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.
Those who would admit to being a witch would go to jail, but for those who denied having interaction with the devil would have been trialed and hung, so really, anyway you put it it’s a lose-lose situation. Things like politics, religion, imaginations, and fear of people were just some of the main factors of what aided people into believing that Satan was upon the town of Salem. They believed that the humans were with devil and doing as he said which in turn gave them the power to harm others. One girl named Tituba was trying to save herself by confessing to witchcraft. She didn’t just confess but she also accused many other women about being witches and she said that they all were in the “hands of Satan”.
The town and the judges do not care who has been accused, once a person is they a thrown in jail to either confess, or hang. Judge Danforth, Reverend Parris, and a couple others, are so worried about tarnishing their reputation that they continue on with the hangings, after they begin to doubt the girls. Reverend Hale tries to save his reputation by removing himself from the trials, and John Proctor dies to protect his name. The girls, especially Abigail Williams, feel empowered by the witch trials, and that allows them to continue on with their farce. Another one of the themes is the never ending battle between good vs. evil.
His affair is the event that leads him to his demise, which happens when his wife denies the affair, and ultimately gives the impression that Proctor is a liar. The reversal of fortune happens when Elizabeth Proctor is arrested under suspicion of witchcraft. Everything that was once in Proctor’s favor, such as having an honest wife, is suddenly turned against him. Next, Proctor’s own hubris turns on him. His fear of losing his reputation led him to destroying his confession documents, which condemned him to his death.
Abigail then admits to seeing the devil and that they were doing rituals, but that she did not want to she then blamed it on Parris’s slave Tituba, Abigail said that she obligated her to. Abigail then tells John Proctor (a man she had been having an affair with in the past) that the ill girls had nothing to with witchcraft. Elizabeth tells John to tell Reverend Hale what she had said, but he claimed that they would not believe him. The girls then started blaming innocent people of witchcraft from all ages claiming they saw the devil with them. There were many people who were hung pleading that they had nothing to do with witchcraft.
For some reason, the public just goes along with it and believes their lies. Most characters just believe the lies all the way until the end but Reverend Hale does not. Reverend Hale believes the lies in the beginning, in the middle he starts to question what is really happening, and in the end, he believes the truth and tries to have people confess to being a witch. Reverend Hale first appears in The Crucible at the end of the
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.
Abbi Dahn English 3 Mrs. Fritz & Mr. Bertelsen 6 October 2017 Power, Authority, Respect In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, I think that every main character shows who they truly are by either wanting power, authority, or respect. I think they do this because their whole community is being accused of witchcraft, so they are trying to protect themselves and their family. When something bad happens, it is natural to do whatever you can to either stay safe or to stay out of whatever is happening. Some people even tend to make things worse by stirring up more trouble, some try to help resolve the problem, and some like to stay out of it and hope it just goes away. I think that Abigail is the type of person to make a problem worse because
Girl what ails you? Girl what ails you? Stop that wailing!” (1.1 620-621). John Proctor is saying that Abigail is crying out in nonsense to protect her by making people think she was cast over by witches rather people finding out about the adultery that she committed . Proctor motivates to learn how the truth can still not matter if it is not what the court wants to hear causing people to be killed and put in jail.
His link to the Witches is further strengthened with his opening line of “So foul and fair a day I have not seen” (Pg. 140; 1.3.38), uttered just before having his first interaction with the Witches who had been anticipating him since the first scene. One must wonder whether these witches are even real? They appear to be real because they are seen by both Macbeth and Banquo, and yet Banquo forms this exact question in the audience 's mind when he asks “Are ye fantastical, or that indeed which outwardly ye show?”(Pg. 141; 1.3.53).
Hale is invited to town to prove that there is no witchcraft in the town. He comes in with his books and godliness as the expert. The ironic part is that the only book allowed to be read is the Bible. As the trial goes on he finds himself saying, “I denounce these proceedings!” When Hale leaves the courtroom, he also says “himself believes that the girls are telling the truth and feels that the judges are blind to the lies that they are telling.” Later in Act 4 Hale talks to the prisoners to get them to confess so they’re not killed, “After Hale has spoken to all the prisoners, he