The Putnams had eight children but only one survived, yet even the one alive is having problems thus showing that the Putnams are jealous. However the main conflict which is highly evident is between. The community is one that promotes interference in all personal matters and intensely frowns upon any sinful conduct, without allowing for any legitimate expurgation of sin. And he fears Elizabeth judges him. The Crucible is known to be one of the hallmarks of American literature and has been produced consistently since the 19th century.
When Mary Warren suggests that the girls tell the truth and accept the punishments waiting for them, Abigail rejects it and threatens all of them, all to save her own skin. Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1275 Words 3 Pages Salem Witch Trials consisted of many false accusations and unnecessary deaths. Hale asks Abigail what happened in the forest. A child obeys its parents to avoid punishment or a clerk works overtime so that he can afford a better car are examples of motivation. Without interesting characters, the audience would not only be confused by each unimportant character, but possibly puzzled by the plot, disinterested in the theme and ideas, and worst of all, bored by the entire story.
Many characters have desires that drive them to pursue certain things. It is in this way that John Proctor regards himself as a fraud. These characteristics will affect you throughout your life. This implies that her name is white which is the color of purity. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated. Miller presents the play with traditional theatrical devices, relying on the dialogue and situations to illustrate his themes, but finds these somewhat insufficient.
This theme plays a tremendous role in what the basis of this book is. When confronted with the truth, he is uncertain about admitting his error, probably because he had never fathomed the idea of the accusers being wrong. Imagine if they had to accuse other people of witchcraft just to save there job, and social. She is an orphan, an unmarried, dependent teenager and worst of all, for her especially in the patriarchal Puritan society a female. Parris, who believes that Betty cannot bear to hear the Lord's name.
The claims of witchery caused calamity throughout the village, neighbors turning on one another; friends accusing each other just to salvage their own lives. Therefore, are used to describe tone. Miller portrays Proctor as a decidedly modern character, who eschews superstition for rationality and expresses skepticism for the trappings of organized religion, particularly Parris's obsession with hellfire and damnation. This is only my opinion though, it is not a fact and it cannot be proven that the play is more fact than fiction or the other way around. Hale holds the contradictory belief that they cannot rely on superstition to solve the girls' problems but that they may find a supernatural explanation for the events. Finally Abigail blames Tituba, claiming that Tituba made her and Betty drink chicken blood. The first and perhaps most reprehensible of these characters is the Reverend Samuel Parris, a man who symbolizes the particular quality of moral repression and paranoia that drive the trials.
Putnam accuses her of witchcraft. Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin—his affair with Abigail Williams—that proves his downfall. It is also arguable that John is motivated to save his wife and his friends. People who don't conform aren't trusted. However, there were other factors as well, such as Abigail Williams' affair with John Proctor, the secret grudges that neighbors held against each other, and the physical and economic differences between the citizens of Salem Village.
The character of Reverend Hale fights a battle between what ideasl have been engraved in his mind by books and society, and what he feels in his soul is truly right. We have the major characters, John. The themes that I will be discussing in this essay are lying, good vs. However, during the Salem Witch Trials in the spring and summer of 1692; lies, deceit, and false accusations became common currency. Griggs can find no cure for Betty's ailment. In 1692, this mere situation was a horrendous reality for the people of Salem, Massachusetts in The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. Proctor asks why it must be written down.
Because suspicions were at an all-time high, petty accusations were made out to be witchcraft, and bad business deals. Abigail Williams is a manipulative evil person throughout The Crucible; she can be characterized as manipulative because she influences the girls. He is often cursed with the feeling of guilt for letting Hester. Also in the beginning R. It is a dramatization of these trials where more than 200 people were accused of conjuring spirits and practising witchcraft and some were executed.