John denies Abigail saying that it will never happen because he loves his wife. Their relationship isn’t the strongest but love is there. This so called love drives Abigail to accuse Johns wife of witchcraft so that she is to be hanged for committing sins against the bible. She thinks that killing Johns wife would make him love her even though John has told her otherwise so many times already. Her actions actually hurt John greatly throughout the story.
John told Judge Danforth and the other residing judges about his act of adultery with Abigail. They brought in John’s wife, Elizabeth, and she denied that John had committed adultery. Therefore, no one to believed John (Miller 1309-11). John is not punished for committing adultery, but he is hung for supposedly committing witchcraft
John will not confess and he is hanged for his refusal to publicly admit to conspiring to witchcraft. Because of his affair with Abigail Williams John Proctor is wrongfully hanged. John felt too ashamed about his affair to immediately go to the court and testify against Abigail. John is forced to chose to blacken his good name or to be hanged for a crime he never committed. John chooses to die a courageous death instead of tell lies.
Proctor tries to prevent Elizabeth from being hanged. He also admits that he lusted with Abigail. Elizabeth lies to the court, telling the first lie she has ever told. She lied to save her husband though. Abigail is accusing everyone of witchcraft to clear her name.
When he could just simply stand up for what he believes in like John does. Reverend Hale believes the girls are liars but never tries to prove it or put an end to the trials. That is why he isn’t this stories tragic hero. When at the same time John risks everything to tell the truth, yes what John did with Abigail was adultery, which is in the Ten Commandments. But God does believe in forgiveness of your sins and his truth was his forgiveness.
Not only does she deny doing witchcraft, she also manages to accuse Tituba of having full responsibility while she is the one who starts the whole thing. At the end of the chapter, she also frames some other citizens, saying that she sees them with the Devil. Her affair with John Proctor is furthermore exposed to the audience. Betty, Reverend Parris’s daughter, reveals that Abigail attempts to drink blood as a charm in order to kill Elizabeth Proctor, who is John Proctor’s wife. Moreover, when Reverend Parris confronts Abigail about being fired by Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail denies any wrongdoings.
This denouncement of Mr. Putnam brought down an accusation upon his wife. He then stands strong against the court and brings forth a deposition, written by him, to help him free his wife. Contained within this deposition was the testimony of an unnamed individual within the community pointing out Thomas Putnam’s malicious motives to accuse his neighbors of witchcraft and buy their land after they had had there land auctioned off by the local government. Danforth then turns to Giles and asks who this person was. With the knowledge that this innocent man would then be accused of witchcraft as well, the courageous Giles refuses to reveal this innocent man’s name.
The witches give Banquo the prediction of “‘Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none’ ” (Shakespeare 9). The reason to blame the witches is because before this prediction Macbeth and Banquo were best friends. Then when Macbeth becomes king he fears that Banquo will try to kill him because he knows that Banquo’s heirs will some day have the crown. Macbeth no longer trusts Banquo and is driving crazy thinking that his friend will come after just to make sure that Macbeth’s heirs will never get the crown, so Macbeth orders the death of both Banquo and his son to make sure that there is no one else to take the crown away from him. The only reason Banquo is murdered is because Macbeth becomes paranoid after the witches prediction.
Even though Macbeth chose to murder Duncan, he first shows guilt and regret for it when telling his wife of the voices he heard after killing Duncan. He believes that the voices are correct and that he will never be able to sleep again so his emotions start to take over his thinking. Macbeth had killed the King so he was already headed down the slippery slope of sin, so after Macbeth killed Duncan, he killed the two King’s Chamberlains to have murderers that could not be questioned as his alibi. He was already too caught up in his future potential that he did not care anymore what he did or who he killed. It was Macbeth’s frame of mind to murder whoever so that he may be king that started his
He thinks that by killing anyone who stands in his way he wont feel guilt and will be safe. He has a weak character and he seeks help from the three witches, so he could know about his future and what it has in store for him. Lady Macbeth does accept responsibility. When Macbeth and Lady Macbeth killed the king, Macbeth was very hesitant, but Lady Macbeth was calm. She said to "Leave the rest to me" (1.6 72) and after the murder she took all the responsibility herself There is no perfect leader.