In both the article and the play, men protect their own by sacrificing their own lives. This contributed to the serving image we get from the women of the play. A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. Abigail Williams loved John Proctor and she believed that he loved her too. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. E: Additionally, in Act One, Proctor is represented as an outspoken, forthright and independent man within the village. Samuel Parris is a minister that is terrified that the town will throw him out for being associated with witch craft.
Parris was a selfish man who only cared about his reputation. Act I Analysis: We get a glimpse of Abigail Williams' ruthless nature. Among the people of reason arose, Reverend Hale, who displayed both sides of the hysteria. When his niece Abigail makes a partial confession, however, and goes on to accuse Tituba of witchcraft, Parris switches from denial to acceptance of witchcraft as the cause. He uses false accusations and assumptions during cases. I've learned that fear limits you and your vision.
Second, the court is ruled by hypocrites and corruption. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. She is portrayed as a weak girl, who gets in the witchcraft plot way over her head. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her what she is. Nervously, he says to Judge Danforth, ''Andover have thrown out the court, they say, and will have no part of witchcraft. To Danforth: A man will not cast away his good name.
The girls came up with the witchcraft ideas so that Abigail could take revenge on Elizabeth Proctor for being married to the man she loves. Elizabeth and Abigail were known in the Salem community for their attitude, personality, and their actions. There is danger for me! I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart! I never knew what pretense Salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men! Okay, Maybe Witchcraft In desperation, Reverend Parris begins to bend toward the idea of witchcraft - not because he believes it is likely to help his daughter, but because it seems the best way for him to save face with his congregation. His wife, Elizabeth Proctor is very forgiving of his sin, but John has his mind set that he will not confess to anyone else, in fear of ruining his good name, and reputation. She fully understands the ramifications of being found guilty of witchcraft, which makes her faulty accusations all the more disturbing.
Some in the town have been showing their disdain for Reverend Parris: ''Tonight, when I opened my door to leave my house - a dagger clattered to the ground,'' Parris blubbers to Judge Danforth, ''You cannot hang this sort. The affair between John and Abigail resulted in the start accusations of witchcraft and the major accusations of working with the devil. Two characters that were mainly at fault were Danforth and Abigail. Hale tells Danforth not to be hasty, let Proctor come back with a lawyer later. She shown as weak, because as soon as things get rough she fails at making things right.
I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. Abigail Williams manipulates the residents of Salem in order to gain authority over John Proctor and God, while the men slowly lose their authority to hysteria and Abigail. It basically helps in separating pure and impure substances. He continues to fervently support the court until it becomes no longer popular. Martha Corey is being accused of witchcraft. Due to the defiling of the Church and Laws, many lives were lost, ruined, and gloomy Works Cited Miller, Arthur. Supervisors, superiors and those in the legitimate power positions should implement an affirmative action plan within the workplace and follow this with anti-harassment training for their employees in order to correct discrimination and to prevent future occurrence.
I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse. Husbands control their wives and children, males work and earn money, males control the high court and because of the Patriarchy they also run the church itself, another source of power. Reverend Hale put his mind and used his religious powers to get what he wanted. For Proctor, we quickly realize, their relationship belongs to the past—while he may still be attracted to her, he is desperately trying to put the incident behind him. Let him look to medicine and put out all thought of unnatural causes here. The main motives would usually be derivatives of envy and fear.
After Parris's initial denial of witchcraft and then his clearly self serving turn toward it, his subsequent fervent interest in the witch trials is immediately suspect. The third person whom abuses their power was Deputy Governor Danforth who speaks with imperious authority. Elizabeth: You were alone with her? Abigail's first step to gaining power over Proctor was having an affair with him, which eventually led to her goal to take Elizabeth's place. As the play progresses Miler depicts how the trials infringe the morals and values of the Puritans, which promoted loyalty to the lord, communal interaction, and an oppressive code of conduct that frowned upon any unusual or rebellious behavior. This can also be observed in The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller in the 20th century, and taking place in the 17th century.