John Proctor – John is an honest, blunt-spoken, good man with a temper. His affair with Miss Williams, creates her jealousy of his wife, which causes the whole witch hysteria. Proctor realises he can stop Abigail but only if he confesses to his adultery. Confessing to this would ruin his good name, he is a proud man who puts great emphasis on his reputation. Eventually he makes an attempt, through Mary Warren’s testimony, to name Abigail as a fraud without revealing crucial information about the affair.
Although his wife, Elizabeth Proctor is nice enough that can forgive his sin, John Proctor has his mind set that he will not confess to anyone else, in fear of running his good name. The affair between John and Abigail causes the start of chaotic witchery and accusation. Abigail became very jealous of Elizabeth Proctor. John realizes there is only way to stop all the witch hysteria in Salem, and that would be to confess adultery. He knows what he should do, but he continues to deny, until his wife is put into jail.
He also refuses to own up to his actions and admit blame. Procter wants to overlook and hide the affair with Abigail. When Abigail reminds him of his sin, he denies it. "Abigail: Aye, but we did. Procter: Aye, but we did not."
Arrogance in pride has the potential to ruin a man’s integrity, destroy his life, and even drive a settlement to insanity. Salem experiences all of the previous and more because of the arrogance of those involved in the Salem Witch Trials. Nathan Hale is one of the few men involved in the trials who had potential to prevent its tragedies from ever occurring. When Reverend Hale was summoned to Salem, he was quick to let his “extensive” dealing with witchcraft be known. Though he is more a man of God than Parris, he is not without his faults, and his faults will prove fatal.
Reverend Hale, who enters Salem Naïve and convinced of his greatness in discerning spirits, realizes he has cause irreparable damage. In order to right one of his many wrongs, he wishes for Elizabeth Proctor to convince John Proctor to sign a false confession in order to save his life. John Proctor stated a quoted, “I speak my own sins. I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.” Proctor confesses to witchcraft yet refuses to incriminate others.
He even gets mad at her, saying that he “will not have [her] susp[ect] any more” (Miller, 54). To stop the reminders his wife gives him of his infidelity, he upbraids her. Elizabeth becomes the innocent victim of Proctor’s wrongdoing. Guilt affects others, not only the sinners. Furthermore, Proctor is guilty of dishonesty because he is the only person who knows that Abigail’s allegations of witchcraft are fraudulent but he is too afraid for his reputation to tell the truth and risk exposing his adultery.
For what reason does Egeus want her to marry Demetrius? Is it that he hates Lysander or loves Demetrius? Hermia will never have that kind of happiness with Demetrius that she’ll have with Lysander. If I was forced to be away from Theseus I would never accept that decision and go against everyone and I think with that much pressure Hermia will do the same. In my opinion, due to how Egeus is treating Hermia, she should never agree to anything he says.
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.
Another prophecy made by the witches was that Banquo's son will be king. Fuelled by paranoia, lack of sleep andvisions, Macbeth was thrown into a state of confusion and a belief that the prophecies were inevitable. Lady Macbeth urged her husband to commit murder and it was this action that sparked Macbeth's downfall. When Lady Macbeth heard about the prophecies made by the witches, and how one of them had already come true, she called upon evil spirits to guide her through her task - killing the king. ."..
Similarly, Goneril is insulted by her father when he calls her “[a] marble-hearted fiend” and a “sea-monster” however although Goneril’s later actions of agreeing to her father’s murder is inexcusable, Lear’s accusations in Act 1 Scene 4 show Lear’s own struggle with female dominance cause him to be unfair to her. Goneril confronts his disorderly conduct: “You strike my people, and your disordered rabble make servants of their betters”, Lear’s want to be in constant control means he becomes angry and hyperbolically reactive to anything his