As he his handed the blank paper and pen to sign away his life he looks at his friends faces and reads their expressions like a book and somehow he reads that why give yourself away to the devil as a lie when you can die for what you believe in and with the people you love. Rebecca assures everyone that Ruth and Betty are probably only suffering from a childish fit, derived from overstimulation. Putnam arrives, and Danforth tells him that there is an accusation that he prompted his daughter to cry witchery upon George Jacobs. The name of John Proctor could be considered his most prized possession. At a certain point, he was identified as one of the leaders of the witches coven. Your friend, Mary Warren, has given us a deposition. He thinks that being a Christian means following rules, like not plowing on Sunday and knowing the Gospel by heart.
Between the wily machinations of Abigail and the bullheadedness of the court, all of these tactics fail. He may be correct, yet expresses his righteousness through means that make him an easy target for the likes of Abigail and Reverend Parris. It was neat to meet many other descendants of the other victims. The beer barrels at the tavern were emptied. He thinks they left after hearing about a revolt against the witch trials in the nearby town of Andover. The third act takes place in the vestry room of the Salem meeting house, which is now serving as the anteroom of the General Court.
However, Proctor is uneasy with himself because he had conducted an extramarital affair with Abigail. Two more petitions were filed in June 1703. I am not that man. On the other hand, Danforth is very trusting—too trusting—of the honesty of the young women who give the accusations. Parris claims that the six pounds are part of his salary and that his contract stipulates that the community provide him with firewood.
I have gone tiptoe in this house all seven month since she is gone. At the end of the play, however, Proctor's desire to keep his good name leads him to make the heroic choice not to make a false confession and to go to his death without signing his name to an untrue statement. When we first meet John Proctor halfway through Act I, we discover a man who has become the thing he hates most in the world: a hypocrite. He is caged by guilt. One might argue that admitting a lie is wrong. Miller continues the theme of revolving accusations in this act when Mary finally breaks down and accuses Proctor of witchcraft. The Marsh pasture from which Mrs.
There's Abigail's admission to him that there was no witchcraft. John Proctor, , and were convicted, and John and Rebecca were executed. Parris wishes to question them, but Danforth tells him to be silent. John Proctor tries to avoid any involvement in the Salem witch trials. He does this because he does not wish for his name to go bad and to loose his good reputation in the town, nor his name posted on the doors of the church.
Parris would let him have his Indian he the said Proctor would soon drive the devil out of him and father saith not. They had seven children:Elizabeth 1663-1736 married in 1681 to Thomas Very; Martha 1665—1665 ; ; Martha 1666—1682 ; ; Mary 1667—1668 ; ; John 1668—1748 ; Mary 1669—? Proctor listens to his soul, a lesson the whole world should learn to follow. They ask Ezekiel Cheever to write down Proctor's confession. Abigail spreads additional accusations and false rumors about her neighbors. When he was just three years old, his parents brought their family to America. By being judge the whole time he is constantly reminded of his sins and just how black they are. Miller establishes that she is an honest woman who never lies, yet at the moment in which her honesty is most critical she chooses the noble yet practical lie, and defends her husband.
That upset Proctor greatly because people would look down on him with disdain, and it would blacken his name forever. Once was freed, not only had she and her deceased husband been stripped of their legal rights due to their convictions, but Elizabeth also discovered John had written her out of his will. If Proctor were to have given his confession to Danforth, he would have ultimately sold his soul, though he would have saved his life, his goodness would have been forever out of his reach. He chose to not lie to the court, thus sentenced his death. There was the like of Mary Walcot, and divers others.
. Putnam demands that Parris have Hale search for signs of witchcraft. John Proctor feels that he has too much power and therefore is compelled to protect that is power at all costs. Six months after his death, the were over, and the general populace had regained its sanity. It is Parris' rabid defense of the trials that finally causes Hale to break from the court and offer a defense of the Proctors, Coreys and Nurses. But God I surely love. Reverend Parris remains motivated by suspicion and paranoia, while Thomas Putnam moves from an original motivation of grudges against others to unabashed greed.
How many I live without my name? Proctor's Problem s Meet John. That is why he needs to show the people of Salem that he really does not have an alliance with the devil and that he will die not as the enemy but as a friend. Around town, his name was synonymous with honor and integrity. How may I live without my name? Proctor knew that his lie would not have been worse than the people he would have given it to. After Martha passed away in 1659, Proctor then married Elizabeth Thorndike in 1662.
Immediately, many, if not all of the bewitched, had grievous fits. He was very strong and an person. He paid for these convictions with his life. In June 1696 Elizabeth filed an appeal to contest her husband's will. He will now be seen in a different light, that of an untrustworthy farmer with a corrupted history.