Proctor is not like most men in puritan times. He does not go to church every Sunday, he does not know every commandment and he acted in adultery. But being the main character, he is The Crucible’s protagonist and hero. Proctor is stubborn and speaks his mind. He suffers from guilt and sin, but above all this he carries his honor.
Back in the 1690s, not going to church every Sunday was a sin and could be punishable by death. In some religions in the 21st century it still can be seen as a horrible sin not attending church every Sunday. Although it may not be punishable by death you may get shunned from the church. In The Crucible John Proctor had cheated on his wife.
Although Samuel Parris was sought out to be a respected reverend, his personal and physical actions make him an ugly selfish man. Samuel Parris shows that he is not an honest man throughout the play. Samuel Parris states early on that he didn’t see the girls dancing in the forest in court, while he constantly says to Abigail that he saw her, this is ironic because Parris gets defensive of others apparent lies. “Excelecy, you surely cannot think to let so vile a lie be spread in open court.”
“The Minister's Black Veil” In “The Minister's Black Veil,” Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates a man named Hooper, who was too simple-minded to believe that he could not escape his hidden sin. Mr.Hooper spent a majority of his older years trying to prove a point that was only proven at the end of the story. Throughout the story, he was treated negatively, as if he was trying to reveal that everyone hid behind a mask. Hawthorne symbolizes a mask in both “The MInister’s Black Veil” and “The Scarlet Letter,” in “The Scarlet Letter" Dimmesdale hides behind his secret sin that only he and Hester knew about. In “The Minister's Black Veil”, Hawthorne uses alienation to illustrate ambiguity and a great sin.
After Tom Walker had worked for the devil, Tom became a violent churchgoer. He prayed aloud, which showed that he was not a humble person(Irving, 1824, page 8). Other church members were quiet prayers which showed that they were humble. Before he knew the devil, he was not religious, which made the devil able to take his soul(Irving, 1824, page 3). In the end Tom lost his battle against the Devil because he thought he could save himself, but he could not save himself from the devil(Irving, 1824, page 9).
Judge Danforth’s unwavering egotism culminates in the unfortunate deaths of Salem townsfolk. Arthur Miller’s classic play The Crucible demonstrates how the actions of one person can affect many others. Judge Danforth cares more about his own reputation than what is right. Often times people try to think of what is right instead of saving their own face, Judge Danforth is an exception to this stereotype. The Salem Witch Trials were a horrible time where many people lost their lives due to an unjust court system.
However in this novel, one mockingbird is shot and the other is pressured to kill. A Mockingbird is considered for someone who displays innocence, kindness and does not want any recognition of the good deeds they do for others. The factors that classify Boo Radley is his morality and his sentiments.
“Life is about using the whole box of crayons”(Rupaul). Some people chose not to acknowledge all of the colors in the box. Tom Robinson, a man of color did not deserve to go to jail for actions he never committed. Robinson was doubted and put down by the rest of his community for the color of his skin. One man, Atticus Finch, had hope for him, this man sacrificed his own life along with his children’s to prove a point.
Firstly, the stereotype that people who do bad things are supposedly evil and scary is shown through the characters, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson is seen as an evil and scary person because he is accused for raping and assaulting Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson is hated by a majority of the white people in Maycomb except for a white lawyer who is ready to stand up for someone who is innocent. Later on in the novel, Tom Robinson ends up committing suicide himself because he did not want to be put in prison for something he did not do.
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!
Thomas Putnam 's loss of inheritance and authority instigates his desire to punish fellow community members. Putnam reveals himself as a "man with many grievances" (13) and shows that his "vindictive nature was demonstrated long before witchcraft began" (14). Prior to the witchcraft trials, Putnam experiences multiple personal conflicts that created a fiery desire for vengeance. These conflicts include the community failing to recognize his land inheritance and selecting Parris as minister over his brother-in-law. Although the alleged perpetrators in these events had little involvement in his diminished stature, Putnam concludes that "his own name and the honor of this family had been smirched by the village", which caused him to "right matters
Multiple accused individuals died while they were in prison, due to the terrible conditions. During the time of imprisonment the accused people were said to have been tortured and even denied water to try and get them to confess to being witches. One common story that is spoken with the Salem Witch Trials really shows how far they went with the situation. That story involves a man named Giles Corey, who was accused of being a witch, but unlike the others he refused to plead in any way. In an effort to get him to talk, Corey was forced to remove his clothes and lay flat on his back where they began to place large rocks on top of his body.
3rd, Meyer, Cyrus Proctor’s Journey John Proctor, one of the main characters in Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, defines the perception of a sinned man. The play explains an outbreak in a village in which a Puritan society using a theocracy government convicts hundreds on the word of a few girls, falsely accusing townspeople of witchcraft, therefore bringing havoc to the town and John seeks to end the lies of the main antagonist, Abigail. Through the play, Proctor gets introduced to many different situations showing the reader changes of Proctor’s character such as being depicted as a corrupted, sinned man in the beginning of the play to a righteous character near the end. In the second act, John Proctor acts very aggressive towards others and commits cruel acts in the name of his Puritan village showing a lack of good moral values as well as respect for others.
When people are accused of a crime they didn’t commit, it often has lasting effects on them and their loved ones. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, he explores the Salem Witch trials with characters that are accused of a crime they clearly didn’t commit, and are sent to their death. In a similar fashion, the five adolescents who were accused and found guilty of a heinous crime in New York City were ultimately found innocent after they served years and had eliminated a chance of restoring their youth. In the Central Park Five court case that occurred in New York City during the late 1980’s, the idea that a hero is someone valiant is proven by Antron Mccray. In the play, the Crucible by Arthur Miller, it displays that a hero is honest based on