This era of history is known as the Salem Witch Trials. The baby will never get to know his or her daddy. We are introduced to the character of Abigail Williams in the very first scene. This leads to mass hysteria within the town. The author of the play has chosen one unique symbol he reveals in his story. Abigail also accused Elizabeth of stabbing her with a needle.
Proctor is the tragic hero of the story. An allegory is a story with an obvious meaning but if you look deeper into it, there is another meaning. Anything believed to be a contradiction of their religious moral code is deemed to be sin, and directly connected to the devil. As guilt grows in a person's life it eventually begins to have a deteriorating effect on the individual. Hale is the chemical that cause the conflict to come into full swing between Elizabeth and John Proctor.
The enemies of the Church hated him because he was converting many to Christianity. The Puritans in those times were very strict in personal habits and morality; swearing, drunkenness and gambling would be punished. Using the Trials as the setting has strong suits, such as allowing him to compare McCarthyism indirectly and the events related strongly with society, and weaknesses, including the time period being so long-standing that it is not a modern example in their era and the idea of witches is farfetched compared to Communism. The Salem Witch Trials were a historical event that has been repeated throughout history. Society teaches these girls that their physical urges are unnatural, even sinful. They started to develop their own ideas about what might have happened and began to assume it had something to do with witchcraft.
The witch-hunt begins when Abigail is at the age of seventeen. The people of the village in which this all takes place are clearly divided on the issues of what is fact and what is fiction, but most are confused when it comes to who is really telling the truth. When laws are structured with no fellow feeling, people will eventually replace using logic to make decisions and resort to suspicions about those around them. As an example, when she was condemned he did what was possible in order to save her life. Others, like John Proctor, are not willing to live anymore because their reputation has been spoiled. Life is not worth sacrificing if it does not accomplish something for the greater good of others or humanity.
She is a dominant figure in the play who is both malicious and manipulative. Joseph McCarthy started doing trials on those he thought were communist, but he had no evidence for it. Today the film is regarded as an allegory for the McCarthy hearings, though it also provides an intimate look into the closed societies of colonial America. Reverend Parris does not care about anything except his reputation and what people think of him. He cares too much about himself, but his goal is to fight the Devil. Three young boys were murdered on May 5, 1993 Leveritt 5.
John shows how he really values his reputation especially in the last act, act four. She is initially perceived as being wild bright and proud. A severe test or trial. The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller in response to highly personal accusations, crystallises the cyclical nature of witch-hunts and the dangers inherent in allowing them to recur. Ironically, during a series of questions, John fails to name all ten of the commandments.
A poppet is somewhat of a voodoo doll, which Mary Warren In Arthur Miller 's The Crucible, the main character Abigail Williams is to blame for the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, Abigail Williams remained a static character throughout the book. Which differences do you consider minor? Elizabeth is trying to make her husband turn in Abigail as a witch. The town was placed in hysteria by some of the town girls such as, Abigail, Tituba, and Mary Warren. This environment uncovers an assortment of different hidden thoughts and attitudes. In modern day Danvers an outbreak of a mystery Crucible could be defined as a severe test, whereas in The Crucible, all of the townspeople were put to trial when it came to the assumption of witchcraft being used in Salem, Massachusetts.
Those following Abigail are considered to be holy men that are full of honesty and justice, but the play shows that even those who are thought to be respectable and right, like people of government or community leaders can bring death to innocent people if they are driven by something wrong. Hysteria can influence the way people act and think. The whole play revolves around people not brave enough to stand up and take responsibility. Why did he do that? All of these are examples as to why Abigail used a previous event in order to manipulate many characters in The Crucible. Throughout the play Reverend Hale contributed to both sides of the arguments.
The play starts off with these 14 girls who cry out witchcraft. She is cunning and determined to get whatever she wants - everything that Elizabeth is not. This misplaced anger grew to vengeance and only led to more fear. Power in Salem grew in 1962 at the start of the Salem Witch trials. Mass hysteria is a condition affecting a group of persons, characterized by excitement or anxiety, irrational behavior or beliefs, or inexplicable symptoms of illness.