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Who was blamed for witchcraft in The Crucible?
What does Proctor’s death mean to his wife Elizabeth?
In The Crucible, John Proctor’s death allows his wife, Elizabeth, to see him as a hero and a martyr, as the faults of his past are purified by the manner of his death.
Who had fear in the crucible?
Again, fear plays a big role in The Crucible. Abigail and John are afraid that their reputations will be ruined by their affair. Abigail and the other girls are afraid of being caught experimenting with witchcraft.
Who is guilty in the crucible?
There are three people depicted in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible that are most responsible for this and they are, Abigail Williams, Judge Danforth, and Thomas Putnam. Abigail Williams is mostly responsible for the Salem witch trials because she was the first person to start accusing innocent people of witchcraft.
What happened at the end of Act 3 in the crucible?
In Act 3 of The Crucible, three men, including John Proctor, go to the court in an effort to reason with the judge about the charges against their wives. In the end, the judge believes Abigail, Mary goes back to her, and John is condemned to prison with the others, but Reverend Hale now sees the absurdity of the court.
Why did Miller chose to develop Reverend Hale’s character in this way?
Why do you think Miller chose to develop Reverend Hale’s character in this way? Explain. Hale later saw that there was more to the story than just witchcraft. Miller did this to show how people at first might have thought it was witchcraft.
What was the ending of the crucible?
The Crucible ends with John Proctor marching off to a martyr’s death. By refusing to lie and confess to witchcraft, he sacrifices his life in the name of truth. At the end of the play, Proctor has in some way regained his goodness.
Why does Proctor bring Mary Warren to the court in Act 3?
Proctor’s goal in bringing Mary Warren to court is to get the truth out, end the witchcraft madnes, and clear his wife, Elizabeth, of the accusations. He does not even care that his adultery may come out in the open, just as long as everyone knows the character of Abigail and can see that her accusations are false.