Unfortunately, this is really bad timing. For them that Quail to bring men out of ignorance, as I have quailed, and as you quail now when you know in all your black hearts that this be fraud- God damns our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn together! Ten-year-old Betty Parris lies in an unmoving, unresponsive state. Abigail denies any wrongdoing and asserts that Elizabeth hates her because she would not work like a slave. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the main character Abigail Williams is to blame for the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, Abigail Williams remained a static character throughout the book. The characters in this play are simple, common people. Elizabeth asks who accused her, but Mary refuses to say and goes to bed. He cheats on his wife, he can't remember the entire ten commandments even though he goes to church pretty much every week, he's more stubborn than a mule, and he's angry pretty much 100% of the time.
Mary is now an official in the court, formally accusing people of witchcraft, along with Abigail and the other girls. Throughout the play, she seems to be struggling to forgive her husband and let go of her anger. Walcott charged Martha Corey for the rumor that Giles proposed about his wife reading books. If the protagonist were a flawless hero, there would be no tragedy, even if the hero died at the end. Justice is meant to be administrated with upmost fairness and equality. He must decide whether to falsely confess to witchcraft or hang from the gallows. Parris has sent for Reverend John Hale of Beverly, an expert on witchcraft, to determine whether Betty is indeed bewitched.
Mary adds that Judge Hathorne asked Sarah Good what she mumbled, and Sarah Good said she was reciting the Ten Commandments. At the end of the play, when Abigail realizes that her plan has failed and that she has condemned Proctor to hang, she displays the same cold indifference that governs her actions throughout the play. And she's also colder than Salem, Massachusetts, in early February. They make small talk about dinner and the crops, but there is an awkwardness between them. His confession would have given more power to the court. Elizabeth Proctor transforms from a puritanical stereotype into a flawed and more personable character aware of her own faults and weaknesses. When Proctor accomplishes this, he has the strength to stand up to the morally bankrupt society and dies in defense of truth.
Act I: Opening scene to the entrance of John Proctor Summary The play is set in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692; the government is a theocracy—rule by God through religious officials. Proctor replies that her justice would freeze beer. I should have roared you down when you first told me your suspicions. Mary Warren enters, and gives Elizabeth a poppet that she made in court that day. Cheever spies the poppet that Mary Warren made, and finds a needle in it.
The missed commandment troubles Hale, and he gets up to go. John Proctor- he is basically the reason the trials started at all. In her final words to her husband she says, 'Do what you will. This is supposedly the only time she's ever lied in her life. I have read my heart this three month, John.
Mary Warren, the servant for the Proctor household, enters the room in a breathless, nervous state. Throughout the play, her dialogue is vague in order to show her feelings towards her husband. I have given you my soul; leave me my name! A reader could even say that Proctor started the entire Salem witch hunt. But Proctor argues that Goody Nurse's husband sold it to him, and the Putnam says that he had no right to because it … was part of his grandfathers will. Throughout the play, he openly disagrees with the actions of Reverend Parris, a choice that ultimately leads to his execution. However, in the end, he manages to make up for his flaws and dies without anything burdening him. He's just come from Rebecca Nurse's house.
But let none be your judge. He does this by showing evidence that his wife does not practice witchcraft, and he admits to his affair. She threatens the other girls with violence if they refuse to go along with her plans, and she does not hesitate to accuse them of witchcraft if their loyalty proves untrue. The conversation between John and is highly mundane, illustrating the significant tension remaining in the relationship since Proctor's affair with Abigail Williams. Abigail denies that she and the girls engaged in witchcraft. Mary Warren sobs that she cannot go against Abigail.
From different points of views, justice can be formed or destroyed. The Proctor marriage is stagnant and stifling, as the fact of John's adultery lingers in every conversation like a giant white elephant. Abigail continues to review and edit her memories until they accurately portray her as the center of Proctor's existence. Abigail Williams- its her lies and jealousy that is the cause of the trials. Elizabeth responds that she's not judging him: he's judging himself. He tells her to stop judging him. And it is my face, and yours.