Another significant value of the Puritans was pride. Pride meant a great deal to them, without it their life was not worth living. Right at the beginning of the play there is an example of this. Which is when Reverend Parris worries that word of his daughter and niece being involved in witchcraft will get out. The reason that this concerns Parris is because he takes a lot of pride in his reputation with the church.
His aunt and the congregation want him to go up and get saved, be obedient and step up to the pulpit. What is the meaning of being “saved” in a young Langston mind? He state’s “So I decided that maybe to save further trouble, I’d better lie, too, and say that Jesus Had come, and get up and be saved”. (198) Can we say that young Langston, at this moment, over looks his own beliefs, so he can meet the expectations of the congregation. Langston loses his faith because of how Auntie Reed tells him that “when you were saved you saw a light, and something happened to you inside” (197).
He wish to have seen Jesus because is seems lost of religion. He says Jesus and himself are the same but the difference is that know one know if Jesus committed a crime but they know the misfit did because they have papers on him (136). 7. Climax- The climax of the story is about how the grandmother saw herself as a higher person but with resulting in a chat with a killer, she realizes that everybody is human, with this she experiences an epiphany, a moment of grace. 8.
He gets absolutely passionate when enacting his work as a lawyer : « He emphasised his words by tapping his knuckles on the table » and really invests all his energy in this case. He disapproved of the Ewells unjust accusation of the so-called rape 'commited' by Tom Robinson as he knows he is innocent , and tries to the best of his abilities to win this case to be able to save the poor man from death penalty, but even if he knows that the Ewels are lying he still feels compassion for Mayella, he treats her politely , « I won't try to scare you for a while...», ««... Miss Mayella », said Atticus in
Hale arrives admired by the people, who all want him to claim it was witchcraft that has occurred. Although unsure, he understands he is being led toward the conclusion of witchcraft by the town’s false pretences and mass hysteria. He begins to see a weakness in the position of the townspeople of Salem and tries to not let common accusations be the support for his diagnosis. The conversations that Hale has demonstrate the evolution of his mindset. In Act II, Hale is traveling around the town, going house-to-house, searching for accused women to warn them that their names have been mentioned in the court.
He was trying to scare her to get the truth out of her. Proctor is a strong Christian and really proves it in the quotes. Another one of the qualities of Proctor being a tragic hero is his quest for truth. He wants the truth about everybody. The quote “But I know the child’s sickness had naught to do with witchcraft" (Miller 169) shows that he is sure the child is not sick due to witchcraft, but to natural causes.
Rachel Morpeth Honors American Lit- 2 Ms. Story December 1, 2009 Reverend Benevolent Reverend Hale is perhaps the most complex and dynamic character in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. At the start of the play Hale is summoned from East Hanover to Salem when fear and rumors of witchcraft have just begun to spread. He is an expert in the demonic arts and is adamant in his belief that he will bring nothing but sanity and righteousness to Salem. However, as the story evolves, Hale finds himself caught up in the mass hysteria that he helped to create. Hale’s purpose, contributions, and conflicts in the play are all much more profound than what may appear on the surface and significantly impose on his one hundred eighty degree character spin.
Salem is important in understanding this story because at that time, the town of Salem was ingested in the controversy of the Salem witch trials. Hawthorne purposely places this story in a forest near Salem to toy with the idea of an evil setting. When looking at Goodman brown’s wife Faith, we see that this is a representation of not only of his wife but also his religious faith. Hawthorne leaves little hits saying “ And Faith, as the wife was aptly named” (87) and “My love and my Faith.” (87) to show that it is no coincidence that she is named like this. The unity of YGB and faith versus the separation is one of the biggest struggles in this story.
He believes in John: even when all proof fails against John. Rev. Hale is respectable (36), and as a church figure people look up to him and take his words as if from God (in theory). Rev. Hale starts to question the courts ethics and when he hears of john Procter and Mary’s deposition, and he fully backs them up and believes that the girls are faking.
“The king and his people were soon convinced of the advantages of Christianity. “The missionaries were confident of success, and the day when Mutesa should forever throw off the pagan yoke and embrace the new faith was awaited with sanguine eagerness. “ There were several problems the missionaries faced; one was language barrier, because of the multiple languages the local people spoke. The different versions of Christianity cause controversy as each religion felt the other was trying to sabotage their effort. Eventually the Catholic and Protestants were attracting several people, and creating small groups.