Characteristics of the American Romantic period include a fascination with the supernatural, an impulse toward reform, the celebration of the individual, a reverence for nature, and the idealization of women for a more in depth look at American Romanticism, follow the link. Although Brown dies a bitter man, blaming the wickedness and hypocrisy of others, he leaves his Faith first. Young Goodman Brown — This too is a hammer over the head symbol.
He acquired Tituba from his merchant years and has kept her since then.
He is not well liked by the townsfolk, especially John Proctor. He is a greedy and paranoid person who would lie to save himself from ruin.
She pretends to go into a coma like state after Reverend Parris catches her and som other girls in the town dancing in the forest with Tituba. This fuels the first rumors of witchcraft in Salem. Abigail Williams- Abigail Williams is Reverend Parris's niece and she is under his care since she has been orphaned.
Abigail use to be a servant for the Proctors and was fired after having an affair with John Proctor. She starts the rumors of witchcraft by accusing Tituba of it, and then naming of also performing witchcraft. She is the ring leader of the girls who accuse people of witchcraft and claim to see the devil and the witches familars.
She is a nervous, hurried girl who sends for the doctor and returns with what the doctor says about Betty Parris' illness. Ann Putnam is the wife of Thomas Putnam. She has given birth to eight children and all have died before reaching the age of one day except for Ruth Putnam.
Ann Putnam is convinced that her children were murdered by supernatural means, and takes her revenge on those who are accused. Thomas Putnam- Thomas Putnam is married to Mrs. He is a highly influential citizen in Salem, he holds a fierce grudge against Francis Nurse for preventing Thomas Putnam's brother-in-law from being elected for the minister of Salem.
Thomas Putnam uses the witch trails to get revenge on Francis Nurse and to increase his land acreage by buying the land from those who are accused and hung for witchcraft for a cheap price. She is a sly, merciless girl of eighteen, she is also the Putnam's servant.
She is known to be timid and easily influenced by others around her. She tried to expose Abigail and her followers for pretending to see things, in the end she recalls her confession after Abigail tries to accuse her of witchcraft during the trial. He is a farmers who lives on the outskirts of Salem.
He is a stern, and harsh man who hates hypocrisy. Yet, he keeps a hidden secret of having an affair with Abigail Williams, this proves to be his downfall since Abigail Williams wants revenge for John Proctor not loving her back. When the witch trials start, John Proctor hesitates to expose Abigail as a phoney because doing so will expose his secret and ruin his good name.
Rebecca Nurse- Rebecca Nurse to married to Francis nurse. She is the voice of reason in Salem and represent all reason leaving Salem when she is accused by the Putnams for murdering their children using supernatural means, and is proven guilty in act two.
He is famous for his tendencies to file lawsuits on others on Salem, this give him an edge in the trial because he know the rules of the court.Salem Witch Trials and Crucible Hypocrisy. Topics: Salem witch trials This quote, spoken by John Proctor, in the Crucible represents what the Salem Witch Trials were about.
The Crucible, written by Aurthur Miller, was a playwright based in the ’s of the Salem Witch Trials . In Mary Glover, an Irish servant girl, was hanged as a witch and four years later in nearby Salem, the infamous Salem Witch Trials began which led to a mass execution within the Puritan community.
Evansville's Civic Theatre brings history to life with 'The Crucible' While Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" tells the story of the Salem Witch Trials, it does so much more than that. The Crucible is set during the Salem Witch Trials of Though the play is fictional, the characters are named after real people who lived in Salem during that time.
Arthur Miller & The Crucible Arthur Miller based his play on historical accounts of the Salem witch trials of According to those accounts, more than people were accused of witchcraft and jailed. A sensible man who recognizes hypocrisy and had an affair with Abigail, A minister who comes from Beverly to Salem and is an expert in "demonic arts", A Harvard-educated Salem minister, Accuses John Proctor of being in love with her.