Due to his high pride, when he was accused, he would not give up his own name and say that he was a witch. He is a true tragic hero because of one error in his life which he made led to his downfall. First, the most important event of the play is John’s sin of adultery. In lust of passion John wandered from his sick wife and found himself in bed with Abigail Williams, his house servant. His wife, Elizabeth, would later of his infidelity and forgave him, but he never forgave himself.
The townspeople spread rumors that there are witches lurking throughout the the town that have put the girls under their spells. This causes Reverend Parris to send for Reverend Hale, an expert in witchcraft and the devil's work, who hopes to rid the town of all witchcraft. John Proctor, a local farmer, asks Abigail to stop accusing innocent people and start telling the truth about what happened in the forest. Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor's wife, excused Abigail from their house because she found out about an affair between Abigail and John. She lies to the court when she is asked about John’s affair to save him from any punishment.
Abigail then gives her a valid explanation for dancing in the woods, but in an aggressive manner, "I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!" There are 7 deadly sins: · Gluttony · Pride · Sloth · Lust · Envy · Vanity · Greed Abigail breaks three of them: Pride - Abigail was very proud of her name, she took great pride in it, she said to P... ... middle of paper ... ...fter she finds out that he has committed adultery, she found it very hard to forgive. She blamed herself for her lack of affection and having such a, "cold house." She did not feel worthy of John, she says, "forgive me John." If he had not been hanged, it would have worked out.
The Crucible is based on a true story so the setting is real. Act 1 The Crucible starts out in the bedroom of Betty Parris, the sick daughter of the towns preacher Samuel Parris. The village people began to spread the rumor that witchcraft is the cause of Bettys illness. The Reverend John Hale is sent for by Mr. Parris to find out what is happening, because Hale is a investigator on strange events involving witchcraft. Samuel accuses and questions Abigail Williams, his niece, of dancing and chanting around a fire in the woods with Betty and his slave, Tituba to conjure up evil sprits.
Local farmer, John Proctor, is a deeply honest man and he suspects Abigail of being a fraud. However, Proctor has a guilty secret to protect – an affair with the juvenile Abigail when she was a servant in his house. This proves to be his tragic flaw. Jealous and vindictive, Abigail accuses Proctor’s wife of dealings with the devil, and as the hysteria grows, Proctor hesitates to expose Abigail in fear of having his secret exposed and losing his good name. Old grudges and religious zeal result in tragedy, as innocent people are hanged for witchcraft, others are jailed, and a c... ... middle of paper ... ...o witnessing witchcraft before his good conscious prevails.
In “The Crucible,” Written by Arthur Miller, for tells the story of a witch hunt that took place in the small puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1962. Reverend Parris is walking down the forest, when he spots a group of girls, including his niece, dancing around a fire. He was convince that they were practicing witchcraft, which was true but he didn’t know it. Abigail wanted to kill a woman named Elizabeth, who was John Proctor’s wife. Proctor was a local farmer who had an affair with Abigail.
Salem is a Puritan town and when some girls were caught dancing in the forest by the town minister, two of the girls fall into a coma- like state and it isn’t long before rumors of witchcraft fill the town. The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller that is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials, which took place in Salem, Massachusetts. One of the girls caught dancing was Abigail Williams. Not wanting to get into trouble, Abigail blames Tituba, a black slave, for enticing her to sin. Tituba confesses to seeing the Devil and also tells the court that she saw people with the Devil.
The Crucible is set in the town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. We open in the home of Reverend Parris, who is trying desperately to wake his daughter Betty. Betty is in a strange state of sleep and the doctor can find no cure. As a result, whispers of witchcraft are spreading through the town. Parris has sent for the Minister Hale, an expert in witchcraft to come and dispel these rumors and his own fears.
Out of rage he kills the guards; this is the first murder Macbeth commits without consulting Lady Macbeth. The next morning Malcom and Donalbain flee the country because t... ... middle of paper ... ...lusion one example of light is when Lady Macbeth finds out that King Duncan is coming to the castle. She says that she wants the darkness to cover her for when King Duncan is murdered. She makes Macbeth murder Duncan because he looks too much like her father when he sleeps. Therefore Lady Macbeth has to go retrieve it because Macbeth is too traumatized to return.
As the girls’ conspiracy continues, controversy arise over their truthfulness; people choose sides often lying themselves to support their side, further altering the lives of all involved. Abigail Williams forms a continuous string of deceitful lies about the presence of witchcraft in Salem and her involvement with it, triggering the beginning of the trials and causing mayhem to permeate the town. Playwright Arthur Miller characterizes Abigail as "a strikingly beautiful girl, an orphan, with an endless capacity for dissembling"(8). Her fabrications induce calamity in Salem, and entangles many innocent people in her slanderous web of stories. In most cases, Abigail lies to evade discomfort or punishment.