What Miller is saying about truth is that the majority of the people in Salem are NOT supportive about the Salem Witch Trials. They also hold personal integrity and even truth very very low. An example is the Putnams, who outright abuse and manipulate the truth in hope to gain financial and personal issues. Then you have Giles Corey, Rebecca the nurse, and later John Proctor, who all die in their own way as part of an act of resistance against all the lies of the Salem Witch trials. Elizabeth Proctor is placed between a hard decision of “truth” when she lies to supposedly save her husband, John Proctor, but also think about the way that when Hale tries to persuade her to encourage her husband to lie to save his life, she quietly rejects this offer and takes is as “the Devil’s argument.” Even John Proctor has a decision about whether to tell a lie and live or to tell the truth and die, but at this point John Proctor could/can set himself completely free by telling the truth.
She said it “faintly” as if she felt bad for] but still said it to save her husband. When john said, “I have confessed it” this makes the fact that she lied certain. Elizabeth then said. “Oh God” because she realized that she just sentenced John for lying to the court which is a great offense. At the end of the quote John makes one more thing certain when he said, “She only thought to save my name”.
In scene 2 Creon figures out that Antigone was the one who buried Polyneices even though she knew she had broken the law. Antigone believes that people would praise her but, because Creon is present, they do not say anything. “I should have praise and honor for what I have done. All these men here would praise me were their lips frozen shut with fear of you... No, they are with me. But they keep their tongues in leash.” (Page 507) When Antigone says this it shows how she will not say that people are mad at her for breaking the law, she will not give in and say she did something wrong.
“They staggered from the studio, Missus leaning heavily on Josephine’s shoulder, her feet dragging behind.” (Conklin 188). Josephine lies, possibly to reassure Missus or to avoid the consequences that she as a slave may receive talking back to their masters. Conklin has created an air of frustration and hurt feelings in this scene as Missus confesses that she knows about Josephine’s thoughts of escaping, which seem to push Josephine further and further away from her. “A pure rage gripped Josephine,” and “darkness spilled forth into the room.” (189) With this you can see the author is really putting emphasis on these thoughts Josephine is having. It seems so out of character for Josephine its as if the darkness really has filled her.
The essential action of trying to convince people in the scene that she is telling the truth is to show the people in the scene that Abigail is a liar and reduce her chances of getting in trouble The essential action of kneeling down and begging mister Hale not to hang her is that Tituba wants to save her life. By kneeling down, Tituba shows that she is remorseful and shows submissiveness toward mister Hale. Tituba wants to appear as though she is helpless and that her life is in mister Hales who has the power to Hang Tituba. The essential action for confessing to witchcraft and to having seen the devil is so as to escape punishment. Tituba knows that if she does not confess, she will be hanged and therefore, she chooses to lie because she knows that the people in the scene want to hear her say that she is bewitched and that the devil is present in
Initially, the letter A stands for the word “adulteress” and the sin of adultery. The letter is seen as a sign of the great evil for which Hester has been exiled from her home in the Puritan community. Later on, the people start to take notice of all the kind works that Hester does and the comfort she brings to those who are troubled or sick. A number people no longer view the scarlet letter as a brand of sin but “refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able” (150).
Some may say that they are perhaps the most judgmental and unaccepting society to have ever lived in America. They are perceived to believe in a male-dominated patriarchal society, where women are to do as they are told, children are to be seen and not heard, and upholding the laws of the Bible is the most important rule in life. Defiance of any of these rules is absolutely not tolerated. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne a member of the Puritan society, is convicted of adultery, a sin she did not commit. Since
But in reality he is a very bad man. Also throughout the book Patria values her religion a lot and she completely submerges herself into following her religion at the beginning of the book. But as the revolution progresses, she starts doubting her religious values and her interpretation
Which is basically calling Ophelia a whore, because a nunnery is like a whorehouse. Ophelia at this point felt very insecure about herself and she questioned her relationship with Hamlet. But Ophelia also had some madness of her own that caused her suicide. Ophelia was also grieving over her father's, Polonius, death. Ophelia's death results from Hamlet's madness and his telling Ophelia that she needs to go to a nunnery.
Warren soon regrets her decision and looks to reconcile. The power she holds scares her and she wished to appease her past deeds od accusing anyone and everyone in the town of witchcraft. Mary works for the Proctors, and her ties seem to cause her guilt when she ultimately accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft and attempting to kill her. To rescind her actions Mary states “ Why, I-I think it is mine. [the poppet]” (Miller 75).