Elizabeth tries to explain to him that she isn't the one to judge him because she feels just as guilty as John does. She feels like she had a part to play in with the affair. As a result of Elizabeth saying that, John doesn't take it. He gets upset with her and says that she is was never in the wrong, but he was. Elizabeth towards the end of Act IV constantly reinsured him that whatever decisions he makes, she knows that a good man is behind
One of them is allusions. Allusions are an essential part of the play. It is actually based on the true story of the witch-hunt of Salem, but also refers to the McCarthyism that was an issue around the time when Miller wrote The Crucible. In both cases mistrust did a lot of damage and hurt many people because they had suspicions that often could not be confirmed. “This predilection for minding other people’s business was time-honored among the people in Salem, and it undoubtedly created many of the suspicions which were to feed the upcoming madness.” (Miller, p. 1217), Miller describes the situation in Salem.
Proctor says; “ let them that near dead now take their souls, it is pretence to me.” Proctor talks good about the people who decided not to confess. He Doesn't want to say anything that will harm them. Proctor doesn't think he’s doing the right thing by confessing and wants to change his mind to do the right thing. John proctor is successful in helping his friends be
The Salem Witchcraft Trials had many effects on the town of Salem, Massachusetts. A lot of the effects were negative, destroying the community, government, even individuals. The Witch Trials affected the community of Salem in multiple ways. The witch trials created many tensions between several families in the town. The most acknowledgeable dispute from the play was between the Putnam’s and the Nurse’s.
The author shows this with all of the feelings, facts and descriptions he uses. This book is very important because it teaches the reader things they didn’t know well or proves to them that they are wrong if they believed that the Holocaust was not harmful. No one had the right to treat these people in that way and no one has the right to ban this book because this will be censorship. Night also shows the truth about the Holocaust and teaches us that this period in history should be prevented from happening
John Proctor is loyal, honest, and kind-hearted. Proctor can end Abigail Williams only if he admits to adultery. Proctor does not want to ruin his reputation. The famous play, ‘The Crucible” Arthur Miller explains Proctors speaking style through the use of diction, logos, and ethos. Miller incorporates strong diction to illuminate Proctors speaking style throughout the play.
John Proctor illustrates that he is an ethical man because he highlights the fact that young girls, children, are controlling Salem purely with their words. Proctor 's ethical attributes are conveyed when he realizes that the group of accusers may be pretending to be afflicted, “I’ll tell you what’s walking Salem – vengeance is walking Salem. We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” (73) which causes other to question his credibility. He also speaks this to emphasize the problem that everyone assumes that the accusers, children, are innocent. He also underlines that people have personal motives to accuse other because of their biases.
His curiosity is evidence that the corrupt thoughts planted by the witches have been festering in his mind. The conversation continues and Banquo says, “So I lose none/ In seeking to augment it, but still keep/ My bosom franchised and allegiance clear,/ I shall be counselled” (2.1.26-29). He fears what Macbeth may do, but too selfish to admit it. Not only are his walls against the influence of evil wearing down, but he is not helping Macbeth build his own walls back up. As Macbeth’s friend, and a noble man, Banquo should intervene, yet with vile thoughts running through his own head, he turns a blind eye.
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 were a very stressful time in colonial American history. During the trials there was such widespread paranoia that anyone could be accused and tried. Men and women were accused, imprisoned, and executed for witchcraft prior to and during the Salem madness. Although, the consequences of Goodman Brown’s interaction with the old man stay with him for the rest of his life. It is never fully clear whether the old man and Goodman Brown’s experiences in the forest were a dream or reality He is a broken, sad, distrustful, desperate man for good
Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter however, set a more destructive path for himself. Although his pride did affect Hester Prynne and his daughter Pearl, It still was more about him torturing himself instead of admitting and confessing to what he did wrong and relieving himself of that guilt and pain. Instead he chose to live with the knowledge that he did all of this because he was so proud of his status in his community as the minister and didn't want to lose that respect everybody had him. The reason he didn’t tell the truth about the adultery was because of this very pride and he admits it. But, not to suggest more obvious reasons, it may be that they are kept silent by the very constitution of their nature...guilty as they may be, retaining, nevertheless, a zeal for God’s glory and man’s welfare, they shrink from displaying themselves black and filthy in the view of men...So, to their own unutterable torment, they go about among their fellow-creatures, looking pure as new-fallen snow; while their hearts are all speckled and spotted with iniquity of which they cannot rid themselves.