With her confirming the avoided lie from Abigail, John was considered a liar once more because she didn’t tell the truth to the court about John’s affair with Abigail. Elizabeth lying in court set the tone for Act Four when powerful people in Salem fear a rebellion and what hanging Rebeca Nurse, John Proctor and Martha Corey would
Nathaniel Nguyen The Crucible Arthur Miller English 2 Honors Period 2 Witch Hunting During the years 1692 to 1693, The Salem Witch Trials were a time of great fear and hysteria, as even neighbors would accuse one another of witchcraft just to lower the suspicion that they themselves were witches. Although many people nowadays are very well aware of what happened during this frightful time, most still don’t know how the Salem Witch Trials actually began. The Crucible by Arthur Miller captures the horrific experience of the Salem Witch Trials from their very beginning, to their ending when people began realizing that the entire situation had been a lie from the very start. The main character, John Proctor, may seem to be a normal, middle aged man living in the Puritan town of Salem, but however, he holds a dark secret: he cheated on his wife with a girl named Abigail Williams. What he doesn 't know, is that by cheating with Abigail, he partly started the Salem witch madness; John makes Abigail very envious of his wife, and thus, she begins accusing others of dark sorcery and witchcraft.
In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor, the protagonist, as a tragic hero who has a major flaw—lust for Abigail, his house servant. For fear of being exiled in a town where reputation is highly upheld, Proctor initially tries to hide his crime of adultery, but this affair triggers a major series of events in Salem, where unproven accusations lead to internal struggle and eventually to catastrophe. John Proctor illustrious attitude for himself and the truths to be told within the play. Such truths could have helped the conflict from ever occurring. John Proctor decides to make a web alternate truth to save himself and his relationships; granted he is to be made a hero with exceptions to his flaws.
Do you think John Proctor should have confessed to witchcraft? In Act IV of “The Crucible”, John Proctor is accused of witchcraft. Hale calls for Elizabeth and tries to get her to convince John to confess. Proctor is about to confess, but then changes his mind and tears apart his confession paper. This action, however, costs him his life and other’s lives.
The Crucible, a novel that reflects on Salem's Witch Trials in early 1692. The strict religious culture set out by the Puritans ruled the village. Unexplained acts were seen as acts of the devil and witchcraft. Salem became caught up in a hysteria about witchcraft that year. The conflict ultimately claimed 19 lives.
John has the conscience of an honest man even though he has committed a severe sin, which he hides, adultery. Because of this his name is tainted, making the reader doubt the goodness in him. When Proctor reveals the truth in court, we are surprised because he has confessed knowing it will blacken his name, and he has done this in order to save his wife, Elizabeth Proctor. Because of this we are able to see that Proctor bears responsibility for what has occurred. However when he confesses, Abigail turns against him and accuses Proctor of being a witch.
Macbeth a play written by William Shakespeare that demonstrates a person’s responsibility for their personal actions. In this play, The Witches come up with prophecies and tells Macbeth he will eventually become king. Due to him believing in the Witches’ prophecies he then kills Duncan so he can take the throne for himself. Macbeth then feels guilty and paranoid. Due to him being paranoid he had to take away many more lives so he can feel safe in his throne.
The ambitious and manipulated Macbeth reflects Shakespeare’s message in Macbeth that too much ambition leads to ruin. “Behold where stands Th’ usurper’s cursed head”(5.8,65-66) Macbeth meets his fated end by the hands of Macduff due to his overconfidence from the prophecy the witches told him. Macbeth is influenced by the witches and his wife, but in the end, his ambition and greed for power brought him to his end. From Macbeth as a character, we know that Shakespeare intended to show that too much ambition is bad. “Reverence toward the gods must be safeguarded.
The three witches are trying to allow Macbeth plummet in troubles, however Lady Macbeth tries to save her husband, Macbeth. While the witches are having the nefarious actions to influence Macbeth’s behavior, Lady Macbeth is innocent and Lady Macbeth is helping Macbeth. The witches are the ones that influenced Macbeth to consider that Macbeth should design the harmful plans, so Macbeth could achieve his desires and be the next king. Meanwhile Lady Macbeth helped Macbeth to create the plans, so Macbeth would not fail, and their life would not be collapsed. If the witches did not instruct that Macbeth will be the king, then there would not be any intentions in Macbeth’s head.
Also, Macbeth’s faith in the three witches is a big reason he decides to do and they are why Lady Macbeth created the idea to kill the King. Macbeth believes that since the witches first prediction of him becoming Thane of Cawdor rang true, perhaps him becoming King of Scotland will as well. Therefore, through an apprehensively cautious tone, figurative language, and appeals to logos Macbeth catalogs arguments on why he should not kill King Duncan which is effective, but is eventually foiled due to Lady Macbeth’s manipulations. To begin, Macbeth uses a apprehensively cautious tone while expressing all the reasons he should not be the one to end Duncan’s life. First, he very clearly voices is concern of being caught or punished for killing the King.
John Proctor’s fears manifest when he resists in allowing Deputy Danforth and Reverend Hale post his name on the church door that he has practiced witchcraft (IV.712-717). John Proctor is Elizabeth Proctor’s husband, who has had an affair with Abigail Williams when she was still working as a maid in the Proctor’s household. When Elizabeth discovers that her husband and Abigail have committed adultery, she fires Abigail. Driven by lust and jealousy to own Proctor for herself, Abigail aspires to terminate Elizabeth by playing her Mafia-like games and forcing the other Salem girls to participate (I. 460-473).
The extra scene should be taken out because John Proctor is revealing what he plans to do later in court. The scene starts out with Abigail talking about how the town keeps hurting her, how all the witches are evil and hypocrites, except for Proctor (139-41). After that, Proctor tells her he plans to put out proof “that [Abigail]
“People show who they are when put through difficult times.” It is true that in difficult situations your true self is shown. In the play, Crucible, Written by Arthur Miller you are shown the true dynamics of certain characters. It shows whether a character is moral or immoral from their doings. Characters John Proctor, Reverend Hale,and Mary Warren are all put into a situation that changes who they are by the end of the play. Main character John Proctor has a drastic change in the play when his wife Elizabeth Proctor is accused of being a witch.
In some ways, Abigail and Elizabeth could seem as though they were similar. Their character motives was one thing that made them particularly different. Abigail Williams desire for John Proctor and hatred of Elizabeth can be described as shameful. She loved for all of the wrong reasons. When her uncle, Mr. Parris, accused her of committing a crime with John, she would lie and blame it on Elizabeth.