John Proctor is a farmer in his mid 30s. With the cornerstone of Puritan lifestyle being the church, their community is profoundly influenced by religious philosophy and beliefs. His uncertainty is a theme throughout the rest of the act. Generally, the witches that were convicted and the ones who accused them were women. He didn't want to be wronged. When an author uses a foil, they want to make sure that the reader is picking up on important attributes and characteristics of a main character. Abigail is bad and beautiful while Elizabeth is good, plain, and follows her Puritan beliefs; Mary contrasts Abigail in terms of plainness and weakness.
Reverend John Hale A well-respected minister that doubles as an expert on witchcraft. Proctor: I have trouble enough without. Many individuals such as Reverend Hale, Mary Warren, John Proctor, and Elizabeth Proctor were also changed through a series of events. Marshal Herrick Marshal is one of the local constables who guards the jail cells while nearly drunk. From the experiences, political and social cognizance and historical fact, Miller have built. By the time she comes to a wake, Betty begins to plead for her late mother. Trust is a thing religious people should have.
It is implied that Danforth has dug in so deep, that to renounce his judgements would destroy his reputation. This clearly is seen Abigail. Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Lie 1245 Words 4 Pages The Crucible In the story The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, it explains a play that involves historical events like witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Elizabeth Proctor to Abigail Williams Though both Elizabeth and Abigail play other roles in the play, they serve as foils for each other as well. John Proctor experiences a moral dilemma near the end of the book when he must make a decision on whether to lie and live, or tell the truth and die.
She often uses verbal and sometimes physical threats to get her way. When Proctor denies all questions concerning the innocence of Rebecca Nurse and Martha Corey, it is believed that Hale is unable to finish his work. Hale does this out of guilt, for he fears that he may have caused the execution of innocent persons. GradeSaver, 15 June 2008 Web. Warshow 116 Some characters in the play have specific agendas carried out by their accusations, and the fact that the play is based on historical truth makes it even more intriguing. A group of young teenage girls accuse many of witchcraft even though it may or may not be true. Although Abigail never meant for John to die it was her fault because of her lies and dishonesty.
In this case, it is due his characterization , whose personality was like that. The protagonist of the play, the husband of Elizabeth Proctor, and the father of several children. However, being blamed guilty while being innocent is even harder. This threatens Danforths reputation on a very peculiar level. She is a malicious, vengeful girl who, in an attempt to protect herself from punishment after Reverend Parris finds them dancing, instigates the Salem witch trials and leads the charge of accusations. I come five mile to hear him preach only hellfire and bloody damnation. Hale approaches the situation precisely and intellectually, believing that he can define the supernatural in definitive terms.
Abigail Williams is a manipulative evil person throughout The Crucible; she can be characterized as manipulative because she influences the girls throughout the entire book in order to make the witch trials go her way. Danforth initially is exited upon Hales return, but soon after, upon further thought, questions Hales reasoning. She is a pliable girl whose actions are easily determined by others. Reverend Hale is a character who actually contributes to both sides. Judge Hathorne Hathorne is the judge who presides over the Salem witch trials. Arthur Miller's entire purpose of writing The Crucible is to make connections about the Salem Witch Trials with the Second Red Scare that was occurring in his lifetime. Devil worship and witchcraft is conjured by means of fear that gives superstition power, and those accused of unnatural behavior receive harsh castigation.
The only time she lies is when she denies her husband having an affair to Danforth in order to save his reputation. John proctor holds his moral standpoint and does not falter into the temptations of selfishness, while Elizabeth would describe honor as how a person lives their lives. She and Sarah Good whose infant child died in prison are both mentally unsound by this point. Elizabeth was a good wife whose husband was killed because Abigail envied her. The Crucible teaches us how persecution can apply to the modern day. While being controlled over fear, you may come to realize that you are being manipulated to the possibilities of a threatened punishment and may also be mislead by lies. Which Of Them Do You Consider to Be More Responsible for John's Death, and why? She lives with her uncle, Reverend Samuel Parris, ten-year old cousin, Betty, and Barbados maid, Titubia.
Can you not see the blood on my head!! However, Mary eventually breaks down and testifies against Abigail until Abigail charges her with witchery. Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a partner other than the lawful spouse. He is a stern yet practical man more interested in preserving the dignity and stature of the court than in executing justice or behaving with any sense of fairness. A large part of the submissiveness was gained by her ability to manipulate others, especially those she knows well. Thomas Putnam One of the wealthiest landowners in Salem, Thomas Putnam is a vindictive, bitter man who holds longstanding grudges against many of the citizens of Salem, including the Nurse family for blocking the appointment of his brother-in-law to the position of minister.
The Puritan religion is so strict is causes members to become corrupt. Tituba Parris' slave from Barbados, Tituba was with the girls when they danced and attempted to conjure the spirits of Ann Putnam's dead children. Hale devotes himself to his faith and his work. Parris was also the owner of the slave Tituba. The important thing that does not change about him is his love for God and his desire to do what is right. He was actually preaching elsewhere as late as 1711.
Let either of you breathe a word or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that. Parris seems to have owned and purchased her in Barbados back in his time as a merchant. Danforth is a reputable judge who relies on consistent input and prodding. This manliness strength ,can be contrasted to the strength of Rebecca Nurse not physically, but strength in Character as of goodness, caring and truth. The following witchcraft hysteria takes place in one of America's wholesome, theocratic towns, which makes the miscarriage of justice such a mystery even today.