At that point in time Mary Warren and John Proctor both tried to prove Abigail Williams and the other girls of faking it until, act 4 when she backstabbed John Proctor and made her own claim that John Proctor was satan.”You’re the devil’s man.” (Miller 110). Mary knows what Abigail was always a threat and being on her side was an advantage, John Proctor was foolish for thinking Mary would keep her word and tell on the girls. He out of all people should know how powerful Abigail
(...) Elizabeth I have confessed it! Elizabeth: Oh, God (...) Proctor: She only thought to save my name” (miller 113) In the scene Danforth asks Elizabeth is john had ever committed adultery. Elizabeth lied to the court that John was not a lecher, when she clearly knew he was a lecher. This lie was Elizabeth’s first lie and it was to save her husband's name. She said it “faintly” as if she felt bad for] but still said it to save her husband.
Abigail answered to the question, with “Tituba, Tituba…” blaming Tituba for being the one that called the devil, but really she was telling Tituba and wanted her to (Miller,1152).When John Proctor saw Abigail for the first time, since after their affair she had gone up to him and was convincing him that he loved her and he still loves her, which is not true anymore, but she cannot accept it. After hearing what she had exclaimed he responded and said that she does not know what she is talking about and that what she is stating is, “a wild thing,” to be saying (Miller,1139).
Finally in act 4, Proctor is asked by the court to confess of having contact with the devil and avoid being hanging and a possible rebellion against the court and they used Elizabeth to convince him but she only tell him that he has the last word, first Proctor decided that he wanted to confess and keep his life, but when he was ready to confess Rebecca, another innocent accused of witchcraft, appeared and said what was happening, said “Oh, John-God send his mercy on you!”(Miller 140) and when she is asked to confess “it is a lie, how may I damn myself? (Miller 140).This event provoked that John had second thoughts, and he confess and sign the deposition but he kept it arguing “I have three children-how may teach them to walk like a men in the world, and I sold my friends?”(Miller 143), and also explain that court already have his word and “I cannot have another life” and “leave me my name”(Miller 143), and he finally ends his fight for keeping his reputation and name clean and do what is right even though if that includes being
Arthur Miller's utilization of incongruity in The Crucible shows exactly how tricky the human species is. He makes a situation that spins around the congregation and how the general population must take after their decrees and keep their dedication to God, however all they truly do conflicts with their ten edicts. John submitted infidelity by yearning for Abbigail when he was at that point wedded to Elizabeth and had constructed a family with her. Abigail is desirous of Elizabeth for having John and her yearning for retaliation drives her to lie and control the town as she did. It is essentially unexpected how all through every one of the allegations and guards, everyone would lecture their confidence in God and the congregation yet whatever they did was definitely not what they were required to.
Abigail’s flaw of lustful goes along with the affair that her and john proctor had going on at one point. As Abigail and john are having their own conversation with no one around, Abigail says to john “I look for john proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart” (miller 25). As Abagail is telling john this and making a point that she still wants to be with him, it shows lust coming from her. Another example of
Situational irony is created in the text through Proctor reciting “ thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image… You have said that twice, sir… Adultery, John”(Miller.II.12.). This is an example of Situational Irony because the only commandment Proctor couldn’t remember is the one he broke. Proctor’s inability to remember his commandments causes the community to question his faithfulness to his religion and in return creates conflict later in the trials when people question his judgment and accuse him of witchcraft. Dramatic irony is created in the text through Danforth asking “Why did you dismiss Abigail Williams?”, and Elizabeth responding “She - dissatisfied me”(Miller.III.18.). This is an example of Dramatic Irony because the reader already knows that John has confessed to adultery, but Elizabeth doesn't so she lies in hopes of protecting his reputation.
First, and most importantly, both Abraham and Isaac were facing times of trial and failed to trust God to care for them as he had promised. Additionally, according to the aforecited passages of scripture, it appears as though the kings of this era may have taken other’s wives killing them. Finally, Isaac was surely told the stories of the incidents involving Pharaoh and Abimelech, used this base of reference when his faith wavered. Sadly, past sins are likely to affect future generations, and If Abraham had trusted God Isaac may have as
The sociological perspective of Christianity can be seen as a functional element when it comes to helping people in the U.S. Sociological perspective means to look into human behavior and making observations on how they function, whereas the influences of their environments are effected by one person to where that one person effects the environment. By using a scientific method by making observations and testing subjects sociologist are able to make prediction, explain, and control or even education on a particular topic. Religion permeates the United States culture ever since the first European settlers known as pilgrims in the 1607. Religion such as Christianity has aided the American society in many ways.
Then the judges told Elizabeth to come out and admit that her husband John Proctor had indeed committed adultery with Abigail. Because Elizabeth had no talk with John because they had been separated she lied. Elizabeth proclaimed that John was a holy man and had never committed adultery but little did she know that John was hoping that she would tell the truth. She didn't want to tell the truth about John and shame his name due to him having did what he had did. In Conclusion to the Crucible throughout the story the characters that have been named have all attempted to survive in the story some of it may have been by deceit but they all wanted to keep their name clean.
According to definition, reinvention is to invent again, remodel, or revive something that already exists. Between the 16th and 19th centuries Americans has embraced the idea of reinvention through their determination to change the religion and government of their time. Since the development of the American Colonies, Americans, or in this case colonist, embraced the character of reinvention and applied it to religion. They took the ideas from Martin Luther’s 1517 Protestant Reformation to shape the landscape which they lived in. Protestants and Catholics were constantly trying to reinvent to common social norms that were already in placed in order to please their denomination.
There is no such thing as the truth, people lie and others continue to believe them. Except one, John Proctor from the beginning of the play is on the side of justice, and finding the truth. From the beginning of the play he questions the idea of witchcraft, and believes that it is just another act from Abigail Williams. An example of how Proctor is always on the side of truth is when he is in court and he confesses to having an affair with Abigail Williams. "A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now.
Weather she is a prostitute or a Jesus secret lover. She is a big part of the biblical history. She was a direct follower of Christ and witness. The controversy of Mary is that she was married to Jesus Christ and was married to him and had kids with him. The Church has depicted Mary Magdalene as a prostitute; According to the bible Mary Magdalene was a sinner even though people believe and interpretations says not My first time hearing about Mary Magdalene was when I watched the movie the Da Vinci Code.
To understand the success of the early colonies, it is useful to recognize shared occurrences of both individual and community proceedings of early Europe. Additionally, acknowledging individual 's freedom of belief during this period, or lack thereof, can provide a solution as to how religion played a major role. Religion constituted as an impetus for colonization, formation of the government, both future, and present, and as the main reason for many conflicts to arise. In contrast, the establishment of both singularly dominated religious colonies and those that sided with more liberal views were initiated by religion. Beforehand Europe was dominated by a strict Catholic and Protestant domain.
A Model of Christian Charity is an important sermon written and delivered by Puritan leader John Winthrop on the Arabella while in route to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It is important to American Literature for depicting colonial America as a “city upon a hill” and for being one of the first concepts of American Exceptionalism. The sermon also gives insight into the Puritan way of life, a religious ethic that would later contribute to the American ethic. Such morals include unity, charity, love, and communalism. A Model of Christian Charity is heavily influenced by Christianity and more specifically, Puritanism.