Rebecca: Let us hope for that. The play centers on a community of Puritans who lose their righteousness as they fall victim to the spreading of lies and deceit. It seems that human beings don't learn anything from history, and therefore keep on repeating it. Members of the community supposedly sent out these evil spirits, but in reality, the girls were doing it… 468 Words 2 Pages Character Analysis of John Proctor from The Crucible The consequences of shirking accountability for ones actions are depicted through the tribulations John Proctor faced, in Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. John Proctor had always things… 1024 Words 5 Pages Captivating Characters in Macbeth and The Crucible For a play to meet with success, it is essential that it include a cast of interesting and captivating characters.
To the best of their knowledge the American forest was the last place on earth that was not paying homage to God. She is very much afraid of Abigail Williams and also does not want to be cut off from the other young girls. You have dis-covered witchcraft - Parris: In my house? Yes, Abigail's actions posed major problems - but Miller portrays John Proctor, the man who has illicit sex with her, as a martyr. What a grand peeping courage you have! Many thanks to their original creators. He was a widower with no interest in children, or talent with them. Mary Warren: I only come to see the great doings in the world.
Rebecca Nurse's reputation as a good Christian make some question the validity of the accusations when she is named. Proctor: And so condemned her? Act One Parris, a little scared: Well, you do come prepared! Proctor: Then let you come out and call them wrong. The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone, and I must tell you all that I shall not proceed unless you are prepared to believe me if I should find no bruise of hell upon her. Reverend Hale arrives from another town to investigate the strange events in Salem. Parris - it is very: hard to say: Aye, a dress.
Putnam, Proctor, and Corey then begin arguing over property lines and ownership. Her father, Reverend Parris, is minister to the town of Salem. The Crucible provides such an interesting insight into the mass hysteria and paranoia brewing in Salem, Massachusetts in the seventeenth century. The motive of Abigail Williams is equally easy to decipher. She brings the plate to the table, and, indi-cating the food:. His belief in witches and his desire to punish his enemies set in motion the chain of events that leads to the hysteria in Salem. Putnam: Let God blame me, not you, not you, Rebecca! Many characters have desires that drive them to pursue certain things.
He starts off with really good intentions—even if he has a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Proctor, looking off, beginning to sweat: Thou shalt not kill. Hale, obviously disturbed - and evasive: Goody Proctor, I do not judge you. Presently the door opens and John Proctor enters, carrying his gun. When he is asked by Hale how come he does not baptize his youngest son, his honesty is again displayed. I do think you are suspecting me somewhat? Hale stands embarrassed for an instant.
She is enraptured, as though in a pearly light. Suspicions were often given credence despite inconclusive or questionable evidence, and the level of threat posed by a person's real or supposed leftist associations or beliefs was often greatly exaggerated. Why shall I pay you? This play brought out a lot of responses, from anger to enlightenment. Y ou will agree, sir?. John Proctor is the Everyman, he stands for every human being that is -rightfully- afraid in front of the face of an inhuman justice, being torchured over imaginary faults and mistakes.
I have given you my soul; leave me my name! Putnam: Reverend Parris, I have laid seven babies un-baptized in the earth. Proctor - he knows what she means: I thought better of it since. The road from Beverly is unusually busy this morning, and he has passed a hundred rumors that make him smile at the ignorance of the yeomanry in this most precise science. Mary Warren comes home from Salem where she is serving as an official of the court, and gives Elizabeth a poppet doll that she made for her while sitting in the courtroom. I hated how he treated Abigail and the other female characters in this story as crazy and antagonizing. The people of Salem have summoned him as an expert in witchcraft to determine if witchcraft is behind the children's illnesses. I appreciated Arthur Miller bringing attention to the Salem Witch Trials and anti-communist hysteria.
It stood, dark and threatening, over their shoulders night and day, for out of it Indian tribes marauded from time to time, and Reverend Parris had parishioners who had lost relatives to these heathen. Abigail is the natural leader of the other girls in Salem. Did it make me think deeply about the mass hysteria and its implications? Abigail: Why, a very little frog jumped - Parris: A frog, Abby! He's there without the court's knowledge, trying to get an idea of who the Proctors are for himself. So speak utterly, Tituba, turn your back on him and face God - face God, Tituba, and God will protect you. But all organization is and must be grounded on the idea of exclusion and prohibition, just as two objects cannot occupy the same space.