Mary the Shadow There’s always that one person in a friend group that hides in the shadows, bottling up any thoughts or opinions they may have about a subject. They have knowledge that could change the views of the people around them, yet they decide to stay mute. Whether they hide their view out of embarrassment or fear is another story.
A crucible means a severe test or trial, clearly something many of the characters face in The Crucible. John Proctor and Mary Warren are two characters who primarily struggle with being good Puritans, as many obstacles stand in their way and prevent them from achieving the true love of God. To start off, John Proctor faces challenges ranging from facing Abigail to gaining his wife’s trust to saving the lives of the innocent, but his overall greatest test is to remain a faithful Christian in accordance with the Puritan faith. The reader first learns of John’s crimes in Act One during his conversation with Abigail. As Abby shows a lasting lust for John, he makes it clear “that’s done with” and Abby needs to “put it out of [her] mind” because
Arthur Miller’s portrayal of a town in the midst of a downfall “The Crucible”, tells the story of how mob mentality and hysteria can significantly influence not only individuals but the whole town. This mob mentality leads to unthoughtful acts and false accusations. Two characters who demonstrate how mob mentality can lead to the demise of Salem are Abigail and Mary Warren. As Abigail begins to be accused she is pressured to deter from the truth. While Mary Warren gets pressured by Proctor to reveal the truth about Abigail, but the overwhelming pressure from the mob makes her turn from the truth.
In the Crucible, by Arthur Miller, two of the most important characters are, Mary Warren and Reverend John Hale. The story takes place in Salem, 1692, when supposedly witchcraft ran rampant. John Hale gives us the knowledge of witchcraft and puritan beliefs, in the story, in order to decide whether someone was a witch or not, while Mary Warren assists Abigail Williams in the false accusations presented in order to alleviate the punishment they were facing for the actual practicing of witchcraft as well as dancing. In the story John Hale is intelligent while Mary Warren seems to want good, but is too nervous to take a stand on it.
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, The character, Mary Warren, plays an important role in The Crucible. She was one of the girls that were in the woods when all the dancing was going on. She is portrayed as a innocent girl that slowly allows Abigail another character of The Crucible to negatively influence her. She also want to do the right thing all the time that why she is afraid of what happened the woods. In Act One Mary Warren is a very innocent and quiet girl, but in Act Two she becomes a girl that will speak up and feel important.
Brook Mills Mrs. Brown English 10 11/03/15 Many individuals of Salem have to deal with everyday hysteria with many people accused of being a witch and being executed. Other than Abigail, three characters who are to blame for the hysteria in The Crucible are Judge Danforth, John Proctor, and Mary Warren. A character that contributed to the hysteria in The Crucible was Judge Danforth. He contributed to the hysteria because he sent men and women to be executed for no reason.
During times of mass hysteria, people will believe what others say no matter the implausibility. In the 1600s, Puritan villages such as the one in Salem, Massachusetts, began to fear the uprising of witchcraft. Puritan beliefs command that one should fear God and fear the unknown, and many things were considered sins. These sins could lead a person to sorcery and the Devil. To save oneself in Salem, one had to lie.
In one's journey to power, individuals manipulate people and situations for political advantage. This view is reflected in Arthur Miller's 1953 play, 'The Crucible', an historical play based on events of the Salem witchcraft trials, that took place in a Puritan society in Massachusetts in 1692. Similarly, Kevin Rudd's 2008 speech, apologising to the indigenous Australia communities for past government policies, stemmed from a need to right past wrongs. Both texts explore how individuals and groups often manipulate political situations to serve their own ends and coerce others. The play, 'The Crucible,' is set in the 1620s in Salem, Massachusetts.
“The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and and a dull spirit at the same time” (Lavatar). This quote is seen throughout The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, in a character named Abigail Williams. Located in 1600s Salem, Massachusetts, a group of troublesome girls started accusing many innocent people of witchcraft, which causes a lot of people to die. Abigail was the main instigator, using her psychotic personality to full advantage while being driven by her love for John. Since she is motivated by her lust for John Proctor, her decision to accuse Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft creates high tensions, restlessness and death by the end of the play.
he Crucible is about the witchcraft trials that took place in the Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1962. Miller studied the court records of the trials to gain insight to develop his characters which were actually all real people. Miller perfectly conveys the theme that rumors can destroy a person by using the conflict between Mary Warren and the other girls. Mary Warren is against the girls because the girls are accusing her of witchcraft. Abigail yells out “Mary, please don’t hurt me” because she wants to make it seem like Mary is practicing witchcraft (Miller 195).
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a historical fiction about the Salem witch trials in the late 1600’s. John Proctor plays the protagonist and throughout the storyline his masculinity decreases due to Abigail Williams. Throughout the play it's clear the female characters have more power than the men in the Theocratic society of Salem. The girls are put in court after being caught in the woods for witchcraft. They exploit their feminine traits and manipulate the men in charge of the court.
Abigail Williams was a character in a play by Arthur Miller called The Crucible. She wasn’t just a character in Miller’s play, she was a real woman during the Salem witch trials and caused just has much trouble in her actual life as she did in the play. Abigail was extremely selfish, cruel, and possibly insane. She hurts so many people in such a short amount of time and hardly seems to care as long as she doesn’t get in trouble.
The Crucible There is no greater fall, than a fall off a pedestal. In the play, “The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller, the protagonist John Proctor endures many struggles and as a consequence had many mistakes. Unluckily for John he was placed on a pedestal, he was viewed in the town as a religious figure. Although, through his closeted flaws he fell from his grace, that downfall eventually led to his execution.
Throughout the book The Crucible we see many, honest, courageous, and even weak characters who significantly change the stories direction. In this book we experience Betty Warren, the weakest character, Rev. John Hale who is the most courageous character, and of course John Proctor who is the most honest character in the story. All three of these important characters are the very roots of this book and make the story what it is. Without a doubt the weakest character in this book would have to be Mary Warren. Mary is the Servant for John and Elizabeth Proctor.