Many decisions in life have a reason behind them. In the story, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller there are plenty of important and tough decisions. John Proctor’s decision to destroy his confession at the end of the Crucible is one of them. The Crucible and John Proctor's decision to rip up his confession are both based on the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts 1692.
Some people think John Proctor is a flawed person because he had an affair with a younger girl named Abigale but he is actually honorable because when he was confronted about it by Elizabeth, his wife, then he told the truth to her about how he felt about Abigale and what he had done. He not only told his wife, but told the court judges about his affair so he can try to clear his wife’s name even though it mean a legal punishment and forfeiting his good name in the town. For example, when he was in the court talking to the judges and confessing his affair, John Proctor stated, “...for i thought of her softly. God help me I lusted, and there is a promise in such a
The Crucible by Arthur Miller has many lessons to learn from. One of The major lesson I thought that is important is honesty. The accusations throughout the story were built on lies from those trying to protect their own name, and putting the town into confusion. Nobody in Salem, Massachusetts felt like they could trust anymore, after all of the false allegations made. If Three characters in the story would have been honest from the beginning, the town would not have been in such confusion. If Abigail, John, and Elizabeth would have been honest to begin with then many innocent people would not have lost their lives and left the town in despair.
John Proctor is a good man despite anything others may say about him. He displays three very noble qualities throughout the witch trials which are bravery, honesty, and an overall goal to save lives even to the point where he sacrificed his. While many argue John is a bad man because he committed adultery they are entirely mistaken. Just because he had one bad sin gives no right to anybody to call him a bad person when clearly the good side of him is shown more than the bad. John Proctor is a good man who displays the characteristics of a hero and could be seen as one for giving his life for his friends.
People lie for many reasons. Sometimes it’s to themselves, sometimes it’s to others. No matter who they are lying to, it always affects others around you. In the story The Crucible by Arthur Miller, lying is a very common theme. Many characters lie, which include John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Reverend Parris, and many others. All these characters have what they feel, is a logical reason for lying, but the question why do people lie to others and themselves, is something to ponder while reading the play. People lie to themselves to make them feel better about their own lives and people lie to others to cover up something they may be ashamed of.
“You will not use me! I am no Sarah Good or Tituba, I am John Proctor! You will not use me! It is no part of salvation that you should use me!”- said John Proctor as the court had wanted him to sign the confession. He signed the papers of confession in front of the court then ripped it up. All the court had truthfully asked him to do was to sign the confession sheet, which he did. Besides the obvious fact that he wanted to save his wife, he also wanted to save
In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible (1953), he shows the corruptness of the courts and their influence on the decisions of Abigail Williams. Abby was just a girl, she loved to pretend. She and the other girls of Salem loved it, they danced in the woods and pretended to be witches. That is until they were found by Reverend Parris, after which two girls pretended to be bewitched because they were afraid of the consequences. This is the beginning of the chaos that would consume Salem, ending in almost 20 innocents hung. Is it not a judge’s worst fear to condemn an innocent person? Shouldn’t the judicial process prevent the killing of the innocent? Can a crime based on superstition be fully and justly taken to court? When faced with a corrupt
Integrity is an essential piece of heroism, this can especially be seen in the novel "The Crucible" as the two ideals of integrity and heroism collide. Many different conclusions could be made from reading this novel when it comes to both integrity and heroism. While there are characters like John Proctor whom exhibits heroism through integrity, selflessness, and bravery, there are other characters whom sacrifice their own integrity in order to preserve their own imagine. These characters are portrayed as dynamic villains like Reverend Parris and Abigail Williams and others like Salem's own Sheriff whom is less dynamic and a greater linear character. Each individual's integrity would change constantly throughout the story due to a constant stacking of lies, all of which is rooted to one's struggle to keep a good image by forfeiting her own integrity.
Arthur Miller, a playwright, wrote The Crucible, a dramatized and fictionalized play. The setting took place in Salem, Massachusetts, during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. The play is about the witch trials, which started due to the jealousy and lust of Abigail Williams, the leader of the witchcraft trial, wanting to have John Proctor, the main protagonist, again. At the end of the play, Proctor is led to his hanging. Throughout the play, there are many events that had helped him made his decision.
If you were put into a flawed society how would you act? The main character Abigail in the play The Crucible is in a flawed society and in order to survive she is mischievous and has to lie about things in order to survive. She wants John Proctor to herself and his wife dead. But along the way something called witchcraft comes along and it isn't that good. If you say you were doing witchcraft you're safe from hanging but if you refuse to witchcraft you will be hung. This goes along with the lack of honesty in the community and it leads to a flawed society. The Crucible suggests that the lack of honesty plays a role in an individual's responsibility that leads to a flawed society.
As Bob Marley once said, “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Integrity is the quality of being honest and upholding one’s morals and principles. Living in a fast-paced and ever-changing society, human beings have come into contact with adversity and hardship all throughout history. Those who act with integrity during tough times have a major influence on those around them, and taking a stand and upholding ones’ beliefs and morals at great self sacrifice can inspire and encourage others to do the same. Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, The Crucible is a prime example of upholding integrity, and the characters within the play face difficult choices between doing
The crime and the cover-up, we see it all over T.V. shows and movies nowadays. Likewise, in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, people, out of fear, shame, or pride will perpetuate and defend their mistakes. In The Crucible, many of the young girls in their puritan society begin to accuse other members of the town of witchcraft. The town nearly loses its sanity as more and more people begin to lie and cover their tracks. This theme is illustrated through the surreptitiousness of the judges, Elizabeth Proctor, and Abigail Williams.
evidence these harmless or well-respected Salem villagers who have not confessed to witchcraft, are not witches. Though, unfortunately, this did not occur, instead the public, through fear, was easily manipulated into supporting the corruption in the government and further inciting it. The government utilized fear to weaken the citizens and muddle their judgement, so the citizens would have to rely on the government for judgement. The corruption of the government during the Red Scare stemmed from the leader of it, McCarthy (History.com staff; Hosey). This senator was discovered to have told dishonest speeches, fabricated evidence, and abused suspects, violating their rights, during interrogations (Barnes; Hosey). The corruption of the Salem
Dishonesty has always been considered as deceiving others. It is understandable when people lie to conceal the truth and avoid punishments, which also demonstrates the dark side of humanity. However, dishonesty is still not widely accepted even if one has a good reason for it. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller presents several conflicts, which showcases the consequences of dishonest behaviors. Characters are constantly dealing with different conflicts in the play, as they are condoning the truth by lying to protect themselves and the ones they love. John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams’s dishonest demeanor in the play contributed to a major conflict and led to a tragedy.
Discernment was an important aspect of the Crucible, though many characters in the Arthur Miller play show poor judgement, one unlikely player in the game of Salem’s mass hysteria who made choices that showed sound logic was Abigail Williams. While her actions would not seem morally sound to the masses, especially not in the insular times of the witch trials, her endeavours into deceit and revenge were merely a product of the time. She was stifled to an extent that even dancing was considered a crime, and women were considered sinful for even daring to read. While her accusations were falsehoods and cruel to those who were jailed or put to death, she was following the ambitions she was unable to seek as a woman in 1690s Massachusetts. Her love