This book the Crucible, it takes place in Salem in which a series of problems have come up. In addition, a girl named Abigail persuaded and intimidated people to get what she wanted, which is John Proctor. However, Danforth accused Proctor for working with the devil and gets hanged for it with Sarah Good. These events caused people to take revenge on others and killed, out of greed. To begin with, the Salem witch trials had a negative impact to the people, Judges, and the people of the Church.
156 people were imprisoned, 19 were hanged, 5 died in jail, and 1 was pressed to death (Alexander, 2002). The aftermath of the Salem witch trials left many people feeling immense guilt for either accusing those they knew were innocent, or sending those innocent people to their deaths. Dominic Alexander put it best when he said, “Although the witch-hunts remain among the most horrific events of European history, one good emerged from all the misery: torture ceased to be a normal part of the judicial process” (2002, pg. 197).
In the play 20 innocent lives were lost and the blood lays on the hands of 17 year old Abigale Williams who's wicked lies caused so much damage. She was given more power than any person ever should and she killed half the town, she was responsible for the witch hunt that went on for 8 long months. innocent people were accused of witch craft and thrown on trial, there only way to live would be to lie; however they believed doing so would damn their soul. For the victim's of Abigale's
The play “The Crucible” By Arthur Miller, takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, where witch hunts and trials took place. Many were calumny of conjuring spirits even if they were innocent because of the hatred between each others in Salem Massachusetts. There are two main female characters that are fighting for one man’s dote. They are Elizabeth Proctor, and Abigail Williams. These two women have several similarities and many differences in their personalities.
If he did, she would get angry with Jim, and be disgusted with his rascality and ungratefulness for leaving her; she would sell him. Finally Huck makes the remark, “all right then, I’ll go to hell” and rips the letter up. Additionally, Jim has numerous chances to leave Huck too, but he never does. Jim’s freedom is not worth the price of Huck’s life, and this reminds the reader that Jim would risk his life to aid Huck. Huck realizes that he is Jim’s only friend in the world.
His self-respect has made him fearless and determinate. When Claudius asks him to what extent is he willing to kill Hamlet and avenge his father, Laertes answered “[He will] cut his throat in the church.” (Act IV scene vii l.139)Laertes is determinate, to avenge his father, he is willing to give anything to avenge his father, even if he has to give up his religious belief, even if he will kill, even if he has to go to hell after he’s dead for what he had done. Due to his high self-respect, instead of putting things behind and move on, he chooses to stand up and bravely fight against all the injustices. Even though he knows that these are difficult to conquer, on account for his self-respect, he does his best to fight and tries to set things
John Proctor is basically the tragic hero of “The Crucible”, the reason for this is statement is because the tries to save his wife from being hanged. He cares about his children, he also has tried not to cheat on his wife Elizabeth, while she was ill. At the end of the story Proctor is hanged due of his confession of being a warlock. In the rising action of the story John Proctor is trying to avoid Abigail, he states that “But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again.” (Proctor, 1140). This indicates that Proctor doesn’t want to make the same mistake, he does not want to cheat on his wife again. John doesn’t want to sin and go after Abigail, he wants to be a good man.
Haemon said “You’ll not catch me giving away to some disgrace,” (Lines 854-855) discussing how to handle Antigone’s refusal of the decree. When he says this, he is expressing his feelings of disapproval when his father wants to kill her. Although he respects his father, he does not believe his decision is right in this situation. Haemon said “Then she’ll die, and in her
The Crucible is a movie based on the play by Arthur Miller. It explores the consequences of lies and witchcraft during the late 1600s. During that period of time, Witchcraft was a crime punishable by death. This movie presents us with a character named Abigail. Due to Abigail’s obsession over her ex- lover John Proctor, she made up a string of lies that eventually got out of control and cost many lives, including her beloved John.
If she didn’t tell the court the truth, he told her he would beat her. When they got home from the Court John walks over to Mary, the stage direction states, “Grasping her by the throat as though he would strangle her” (Miller 1129). Since she never told the court what actually had happen john went with what he said and start to beat mary for not telling the truth. He did warn Mary that he would strangle her but, he is not allowed to threaten her to tell something and beat for not telling her and that makes him a flawed man. Another reason why John Proctor is such a Flawed man is because he is so quick to anger.