scare, I believe Arthur Miller wrote his play to shine a light on the ridiculousness and true reality of the events that occured. Firstly, the Red Scare was a time where the United States was extremely divided, both socially and politically, and citizens were terrified about communists spreading their ideas of communism (Foster 2). This pandamonium stemmed from ideas of McCarthyism, strong anti-communist values (Goodman 1). McCarthyism, to some, was believed to resemble totalitarianism due to “the demagoguery, smear campaigns, informers, purges of the civil service and education system; the blacklisting of writers, artists, and entertainers; and incidents of book-burning” (Goodman 1) that both had in common (Goodman 1). To combat the spread of communism and to calm the overall panic people had at the time, the government created the House Committee of Un-American Activities
John Proctor did not want his name blackened by his scandal with Abigail. This hindered him from confessing to adultery with Abigail, which might halt the trial. At last in his confession to witchcraft, Proctor cried: “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies!
Nevertheless, Anne’s beliefs eventually got her in so much trouble that the people banished her from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. They took Anne to court and tried her for heresy, she escaped their arguments the first time, but the next day Anne changed her claim and the people banished her from the Massachusetts Bay Colony (“People & Ideas: Anne Hutchinson”). Even though Anne was a smart woman with strong religious views, those views came with conflict and turned the people against
Rumours were going around that government officials were secret communists. Communism became the main concern in the 50’s and, as a consequence, American society, during this period, was very dogmatic towards people who had different opinions about the ‘dominant moral discourse at the time.’ and society at the time began to resemble a totalitarian state. Andrew Foley in his book ‘imagination of Freedom’ used a quote from the author that explains how he felt about American society; Ken Kesey said ‘conformity, fear, violence- that was the cancer in the heart of society’ . During this
No one would be willing to want to call him out because of all the power that he has, making all of the men follow him. In The Crucible if you wouldn’t go along with the majority with blaming people with witchcraft then you would have a horrible reputation and possibly seen as a witch. The people mainly seen following the majority are the people are the ones seen out of the ordinary, the women and the men in this town. If the people hadn’t followed the majority the outcome of this whole play and the Salem witch trail wouldn’t have been so
He is arrogant and has high authority. He fails to examine evidence critically or to act when he could to stop the hysteria. Even at the end, when it’s obvious that the society is disintegrating, he refuses to see the role that the witchcraft trials and hangings have played in it. He jails and sentences many to death for refusing to ‘admit’ that they were witches. He encourages Proctor to sign the testimony even though he knows it is a lie shows how truly bad he is as he says ‘Come then, sign your testimony’ Protagonist: John Proctor he’s a protagonist is related to Proctor 's choice to take a high moral ground at the end and die rather than lying to save himself—this shows a change of character in Proctor.
Police brutality, racism, and classism are age old based on stereotypical assumptions and ideas that should have never been relevant and should no longer be allowed. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas demonstrates the theme that assumptions can have catastrophic consequences through discriminatory acts that result in everything from humility to the death of those all too young. Although it is not as blatant as it may once have been, assumptions and stereotypes still rule the minds of a lot of the world 's people without them even knowing. Maybe even you intentionally make assumptions about the way people are based on their clothing, job, race, lifestyle etc. The next time you turn on the TV and see a victim of police brutality or another unjust act of stereotypical ideologies, try to think of them as the person they were.