Due to this and judge Danforths ego he sends many people to their deaths still claiming innocence. Not only does Danforth refuse to hear opposition to the existence of witchcraft he creates the front that anyone who doubts that witchcraft is in Salem is trying to undermine the court (p. ). However it is apparent that he just does not want his authority to be questioned or his reputation tarnished. Danforth and Abigail are able to accomplish this becaus... ... middle of paper ... .... Their beliefs that the girls are right has forced them to fear that they might be accused next. Abigail even dares say this to Danforth "Let you beware, Mr. Danforth.
Tituba’s accusations were unreliable because she was trying to do anything she could to save her life. Others were also accused by the girls. These women were generally unpopular or strange in some way, so it was easy for them to be targets of the girls accusations. For these girls, who were at the center of the town’s attention and perhaps had no real understanding of the seriousness of their accusati... ... middle of paper ... ... Conscience where he stated that it would be better that ten witches were allowed to go unpunished rather than one innocent person be put to death. Finally the reasonable citizens were speaking out against the unfairness of the trial.
In “The Possibility of Evil,” the reader’s attention is immediately piqued by use of the word evil in the title. The small quaint setting and the perfect image of Miss Strangeworth were deceptive. She may have had “pretty little dimples” but when she did not agree with others she would “frown a little and sound stern” (“Possibility” 1). The initial descriptive language makes the reader begin to question this “so-called” town matriarch. Later it is revealed that she secretly wrote her letters and never signed her name because it “did not belong on such trash” (“Possibility” 5).
(Shakespeare 5.2.324). She dies because of the same reason why she even got herself into the whole mess, her bemused and abstractedness. Queen Gertrude was much too out of the picture to have been involved in any of Claudius? plots. She may have been unfaithful to King Hamlet and made some mistakes, but that does not mean she was involved in his murder.
This is like punishment for the parents who are totally innocent. All they wanted to was keep their children healthy. Both the group of girls and the social workers, who have done wrong, get no punishment. The Judges and preachers try to get the people the girls accused of being witches to confess to being witches so they can have mercy on them. Most of them will not do this.
In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Gertrude is a woman who is also a queen that harms no one but the terrible comprehension to the situation at hand greatly affect the outcome of events. Out of the two female characters in Hamlet, Gertrude and Ophelia, are not self-confident. The actions of Gertrude will indefinitely lead up to the demise of her and some other characters in the play. The readers first see that in Act 1, Scene 2 the poor judgment of her character is her biggest flaw. A regular mother to a grieving child should know that a child needs their mother to get pass this terrible event and Gertrude does not notice how insensitive she is being to Hamlet.
However, the Putnams are also jealous of people who are able to have children. In this scene, Mrs. Putnam says to Rebecca Nurse, “But I must! You think it God’s work you should never lose a child, nor grandchild either, and I bury all but one? There are wheels within wheels in this village, and fives within fires!” (1.568-572). Mrs. Putnam has had 7 miscarriages and 1 girl who is now bewitched.
She starts crying, but afterwards she begins to think of all the positive things that come from his death. Her sister, Josephine goes upstairs to make sure she is okay,and once she finds out she is they come down. As they walk down the stairs she sees the door being opened and her husband comes in. Having her heart condition, she dies. The doctors thought “she had died from heart disease-of joy that kills.” However, she didn't die from the joy of getting to see her living husband but from losing her future filled with freedom.
Vengeance is the main theme of The Crucible. The people of the town of Salem were not united, but instead, distrusted and disliked each other. During the court trials, the girls started accusing certain people that they didn't like of dealing with witchcraft. For example, Abigail Williams couldn't forget John Proctor even though their affair was over. She believed that if his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, was out of the way, Abigail and John would be together again.
The people that were getting accused of were tested of being a witch and they had got harmed and injured in various ways until proven they were a witch even if they really were not. As people started accusing each other they were afraid of being tested as if they were a witch and did not want to get caught or even if they were not a witch they just did not want to get hurt. And by the suspiciousness of one another, everyone ended up getting somewhat hurt either they were killed, and or was hanging on half alive and put in jail, even if they may have been innocent. Meanwhile the judges have no evidence to prove who really is a witch or not. The girls just tried to make themselves look innocent by accusing innocent people and when they did that particular person automatically had to prove to the judge how they are actually innocent.