Abigail tries to get him to come back to her constantly, but John gives his love to his wife Elizabeth Proctor and shuts Abigail away. This leads John to the conclusion that the reason Abigail lies about witchcraft in Salem is because she wants Elizabeth Proctor dead to be with John
John’s character in the beginning of the story may seem kind of suspicious of how he doesn’t want anyone to know of how he cheated on his wife, and that at first he would do anything just so that no one would find out. As the story goes on you start to feel that John’s character is changing. You can see this because at first he didn’t want anyone to know, and now he feels really guilty and wants to confess to his wife, so that Elizabeth doesn’t have to suffer for what he has done. John then was with a girl Mary Warren at the court and was also trying to help put Abigail to shame for lying, but then Mary Warren is getting accused for being a witch and turns on John saying “You’re a Devil’s man. I’ll not hang with you!
Reverend Hale tried to help Proctor as much as he could but all he could do was convince Proctor to plead guilty to the charges. If John pleads guilty to the charges, he will have to spend a short time in jail; but when he is asked to sign a paper to make it known to all that he was with the devil, he could not. His integrity was too strong to let him lie to himself or in any way, tie his name to a lie. Reverend Hale tries to convince Elizabeth to save her husband, but she admits that at last, John is at peace with himself, and she won’t interfere with that. His choice was to die an honorable and honest man.
Giles Corey was imprisoned for contempt of the court and later charged with being involved in witchcraft. Unlike others Giles was not hanged since he did not agree or deny charges of witchcraft. “He would not answer aye of nay to his indictment, for if he denied the charge they’d hang him surely, and auction out his property “(Miller 135). Giles was pressed with rocks until he accepted the charges; however Giles stayed mute and died when his chest could not bear anymore weight of the rocks. Giles denies charges in order to pass down his land to his son and takes painful death.
No matter what way John chooses there is going to be guilt, regret, and consequences. After John decides that losing his family name is not an option, and will be hanged instead, many of his close friends try to stop him, but surprisingly Elizabeth does not. Right before his hanging she says, “‘He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him’” (145)! Here Elizabeth is well aware how much it is hurting and how hard it will be without him, but the one thing she will not do is take away his dignity.
He insisted that it was not his wife’s intention to leave him for another man, so he rather lie to himself and the readers to make them believe that she was kidnapped by Bigfoot, a harry beast. A man really needs to pay close attention to his wife because by not showing your spouse or girlfriend how much you truly care for her and appreciate her, it will make her feel worthless and unappreciated, and it is highly likely that she will search for someone else who will make her feel special, and would provide her with the attention that a woman deserves. In its companion piece, “I am Bigfoot,” Carlson lets Bigfoot speak for himself, and as a
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor's fatal flaw was his overwhelming hubris that made him eventually succumb to his death. Pride plays an interesting role in the life of John Proctor in The Crucible. As spoken by John Proctor near the end of the play, "Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies!
When the witch trials begin, Reverend Hale questions John and asks him to recite the Ten Commandments and misses one Commandment (ironically, the Commandment regarding adultery), and thus begins Proctor’s quest to prove himself not to be of the devil. Later on in the play, Proctor makes a false confession to save his life, however, he tears it up stating “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another name in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies!” (Miller 143). The previous quote is important to Proctor’s crucible because it proves that he has failed his quest and has given in rather than continuing to try and prove he is not an associate of the
Due to Desdemona’s never ending, continuous love for Othello, she ultimately played a role in her own death. The love Desdemona feels for Othello is seen in the fact that she goes against her family and marries the man she loves, not the man that may necessarily be more suited for her. Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, believes that Othello lures Desdemona away with his witchcraft and that her life would be much better if they never married. However, Desdemona ignores her father’s instruction; despite the fact Brabantio believes their relationship is unnatural: “She [Desdemona] is abused, stol’n from me and corrupted by spells and medicines bought of mountebanks; for natures so preposterously to err, being not deficit, blind or lame of sense, sans witchcraft could not” (Othello, 1.3.60-64). At first, Brabantio believes that his daughter was tricked by Othello, that he stole her away with his magic spells and witchcraft.
Hamlet and Ophelia should not marry as it is essential for Hamlet to stay away from Ophelia to fake his insanity and also, Hamlet accuses Ophelia as being deceptive and he currently detests love and marriage. To carry out his plan to avenge his father’s death, Hamlet has to make everyone believe that he has gone insane and Ophelia might jeopardize that very plan, as she is too submissive to her father. This is known from the line, “I shall obey, my lord” (I.iii.136). In this quote, Ophelia shows abundance of her obedience to Laertes, her father. Laertes is Claudius’s right hand man and if he got hold of the information that Hamlet is faking insanity, he would unquestionably report it to the king and that will foil Hamlet’s quest for revenge in the future.