Even if it means letting innocent people die for crimes they did not do. Arthur Miller makes it clear that having a good name is more important that the truth, Proctor, Parris, and Danforth all decided their name and reputation was more important than the lives of innocent people. Their decisions went deeper and deeper and made things get worse. Having a good name effected how Proctor acted because he doesn 't want to tell the truth about things he knows just to keep his name. Reputation effects Parris because, he doesn 't want to go against the bible and be accused of working with the devil.
Individuals on the jury often justify their views to avoid challenges. Juror 3 was intimidating the other jurors, trying to convince them to stick with the guilty verdict. Juror 2 was guilty of self-censorship agreeing with the rest of the group to influence his decisions. The whole group began with the illusion of unanimity. According to Janis illusion of unanimity is, “the majority view and judgments are assumed to be unanimous.” (Psysr.org,
I am with God!”(P.94) This quote is said by Mary warren , when the judge is adamant about the fact that she is lying to him. The reason for that is Abigail’s power. Danforth (judge) believes the Abigail because she is more powerful than Mary ,therefore he trusts her evidence even if she isn’t truthful. In modern Days, this is not likely to happen unless the judge is given money or a favor. Maybe even a more powerful person can let the judge make orders in his own will.
Kreon sees his order and punishment as the right and honorable thing to do. He believed his actions were morally right and the best option for maintaining control over Thebes. But Kreon also felt wronged by Antigone since she knowingly went against his orders, and like Antigone, Kreon had his reasons to be upset. He is the king and the male leader of the family and this meant the women of the house “owed” him respect. Kreon wanted justice against whomever buried Polyneices ' body, but when he finds out Antigone is guilty of committing the crime, he has a choice to make.
He recognizes that the duty of law enforcement is to not only enforce the law for others but it is also to abide by the laws they are there to enforce. Furthermore, He also believes that the police force are harming the citizens by not obeying the law. “He[Mr. Chiu] has trusted that those with authority will operate morally and will honor, even revere, the truth, values he upholds as well.” (general 239) Those in authority are corrupt and Mr.Chiu attempts to use logic and reason with them. He is still a law abiding citizen but his frustration causes him to grow impatient with those in charge. “ Now you can admit you are guilty,” the chief said[...] “We won’t punish you severely provided you write a self-criticism[...] Mr. Chiu cried.
Proctor and Hale, are similar because they both see the genuine motivations behind the accusations and struggle to defend the people being harmed. Despite these similarities, they also have major differences in their nature; since they have contrasting levels of devotion to Puritanism and to the moral principles they live by. Reverend Hale and John Proctor are both similar because they discover the malicious intentions of the accusations, and tries to avert further damage dealt by these false accusations. When John first hears about the trials, he doubts the legitimacy of the court proceedings. He even considers going to Salem to persuade the Deputy Governor from convicting innocent people.
Equality believes wholeheartedly in individualism and the concept of preference which relates strongly to judging others’ true intents and motives. Rand’s short essay explains that, while it is not something many would like to believe of their loved ones, many times people are not simply mistaken or misinformed, but rather know the evil in their actions and proceed to carry them out regardless (Rand, Paragraph 14). While it is true that some members of the Council have been brainwashed and truly believe what they say, the original intent of the many strict laws in place were malicious. Looking in at the society from the outside provides an objective point of view that makes clear that the statutes in action are there to control the citizens and not to help or protect
At that instant, I understood Atticus’s reasons for being inflexible. He is one of the most mature people I know, and in turn has lost his innocence due to the harshness of the world. Therefore, as a lawyer, he argues for what is just and will adhere to it. Mr. Tate on the other hand, is the law in Maycomb, and, contradictory to being sheriff, he opposes Atticus’s views. However, since he has
Have you ever talked to someone who you knew was crazy then you have probably heard them repeating the stance “I am not mad” These people do not know that they are mad and we must help them before they can hurt themselves In “The Tell Tale Heart” poe repeats that he believes that he is not mad “I am not mad” he says with a strong voice. Why would he continue to repeat that it probably won’t change someone’s mind if he were not mad people would not think that way. Although the prosecutor holds onto the false belif that my client is not mad and should be held accountable for his crimes. The prosecutor argues that the steps that my client takes are “ too well planned out” this is not proof this is a false prejudice that people with mental problems
Back in a time where everything is black or white, good or evil, one is either with the church or a witch this leading to the persecution of those against “good”. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller the belief that the church is always right and evil is always lurking caused many to die due to fake accusations. The church, wanting to help, begin to kill of those who were considered impure. There is a danger in having a profound belief in something, one becomes close minded and with time carry on actions that contradict that very belief. In Salem, a small town where it is believed that evil souls are roaming, teenage girls are given the authority to determine whether one is possessed with evil spirits.
According to a resource from cliffnotes.com, it states “Atticus believes in justice and the justice system. He doesn 't like criminal law, yet he accepts the appointment to Tom Robinson 's case. He knows before he begins that he 's going to lose this case, but that doesn 't stop him from giving Tom the strongest defense he possibly can.” Mr. Finch willingly gives his best to help a one sided case. He knows he will lose, but he tries his hardest and does the right thing. This shows that Atticus Finch is a symbol of justice and
The Crucible Analytical Essay The Crucible written and directed by Arthur Miller. The conflict that is significance from the final moments on The Crucible would be when Danforth carries on the hanging of the people accused of being witches; Abigail hates Elizabeth for firing her and Tituba being in conflict with the town. The universal theme that connects to this is that too much power leads to corruption. Danforth goes forth with the hangings of Proctor, Nurse and Corey. As he said “hang them high over the town!” Danforth could have made batter choices with who to hang but because he wants to keep his power of judging he has to keep all the decision final.
It was not only the system that had flaws but also the people on the board. The prosecutors "opposed testing, arguing that it would make no difference" whether or not those being convicted got DNA tested (Garrett 1). Confessions was one of the causes that often led to the downfall of those innocently convicted. In the case of Jeffrey Deskovic, the police officer was supposed to conduct the polygraph examination. The detective for this case explained that he did not actually conduct the examination but only tested "Deskovic 's truthfulness" and to "get