Reputation Reputation plays a huge role in everyday society. This layout would resemble a boardroom, and would further the suggestion of separate parties, in a layout almost looking like a meeting between divorcees to argue about assets. Proctor's guilt still continues about his affair with Abigail and he is also now guilty for hesitating to act earlier. The witch hysteria was initiated by a group of young girls headed by Abigail Williams, who were afraid of being accused of swaying from the strict regulations. John Proctor is a well-liked, honorable and respected man throughout Salem. He is only worried about his own life and how people will think of him.
This is what the girls did with Abigail. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her what she is. His reputation means nothing to him after he sees what terrible events are occurring through Salem because of all the accusations that he was part of. Arthur Miller introduces and describes the importance of reputation through his main characters. At the beginning of the play the focus is laid mainly… 1344 Words 6 Pages Deceive: An Examination of John Proctor In 1692, Salem Massachusetts was overridden with mass hysteria. Point: some people do not only value their integrity over their reputation, but actually care very little for their reputation, certain that their personal opinion of themselves is what matters, even in a dangerously exposing and open community. A drama of suspense and impact, Arthur Miller's The Crucible, explores through the individuals' vengeance, fear, reputation, and quest for power.
He knows he is lying, but he still goes on with what he is doing. Miller describes the importance of reputation through his characters, Reverend Parris, John Hale, Elizabeth Proctor, and Giles Corey. This transition in Proctor's character showed he transformed from a deceitful man and husband, to one whom was true to himself as well as his beliefs. When they were discovered of what they were doing, the girls started accusing certain individuals in the village of dealing with witchcraft. Miller 110 The confession was too late.
Putnam is only concerned about getting justice for her dead babies. One character that lives and dies around his reputation is Reverend Parris. Reputation seemed to be a major focus of almost all they characters in this literary work. Everywhere we turn, it stares us blankly in the face. Any way you look at it, a reputation is something held dear, for negative or positive reasons.
Miller was born in New York and educated at the University of Michigan where he began to write plays. In my personal opinion, high school is probably one of the most popular and easiest places to acquire a reputation. In conclusion, reputation in Salem plays a huge role. Reverend Parris does not care about anything except his reputation and what people think of him. Elizabeth and Abigail were known in the Salem community for their attitude, personality, and their actions. Read the list of Puritan ethics.
He sold his soul, all he has left is his name. And well she might, for I thought of her softly. It is at this moment that he realises that he must participate in the community and that his individual needs might have to be sacrificed for the good of all. High schoolers are under the pressure of not doing anything harrowing. Reputation is the general opinion of either a private or public group of people or all people involved in a position of anything relevant to a situation. Hale goes through a character change throughout the play.
A fire, a fire is burning! Parris feels that power and reputation is the most important thing to him as a Reverend and as a townsperson in Salem. So they came up with the idea of saying that it was witchcraft and that they were forced upon their own will. Allegations of witchery were widespread and people were killed for crimes they never committed. Giles Corey — a man sacrificing himself To your own knowledge, has John Proctor ever committed the crime of lechery? Once someone is purely focused on keeping their reputation and worrying too much of what others think of them, they are overwhelmed by the thought of…. I am sick of hell! John Proctor is the tragic hero because he is loving, loyal, authoritative, but his tragic flaw is his temper. I find reputation relevant to Arthur Millers screenplay The Crucible. In the following paragraphs I will be analyzing quotes directly from The Crucible to help achieve Millers point of Reputation.
Point: some people are so concerned with their reputation, especially in a community where everyone knows everyone, that they become obsessed with it, and are constantly finding pieces of evidence in matters that do not even directly concern them that could allegedly 'destroy their reputation. The Hollywood community was very similar in the 1950s to that of Salem in 1692. Revered John Hale only cares to find witches so he can withhold the reputation he holds in the Salem society. Reverend Parris does not care about anything except his reputation and what people think of him. The attendance of church is monitored and those caught dilly dallying outside of church during mass are punished. With their reputation, they believe it is a way out from being trailed as a witch, as everyone else in Salem wishes to do. I am your third preacher in seven years.