The Changes that John Proctor and Reverend Hale go Through as the Play Progresses

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The Changes that John Proctor and Reverend Hale go Through as the Play Progresses

"The Crucible" symbolises the events in 1950's America when anyone who was suspected of left wing views was accused of 'Un-American' activities. "The Crucible" was Miller's inventive way to criticise the paranoia surrounding a too conservative American government. After appearing before the committee numerous times to defend himself of suspected Communist activities, Miller used his pen the greatest weapon to confront the silly attacks purposed upon him. This essay will tell you the general background to the play? What the similarities are between 1690's Salem witchcraft trials and 1950's McCarthy America and most
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Miller wants Parris to act this way to show the audience that he is daft and why later on in the play why he is not well liked. Betty was ill the next day and the doctor could not find a cure so Parris confronts Abigail about dancing in the woods. Fearing punishment she deceitfully accuses Tituba of being a witch. She was whipped almost straight away because she was a black slave.

This whole joke suddenly created huge chaos as the girls kept this cameo going. In terror of being victimized themselves, people accused others of dealing with the devil. Hoping to possibly move the focus of the investigations elsewhere, many followed this unfortunate path. Hatred, denial and perhaps even shock were all driving factors behind the actions of the townspeople. In an attempt to sort out all these witch allegations an expert of this field was called in from Beverly. His name was Reverend John Hale. He was nearing forty, a tight-skinned, eager-eyed intellectual person. He was feeling very proud because he had publicly been called to solve the crisis in Salem.

Reverend Hale is a well respected man because of his skills in finding witches. John Proctor is also a descent and well respected man; both of these characters are being portrayed as good and of a high status.

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