This book the Crucible, it takes place in Salem in which a series of problems have come up. In addition, a girl named Abigail persuaded and intimidated people to get what she wanted, which is John Proctor. However, Danforth accused Proctor for working with the devil and gets hanged for it with Sarah Good. These events caused people to take revenge on others and killed, out of greed. To begin with, the Salem witch trials had a negative impact to the people, Judges, and the people of the Church.
The people in wich where accused were sentenced to hang if they did not confess, or they would be killed. “You have confessed yourself to witchcraft, and that speaks a wish to come to Heaven 's side. And we will bless you, Tituba.” (Miller ActI) During the play, there is not just one person or thing that could be pointed responsible for the end result.
The officials have been making irrational decisions because of all the hysteria in the town. When Hale gets fed up with the court officials he challenges its legitimacy. “I denounce these proceedings!” (120) He makes a powerful statement which shows that he does not agree or approve of what is going on within the court because of his strong ethics and morals.
He has sinned to protect his reputation and never confessed. He would act as if he didn’t know the witches were fake. “Aye, faint to prove to us how you pretended in the court so many times”(871) Parris is trying to prevent Proctor proving that witches aren’t real asking Mary Warren to faint in front of the court. John doesn’t want to ruin his reputation so he signed the confession papers then later rips it up.
When they got home from the Court John walks over to Mary, the stage direction states, “Grasping her by the throat as though he would strangle her” (Miller 1129). Since she never told the court what actually had happen john went with what he said and start to beat mary for not telling the truth. He did warn Mary that he would strangle her but, he is not allowed to threaten her to tell something and beat for not telling her and that makes him a flawed man.
Proctor doubts his goodness and constantly seeks forgiveness. This is evident when he says "I cannot mount the giblet like a saint, my honesty is broke elizebeth, I am no good man. When Proctor finally has the bravery to go to court, despite the risk of exposure, he breaks down under the pressure of Abigails power and denounces god in frustration. As a result of this he is arrested. In act four, Proctor's integrity outweighs his will to live.
This is very clear in the beginning when he is talking to Giles and Paris, as he is begin swayed back and forth based on what their reaction to something is. Also, he is still accusing people (like Abigail) at the end of the play, just not the innocent people whom he was persecuting before. He is almost destroying his reputation as a “witch hunter”, but he knows that he will have better character and a personal name, rather than a public name with no conscience. So, Reverend Hale has not changed in some ways, but the ways he has changed were in his faults, and all of the changes were made for the
Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne exposes the blindness of the Puritan people through the treatment of Hester, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale’s external characters. Hester Prynne is labeled as an adulteress and mistreated by society because of their unwillingness to see her true character. Chillingworth, the husband of Hester, leads the town to believe he is an honorable man and skillful doctor, when his true intents root from his vindictive nature Finally, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, Hester’s lover and the father of her baby, acts as the perfect man therefore the town views him as an exemplar model, while he is truly a sinner. In the novel, Hawthorne portrays Hester as a strong, resilient woman, though the members of her community
Fear that spread among a group of people in Salem during the Salem Witch Trials, that event in history is a prime example of Mass Hysteria. In Salem the reason why so many women were killed was because of Mass Hysteria. It caused many people, in Salem during this event to think fast, rash and jump to conclusions. “The Crucible”, a short play dedicated to these events in Salem shows us how hysteria was such a leading cause of why the Witch Trials had even occurred. Reverend Hale, Abigail Williams and Judge Danforth.
Hawthorne implies that the punishment given to Hester were not suited for the sin she committed (Richardson 1). He also ridicules the fact that a Puritan leader can also become a sinner. Hester’s lover, Dimmesdale, is a brilliant minister and is respected by his congregation but commits the sin of adultery. When Hester was asked to expose the name of her lover, she refused and planned on shouldering all of the punishment. Dimmesdale, who was present during this time, did not admit to his sins and allowed Hester to suffer alone.
Later, John Proctor confesses his sin to the court. Proctor is trying to expose Abby and the girls as frauds; however, his intention failed when the court called in Goody Proctor. They asked her if her husband was a lecher, and she lied and told the judges he was not (1311). It was the
When we keep secrets we also keep guilt and guilt will destroy us from the inside. In the book of scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and how one woman who committed adultery with a character named dimmesdale who is the town revered. Dimmesdale kept secrets to maintaining his reputation but actions the guilt eats him from the inside. Dimmesdale the town revered for the puritan religion. He commits adultery with Hester and has a child, but instead of facing his sin he keeps inside for no one to know.
In fact, John was flirting with Abigail in the first act. John reprimands Elizabeth for playing God, when he does the same to the community. What makes John’s vicious and uncalled for assertion even more distasteful, is the fact that he says he should have “roared” Elizabeth down when she first accused him. Again, John seems to forget that he is the transgressor. His harsh behavior and tone towards Elizabeth almost makes it seem as if he is putting the blame on her, as if she was not suppose to confront him about adultery and just metaphorically be a doormat.
Our pride often hinders us from taking other’s opinion into account despite good or bad. Nevertheless, sometimes it is better to listen to others for own well being. Oedipus, the protagonist, takes pride in his wisdom due to his belief of escaping fate, and solving a riddle to become a king. As a result,he embarks upon a dark journey by willing to unmask the culprit behind King Laois’ murderer to free his people from the plague. However, during the process, the Prophet alerts him to not investigate further and reminds him of his awful prophecy, where he kills his own father.
King Lear’s subplot often reflects the main plot as Gloucester is also blind to his children’s true nature. Gloucester 's metaphoric blindness is caused by the anger and betrayal he feels from learning of his sons Edgar’s treacherous plan to kill him, due to his lack of sight and gullibility, he believes this lie told by the other son Edmund. Instead, of seeing what was going on, Gloucester falls for Edmunds tricks and ends up putting a bounty on good Edgar’s head. These actions initiate Gloucester 's future when Edmund betrays him and he then suffers physically when Cornwall gouges out his eyes later in the play. Gloucester 's suffering continues and he attempts to commit suicide but Edgar in disguise saves him.