John Proctor was more sacrificial because one selfish action should not define a person’s life as a whole. John Proctor is a sacrificial character because he revealed himself as a lecher in attempt to save those accused of witchcraft. By revealing Abigail 's true intentions with the accusation, he thought maybe the court would call off the witch hunt. When Proctor first told Abigail about his idea, she replied by saying “You will confess to fornication? In the court?” which Proctor responded with “If you will have it so, so I will tell it” (Miller 142).
And Goody Osburn…”(Miller 46-47) This moment shows the Putnams large role in the blaming of witchcraft because after they ask about a name people respond with those exact names although the blaming wasn’t real. Another person who contributed to the witchcraft hysteria is Reverend Parris. Samuel Parris was quick to blame and quick to make bad remarks about people he didn’t like. Most of all Parris wants to keep up his reputation so if word got out that he niece was acting like a barbarian in the woods he would be shamed upon. In the play Parris says, “If you trafficked with spirits in the forest I must know it now, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it.” This quote
Also, he would have had to have known that Abigail Williams would have immediately accused him of being a witch once he spoke out against them. However, that did not stop him from delivering the truth to the court. The last instance of his heroic bravery is when he decides to be hanged instead of going along with the lies of witchcraft. He stood up for what he believed in and ultimately had to pay the price for it. That, is true bravery from John Proctor.
After which the alleged witch is imprisoned and the prosecutors don’t lose face. They do this because if other people discovered that someone was falsely imprisoned than the people would want change, this would lead to the prosecutors losing power. In today's society this still happens only it has moved from the court system to the general public, accusing people based on race ethnicity and even rumors. The Crucible is showing how people instead of admitting being wrong would rather carry out the argument in hopes that eventually they would win, in The Crucible when Giles refused to answer aye on nay if he was a
Adopting religious codes can leave for no “wiggle room” in morally fuzzy areas - like accusations of witchcraft. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, living in a strict, religious society had life or death consequences for many people. Prior to the witch trials, Salem is a pious town with equally pious citizens. However, with the excitement that the trials cause, the people prove themselves to be as religious and respectable as a tax collector would have been. Most of the high-status members of
Miller develops the idea that the revelation of the truth of John Proctor's affair could end all of the accusations of witchcraft in Salem and bring the town back to order thus making it important. However, John delays revealing this truth for fear of losing his good reputation in the town.
He threatened excommunication and hell fire in my last moments if I continued obdurate.” (Shelley 94) The Crucible featured a trial in the third act where several characters accuse Abigail Williams, the main antagonist, of deceiving the court by falsely accusing people of witchcraft. As their evidence they present a follower to one of the girls, Mary Warren, to provide witness testimony to this. Abigail interferes by accusing her of witchcraft. As the trial goes on Mary Warren collapses under pressure and continues to go along with the game since she feared death. (Miller, Act 3) Both of the locations of the trials mattered to the outcome of the verdicts.
Emily Grierson exhibits bizarre behavior that would cause her to engage in necrophilia. The short story also shows that the townspeople are in denial. Just like Emily Grierson. Emily Grierson's behavior should link her to Homer's disappearance. Yet, the townspeople would not accuse her of doing so because it would contradict her image as a monument.
Despite the need for a constant principle of the Puritan life which included the need to purify and cleanse the church of all sin, John Proctor’s affair with Abigail Williams leads him to restrain from questioning and accusing others due to his extensive guilt and hypocrisy, while in contrary Abigail amplifies her sin by using her interminable love for John Proctor to manipulate the court and create a witchcraft hysteria in the town of Salem, in which many innocent people were accused. Although the affair has greatly affected both Abigail and John Proctor’s lives, there is no greater destruction that dwells upon them than the culmination of sin that their affair creates in opposition to the principles of the
According to book by Nider, Peter who happens to be a secular judge in the diocese of Lausannes, his method is to torture the suspected witches and burn many of those witches and in some cases sent them to exile out of the territory of Bernese. The book does not mention if they were tried by law, instead the judge tortured suspected witches until they confess and eventually will burn them. This is saying in essence that the suspected witches were not given fair trial since they were not tried by any means and no process of examination and trials