It was a play with emotional feelings;feelings of angerhate, and evil, yet feelings of manipulation, good, andpureness. It was the Crucible. A fireball of guilt, evil, and good compiledinto one magnification.
The audience is first introduced to the judges, Danforth and Hathorne, in Act 3 during the trials. They clearly take the side of the lying girls no matter what type of evidence is being presented to them by the accused. Their evil nature at first lies in Their evil nature at first lies in the fact that they do not look at both sides of the argument.
They probably fear the girls as most people in Salem do but take every word that they say as if they are gods while innocent people are being tortured and murdered because of it. In Act 4 we see their true evil. It is clear that by this point in the play the judge realize that the girls might be lying but instead of acting upon this they say that they can not overturn any of their decisions or go back on anything because then it would basically show that they are weak and did not do their jobs from the start.
So instead of saving the lives of innocent people, they allow them to die, being pretty sure that the girls have been lying. This is their true evil — allowing innocent people to die to save their own names.Abigail Williams is the nucleus of all evil in the story.
Sh e is the one who triggers off this sense of hate in the play. Sh e is the one who triggers off this sense of hate in the play. She tempts Proctor into lechery, and comm its unlawful acts which all are against the Puritan religion.
PROCTOR: Oh, Francis, I wish you had some evil in you that you might know me. (To Danforth:) A man will not cast away his good name. You surely know that.
Proctor reveals Abigail’s true motivations, jealousy and desire, at great personal cost to himself.
If had made the revelation earlier, perhaps. The Crucible Good Versus Evil The Crucible - Good versus Evil It was a play with tremendous feelings with many inside twists hidd en in the archives of the true story.
It was a play with emotional feelings;feelings of anger, hate, and evil, yet feelings of manipulation, good, andpureness.
Abigail Williams is an intelligent and manipulative young woman from Salem during the 17th century, who single-handedly started the Salem witch trials as does her controversial real-life counterpart of the same name. She is the main antagonist of many stories based on the event, namely Arthur Alias: None.
Actions:The deputy governor of Massachusetts and the presiding judge at the witch trials. Honest and scrupulous, at least in his own mind, Danforth is convinced that he is doing right in rooting out witchcraft.
It is Danforth's stern rationality that makes him a more disturbing figure; he is not a malicious villain equivalent to Abigail, but rather a man who has intense faith in the integrity of his court. He operates under the assumption that good and evil can be clearly and intensely defined, a flaw of tragic irony.