In this quote John Proctor becomes furious with the fact that the court trusts a group of teenage girls as their spoken word is their only evidence to hold the people named as witches in jail. As Mr. Cheever searches around the house for evidence to prove Elizabeth has been using witchcraft, they find a poppet. The poppet was given from Mary Warren to Elizabeth Proctor with a needle in the stomach. That same day Abigail Adams finds a needle at the exact same area wondering how it could’ve gotten there. As a result Elizabeth has to
Sarah’s four year old daughter, Dorcas Good, was also arrested for witchcraft The accused were brought to trial where the Court used spectral evidence to convict them. Spectral evidence is when somebody claimed that they could see a wicked spirit that no one else could see. Another way to prove the accused were guilty was by looking for the devils mark somewhere on their body. Once they found the mark, they would pierce it with a needle. If no blood was drawn, and no pain was felt, they were assumed
Crucible Essay The Real Witch Abigail is the cause of the atrocities that went on in the Salem Witch Trials because she has the power to manipulate people. Abigail’s power over her friends is the reason why the court didn’t know who or what to believe during the trials. Although Abigail ultimately wants John Proctor to fall in love with her again, and her efforts fall short, she is still entertained by all of the drama she started to get to him. Her plan is to blame people for seeing the devil and watch them be tried and hanged. Her manipulative power to pursue John Proctor completely backfired on him the first time, causing a lot of drama between him, his wife, and Abigail in the court especially, but he was smart enough not
During act two of the play, another character comes into the scheme of things. Her name is Mary Warren. Mary Warren however didn’t make the wisest of decisions by trying to tell the court that all of the witchery and tricks that happened was all Abigail. When Abigail finds out about this she does everything she can to try and make Mary look as if she has possessed them with her so called “powers”. Before Mary even goes to the court she proves her innocence, well at least to John Proctor, when she is talking to him about how, “the devil is loose in Salem” and she tells Mr. Proctor that, “We must discover where he is hiding.” In that instant Mary is conveying to Proctor that, yes, she does think the devil is in Salem and it is bewitching people.
In The Crucible, when Proctor is about to confess to witch, he finally realizes that he’s not this horrible man and when he rips of the paper he was about to sign, it represents freedom and little dignity he has left. In the Scarlett Letter, Hester wears an “A” on her, which is pointed out greatly throughout. The letter represents her sin that everyone recognizes and she is out casted for it. Her daughter Pearl is another major symbol in the novel. Pearl is basically the living version of the letter.
This is why it was possible to convict women of being witches, and conducting witchery. And the result was all the hangings in the town. 8) Reverend Paris’s motivations are in my opinion very selfish. In the very first scene, he is standing over his daughter Betty's sick bed. Instead of feeling bad for her, I believe he was worried for his reputation as he was afraid that if people thought there was witchcraft in his household, would lose his position as minister of Salem.
Secondly left and right there were young women desiring attention. Lastly but definiteley not least the community had a lot of tensions.To sum all that up I will write about what caused the salem witch hysteria of 1692 which is religion, attenion seeking women, and tensions. Im not saying I do not believe what the bible says but the people in salem massachustes took it to the next level. In document A it shows Exodus 22:18 King James version of the Bible. It states Thu shalt not suffer a witch to live.
By confessing to his sin he would have to sign a letter and pen it to the outside of the door at the church. John says “I may blush for my sin.” He does not want to too confess to his sin because he would lose his good name. His name is the only name he has and if he commits to his sin he will be frowned upon in his Salem. He has to confess to his sin or else he will get hanged for witchcraft. The only way he is going to get Abigail to stop accusing everyone in Salem of witchcraft is to confess to committing adultery with him.
When his wife Elizabeth Proctor was accused for witchery John knew he must do everything he could to prove to the court she wasn’t a witch and Abigail was lying. Although John wanted to do everything for his wife he was not ready to admit to the court what he had done instead he used Mary Warren. Mary Warren was a young lady who took Abigail’s job at the Proctor household and was also one of the girls who were lying about seeing people’s spirits in the court. “She never saw no spirits sir” John Proctor said to Danforth. (88) When Mary told him that she and the other girls were just pretending about seeing the spirits he is unsure if Mary is telling the truth.
And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sisters. And that is all. And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.” (pg. 1268) All along Abby denied having anything to do with witchcraft to the adults but, during the trials the rest of the town and the audience soon comes to figure out she has been lying to protect herself.