We see the first trial being held in non-other that the village Church; A place of holy gathering for the whole village. This is due to the personal relationships and opinions Hale develops concerning Salem. And seventy-two condemned to hang by that signature? Bribery and Manipulation When he is not able to silence people, Judge Danforth moves on to bribery as a strategy. Francis: I surely do, sir, and I think you must be a wise judge to be what you are. Abigail consistently intimidated the village girls. At one point, the stage direction tells us Elizabeth is 'in agony. It is implied that Danforth has dug in so deep, that to renounce his judgements would destroy his reputation.
We have also selectively chosen a large collection of , , , , and and to help motivate and brighten your day. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. Abigail plays a very important role in the crucible. He is outraged at Danforths trust in the girls. In the Crucible, Arthur Miller uses various conflicts to illustrate the concept of Jealousy.
He gathers all the land in the central part of the colony, which later became a portion of Framingham, Massachusetts. They are forgotten and underappreciated in the play. However, Elizabeth Proctor is the one character that Arthur Miller does not inform readers about. And well she might, for I thought of her softly. Because Lively sees in black and white, just like Danforth, anyone who is not a follower of God, is then a follower of the Devil. Danforth is clearly an intelligent man, highly respected and successful.
Throughout the play, some of the major themes that are in the play are that theocracy makes the whole of society worse, that people try to save their reputation by committing act of crime and sinning, and that mass-hysteria causes people to stop listen. There are three people depicted in Arthur Miller's The Crucible that are most responsible for this and they are, Abigail Williams, Judge Danforth, and Thomas Putnam. The sins of wrath and lust were shown by Abby during the Witch Trials that she started. These traits may be seen as signs of gullibility, immaturity, and the cause for the haste with which he takes to finish the trials. He questions the people accused like he already knows that they are guilty. Elizabeth and Abigail were known in the Salem community for their attitude, personality, and their actions.
Throughout the course of human history, authority has played a prominent role in our lives. However, there are many more hidden messages that Miller weaves in to the plotlines of the play. The urge to be a success fills the scientists up with courage to embark on such a dangerous trip; however, after the trip the survivors, Danforth and Dyer, had lost all sense of sanity. Reverend Hale is a character who actually contributes to both sides. Hale makes a petition to Proctor. Everything has turned upside down and has gotten distorted.
This foreshadows his old fashioned form of justice where any form of wrongdoing is punishable and where he is unwilling to entertain the possibility that he might be mistaken. This is the full realization of Hales holy work. The places they stand at the finish, however, could not be more different. Dimmesdale is a selfish coward. The scene I've chosen is from when the girls enter the court room, to when Proctor says he beleives Abigail a murderer. On Page 140 to 141.
Power is a very important term in this play in that whoever holds the power, holds the fates of others. The law, based upon the Bible, and the Bible, writ by Almighty God, forbid the practice of witchcraft, and describe death as the penalty thereof. Arthur Miller has tried very hard to create John Proctor as a heroic figure throughout the play especially in act 4. He sold his soul, all he has left is his name. Ironically, intolerance is a often a result of religious expectations and differing opinions.
Is there any truth in this? But if she speak true, I bid you now drop your guile and confess your pretense, for a quick confession will go easier with you. And well she might, for I thought of her softly. The audience would soon lose interest. Both of these men enter the trials with very similar goals. Although it was not proclaimed, at first, Hale did not believe Proctor was straight forward. Let you consider, And I bid you all do likewise. Arthur Miller was motivated to write The Crucible due to the trauma done to the liberals during the McCarthyism trials.
Hale is the one who attempts to make Danforth sufficient with the verbal confession. But it is a whore's vengeance, and you must see it now. Elizabeth: a little loftily I have no- Proctor: I'll not have it! In doing this, Hale has also shirked in his duties as a minister and a man of God. At the beginning of this act, reverend Parris is already a changed man from what he was like before throughout the play. He quickly realizes his mistake and reenters the court with a very grave and cynical position. People like Reverend Hale and Judge Danforth, in Salem, accused people who did not agree with their strict religious ideas.
In an introduction to the play, Miller wrote that he had combined several persons and made other changes to the historical characters for dramatic purposes. . The Church being used, as a courtroom would usually seem absurd, this shows the audience that this is no ordinary trial, and what is going to happen is very important. Sinning For The Right Reasons Everyday, good people do bad things because they think it is the right thing to do. Judge Danforth offers to keep John Proctor's wife Elizabeth alive in prison, instead of hanging her, in exchange for his silence. The victim may become the accuser, or the scholar may become the humanitarian.