Some may argue that Abigail Williams was the main cause of the accusations, trials and consequences. However, Abigail was not the main contributor to the outcome. She fed Judge Danforth lie after lie and he believed everything she had said. Danforth, being one of the most honorable judges in the area should have had enough sense to see through the witchcraft facade, but even after being told multiple times by other people involved in the trial, he stuck to his beliefs, which ultimately led to the death of nineteen people. Judge Danforth based everything solely off of religion.
The Crucible Essay Rough Draft Nathaniel Hawthorne and Arthur Miller have some similarities and differences in their books. The Crucible by Arthur Miller and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne have some similarities and differences based upon humility and hypocrisy. Both writers in their stories express how the most religious lawful people aren’t as good as they seem. A difference would be the main characters in The Scarlet letter the characters are guilty, but have humility. The Main characters in The Crucible are wicked and get away with things in the ending.
Proctor finds it hard to forgive himself. He says since he has already ruined the Proctor name and saying how his whole life is basically blacken with sins. However, he goes to say it doesn't hurt to have one more sin. John tries to justify to himself by thinking if he goes to hang from something as innocent that all it would be is another lie. Elizabeth tries to explain to him that she isn't the one to judge him because she feels just as guilty as John does.
The well known drama, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, delivers an outstanding depiction of the Salem Witch Trials. With many characters deemed as selfish and or sacrificial, it gives the reader the opportunity to decide whether the character was only worried about himself or that they would risk everything for the betterment of the people around them. John Proctor can be seen as both selfish and sacrificial, but he is seen as sacrificial in my eyes. This man is willing and eventually does die to show that you should not believe everything you hear without valid
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.
Though The Crucible is an allegory for McCarthyism, it focuses some of its attention on the question what is more important, your honor and reputation or your life? This is a question that John Proctor has to answer in his final act of The Crucible. Was refusing to give up his name an act of excessive pride or an act of honor. Proctor wasn’t a witch, but he wasn’t a saint either due to his sin of adultery. What gets John Proctor accused was his inappropriate relationship with his then servant Abigail Williams.
For one’s own selfish motives are what drive them to seek the justice that they desire. Jack’s theory on justice reveals a level of irrationality within him, by claiming that vengeance is the only path to justice he claims that out of selfish and subjective acts of passion, fairness and equality can be achieved.This reveals without a specific code for whether or not an action just or unjust individuals discern what constituents justice based off of their own opinion.For, one’s own experiences can blur the meaning of justice, creating a bias point of view in the individual. After learning that he had taken his sister’s virginity, Adam Stanton shoots Willie Stark. Jack Burden describes the experience claiming that “I saw the two little spurts of pale-orange flame from the muzzle of the weapon” (Warren
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” puts Puritanism on trial for its culture of judgement and deceit. But while his story’s main theme specifically attacks the moral hypocrisy of Puritanism, audiences from all generations and backgrounds would do well to examine their own cases of hypocrisy. In the Puritan culture, much of life was centered around control and shame. Richard Baxter, a 17th century Puritan minister, said in one sermon: “Every pleasing of the flesh, which is capable of being referred to a higher end, and is not so referred and used, is a sin.” (Orme, 100) Breaking the rigid mold of how Puritans were supposed to act in order to be holy was sin. Deviation from the norm was a chief reason why fourteen women and five men were convicted of witchcraft and executed at the Salem Witch Trials.
Although this is a despairing and futile way to view society, it perhaps is justified and portrayed by Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter. The product of Hester and Dimmesdale’s adulterous actions is Pearl, and while at the beginning of
This shows that just as I mentioned, Mark’s purpose was to prove and show facts of how Jesus was the Messiah. As mentioned in the course manual, if Mark’s gospel ended on the crucifixion, then the gospel would be missing facts, which could be essential of the belief of the reader and not to mention that it would be ending on quite a tragic ending that shows more injustice . It means that in order for Mark to capture more than just the injustice committed against Jesus, he had to differ him from all the other famous executions such as Socrates’s or Joan of Arc and let’s not forget to mention that it was vital to the Christianity faith for the reader to understand what exactly differentiated Jesus Christ from all those other
Hawthorne understood the complexities of Puritanism. “Despite being a descendent of the Puritans, Hawthorne did not make himself the historian of Puritanism. He delivered it with force and gave the spirit and sentiment of its life, in an intense and powerful story which contains the very soul of its faith” (Kahhoul Imene). He didn’t like that he had Puritan ancestry, he was ashamed of it. Hawthorne was a transcendentalist and he made the main character, Hester Prynne one too.