While Mary's achievements are to be admired, we remember her for her goodness and loving example shown n the face of personal difficulties with family, work colleagues, Church authorities and her foundling order of sisters. My paper is going to go into detail about the Prosecutions, the relationship between John and Abigail, and also why Giles Corey was a hero. She begins to name other witches in the town. However, Mary feels threatened to speak out against wicked Abigail. However, in this instance she purposely frames Elizabeth Proctor out of revenge, planting the poppet as a means to engineer Elizabeth's murder.
Her fits were so terrible that she was unable to properly give testimony in court. The girls, sir, the girls are frauds. Hale claims that it is nonsense, as so many have confessed, but Proctor says that anyone would confess if they will be hanged for denying it. Rumors of witchcraft spread through the town and a crowd gathers at Parris's house while Parris, nervous about his reputation, questions Abigail about what the girls were doing in the forest. Proctor reassures her that he will find Ezekiel Cheever and tell him what Abigail said, but Elizabeth thinks that more than Cheever's help is needed now. The Governor's power is exercised on the advice of and through the Ministers responsible to the Parliament. She is a kind and basically honest girl who tries to do the right thing, saving her friends from harm.
Arthur Miller uses the three main male characters to show masculinity, whether it's through actions, or through words. Mary Warren is seen throughout the play as being the lovable servant that is loyal to the Proctors and appears to pose no threat whatsoever. After Mary Warren stayed in town the night of Rebecca Nurse's examination, Samuel Sibley went to court and testified to Procter's opinions about the accusers and about Mary's participation in the accusations. Once they're alone, Proctor demands that Mary expose the other girls as frauds and promises to confront Abigail if he must. I had to sit long hours in a chair, and passed the time with sewing.
Proctor has expressed contrition for his infidelity and asked for forgiveness, yet there is no sense of catharsis within his marriage nor ability for full reconciliation. Furthermore, it demonstrates her lack of independence, and an apparent need for approval, be it from Proctor or in this case, Abigail. However amongst the professionals, it turns out to be a debated topic. Goody and Mr Proctor will hang because of me! She also makes a vain attempt to comfort John. The witch trials cause anger and riots in nearby towns.
In The Crucible characters undergo internal trials that test their values. The next theme I am going to talk about is the theme of good vs. In the first two Acts, Mary joins Abigail in accusing innocent people of witchcraft. She makes Proctor her scapegoat when things start going wrong for her and does not consider what might happen to him as an effect, making her a spineless and cowardly person. She is similar to Hale, in that she has good intentions but is merely misinformed about the events that are occurring in Salem. It is also a good example of how many people respond under the real pressure of the Communist Witch Hunts in 1950s America: under threat and in fear of imprisonment, people side with those that they know to be wrong to avoid the condemnation of the rest of society.
Who is Betty and what is wrong with her? She also makes a vain attempt to comfort John Proctor as the court drag his wife away in chains. Additionally, like Hale, Mary Warren gets a status and sense of purpose although superficial from the witch trials, and she enjoys this status, as prior to the trials, she was near the bottom of the social hierarchy as a young servant girl. Elizabeth tells him that is there today, and although Elizabeth tried to forbid her, Mary frightened her strength away. The play is based on the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It also depicts her as childish and naïve, because of her failure to stand up for herself and maintain her composure.
Proctor tells her that nobody will believe him, as Proctor was the only one to hear. Abigail and the other girls seize the moment to pretend Mary is attacking them with her spirit. Under such intense scrutiny, these officials are able to find any information that may be may interpreted as evidence of guilt — not unlike the House Unamerican Activities Commission using everything from religion and sexuality to, in the case of the Rosenbergs, a discarded box of Jell-o as evidence of un-American behavior. The definition alone has some arbitrary research. Once Mary confesses to the court, Abigail denies the charges and convicts Mary of witchcraft. This shows us that Mary Warren enjoys the sense of power she gets from the trials, and makes her seem similar to Abigail in that she appears to be using this power, and the fact that she protected Elizabeth in order to defy Proctor.
Elizabeth is disturbed to realize that Proctor and Abigail were alone together, but Proctor angers at her suspicion. The main focus during her early work on gendercide was women and girls. I never knew anything before. She becomes motivated to speak up when innocent Elizabeth Proctor is suspected of witchcraft. When her seizures did stop, she posted a note at the Meeting House one eve to request prayers of thanks. Mary Warren is a cowardly young girl who was one of the key accusers of the Salem Witch trials, in which thirty accused Salemites were executed and hundreds were imprisoned.