The Crucible Danforth Character Analysis

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When you are in the moment and you don’t have time to think anything through well following the majority is a psychological thing that people do to fit in and not be singled out for strange behavior. Like now a day’s people in The Crucible by Arthur Miller would follow the majority of the people so that they don’t get singled out or in their situation get accused of witchcraft. In the settings of the play The Crucible if you wouldn’t go along with the majority with blaming people for witchcraft then you would have a horrible reputation and possibly seen as a witch and you can see people following the majority in the people who are thought to be out of the ordinary, some of the women, and some of the men.
There is a particular scene in this
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Judge Danforth is a prime example of someone that is very conceited about how many people he has sent to jail and killed showing his power. Everyone in the court listens to him and doesn’t disagree with him because they follow his lead. There is textual evidence on how he likes to show the amount of power that he has.
Danforth. Peace, Judge Hawthorne. Do you know who I am, mister nurse?
Nurse. I surely do, sir, and I think you must be a wise judge to be what you are.
Danforth. And you know that near to four hundred are in the jails from Marblehead to Lynn and upon my signature
Nurse. I…
Danforth. And seventy-two condemned to hang by that signature (54). No one would be willing to want to call him out because of all the power that he has, making all of the men follow him. In The Crucible if you wouldn’t go along with the majority with blaming people with witchcraft then you would have a horrible reputation and possibly seen as a witch. The people mainly seen following the majority are the people are the ones seen out of the ordinary, the women and the men in this town. If the people hadn’t followed the majority the outcome of this whole play and the Salem witch trail wouldn’t have been so
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