People were willing to do anything for their own gain, including take land that is not theirs. Greed can make people do crazy things. Fear, Jealousy and Greed, helped dig salem deeper into a witchcraft Hysteria, people were willing to do whatever it takes to stop being afraid of demonic beings and get rid of them for good, and the jealous and greedy knew this, so they fueled the idea of witchcraft further, to ultimately gain what they wanted in the long
The more modest women feared the new age women and what would happen to the morals. Having the right to vote gave the new age women the right to stand to up for their bodies. Many of these women were becoming more sexual not only in the way they dressed, but with their bodies as
In doing this we can see that Abigail is very selfish and will do whatever to get what she wants. What she did caused a spiral of other accusations. I feel like Abigail didn’t really mean for it to get way out of hand like it did. Once she started lying though it was hard to stop because the power gave her an adrenaline rush. Of course, it is unclear if something like this did happen in the real Salem Witch trials, but it is very possible.
Guilt can pressure a good person to do the right thing. For example John Proctor wanted to confess to the charge of witchcraft, in order to save his life a long with his wife’s. Even though he wanted to live he refused to confess and ruin the names of the accused. He did this because he knew he wouldn’t be able to live with the guilt of condemning someone’s life. Another example would be Reverend Hale’s guilt of condeming Innocent lives to death.
Throughout the course of the nineteen twenties a woman’s role in society began to change. They started to become more independent and self serving. Although women were beginning to rebel during this time, Fitzgerald expresses the way women were categorized before the change within his novel. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald explores the subordination and derogation of women during the nineteen twenties. By doing so, he showcases them as unworthy, and does not give them proper recognition in how they were valued.
Doubt Based on the evidence in Patrick Shanley’s play, The Doubt: A Parable, Father Flynn is innocent because there is no tangible proof of sexual assault and Sister Aloysius is only trying to hurt Father Flynn for being different. The whole parable is about the term, doubt. It has readers flipping back and forth between the notion of Father Flynn guilty of committing sexual assault, and not being guilty. The end of the parable offers no precise verdict in the case. It leaves its readers confused, and demanding of an answer.
The people’s moral instincts were damaged because of the chaos created from the situation. It will go to the extent of even ruining a person’s reputation. But that was in the McCarthy Era. During the Salem Witch trials, “ Anyone standing up… and denying that witches existed would have faced immediate arrest, ...possibly the rope.” (Miller 25). In the 1690s, no one could express their true thoughts on the situation or they would meet their demise.
In Act It shows that everyone accused was either a witch or innocent, and that evidence did not have to be brought up to prove any source of credibility. Without a good reputation would provoke unjust accusations being placed upon you, and no one to defend you. The protectiveness of self-image reflects on Arthur Miller's message on unfair government practices. The reason the people of Salem were so protective of their reputation was because the government in Salem did not have any uniform limitations. This made the government in Salem very biased towards more respectable and powerful figures in the town.
At that time period anyone caught practicing witchcraft would be guilty. Trussed- to be bound or secured closely. This woman is like a flag being raised up high because she is representing something for herself and other people she is showing what could happen to them after being found guilty of witchcraft. The bonnets are witnesses who like to stare and not want to be guilty of the same crime that other person was accused of. This woman helped these other women by causing them to have problems, so they would not be accused by other people and trying not to be killed for practicing witchcraft.
When the Judges started questioning him, he admitted his affair with Abigail Williams, which put his name at risk. Then, John was accused of witchcraft. He was given the choice to tell the truth and be prosecuted or confess to a crime he didn’t commit and be set free. He chose to tell the truth and got sent to jail. During this time, he said “... what is John Proctor?
The Salem Witch Trial caused great conflict among the people. Many would argue that the methods of detecting witchcraft were unlawful while others argued that it wasn’t, the whole innocent or guilty itself also caused conflicts.However, as the year of 1693 had started to roll in, the madness of witches lingering within the citizens had diminished, and the Massachusetts General Court later deemed the trials unlawful. Due to this event, the Justice System is now organized and fair. Every accused person has the right to tell their side of the incident and the judges aren’t biased to a certain
Proctor begins his pleas by stating he needs assistance to get the favorable view, especially if no one steps in to show mercy. And how the Magistrates already are delusioned by the devil yet they know they are innocent. Although they were imprisoned they were still being accused of being seen making no sense to him. Then brings in how the Carriers sons were tormented till saying the “truth” but how they blamed their mother making her serve nine weeks. Even so his own son did not want to “confess” and could have continued to be tortured if no one had stepped in, which I believe if someone with power had stepped in since the start they would have not gone on that mad killing of