While in Witch Child, Mary Newbury, the protagonist lives a life of deceitfulness, concealing her identity as a witch when she moves to Salem. The authors, Arthur Miller and Celia Rees in The Crucible and
The main story in the book is about how the girl lied to everyone about doing witchcraft to save them selves. They lied specifically about seeing certain people in the town standing next to the devil or there names in the devils book. “Let either of you breath a word or a edge of a word about the other things.. I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you” (Miller, 148) shows just
There are many reasons that could have cause Abigail to seek revenge and act out in such a way that put everyone’s life at potential risk. Abigail’s past has a lot to it, as revealed when Proctor visits Salem and runs into Abigail who expresses her anger and jealousy towards Elizabeth. When Betty and Ruth (who are also young girls) are supposedly diagnosed with the ‘devil being inside of them’, and people come to the conclusion that witchcraft has taken a negative impact on them, John Proctor ends up visiting Salem to figure out what is going on. As John Proctor is leaving the town of Salem, he runs into Abigail who is still looking for trouble.
True Story: The Salem Witch trail took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. A group of girls accused of witchcraft, when Reverend Samuel Parris niece and daughter were ill and rumors spread that it was witchcraft. Sarah Osborne, Sarah Goode and Tituba were accused of being around when the girls were doing rituals and made the girls do the rituals. Abigail’s allegations began to grow blaming many innocent people.
Proctor knows that Abigail has accused his wife to try and get her killed so that Abigail can be with Proctor. The text states, “She thinks to dance on my wife's grave!” Abigail is deceiving the court by telling them that Goody Proctor is a witch and the court believes her since Abigail is believed to be a victim of witchcraft. As the play continues to Mary Warren is trying to tell the court that Abigail has been lying. To avoid getting in trouble Abigail uses her influence and lies that Mary sent spirits to attack her.
Mark it! Last night Ruth were ever so close to their little spirits, I know it, sir. For how else is she struck dumb now expect some power of darkness would stop her mouth?”(Miller 16.) Mrs.Putnam's remorse of her lost children and feeling like she may lose Ruth tips her to the edge of convincing Mr. Putnam that Tituba is responsible for witchcraft. He then demands that Tituba answer his questions regarding her involvement with witchcraft.
John Proctor seemed well respected in the town except he had one deadly secret sin, this being a secret affair with Abigail Williams, who was one of the leading accusers in this story. Abigail’s goal is to kill John’s wife Elizabeth so they may get married. She does this by blaming Elizabeth for witchcraft. In this time period, the ones leading the accusations had the most power due to the fear exhibited by society.
The Progenitors of the Salem Witch Trials It is known that a person would lie to save themselves rather than confess the truth and avoid placing the blame on others, despite the consequences. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams is caught dancing in the woods by her uncle, Reverend Parris. When Abigail is accused of dancing in the woods, she blames the house slave, Tituba, of forcing Abigail and Parris’ daughter Betty to conjure spirits, which then starts the Salem Witch Trials. Abigail, Betty, and Judge Danforth are responsible for starting the Salem Witch Trials.
One example these actions being brought to life is on of page 109 when John Proctor tells Elizabeth “ My honesty is broke, Elizabeth; I am no good man”. This is quote has so much meaning because previous to this quote John had admitted to the court that he had had an affair with Abigail. By him admitting this he is putting himself in the state to be arrested for adultery, which would later lead to his death. Abigail had accused John's wife Elizabeth of being a witch in hopes that she would be hanged.
Girl what ails you? Girl what ails you? Stop that wailing!” (1.1 620-621). John Proctor is saying that Abigail is crying out in nonsense to protect her by making people think she was cast over by witches rather people finding out about the adultery that she committed .
3rd, Meyer, Cyrus Proctor’s Journey John Proctor, one of the main characters in Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, defines the perception of a sinned man. The play explains an outbreak in a village in which a Puritan society using a theocracy government convicts hundreds on the word of a few girls, falsely accusing townspeople of witchcraft, therefore bringing havoc to the town and John seeks to end the lies of the main antagonist, Abigail. Through the play, Proctor gets introduced to many different situations showing the reader changes of Proctor’s character such as being depicted as a corrupted, sinned man in the beginning of the play to a righteous character near the end. In the second act, John Proctor acts very aggressive towards others and commits cruel acts in the name of his Puritan village showing a lack of good moral values as well as respect for others.
Arthur Miller wrote play The Crucible, which is based on a real story; play begins in a very interesting moment and ends in a very dramatic scene. At the time, when the play was written, witchcraft was a big thing for people. People used witchcraft to accuse other people and take their property, or because they just don’t like them. The story shows us, how do characters have changed from the beginning of the play and until the very end. The Proctor is one of the main characters in The Crucible.
SIGALIT MIGIROV BAND D CHARACTER ANALYSIS- “THE CRUCIBLE” “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, has developed and put to life many characters- including John Proctor. John Proctor is a man who always surprises us in every act, as well as shows more of a controlled, wiser personality. His motivation throughout the play can be recognized by his actions, presentation, language and dedication. Even though we are not providing much information about John’s childhood, nor his specific birthplace, but we can infer it was outside of Salem since he is isolated and constructed his own faction of his family from Salem. As stated, “…was a farmer in his middle thirties.(pg.20)”
Miller uses the characterization of Proctor to represent good and evil in Act II. The character John Proctor is both good and evil, although he is not loyal to his wife, but towards the end of the act, Elizabeth Proctor gets accused of being a witch and Proctor becomes very defensive of her. Towards the beginning of Act II, Proctor admits, “She told me in a room alone - I have no proof for it.” (Miller, 51). He lied to Elizabeth’s face earlier in the book, telling her he was never alone with Abigail, because he had an affair with her he did not want Elizabeth to know they were in a room alone.
A dynamic character is a literary or dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change, as a change in personality or attitude. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller there are many dynamic characters involved. Some of these dynamic characters include Abigail Williams whom was one of the initial accusers in the witch trails who had an affair with John Proctor, Reverend Hale whose job was to diagnose witchcraft in Salem, and John Proctor who had an affair with Abigail Williams. In my opinion, John Proctor underwent the most dramatic change in this play for the better. He changes a lot as the play progresses.