The play is seen as a metaphor for the Salem community which was made up of many different, conflicting events. Danforth is a religious, respected man who is two positions down from the King. This scene further proves that Judge Danforth is much more interested in preserving his prestige than in determining justice. People like Reverend Hale and Judge Danforth, in Salem, accused people who did not agree with their strict religious ideas. .
Proctor: his anger rising For a moment, I say. How may I live without my name? Why do they abuses there power in the court. The characters Abigail Williams, Deputy Governor Danforth and Reverend Parris use their power over society by manipulating people and using their authority to fulfill their personal intentions, like material gain, vengeance, maintaining social status and reputation,. However, there are many more hidden messages that Miller weaves in to the plotlines of the play. Despite these vast differences they both share three main character dependant themes.
These are the lyrics to the 1987 hit, Hysteria, by Def Leppard. Act 3 is probably the most interesting and important acts of the play, and I'm looking forward to writing it in the way I perceive it. Elizabeth: as if she has lost all faith in him Do as you wish then. When John Proctor admits to committing adultery with Abigail Williams in order to discredit her, Judge Danforth decides he will 'prove' this accusation by consulting Elizabeth Proctor, John's wife. It shows that fear and suspicion can produce a mass hysteria that destroys public order and rationality. Such issues include the characterisation and portrayal of those in power; the driving motivations of a range of characters; the means through which characters achieve and maintain power; and how the role of power differences in relationships between characters.
Power is a very important term in this play in that whoever holds the power, holds the fates of others. He arrives in Salem to oversee the trials of the accused witches with a serene sense of his own ability to judge fairly. On the last night of my joy, some eight months past. His gullibility is exceeded only by his self-righteousness. During this essay, I will be explaining how Arthur Miller creates dramatic tension at thee end of Act 3 of his novel, The Crucible. Role in the Play: Danforth is used by Miller to show the simplistic, outdated, and steadfast justice system in Salem and comment on the absurdity of modern day McCarthyism.
He begins to wield his position to gain respect from Francis and even make an example of him. A vital character to the story Judge Danforth having decades of experience in the court is believed to be an honorable man that always makes the right decision. Without this, the witchcraft trials would not have been in existence since the accusations all begun because of the scene in the woods between Tituba and the girls. 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. A constant oppression from the Putnams towards the Nurses can be seen in multiple instances during the play.
Although the question seems empty, suggesting that the power and influence that Danforth holds is equally hollow. Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! Abigail consistently intimidated the village girls. Second, Proctor showed much pride during the trials as well as revealing his previous lust for another. The people of Salem are affected and the town is eventually destroyed because of the selfish acts resulting from greed. In fact it is likely with out her it would not exist.
. Danforth is clearly an intelligent man, highly respected and successful. This manner of characterization is best shown in the relationship between Reverend John Hale and Deputy Governor Danforth. Hale has inadvertently sent John Proctor to God. This is the full realization of Hales holy work. The Church being used, as a courtroom would usually seem absurd, this shows the audience that this is no ordinary trial, and what is going to happen is very important. And it is my face, and yours, Danforth! Hale And Danforth The Crucible Quotes With Page Number Arthur Millers The Crucible possesses many examples of interesting character development.
It is clear that throughout the course of the trial, Hale has been building up deep resentments and personal anguish. He believes he is following God more intently because he is persecuting followers of Satan. Because I cannot have another in my life! If the girl's a saint now, I think it is not easy to prove she's fraud, and the town gone so silly. The most important of these is the nature of power, authority and its costly, and overwhelming results. Judge Danforth offers to keep John Proctor's wife Elizabeth alive in prison, instead of hanging her, in exchange for his silence.
In this section Arthur Miller's themes of reputation, hysteria and intolerance are put across using Proctors blunt, monosyllabic confession, which leads to another of Millers dramatic climaxes. And well she might, for I thought of her softly. The suspicion of witchcraft in Salem caused hysteria among the townspeople, which lead to the destruction of many good Christian people and their families. The scene I've chosen is from when the girls enter the court room, to when Proctor says he beleives Abigail a murderer. Deputy Governor Thomas Danforth is the secondary antagonist in The Crucible. John Proctor, a farmer who lives in a farm with his wife Elizabeth Proctor, is the protagonist during the Salem witch trial. He was cold hearted and never philanthropic.