It is a fraud. I am not that man...My honesty is broke, Elizabeth; I am no good man. Nothing's spoiled by giving them this lie that were not rotten long before...Let them that never lied die now to keep their souls. It is pretense for me, a vanity that will not blind God nor keep my children out of the wind...” As you can see by telling the truth and being honest, it caused the witchcraft hysteria in
This is wrong because Reverend Hale is refueling Abigail Williams thought process with lies. At the same time he is doing his duty of making her confess. Nevertheless, Reverend Hale knows that John and Elizabeth are innocent, and that Abigail Williams and the girls are guilty of witchcraft.” You are goodwife Proctor”(2. 266-267). He could have done something more than just trying to convince Judge Danforth that they are innocent.
Being naive and gullible trapped Hale from being able to rationalize and how later in the play, the hysteria of witches within the town would later convict innocent people to their death. Even though Hale wanted to do justice for the town, his personal flaws had allowed him to lowered himself as the tragic hero of the
Also, he would have had to have known that Abigail Williams would have immediately accused him of being a witch once he spoke out against them. However, that did not stop him from delivering the truth to the court. The last instance of his heroic bravery is when he decides to be hanged instead of going along with the lies of witchcraft. He stood up for what he believed in and ultimately had to pay the price for it. That, is true bravery from John Proctor.
In The Crucible this is shared, "These people had no ritual for the washing away of sins. It is another trait we inherited from them, and it has helped to discipline us as well as to breed hypocrisy among us"(20). Since the incentive to murder people was sin, you must consider how identifying sin should come with complete proof to declare such a statement. But as you can see, there was no proof, because with proof a ritual to heal the sin is possible. Instead the immediate response from Puritans was to execute.
Vladimir Lenin once said “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” When we as human beings lie enough, we start to convince ourselves that the tale is true. Author Miller wrote a play called The Crucible where he introduces us to characters going through tribulations, intwining themselves in a web of lies. Many of them are bombarded with words that make them convict themselves of things they did not do. When asked “are you a witch” if the answer was not “yes sir, but I want to come to God now” then they were to be killed. Through out the story the author proves that the truth does not always bring freedom by showing us John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Reverend Parris and Mary Warren.
1. The irony in that statement is that their church actually did some wrong doings. 2. They were a time of “general revenge” because people would blame each other for supposedly doing witchcraft and then being punished by the church even if there was no actual evidence to consider them guilty. 3.
Nobody dared to contradict them out of fear, fear of being accused. Both Abigail and McCarthy brainwash society by saying we must purge our society of this evil made society believes that they were serving a greater purpose in both events people were blinded and Took in over by fear they were afraid of being tainted by the evil one they would have believed that their own mother/father was a communist year which is the finger of truth pointed that way The moral code was very strict in the 1950s and during the events in Salem is not followed you to have to deal with being communists are which and that would either get you killed hanged or
A large reason why Tom was convicted was due to Mayella’s testimony, because she was a teen-aged white girl crying on the witness stand. As Scout explains after his death, “Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella opened her mouth and screamed” (323), proving that Tom’s life had always been in Mayella’s hands. Mayella’s lies during her testimony led to the death of an innocent man, for which she should be held responsible. Another consequence of Mayella’s dishonesty, as mentioned above, was the ability for her father to live life as a free man. After the trial, Bob Ewell swears to Atticus that “he’d get him if it took the rest of his life” (290).
There is not a single truly perfect person in the world, but people do not always initially realize this. Humanity will consciously resist all evil coming their way, while the subconscious craves it. The devil in the story is the subconscious and innate desires of humanity because he reveals that, “Evil is the nature of mankind. Evil must be your only happiness. Welcome again, my children, to the communion of your race” (Hawthorne 8).