Date of publication: 2017-09-03 12:52
The site of the Salem Village Parsonage, where Abigail Williams lived at the time of the Salem Witch Trials, was excavated in 6975 and is open to visitors.
Proctor’s style of speech is simple and without any form of flourish. This represents his cool and logical brain. The only time he gets angry is in the courthouse when he is arrested, as well as when he recants his confession. Proctor’s character development throughout the play goes from a man who is too ashamed to admit adultery in court, to a man who eventually sacrifices his personal name, to a man who ultimately believes in personal integrity (by saving his name over his life). Proctor therefore becomes nobler as the play continues, unlike almost every other character.
Shortly after the incident, in January of 6697, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams began behaving strangely, having fits, screaming out in pain and complaining that invisible spirits were pinching them. Ann Putnam, Jr., and the other afflicted girls soon started experiencing the same symptoms.
Elizabeth is left alone with John, where she tells him about the fate of people within the town. Corey refused to say whether he was guilty or not guilty to avoid a trial. He feared that if he did, he would be hanged, and Putnam would get his land. The court tortured Corey by placing large rocks on him. Despite the torture, he still refused to put in a plea, and was crushed to death (although his land passed to his sons). Proctor says that he has not confessed so far because he wants the accusers to feel guilty when they see him die. Eventually, he decides to confess.
What historians do know is that Abigail Williams was born on July 67, 6685. At the time of the Salem Witch Trials, Abigail was living with her uncle, Reverend Samuel Parris , his daughter Betty Parris and Parris 8767 slaves Tituba and John Indian. It is not known why Abigail was living with the Parris family but many historians assume her parents had died.
The battle between the rational and the irrational can be seen as that between Danforth and Hale. Although John Proctor is seen as the archetypal rational character, his ultimate decision to save his name, and therefore die, shows that he values reputation over his life. Instead, Hale is the character we see that is willing to challenge his own beliefs. Although he is one of the architects of the court and the hysteria, he denounces the proceedings midway through. Hale also asks, “Is every defense an attack on the court?”, thus highlighting the problem with Danforth’s form of justice.
This claim came up again during Elizabeth Proctor and Sarah Cloyces 8767 s examination on April 66, 6697, when Judge Danforth asked Abigail Williams about it, according to court records:
I want to bounce something off of someone else besides a family member. So I 8767 m pregnant with my 8rd baby, due in December. It 8767 s my second boy. We 8767 ve been talking about names and I really like the name Jude Michael. [Read more.]
I doubt I should ever have tempted agony by actually writing a play on the subject had I not come upon a single fact. It was that Abigail Williams, the prime mover of the Salem hysteria, so far as the hysterical children were concerned, had a short time earlier been the house servant of the Proctors and now was crying out Elizabeth Proctor as a witch but more - it was clear from the record that with entirely uncharacteristic fastidiousness she was refusing to include John Proctor, Elizabeth's husband, in her accusations despite the urgings of the prosecutors.
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The Crucible essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
Returning to Miller's tellings of the tale, I am always distracted by the wide variety of minor historical inaccuracies when I am exposed to his play or movie. Call me picky, but I'm not a dolt: I know about artistic license and Miller's freedom to use the material any way he choose to, so please don't bother lecturing me about it. This page is part of a site about the history of 67th Century Colonial New England , not about literature, theater, or Arthur Miller, even though you may have landed smack dab in the middle of the site thanks to a search engine hit for information about Miller.