The Curcible

Topics: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, John Proctor Pages: 1 (396 words) Published: August 25, 2013
Theocracy is a government that is lead by god. The churches and its leaders give the word of god. There is no such thing as a grey area to the people of Salem. You are either doing right by God or working with the Devil. Dansforth states in Act three, “…a person must be with this court or he must be courted against it” (Miller 55). A consequence that put the fear into the hearts of everyone is death. That if anyone of them would be found guilty of witchcraft they would hang. A country that still practices theocracy is Iran. Since Iran is a Muslim dominate country the Koran is what they go by, much like the puritan society in Arthur Millers “The Crucible,” lives by the Bible. A dynamic character is a character that changes throughout a story. Reverend Hale is a dynamic character because he goes from getting confessions from those accused to protect the John Proctor and his wife. Reverend Hale job was to get confessions from the people said to be witches. In Act three though he has a change of heart. When Elizabeth doesn’t say he husband has committed adultery she becomes in trouble. Hale raises to her defense, “It is a natural lie to tell!”(75). He later says that Abigail, “…is false!”(75). Hale’s change of heart is brought about when he comes to believe the John is telling the truth. The reverend goes from being the very man that sends those accused of witchcraft to death to being a man defending them. John Proctor is the main character in the story. His persecution altimetry begins when Mary Warren is scared because Abigail had turned all the girls against her, to make her appear to be a worker of Satan. When John tries to get Mary to stand her ground Mary accuses him, “Get your hands off of me! Don’t touch me! You’re the Devil’s man! I go your way no more, I love God” (78). He is an in fact a God’s man, reciting passages moments before his death. This is something that cannot be done by worker of Satan. Even though he is a man of God in did commit...
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