For example, Tom tries to trick Aunt Polly into thinking that his toe is about to fall off so he won’t need to go to school. He says, “‘Oh, auntie, I’m-”’ “‘What's the matter with you?-what is the matter with you child?”” “‘Oh auntie, my toe’s mortified.”’ (p.40) As a rule, a good role model should be honest, but Tom is lying to his aunt so he does not need to go to school. Also, Tom lies to his aunt about a special dream he had. Aunt Polly said, “‘Go on, Tom!”’ “‘Just let me study a moment just a moment. Oh yes-.”’ (p.112) As a rule, a good role model should respect others feelings, but Tom is lying to aunt Polly making her tell her friends something that is not true.
With Abigail's careless act, the town is in despair, every time she would create a lie it would turn people against each other. Even when these group of people have been living with each other years, with one action from Abigail they are automatically believing each person is associated with the Devil. Questioningly, Abigail says “Why? Why do you come, yellow bird?” (Miller.3.991). Once again, Abigail uses spectral evidence to get her way.
She has also lied about many things on multiple occasions in which causes an extreme amount of suspicion. For example, Abigail harshly threatens the girls with the fact that she is capable of killing them. The group of girls, deciding that keeping quiet is far better than being murdered,
Hale says if she doesn’t confess then he will whip her to death. She then lies and confesses that she sees someone but doesn’t know who it is because it is dark. The effect of her confession on the story is later it messes up the outcome of what’s going to
The jealousy and greed Abigail has for John Proctor is what inspires her hate for his wife, Elizabeth, and what causes the death of many of the women in Salem due to the accusations of witchcraft. The fear the young girls have of being punished for simple things, such as dancing and small lies, to begin with, is what ulitmately creates a bigger mess and allows them to be manipulated by Abigail. Abigail’s own fear is what causes her to continue creating lies to save her own life. These human emotions were easily avoidable, but the intense devotion to God is what instilled the fear of sinning in the townspeople’s minds, which led to the death of many innocent
Abigail and the Salem girls' pretense caused an uproar of mistrust and allegations towards innocent people, which caused their reputations and lives to go down. For instance, when in the presence of the court, Proctor, and Mary Warren, Abigail pretended that Mary's spirit was above them with wings. She and the other girls continued this act by running outside and saying that Mary was flying down upon them. Her actions impacted the viewpoint of the court, especially Danforth's, towards Mary. She was then accused of witchery; however, Mary escaped the possible consequences by saying in public that she loved God and blamed Proctor for threatening her to kill her if she did not help him retrieve his wife and overthrow the high court.
His affair is the event that leads him to his demise, which happens when his wife denies the affair, and ultimately gives the impression that Proctor is a liar. The reversal of fortune happens when Elizabeth Proctor is arrested under suspicion of witchcraft. Everything that was once in Proctor’s favor, such as having an honest wife, is suddenly turned against him. Next, Proctor’s own hubris turns on him. His fear of losing his reputation led him to destroying his confession documents, which condemned him to his death.
While each sister believes they are being loyal, they are not and one sister is being less loyal than the other. Ismene did change her mind and decided to help Antigone, but Antigone rejects her. Antigone is already in a cell when Ismene begs Antigone for forgiveness and gets rejected. Ismene deciding she will bury their brother herself gets arrested by Creon. Both sisters now in trouble and are said to be put to death.
This emotion causes people to do all sorts of things that they might regret later on as portrayed in Louisa May Alcott’s Novel, “Little Women”. After Josephine ignored her sister Amy for burning her book, both sisters felt awful for what they did. Theodore Laurence implored Margaret for forgiveness because he pulled a harsh prank that hurt her. Mr. Laurence regretted not having a good relationship with his son because of a silly fight that drifted the family apart. This feeling of regret teaches a person to learn, grow and flourish into a stable, patient
The character I chose to defend is Elizabeth Proctor. Over the course of the play Elizabeth changed because when she heard that she was accused of being a witch she was calm but shocked. Her and Proctor had just had a fight over him being alone with Abigail, and her trust that was slowly building back up again with him quickly vanished. I believe that after she saw Proctor freak out about her being accused then being arrested she truly saw that no matter what wrongs he did in his past, he truly loved her with all of his heart and soul. In the play when Proctor says “I will fall like an ocean on that court!
Throughout the play, Elizabeth seems to be struggling to forgive her husband and let go of her anger. But towards the end, she learns to forgive Proctor for his mistakes. At the beginning of the play Elizabeth is unforgiving of Proctors mistakes. “You’ll tear it free--when you come to know that I will be your only wife or no wife at all! She has an arrow in you yet, John Proctor, and you know it well!” (Miller 484).