Because John cannot seem to remember his ten commandments while Hale is questioning him, “he is stuck. He counts back on his fingers, knowing one is missing” (67). Proctor is purposely trying to stall because he does not want to state the commandment about committing adultery. Nevertheless, John did have an affair with Abigail, but he does not want Hale to know because he fears he will be seen as a bad man. The seemingly amiable, Christian man does not want to have his honorable reputation taken away.
Proctor says “ You are the high court, your word is good enough! tell them i confessed myself; say proctor broke his knees and wept like a woman, but my name cannot!”. In the quote John Proctor does not want written proof that he was a witch because he wants to protect his friends and not throw them under the bus. This means he cares for his friends and is truly a good man. Proctor says; “ let them that near dead now take their souls, it is pretence to me.”
(http://www.history.com/topics/salem-witch-trials) Why did I choose this play? After reading several quotes from The Crucible by Arthur Miller, I became intrigued on finding out more about this wonderfully horrid play that is based on the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The pros: The Crucible is a very famous play, which caught my attention that the analysis of such a play might be more complex than those of other plays.
Reader’s Response Act 2 In reading act two of The Crucible, we discover the important role power plays in the lives of John Proctor and Abigail Williams when rumors of witchcraft continue spreading. John Proctor is known as a prominent landholder and farmer in the community of Salem, whereas Abigail is Reverend Parris’ niece and a former servant for the Proctors. I believe Proctor is in a difficult position because he knows he can stop Abigail’s accusations, but not without the whole town finding out about his affair. When act two begins, Proctor comes to the realization that Abigail has taken over the town of Salem and she’s gaining power.
The Crucible is a play, written by Arthur Miller, telling the tragic story of the Witch Trials that took place in Salem, during 1692 and 1693. John Proctor was a main character in the story, who affected the storyline with his affair, with young Abigail. An ample amount of times in this story, Proctor shows characteristics of a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a wrong judgement, leading to his/her death.
John Hale known as the witch hunter in Salem inspires fear when his name is spoken ,instead John Hale was a good person because he didn’t really want to kill anyone ,just wanted to save them before they fully went to the Devils side and sign his book ,and he did whatever he cool to help save the accused. John hale wasn 't really the killing kind of person. He was the if u confessed that you where dealing with the devil the he did what he could to save them not go straight to hanging them. When he found out that Tituba was dealing with the Devil and that she wrote her name in his book he worked to help her become holly. from the story "The Crucibles" John Hale stated after they found out that Tituba was dealing with the Devil if she would "let him cleans her from all her sins".
Integrity is immensely important for someone to be a considered a “good person,” In The Crucible, we learn a lot about the characters. Proctor gets his integrity by deciding to get hanged before he lives with a lie. Hale regains his integrity by abandoning his position. It is incredibly important to have integrity because without it, people may not
Abigail Williams, the main antagonist of the play, uses her sharp wit and manipulative personality in order to gain power through causing hysteria and chaos in a restrictive 17th century Salem environment. The attention Abigail draws to herself through the accusations made in the witch trials generate a great source of power for her, when Abigail and John Proctor, of whom previously had an affair have a conversation regarding the witch trials she says, “I have a sense for heat, John, and yours has drawn me to my window, and I have seen you looking up, burning in your loneliness. Do you tell me you’ve never looked up at my window?”(Miller 21). Through her relationship with John Proctor, Abigail gains power due to the fact that they share a mutual liking for each other and John is married to
When Parris helps Hale carry his books he says “ My, they’re heavy!” (Miller, Act 1, Line 711), and Hale responds with “They must be; they are weighted with authority.” (Miller, Act 1, Line 712). Later when Abigail and the other girls start to accuse others of witchcraft he sends people to go and arrest them. He does this because he is proud of his job and doesn’t want to look like a fool by not believing the girls.
This creates an initial interest in the audience, but Arthur Miller has to continue to add new and exciting material to keep the audience interested. The author takes an authorial intrusion to better
Introduction John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Reverend John Hale, and Elizabeth Proctor. When you hear these names, what do you think of? Well, it should be the Salem Witch Trials. The Crucible, read in a large amount of high schools around the nation, popularized this ever so interesting topic. Despite The Crucible being a famous playwright’s take on The Salem Witch Trials, it isn’t so much off from the truth.
As more things are revealed in the play Proctor is able to see what is going on. This allows the readers to known that in a dramatic event of time one 's true self is shown. In Act IV which is the end of the play, in order for Proctor to save his life he must confess that he saw the devil. This is one of the most dramatic scenes in the play. Judge Danforth tells Proctor, that he must sign the paper of confession for proof to the people that he has confessed, and that it will be hanged on the church wall.
Arthur seemed very trustworthy and Hester did not think he would tell the townspeople about their sin. She did not think he would tell about their sin because it would make him look bad as the town’s reverend by committing adultery. Arthur helped Roger with his experience in the medical field. Arthur did this because he was a nice man, until Roger wanted to get revenge on him. Hawthorne states, “In Dimmesdale’s secret closet, under lock and key, there was a bloody scourge…fasting for days…stayed awake for vigils” (133).