This is a problem because if he wants to save everyone he has to sign his name to a piece of paper saying that he is a witch but he cannot do that because he is to proud of his name to tarnish it with such a thing, and in return he dies and cannot save the community. John proctor is a tragic hero in the novel The Crucible because he won’t let himself ruin his name. Edward Murray says “John Proctor is a physically powerful, distrustful of authority, and strong willed. Struggling against his own fears and guilt, reshaped by a new understanding of self at the end of the play.” In this quote Edward is saying that John is a strong willed person that struggles against his own fears. Meaning that he wants to save the community by admitting to everyone that Abigail is just trying to get back at Elizabeth, but his own fears of what the people will then think of him is holding him back from being the savior of the community.
When the men were hung, Mr. Davies thought he had failed at his responsibility and was a poor leader. Mr. Tetley believed the three men were guilty and he convinced most of the people to believe they were guilty. Mr. Davies has a very strong argument but I, personally, cannot agree with it. He did the most he could to protect their lives. If he had shared Martin’s letter to his wife, the men would not have been hung, but Martin asked Mr. Davies to keep the letter private and he respected Martin’s request.
He died February 10, 2005. In this story a man was put to test to see what he valued more life or his beliefs. Integrity is a crucial theme in The Crucible and it is a big struggle for many of the characters in the story. The fact is that if they did show integrity and claimed the had not made a pact with the devil they were seen as liars and would hang for being witches, but when they would “confess” to trafficking with the devil they would be jailed. Though lying is a sin, many villagers chose to set aside their beliefs and “confess” to these allegations of witchery.
There are some good points and also has bad points in the two stories. In “Gregory”, the soldiers gave Gregory two chances to escape because they are justice but he didn’t. And in “Just-”.The barber wanted to kill Captain Torres to save more people. But at last he didn’t because he still want to live in the world peaceful. However, justice is still the most part in both stories.
Most people would think that Bob’s actions are more permissible because, he did not physically take someone’s life. Both Bob and Camilla are playing the role of “god” because they are interfering with the worker’s natural fate. They are both making choices on who gets to live and who gets to die, where not everyone can be saved. They are also making decisions based on their own self-interest. If Bob were to walk away from the scene he would have to live with a bad conscience that he let all those men die, same with Camilla.
Abigail was the kind of character that had a good mind but used it for the bad and not for the good. She is far superior to the other in the village intellectually and demonstrates this when she greedily persuades her fellow girlfriends to play along in her lies and hysteria. The lies about Elizabeth Proctor being a witch don’t pay off in the end because John Proctor testifies against her. This was something the he did not want to do because it made him look like he wasn’t the honest person everyone thought he was but he knew he had to do it for his and Elizabeth’s sake. Although John Proctor is executed, he went down knowing that he did what was right by choosing
I think he wanted to do this so that no one would figure out what he was really trying to do. He especially did not want Claudius to find out that he was trying to prove his guilt in the murder of his father, most likely in fear that he would do the same to him once he knew. This shows that he was being careful and cautious. The reason that Hamlet waited so long to act upon Claudius and get revenge was not because he couldn't decide when or how to do it, but because he wanted to make sure that Claudius really killed his father and was first proven guilty of it. He couldn't just kill him because of what a ghost had told him, most people would never believe that.
Because of their sins, the townsfolk have guilt and blame others to free themselves of it. People call out names for the witch-hunt on behalf of God; but in reality, they blame others to avoid dealing with their guilt. These accusations make the townspeople turn on their neighbors and friends, ultimately adding to the intensity of the witch trials. In contrast to the townsfolk, Giles deals with his guilt. He asks Reverend Hale to resolve his curiosity about what his wife Martha might be reading behind his back, but instead rouses the town’s suspicion of Martha being a witch.
In 1692, the Salem witch trials led to much chaos and confusion. Approximately nineteen victims were killed due to the accusation of witchcraft practice. Specific characters led to the controversy of the witch trials causing conflict between the innocent and the guilty. Reverend Hale is a revered individual of the court in the beginning of the play due to the witch trials because he stands by the authority and its laws. As the play continues he later realizes the blasphemy of the court's accusations and tries his best to stop the trial and saved all the innocent people.
Unfortunately, this greed also killed some people; His goal was to get as much land as possible by nearly any means possible. This meant that he accused his neighbors of being witches so they would be gone and their land would be up-for-grabs, which would allow him to essentially grow his land onto theirs. He could have overcome this greed by asking himself “How would I feel if I knew I were wrongfully going to be killed just so some other guy can get my land?” Like Abagail, he also failed to come to his senses and ended up causing the deaths of some more people. Lastly, Judge Hawthorne had a lot of pride, too much pride. Being the Judge for the Salem witch trials, his word was considered law.