Therefore, How john Proctor was a dynamic character in The Crucible and changed throughout the play. How john Proctor was a dynamic character in The Crucible and changed throughout the play because He confessed to adultry to try to save his wife. He wanted to prove that his wife never lies because the court thought she was lying about not being a witch. He wanted to prove that Abigail and the other girls were just lying to get attention. He wanted Elizabeths forgiveness so he tried to get it to confessing to people and explaining that he knew it was wrong.
Mistakes were made after Reverend Hale said,”When you were with the devil who did you see with him”(1-143.144). At this point, Abigail William is speechless, but then she starts to blame people. Also it doesn’t matter what Abigail says, because she is a witness of witchcraft, so she will save her own tail besides saving others. Reverend Hale is asking specific questions, forcing Abigail to lie. This is wrong because Reverend Hale is refueling Abigail Williams thought process with lies.
John Proctor seemed well respected in the town except he had one deadly secret sin, this being a secret affair with Abigail Williams, who was one of the leading accusers in this story. Abigail’s goal is to kill John’s wife Elizabeth so they may get married. She does this by blaming Elizabeth for witchcraft. In this time period, the ones leading the accusations had the most power due to the fear exhibited by society. Even though John was not accused he confesses his affair with Abigail to Danforth saying, “I beg you, sir, I beg you-see what she is...She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave...God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat.” (Miller ).
The town and the judges do not care who has been accused, once a person is they a thrown in jail to either confess, or hang. Judge Danforth, Reverend Parris, and a couple others, are so worried about tarnishing their reputation that they continue on with the hangings, after they begin to doubt the girls. Reverend Hale tries to save his reputation by removing himself from the trials, and John Proctor dies to protect his name. The girls, especially Abigail Williams, feel empowered by the witch trials, and that allows them to continue on with their farce. Another one of the themes is the never ending battle between good vs. evil.
The Crucible of Doubt A name and its attached reputation are very important. John Proctor, when he is condemned to hang for witchcraft, he decides at one point to make a false confession just to save his life. He confesses in front of the judge and a few witnesses, but when he is asked to sign his name to the testimony. He doesn't want to accept the document, ‘Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!...How may I live without my name?” John Proctor's exclaims “That he cries of his whole soul” But he is willing to confess to a few officials, but he is not willing to append his name publicly to this false confession.
Likewise, when Elizabeth is brought before Danforth to verify Proctor’s confession, she lies to protect her husband, whom she refers to as a “goodly man,” from suspicion (Miller, 113). The affair may have caused Elizabeth to doubt Proctor but both parties still care deeply for each other and try to protect each other from harm. Even in his last moments, Proctor’s last words- “Show honor now, show a stony heart and sink them with it!”- were directed toward Elizabeth and were full of love and care (Miller, 144). Proctor may have sinned but his regret over his affair with Abigail and the trouble he had brought upon his wife justifies his
In my opinion John Proctor is the protagonist of the crucible, because there are some reasons. One reason for me is that John Proctor is starting the Salem witch trials indirectly. It is Abigail who starts the trials, but she only does it to kill John’s wife to be the only one John love and they finally can get married. Because of that the relationship between John, his wife and Abigail is in the foreground. Another reason why John is very important in the Crucible is that he has a strong voice in the community.
The Salem witch trials are remembered as one of the most disgraceful acts a village has ever committed. One of the main causes of these events are the bibliocentric views of the community at that time. People often called witch on their neighbors to get more land, or cried witch at someone they simply didn’t like. There were 19 hangings during the Salem Witch Trials and one of the main reasons for this was Reverend Parris. At the start of The Crucible, By Arthur Miller, you see that one of the central causes of the witch trials was because he was more concerned with his own reputation than the lives of others.
The authorities of the town Salem were worried about losing authority and power. For example Governor Danforth and Ezekiel Cheever, the judges, didn 't want to believe that they were being fooled by a bunch of girls so they went along with witchcraft existing in the town of Salem. In the mean-time Reverend Parris was trying to regain his reputation that he lost and win the support from citizens of the town Salem through the court trials since he had many people against him. Many themes and ideas are shown through the play, The Crucible. As vengeance, fear and struggle for power combines, the village of Salem quickly turns into panic and chaos.
The Witches also told Macbeth to be bold and brave which lead him to be a little too (((Insert word))) so he does little to protect himself and the castle. The most revealing part of Macbeth being a tragic hero is when the prophecy "The power of man, for none of woman born / Shall harm Macbeth" (4.1.96-97) ends up being construed. Macduff marched upon Macbeth and ends up beheading him because although Macduff had technically been born from a woman, at birth he had been ripped from his mothers womb. This sort of death leads Macbeth into solidifying himself as a tragic hero. It also shows how vulnerable Macbeth was to the witches super natural abilities in affecting his
The girls “twitched, cried, made odd noises, and huddled in corners” and soon started making accusations about who had bewitched them. One of the first accused was Samuel Parris’ own slave, Tituba. It was unheard of for a Reverend to have witchcraft practiced under his own roof, and Parris could not afford to lose his reputation. Samuel stood by his children in court as they testified against the accused, and he even helped them by testifying against Rebecca Nurse. People thought for certain that if the Reverend was standing with the girls against the so called “evil witches” that there must be a real problem.
When Reverend Hale first Appeared in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, he was very different from the person shown at the end of the play ...At first Hale believed that he was to be helpful and that he was doing the right thing, but by the end of the play he was stuck trying to fix his horrifying mistake, weighed down by the guilt from the lives of those killed. When Hale first appears in Act I, he is on his way to Salem in order to see Reverend Parris’ daughter, Betty. Abigail began accusing many people of witchcraft, which then led Betty to “wake” and join her in the accusations. this strengthened hale’s belief that he was doing good for the town of salem, encouraging him to stay in town and further the trials at hand. However, this encouragement
After Tituba confesses he believes that all the people Abigail, Betty, and Tituba name are witches as well. Reverend Hale comes to Salem with good intentions but by the end of the Act he believes the wrong people and thinks that there are witches in
Parris blames others to divert attention away from himself. He worries that if the townspeople learn that his daughter and niece have fiddled with witchcraft, his position as pastor could be expelled. Yet at the same time, in the beginning of the play, because Parris placed the title witch on the heads of even the most pious members of his community, he converts into an overly insecure character. All in all, Parris horrors the loss of his job, others finding fault in him, and
In the play Abigail Williams, and Thomas Putnam’s take advantage of the pervasive fear in the village, allowing them to fulfill their selfish and exploitative motives which are what truly fuel the Salem Witch Trials. To begin with, Abigail Williams starts the accusations of witchcraft in order to fulfill her ulterior motives. We first see hints of her motives when Abigail tells John Proctor, a married man under whom she had worked that, “I am waiting’ for you every night”(1099). While Abigail worked under John and Elizabeth Proctor, she had developed feelings for John. Elizabeth removes her which angers Abigail deeply.