. And well she might, for I thought of her softly. In this case, it is due to his characterization , whose personality was like that. In lying she ends up damning him. He didn't break it entirely because he still died but he destroyed the main goal. She does not appear again in the play: in real life, she was taken out of Salem to protect her health as the trials progressed.
Prove to us how you pretended in the court so many times. Judge Danforth is asking Elizabeth to incriminate her husband in a court of law. Not exactly the happiest ending. Proctor: his anger rising For a moment, I say. The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller in 1953. If he would condemn Elizabeth, she will be condemned.
What do we see as talent? As a judge, Danforth is supposed to bring justice to the court, yet he brings justice by making decisions that will benefit him in the long run. He points out that this is impossible given his health. The emphasis of my essay is to make you the reader agree with my sentiments. If you confess to witchcraft, you'll be spared, but marred forever and lose all your belongings. This is an important quote in the play because it shows how Abigail still has feelings for John Proctor and that she feels that the things she is doing should not be interfered with. The character changes when John and AbigailÂ questioned his judgment and discernment.
For many hundred of years through out Europe, there was a belief in witchcraft. Though he's more open-minded and intelligent than Judge Hathorne, Danforth believes completely in his ability to distinguish truth from fiction. This is a sharp time, now, a precise time—we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world. The most painful instance: John Proctor has confessed to adultery to save his wife, but Elizabeth — having heard a maybe-planted rumor that Abigail planned to accuse John of lechery — lies to protect John's innocence, not knowing what John had done. In the end, even when others are moved to question the many death sentences that have been issued, Judge Danforth stands resolute and unwilling to bend. Now we shall touch the bottom of this swamp. Joan and Antigone I shall be comparing the following three plays: The Crucible, St.
She goes as far as to fake a fit and stab herself with a needle to make it believable. Danforth is clearly an intelligent man, highly respected and successful. Excellency, forgive me, forgive me. Agents for Massachusetts then purchased the territory from the Gorges heirs, and Danforth was appointed to administer it. A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now.
But for the most part, it's all in your head. New York: Facts on File. In a crisis of indecision she cannot speak. Eventually he decides to sacrifice his life, rather than betray his beliefs. The suspected witches are hanged, which is indeed true for their real life counterparts.
When that doesn't work, she tries to use the trials to convict Elizabeth of witchcraft. He appointed Massachusetts native as its first governor; he was replaced later that year by Sir. Elizabeth is the one only left alive in the play, saved from hanging due to her becoming pregnant. The witchcraft accusations begin because Abigail Williams wants to get Elizabeth Proctor out of the picture so that she can be with John Proctor. Danforth was rewarded by the colony with a grant of an island in for this work, which he oversaw until 1686. The play is a semi-fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials of 1692-93 in Massachusetts, although Miller takes real people and puts them alongside his own fictitious characters for dramatic purposes and because not much is known of the actual personalities involved. He begins and ends pompous, proud, and hard.
In fact it is likely with out her it would not exist. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. I have paid much to learn it, sir. This exploited the population's weakest qualities, and insecurities. Angrily against himself, he turns away from the Governor for a moment. She told it to me in a room alone- I have no proof for it.
Elizabeth: You were alone with her? Mary is a young girl, and a subservient, parentless one at that. As for Abigail, permanent exile from Salem sounds like a minor punishment. Though she has been noted to be one of the first girls to make accusations, she was not the ringleader that the play portrays. In 1953, at the time the book was written, the Second World War had just ended but still there was a clash of democrats ands communists. After telling her that liars burn in hell, Danforth shouts at her, telling her she must 'confess or hang.