Rumors have spread throughout the town about Abigail, she denies the rumors saying “there be no blush about her name.” (12) Miller uses the word blush to show that Abigail is hiding something under the surface, she knows that she did something wrong but admitting the truth would ruin her already damaged name. Abigail constantly lied to the point where she started to believe her own lies, she could not escape her lies so she ran away. Abigail running away revealed that she lied about witchcraft and several innocent lives were lost to her
Proctor shows that just because Abigail is the accuser, doesn’t mean she is innocent and that she is lying so she can gain revenge. Once again, the court ignores all of the reasonable answers that Proctor provides and agrees with Abigail’s theory of witchcraft. After further disagreement with the court, Proctor finally decides to confess his affair with Abigail to prove that she isn’t as innocent as she seems. This action sacrifices Proctor’s good name; which is sacred in the Puritan society. Even after throwing away his good name though, the court still denies the truth and puts Proctor in jail.
Do you understand my meaning?”. This is showing the the judge had complete trust in them and when John had pointed out that the things that the women were doing were kinda suspicious he questions it and realizes that the girls are faking all of it. Sadly he does nothing, still knowing what all the women are doing is suspicious he doesn 't stop the hangings and imprisonments. Judge Danforth may have not started the Hysteria started in the town but he fed into it by believing Abigail and not stopping her from lying when he found out she was lying to the court and the people in the town of Salem. You could say that Judge did not know that Abigail was lieing out of nativity and all his actions were lead by his dense nature because of his faith, blinding him from what was in front of him because he needed something to justify the reason for killing and imprisoning these women.
Marie would often fight with Antoinette over how her dedication to Emile was greater than to her family. When Emile was arrested for murder, Antoinette had stood by his side and relentlessly insisted that he was innocent. “‘Don’t you call him a murderer.’ She raises her arm in a threat. ‘Murderer!’ And there it is; the thousand pinpricks of a slap on my face.” Here was a turning point in the book, where Antoinette slaps Marie for insisting that Emile is guilty. Antoinette had never hit Marie nor Charlotte before, so at this point in the book, it was very heartbreaking knowing that Antoinette is so blinded by Emile that she would turn against her own family in order to defend him.
I will not, I cannot! You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!” (I.465-472). Seeing Abigail cry, it suggests that Abigail’s affair with John Proctor has influenced her behavior in jealousy and lust as she strives for nothing more than her love for John Proctor. By only being heartbroken, Abigail is not to be fully blamed for the hysteria within the town as her actions are only based on desperate attempts to win John Proctor over, and no intentional harm whatsoever. However, on the other hand, Abigail cannot be excused with outside forces making her the way she is due to the fact that she has clearly had a choice in most of her decisions and actions throughout the witchcraft crisis.
John cheated on his wife with Abigail, which is like a capital crime back in Salem. No one knew about this affair except John, Abigail, and his wife. They kept this a secret from the community to save John’s reputation. Even when Abigail was basically committing murder, John refused to expose her of her jealous behavior. Eventually, he did confess his affair, but it was too late and the court didn’t believe him.
It is obvious to any person who has read the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, that the legitimacy of Tom Robinson’s trial is questionable. Tom is tried against a bias jury, with no intentions for considering his innocence. And he was given a death sentence that was unrelenting. The trial demanded a jury without bias or hate towards Tom, but for men like Tom Robinson their innocence was irrelevant to their future. Life is full of prejudice and discriminations, but it shouldn’t happen in the determination of someone 's
She does this because her and John Proctor committed adultery and Abigail is still in love with John but he doesn’t feel the same way about her. John Proctor tells Abigail that she needs to stay away from him and that he is happy with his family. She doesn’t like that, so she thinks that if she gets Elizabeth convicted of witchcraft, John and her can finally be together. Abigail does end up getting Mrs. Proctor convicted, but John doesn 't want anything to do with Abigail after that. Abigail ends up running away because her plan didn’t work out the way she wanted it to.
When John Proctor first arrived at court, he had admitted about the lechery committed with Abigail Williams, and how terrible of a person she was. John didn’t care at all about getting in all this trouble, and told the complete truth in order to establish justice. The court was very sceptical about John’s claim, so they had asked to bring Elizabeth into the room and prove John’s statement. Elizabeth was brought into the room and was questioned by Judge Danforth. “Look at me!
She went to jail because the court decided it was not self-defense because she was not in danger when she killed him (Blasie Lilia). They feared their life constantly and still went to jail because they decided to do something about it. The law is here to prevent people from wrongfully going to jail. “The stories of partners who inflicted years of staggering abuse, of communities that stood mute, and of harsh sentences under what the women describe as archaic law and unjust justice system” (Cooper Candy J.). Kevin Calvey a Republican for Oklahoma State said, “Law-abiding citizens are not going to take it anymore” (Cohen Bradford), people living in fear scared for their
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). John Proctor continued to fight for what he believed in even after he was sentenced to hang for witchcraft, he never once gave up trying.
Throughout the Salem Witch Trials John Proctor never accepts the lies of the people, he sees through the fear and tries to convince the people that they are making an error. Proctor maintains a rock-solid belief during the entire story, and his beliefs do not change, however his attitude toward the people in Salem does change as the trials grow in size. It’s the fact that Proctors perpendicular beliefs leading to his death that make him a tragic hero and a martyr, since his final refusal to accept the lies send him to the rope. Proctors changes throughout the story also cause the people of the village to look down on him after outbursts of rage. It is Proctor’s beliefs and qualities that stop him from going along with the trials.
Jealous of Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail begins her witch frenzy. Proctor is so obsessed with his public reputation that he refuses to confess to adultery. With Abigail driving the train of havoc in Salem, Proctor realises at some point he must admit to lechery to bring her to a halt. When John finally releases his secret, it keeps his personal integrity intact but majorly damages his reputation. By the end, he becomes disinterested by the public opinion and concerned about his personal integrity.
Everyone was innocent in the crucible, everyone but the people who went along with all the lies. Proctor was asking Mary Warren for the proof that said that Sarah Good was a witch in page 942. Mary said that Sarah Good was a witch because she didn’t know her commandments. Another Example of Injustice is on page 958 of The Crucible. Giles went to the Court to prove his wife’s innocence.
Lennie obviously was too mental to know what he was doing just like the time before that when he would not let go of that woman’s dress. Lennie just has no business around anyone, he is too dangerous even though he cannot help it. Although many people might say, Lennie did not kill people out of harm, he just cannot help it. If you kill someone and do not mean to, then there is help you need and can get. Back then there was not many other places than jail, and if it was not jail it was getting hung or electric chair.