She lied to the court not only to save him but because he couldn’t tell her or show a sign that it was okay to tell the truth. Even though the court was already being lied to they believed her and sent her on her way back to jail after two simple words. “no, sir,” (1148). With her confirming the avoided lie from Abigail, John was considered a liar once more because she didn’t tell the truth to the court about John’s affair with Abigail. Elizabeth lying in court set the tone for Act Four when powerful people in Salem fear a rebellion and what hanging Rebeca Nurse, John Proctor and Martha Corey would
The importance of reputation in the society of Salem was majorly important because it led John Proctor to believe his adultery and self-worth blackened his life. His affair was his first step into his own grave because of his unfaithfulness to Elizabeth. Then, his lies pushed him over the edge to make them believe there was no
Therefore, coffee or Starbuck is not really necessary for them. In 2505, people don’t go to Starbuck to enjoy coffee, read book or working; they use Starbuck as a place for prostitution. I think this society look like in Stone Age that people just think about eat and sex. Also, the law, in the country, is not fair at all, so they don’t show the proof to tell a person guilty or not. It just base on their moods.
Arthur Miller utilizes John Proctor to prove that one is either with or against the court. The court wants Proctor to confess of witchcraft in order for him to live, but he is reluctant to do so. He is hanged because he stood up for his moral rights, and he does not say what the court wants to hear from him, a confession. Proctor might have been right in denying the
Would a woman not want to protect her husband from hanging? She knew not of John’s confession and therefore thought that if she told the court what had actually happened he would be sentenced to hang. What good would he do dead? The two of them have two kids together, the boys deserve and need a father, Elizabeth would not be able to raise them on her own and take care of their land at the same time. So she told a very reasonable lie to protect her husband who she had vowed loyalty to, and to help her kid’s lives.
In the novel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are a couple of instances in which secrets and betrayal play a role a character achieving self motivated goals. For instance, whenever Amir left Hassan in the “alleyway to get raped” along with whenever Amir “hid the money and watch” under Hassan's pillow. This causes readers the think differently of Amir for the rest of the story. Amir's goal for letting this happen to Hassan in stead of him was because he didn’t want to be assaulted by Assef and that he wanted to drive Hassan from his home. At the end of the store, these secrets are divulged.
To begin with, Spartans lacked advanced education. In document D it states, “The spartans learned to read and write for purely practical reasons: but all other forms of education they banned.” [The Spartans] thought education was a waste of time and they should be training instead. They also didn’t allow them to go abroad. Which limited their education even more because they couldn’t learn from other people.
What Miller is saying about truth is that the majority of the people in Salem are NOT supportive about the Salem Witch Trials. They also hold personal integrity and even truth very very low. An example is the Putnams, who outright abuse and manipulate the truth in hope to gain financial and personal issues. Then you have Giles Corey, Rebecca the nurse, and later John Proctor, who all die in their own way as part of an act of resistance against all the lies of the Salem Witch trials. Elizabeth Proctor is placed between a hard decision of “truth” when she lies to supposedly save her husband, John Proctor, but also think about the way that when Hale tries to persuade her to encourage her husband to lie to save his life, she quietly rejects this offer and takes is as “the Devil’s argument.”
John did tell the truth, about him and Abigail having an affair, to his wife Elizabeth. When Elizabeth suggests “I think you much tell him (Hale), John.” John did not want to tell the truth to Hale of the affair. When John admits to committing adultery to the court, nobody believes him because he waited so long the court thought it was just an attempt to save himself and Elizabeth from the charges they face.
In The Crucible Thomas Putnam’s main motivations are greed and selfishness. He shows this throughout the book, by accusing people of witchcraft. Thomas Putnam’s brother in law was prevented from being elected the office of minister. “Thomas Putnam felt that his own name and honor of his family had been smirched by the village, and he meant to right matters however he could” (Miller1221). To right his name and honor from being smirched he accused many
In the beginning of the play John struggles to find himself, he doesn’t get involved with the trials until his wife’s name is spoken about within the court, by no other than Abigail Williams, his ex-lover. Without John’s Involvement in the trials justice would not have been served, and all of those that were hung would have been hung without a reason, but Proctor settled for no less than the absolute truth. An example of this is when Proctor is when Proctor knows that the girls are lying and he is baffled as to why no one is charging them, or accusing them. “I’ll tell you what’s walkin in Salem-vengeance is walkin in Salem, but now the crazy little children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law.” (Act III).
Proctor begins his pleas by stating he needs assistance to get the favorable view, especially if no one steps in to show mercy. And how the Magistrates already are delusioned by the devil yet they know they are innocent. Although they were imprisoned they were still being accused of being seen making no sense to him. Then brings in how the Carriers sons were tormented till saying the “truth” but how they blamed their mother making her serve nine weeks. Even so his own son did not want to “confess” and could have continued to be tortured if no one had stepped in, which I believe if someone with power had stepped in since the start they would have not gone on that mad killing of
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!
Abigail was trying to get John wife hung at the gallows for witchery and it was a false accusation. All John had to do was write down and sign on a document that he was rightly charged for witchery and the paper was to be hung on the church door. He would not give the document to the court after he had signed it because the court had take his life and soul, so all he wanted was to keep his name. In my opinion this was a tragedy in itself but heroic at the same time because John sacrificed himself to save his wife and his name from being branded as witchery.