Abigail Williams was the main cause of Salem witch trials because Abigail was the first person to start accusing innocent people of witchcraft. Due to young Abigail actions, 20 innocent people took the calling of death for her actions. how many People do you know willing to lie and cheat the rules to get anything they want .? The fact that twenty people died all because of Abigail craving attention and wanting her own personal gain from accusing others of having spoken with the devil or witchery is insane. I blame Abigail for anything that has happened during the witch trials of Salem.
The chaos is present to give voice to the real people who lived in uncertainty, enduring the insane events of the play. A good amount of the play's content was either seen by or happened to Jose Rivera himself. The play Marisol calls to light the chaos in everyday reality. Throughout the production, there is a sporadic order of events and their relation to each other. The theme of chaos stems from these inconsistencies and lack of chronology.
Character Analysis of John Proctor Throughout the play John Proctor is a very dynamic character an changes constantly. In the beginning he is trouble and seems very tormented with the decisions he had made in his past, but through all the witchcraft trails in the Crucible John finds his forgiveness and his inner
Rather then acknowledging that they didn’t understand events. They said it was the devils work acting through someone in town. For example Abigail’s accusions were all just games to her but it forced people to have to choose death or not going to heaven for lieing. Many people wouldn’t confess, in fear of abandoning their friends, like when John Proctor was forced to sign a confession. After everything was said and done, Abigail left town and never had to face up to what she did to many innocent people.
It shows how Parris just expects obedience from everyone since he is a minister. Also, during the trials, Proctor had to tell the judge it was Parris who caught the girls in the woods. That is a huge piece he did not tell the court because he was too scared his name would be ruined. It did not care that tons of his people were being accused of witchcraft. Someone in authority would be trying to save their people, not put them on a scaffold to
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the falsely accused died so no one else would die from the false witchcraft accusations. Their deaths affected the lives of everyone because they saved them from further torture. This is not noticeable just in this one story. Those in the United States Military essentially commit to the same thing on a larger scale, facing death also but in a more imminent manner. If the world was to implore with soldiers to not fight or make sacrifices in the way the character’s in The Crucible did, what would the world come
“But God made my face; you cannot want to tear my face. Envy is a deadly sin, Mary.” (pg.115). During this time people of the town were easily persuaded to persecute their fellow neighbors, due to their religion and it’s principles.Thirty years before the infamous Salem Witch Trials there was a witch scare in Hartford,Connecticut, resulting in raised tensions about witches, making the hangings of 20 people more of a safety precaution rather than a righteous and fair trial. It was ironic when one admitted to witchcraft they were spared, but if one did not confess they were sentenced to be hung. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller the bird scene in both the book and movie depicts how the importance of that particular section affects the play’s outcome because within that part it addresses multiple societal issues such as honesty within a community as well as the naiveness of the people which coincides with the harmful consequences of conjuring a creature
It makes her look like she is being mistreated, even though John Proctor is just trying to save his very innocent wife from her execution. Before both characters were misinterpreted in the appendix, John was a hardworking and generous man, while Abigail was a sneaky and untrustful young girl. It would be a mistake to include the appendix in the production because it makes Abigail look innocent when this whole situation of the Salem Witch Trials is her fault. This extra scene portrays Abigail as a young, naive, innocent girl. It portrays her as the exact opposite type of person that she truly is.
Danforth stated “Hang them high over town…” Hale tells Danforth that the other girls are lying about the witchcraft but Danforth didn’t listen to Hale that the accused is wrong Danforth began the hanging ( Also signed the warrant of 72 people). “The accuser is always holy” (Act Two) Proctor states that the accuser is right because they are holy, but the 72 innocent people are killed because all of them were misjudged for being or dealing with witchcraft. “I, Sir, am innocent to a witch. II know what a witch is”-Martha Corey “If you know not what a witch is , how do you know you are not one”-Judge Hawthorne Martha was trying to prove her innocence to Judge Hawthorne in the court but then Hawthorne flipped her word around and made her look more guilty than she already is. Mary Warren states “What'll we do?
It all started with Abigail and Betty lying to stay out of trouble. Then, Tituba and the girls accused innocent people of witchcraft because they could. Finally, John Proctor takes pride in his faith and honor and is hanged for not signing his name to a lie. Every decision made in Salem after the witch hunts started depended on truth versus lies because if they told the truth, they would die and if the lied they would live. This essay proves the development of the theme truth versus lies in the crucible by stating three major events in the play where truth versus lies depends on what the results are.
John Proctor denied to forget his sincerity in acknowledging his denial to deliver his life. Although he is sentenced to death and dies, he still sticks up for a trial of character, and succeeds. This piece of writing also works in an theocracy. Sworn in the name of God, both men and women, were charged and condemned of rehearsing witchcraft. In our civilization, people are not put on trial for similar conditions, but Puritans considered that witchcraft was an immorality opposing God and condemned by death.
Don’t believe everything you hear The people in the town were so quick to believe everything that came out of the girls mouths The town’s people started to point fingers at neighbors and even friends just in confusion from the lies The girls were putting on such a convincing act that they had almost everyone fooled The people that were accused had to admit to working with the devil even though they weren’t, in order to save themselves from death. So people started to think they maybe the girls were telling the truth because there was “clear evidence” supporting it. People are willing to do anything, if it means saving theirs or someone they loves reputation and name Elizabeth did not admit to John having any relations with Abigail because she didn’t want to blacken his name.
I think it is wrong to live with a lie, than die with the truth. The Salem witch trials of 1692 were filled with lies and truths. Because no one wanted to die they lied so they could live and not have a good name, than the ones telling the truth and dying for that truth. I agree with Increase Mather when he said “It would better that ten suspected witches may escape than one innocent person be condemned.” John Proctor said “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!” and to rip up his confession paper, because he put a lot of respect to his name and did not want the confession hung on the door of the church.
If witchcraft were a problem in my town I wouldn’t do anything sketchy. I wouldn’t lie about my friends. I wouldn’t even push my friends to lie for me. Abigail should be executed due to the fact that she’s the main reason so many innocent people were executed. She started it all, she has lied and she has also had an affair.