One character in The Crucible that shows fear and expectation as a motivation is John Proctor. John Proctor shows fear when Elizabeth displays depression, he wants Elizabeth to trust him that he loves her and does not love Abigail. John tells the court that he committed lechery for a couple reasons. The first is so Elizabeth will trust him again and the second is so that the courts stop believing Abigail. John wants Elizabeth to know that he loves her and he would do anything to prove it, he also wished the courts would stop trusting Abigail.
¶“A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her what she is . . . She thinks to dance with me on my wife 's grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat.
Repenting sins is mostly believed to reset fate and open the golden gates to Heaven. John Proctor, one of the main characters in The Crucible, is a primary example of this. People could view John as a sinner attributed to him cheating on his wife Elizabeth, but he is vindicated through remorse. Proctor, in Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, is portrayed as a Christian man even though in the beginning he is not, due to the face of him seeking redemption for his sins and sacrificing himself for others.
In these stories, fear is shown a lot there is two stories, the first one is called “Sinner in the hand of a angry god” and the other one “The Crucible”. The fear is very different from one story to the other, but there must be some similarity’s. In “The Crucible” Abigail Williams was caught dancing naked in the woods which raises some question. Everyone is claiming it is witch craft and Abigail doesn’t want anything to come out so she threatens all the girls that were with her at the time of getting caught and tells them she will kill them if they say anything. There is fear in going both ways because even though Abby threaten to kill the girls Abby is also scared because of what could happen to her family because if there is witch craft in her family they could get
Hysteria, paranoia, and delusion was what drove the Salem Witch trials in 1692. Many people were executed by decision of the court because it believed in absurd false allegations. Justice in the court was perverted by fear and delusion (Johnson 9). In the 1940s and 1950s, many people in the United States were living in fear of communism; similar to those who feared “witches” in Salem. In the 1953, Arthur Miller came out with a play: The Crucible based on the Salem Witch Trials tackling McCarthyism; accusing others of being communists trying to overthrow democracy in the United States (9-10).
Why Did Arthur Miller Write The Crucible? Fear very often leads to unexpected and unwanted results. Decisions made in fear are often more dangerous than the thing being feared. In the United States during the Cold War fear had been running rampant.
I am going to tell you who I think is the most courageous person and the most cowardly person from the play The Crucible. I think that the most courageous person in The Crucible is John Proctor, i think that the most cowardly person in The Crucible is Abigail Williams. I think that John Proctor is the most courageous person in The Crucible because all throughout the play he was standing up for people. He stood up for his wife when Reverend Hale came to their home in the middle of the night and started questioning her about being a witch and if she had a puppet, and still stood up for her when she was in court and was being charged with being a witch. Then he took Mary to the court so she could tell the court that the girls were not witches
The Trials and Testimonies of John Proctor The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in the spring and fall of 1692 in a small, Puritan town in Salem, Massachusetts. The times are often desperate with people wondering if they can trust their neighbors that they have known all of their life, people who have been settled in the town since it first cropped into existence. Fear races through the villages like the whispers of the wind that stir the hanging bodies on the village greens. The Salem Witch Trials are occurring and no man, woman, or child is safe lest they follow the rules of the theocracy set about by the church and government.
Living With Courage I imagine that the pioneers have inspired many people, I know they have inspired me. Who would leave their homes, all of their possessions, all their friends, just to go seek fortune in the west? Some pioneers didn’t leave for just those reasons, some left for religious freedoms or because they were discriminated against. For whatever reason the pioneers left; most ventured because they thought if they made it to the west, life would be better.
Courage I remember the sinking feeling and the tears that filled my eyes. I tried desperately to keep them from spilling onto my rosy cheeks, but it was no use, so I let them come. Through the blurry tears I could see my mother and siblings gathered on the living room floor, crying as well. The darkness and dreariness outside reflected my feelings inside.
The Tragic Hero, John Proctor The Crucible is a depiction of the hardships from the Puritan lifestyle. The story brought out the true characteristics of Puritan believers, shadowed by the evils in the world. During the Salem Witch Trials people were hysterical due to their dealings with the devil. Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, and Mercy Lewis started the accusations that would lead to the end of innocent men and women including John Proctor.
Ignorance is a trait that plagues the world today. Whether intended or not, every person has some form of ignorance on a subject. In today’s society, we are sometimes required to make decisions on subjects that we have ignorance on. John Proctor’s fate and Miller’s idea of society and a tragic hero are used to demonstrate the dangers of false knowledge to convey that decisions made from ignorance lead to corruption and manipulation.
“We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” A quote from john Proctor in Act II stating how the accusations and hysteria of witchcraft has taken over the town. The accusations set on citizens from the girls have caused an uproar in the society and many citizens were either afraid of the devil or that the people themselves would have accusations set upon them. Suspicions of witchcraft were being used as evidence of whether or not the accused was hanged.