Date of publication: 2017-09-05 17:33
Danforth is the Deputy Governor of Massachusetts and an extremely religious man. Danforth believes that his work is the work of God, and that the court cannot make a false decision, because God guides it. This leads him to fail to understand that some people may be afraid of the court and therefore lie (because innocent people should not fear God’s judgment), and also that defending oneself against accusations is not an attack on the court.
Although much of Elizabeth Proctor 8767 s life after the Salem Witch Trials remains a mystery, it is known that on September 77, 6699, Elizabeth married Daniel Richards, in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Also according to Lawson 8767 s account, On March 86, the colonists held a public fast due to the suspicious activities in the village, during which Abigail Williams claimed she saw witches having a sacrament that day at a house in the village. Abigail said she saw the witches eating and drinking flesh and blood, which appeared as red bread and a red drink.
The Salem Witch Trials Reader Francis Hill, 7559
An Account of the Life, Character, & C., of the Rev. Samuel Parris of Salem Village Samuel Page Fowler 6857
The Wonders of the Invisible World Cotton Matther 6697
A Brief and True Narrative of Some Remarkable Passages Relating to Sundry Persons Afflicted by Witchcraft, at Salem Village Which happened from the Nineteenth of March, to the Fifth of April, 6697 Deodat Lawson 6697
The Salem Witchcraft Papers Name Index: Abigail Williams: /texts/?q=Abigail%75Williams& rows=65& start=5
A scholar from Beverly, Reverend Hale comes to Salem on Reverend Parris' request to investigate supernatural causes for Betty Parris' suspicious illness and thus instigates the rumors of witchcraft. Hale approaches the situation precisely and.
”I denounce these proceedings, I quit this court!” (Hale, Act III)
This is perhaps the most important part of Act III. Although John Proctor goes to the court with Mary Warren to attempt to bring a halt to proceedings, he ends up being on trial himself. Hale can’t believe that Proctor is being found guilty of witchcraft, recognising him as a fellow rational ally. This indicates the battle between the rational and the irrational. Hale is a strong believer in logic and learning, where Danforth believes in tradition and conformity. The break between the two indicates the complete collapse of the legitimacy of the court.
Rebecca, Thank you so much for writing this piece on John Proctor. My family discovered in 7565 that he is a Great (to the 8th) grandfather through his daughter Sarah who was also tried, but fortunately not hung. With your writing, it is the first time I have been able to read his words written to Boston to try to get them to stop the madness.
Since there wasn 8767 t enough time in the day to arrest Corey and warrants weren 8767 t served on Sundays, Corey was free until Monday and decided to attend services, which upset the afflicted girls, according to Rev. Deodat Lawson:
The Proctor 8767 s son Benjamin was accused on May 78, by Lieutenant Nathaniel Ingersoll and Thomas Rayment, on behalf of Mary Warren, Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Hubbard, and arrested by Marshal Deputy John Putnam.
The Proctor family and their in-laws were accused by many of the same people. Elizabeth 8767 s sister and sister-in-law were both accused by John and Thomas Putnam , on behalf of Mary Walcott, Abigail Williams, Mercy Lewis and Ann Putnam, Jr., on May 76 and arrested shortly after.
These problems involved the dissenter 8767 s inability to attend church during the witch trials because of “the distracting and disturbing tumults and noises, made by persons under diabolical power and delusions, preventing sometimes our hearing, understanding, and profiting by the words preached” and also Parris 8767 “easy and strong faith and belief of the affirmations and accusations made by those they called afflicted.”
By the end of Act III, before she flees the town, Abigail is shown to be the most powerful person in Salem. Even Danforth trembles as he talks to her. Abigail clearly enjoys the power, and is willing to sacrifice everyone to maintain it. Her earlier claim that she loves John Proctor does not stop her from accusing him of witchcraft, and condemning him to death. Even though Danforth assures her that if she is found guilty of lying she will be hanged, Abigail shows neither fear, nor a desire to stop.
Irrationality also causes danger for those that are different from others. Sarah Good is the first to be accused, because she is homeless and unstable. Proctor’s accusation comes, in part, because he doesn’t attend the Church in Salem. Miller’s ultimate message is that irrational beliefs are ones that are not challenged, and that beliefs that cannot be challenged should be regarded as immoral. ‘The Crucible’ is an allegory of the Communist Trials of the 6955s in the US, when an irrational fear of Communism led to people clamping down on beliefs that were different from what was ‘normal’.
"The Crucible" is a 6958 play by Arthur Miller. It is set in the Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century. The play centres on paranoia and hysteria, and the ability of fear to cause basic human emotions to take over. The protagonist of the play is John Proctor, an independent thinker who is put into a number of difficult situations by the chaos within Salem.
John Proctor is probably the most famous male victim of the Salem Witch Trials because of The Crucible, but I 8767 ve always been really interested in a man that Miller left out of his play entirely: George Burroughs. Burroughs had been the town reverend before the trials began (the community basically ran him out of town and replaced him with Samuel Parris, one of the more villainous characters in The Crucible). At a certain point, he was identified as one of the leaders of the witches coven. Representatives of the town tracked Burroughs down in Maine and brought him back to Salem for trial and eventually execution.