Characters in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible. John works as a farmer. His main conflict in the play narrative isn't the witch trials; instead, he is weighed down by the woeful and sinful horrors of his past affairs with Abigail, leaving him as an atoner desperate to redeem himself and cleanse himself from his sins. He sort of achieves this repentance when he allows himself to be hanged at the end of the fourth act.
Spoilers For my eleventh grade English class, I have just finished reading "The Crucible" and have also finished watching the movie adaptation.
The setting of "The Crucible" is that it takes place in the Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts in The story revolves around the hysteria caused by the Salem Witch Trials. It turns out that Abigail Williams Winona RyderProctor's former servant girl and mistress, along with several other young girls, were caught out in the woods dancing.
Apparently, from the evidence, Witchcraft was taking place. John's wife, Elizabeth Joan Allenis suffering because of his lechery, but deep down thinks that she may be partially responsible.
Reverend Parris Bruce Davison calls for Reverend Hale Rob Campbella renowned pastor and self-proclaimed paranormal expert to come to Salem to investigate the accusations. John Proctor is sort of an innocent in this story. In the beginning of the play, we see that he is deeply haunted by the affair, but he keeps his head up about it.
He is powerful of body, even-tempered and not easily led or quick to jump to conclusions. He changes significantly because he begins to lower his self-esteem, especially after he looses control over his current servant girl, Mary Warren.
His change furthers because he later admits his sins, which leads to his inevitable imprisonment. While in prison, he learns that his wife has become pregnant, and therefore she will not be hanged. In the end, John is hanged after signing a confession and then ripping it up when he learns that it was to be nailed onto the church door.
However, he did not die in bad spirits because he had accepted the fact that he was not coming out of this situation alive but his name would go untarnished. Proctor pleas before his execution, "Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!
Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!
At the very start of the play, we see that she is a rather soft-spoken person, even with her past grievances. As well, she is an honest person who always tells the truth and never lies. She changes, however, when Abigail Williams brings charges of Witchcraft up against her.
Her physical change starts when she discovers that she is pregnant. By the end of the play, she forgives John for his lechery. She states, "He have his goodness now.
God forbid I take it from him! Lastly, there is Reverend Hale. At the beginning of the play, we see that he is a very confident man. He seems to consider himself an expert in the field of Witchcraft and goes about promoting that image with the aid of his countless books.
The books, he thinks will solve all of the problems facing Salem. When Reverend Parris makes a comment about how heavy his books are, Hale simply replies, "They must be; they are weighted with authority.
His emotional change begins when the good and well-respected people of the Salem community start being accused of Witchcraft, like when Abigail Williams charges Elizabeth Proctor as being a witch. By the end of the play, he discovers that all of the accusations were in fact a hoax, orchestrated by Abigail Williams who shortly before the end of the trials, mysteriously disappears along with Mercy Lewis.
He feels deep regret and extreme guilt for not trying to stop the madness sooner.The play The Crucible actually takes place in Salem Boston during the time of the Salem witch trials.
Throughout the story of The Crucible written by Arthur Miller there were many dynamic. This knowledge is a heavy burden, but it changes Hale for the better.
Although he questions his own faith and doctrine, he does not abandon religion altogether.
He catches a glimpse of true faith through those he has condemned, particularly Rebecca Nurse and Elizabeth Proctor. How does Miller show the changes in Hale during the course of 'The Crucible'? Reverend John Hale is a respected religious scholar who arrives in Salem to give advice on the witchcraft problem.
He means well but is proved to be weak.4/5. The events of "The Crucible" change Reverend Hale by testing his faith in God. Because he is forced to accept that his beliefs have been manipulated and realizes that he has sent innocents to their deaths, he loses faith in the law and questions his faith in God.
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