But others thrive on the hysteria as well: Reverend Parris strengthens his position within the village, albeit temporarily, by making scapegoats of people like Proctor who question his authority. He protects the innocent and does not budge from his beliefs. If you have a good reputation then you stand high in the town, but if your reputation is bad and you are convicted of being a witch, that could damage your reputation and status severely. He would rather die then live with the rest of the town knowing that he been convicted of seeing the devil and being a witch. Danforth signs a lot of peoples death warrants, when Proctor, Hale and the others start to tell him the real truth, you can tell he believes them and knows what he is doing. Although she may not have provided a warm home-life for her husband, John Proctor, she remains good, moral, and composed throughout the novel.
This drama is an example of the unjust events that happened, due to the terrible lies that some young girls made up, who were supposedly witchcraft. One of the most important themes in The Crucible is reputation. John is more concerned with what people think about him lying than the fact that his life is at stake. From treaties resulting in international peace to The Declaration of Independence, paper has provided a concrete, timeless resource for recording ideas, events and decisions. Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! All she cares about is her husband, she wants the best for him, and would do anything to keep him happy. More important, it illustrates his obsession with his good name. I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! When this was done, the other girls followed because of the success she had.
Most citizens do not like his personality, but he is respected for his belief in religion. Earlier on in the play, Proctor has a chance to put a stop to the girls being accused of witchcraft; instead he wants to keep his reputation from testifying against Abigail. John Proctor would no longer be thought of a morally straight and righteous person. Private sins are punished publicly. Having a good reputation is very important in The Crucible. He would rather die than live with the rest of the town knowing that he was convicted of seeing the devil and being a witch.
He has to prove to the townsmen that he is as valuable as they think he is to keep his reputation at a high level as it is. A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. At that point, however, it is too late. Everything a citizen does is known by all. Reputations are the way of life. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. Firstly, adultery is a big sin in a Christian society and John Proctor feels guilty about his affair with Abigail.
I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. When Danforth asks him why he doesn't want to put it there he replies with a sudden outburst. Additionally, Reverend John Hale has trained to be the best witch-hunter ever, and he finally gets a chance to show his skills off. The three brave men in Aurora protected their girl friends from the fatal gunfire. He would rather die than live with the rest of the town knowing that he was convicted of seeing the devil and being a witch. Proctor and Elizabeth need to preserve their reputation by marginalizing Abigail. She seems to have the freedom to speak truth to all parties--in a dispute between John Proctor and Reverend Parris, she tells Parris that John is right in saying that some children are frightened by his sermons, but she also tells John that you cannot break charity with your minister.
I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! We are told that being called to Salem was a beloved errand for him and that he felt the pride of the specialist whose unique knowledge has at last been publicly called for. Parris never had many issues that would ruin his reputation until something out of the ordinary happened. Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! As with most authoritarian regimes, those who were a little different were immediately suspected of rebellion. Parris is known throughout the town as the churchly figure. She knows that if his reputation is ruined than that's how he will feel. I do not wish to be put out like the cat whenever some majority feels the whim. The Crucible John Proctor John faces death due to accusations of lying and trying to overthrow the court.
This entry was posted in and tagged , , , by. Because I lie and sign myself to lies! The church demands its members to obey its commands signifying they belong, and those who rebel against the church, such as John Proctor, who refuses to attend Sabbath are alienated and suffer persecution as a consequence. When the play first begins, Parris fears that Abigail, his niece, is convicted of being a witch because of her intolerable actions, and the witchcraft that associates with his daughter? John Proctor had an affair during His first display of this is shown when the Court officials come to take Elizabeth away. The reputations of many characters in the crucible including Abigail, John Proctor and Reverend Parris were defined by the many actions and dialogues throughout the play, the Crucible. Several characters in The Crucible face a tough decision: to protect their reputation or their integrity.
This high esteem extends also to Rebecca, his wife. He wants to remain respected in the village. On page 28, Proctor says to Putnam,? By depicting how the Salem theocracy spiraled out of control in 1692, Miller draws a parallel between the mass hysteria present in the witch hunts of the period and the Red Scare during the Cold War. Pride and Reputation Purist Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 suffered from a rapidly increasing phenomenon: witchcraft accusations and trials. Unlike most women she does not cry; another symbol of pride.