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.
They both stemmed from common people attempting to gain power and good standing within the community. They also both exemplified the outrageously corrupt government of the time periods. The play goes to show that “those who don 't know history are doomed to repeat it” (Edmund Burke). Both governments believed the common citizens about any accusations they had. The courts also believed in the guilty until proven innocent mindset.
When Ralph was in charge of the group Jack was very upset and mad. He wants to have all of the power and when it is given to someone else he doesn't know how to handle it. This shows that Jack has a very tyrant
The Salem Witchcraft Trials had many effects on the town of Salem, Massachusetts. A lot of the effects were negative, destroying the community, government, even individuals. The Witch Trials affected the community of Salem in multiple ways. The witch trials created many tensions between several families in the town. The most acknowledgeable dispute from the play was between the Putnam’s and the Nurse’s.
In 1534 the Church of England was created. The Church was once known as the Roman Catholic Church. In the Catholic Church, one was only allowed to marry one person, and people were not able to divorce their spouse. One was required to stay with that person until the end. The man who changed that was Henry VIII; he did this because he wanted to marry other people (Lucent, 10).
Throughout the book, the theme rich vs poor reflected the Socs and greasers. As the conflict continues, it slowly came to an end when the Socs became more humanized by the death of Bob. As a gang, the greasers were always terrorized by the Socs which created many conflicts. For instance, Socs
Intolerance is important in The Crucible because it demonstrates how fast people’s attitudes and beliefs can change due to an event taking place in their town. Judges Hathorne and Danforth exhibit intolerance towards the people being trialed. If somebody spoke of another person performing witchcraft, the judges would not tolerate it and had that person thrown in jail even if there was no evidence to back up the statement. They were definitely substituting a role of unjustifiable reasoning. Miller uses intolerance to show that the people of Salem, especially the judges, were narrow minded and wanted everything to go their way.
As a result, people begin to blame witchery on others whom they have vengeances with. These actions result in many well, respected people's execution. A prime example of a character who goes through this process is John Proctor. The court of Salem tests John Proctor by threatening him to confess in exchange for his life. This brings out many of his weaknesses and strengths.
A lie is defined as a false statement made in order to deceive. There are many instances where the main characters in the novel The Great Gatsby are deceitful. The lies in this novel spiral out of control and cause disastrous effects. The effects of these lies cause trouble in the main character's lives. Gatsby lies and it causes tension between him and Tom.
The Crucible had many themes in the play but the most important one was guilt. Guilt is the most important theme in The Crucible by Arthur Miller because everyone in the play showed some type of guilt, it also shows how guilt changes the people in Salem and it also shows how guilt motivates the people in Salem to stand up for themselves. Everyone in The Crucible showed guilt. Guilt was shown throughout the town of Salem . One was the community’s reaction to witch trails , another one was the affair with John P and Abigail.
Reason: Power over a person can be a poisonous temptation and it can deftly change a person. Slavery can be a deadly thing, and can change a compassionate person (such as Mrs. Auld) into a cold-hearted, cruel master. Power often corrupts and poisons people and owning a person distorted and warped Mrs. Auld’s views of morality. Purpose:
Oppression is the root of many and most serious, enduring conflicts in this world today, there is racial and religious conflicts,dictatorial government and their citizens, the battle between sexes, conflicts between management and labor , the hatred against home and hetero sexual relations. What constitutes oppression? Oppression occurs when the majority of shareholders in a situation condome cruelty. In england there is a lot of cruelty going on which constitutes oppression. During “the Declaration of Independence”there is a lot of cruelty and punishments going on.
During the trial, Dill is distraught by the way Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, speaks to Tom. Dill does not think anyone has the business to talk that way and “that old Mr. Gilmer doin’ him thataway, talking so hateful to him,” (265) made him sick. Mr. Gilmer interrogates questions like “Are you being impudent to me, boy,” (264) and acts toward Tom as if he is an untamed animal being trained and not a full-grown adult. Although Tom Robinson is treated harshly, Jem believes Atticus, the defendant lawyer and their father, has won the case because of the strong evidences presented and the fact that Tom is innocent (279). When the jury pronounce Tom guilty, Jem is exasperated and “his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulder jerked as if each ‘guilty’ was a separate stab between them,” (282).
“The most dangerous people. The people who violently destroy and end the most lives, are still on the outside- they are the people running banks, governments, and courtrooms and they are the people wearing military and police uniforms”. This above quote from the article really shocked me because people who have the most authority are capable of harming others. People who don’t have any sort of authority, they are being punished.