Numerous people of all age ranges have been enticed with the events of the infamous Salem Witch Trials for centuries hoping to find answers. From February 1692 to May 1693, a series of prosecuting the accused with witchcraft took spotlight, and left many families mourning. The accused criminals may not have at all done anything wrong, but their lives were determined in the hands of a few unworthy officials. A heartbreaking 20 people were hanged, 14 of which were women having no say to begin with. Imagine being given an unjust trial due to the misogynistic way of entitled men who believe that their version is the only one of validity. Imagine being stripped of life because you behaved …show more content…
Meanwhile the plays protagonist John Proctor, must face the consequences of his lecherous actions steaming from the fabricated stories of the girls.
The hamartia of John Proctor is what ultimately led to his demise. Life was going great for this young fellow as he was considered a great man, an blunt-spoken and honest individual. Unfortunately, one ultimately fatal mistake turned his life around for the worst and put in him a line of fire. As the secret of John Proctor crept to the surface to be exposed, his lifestyle as he one know would crumble as a result. The flaw of John’s lust for Abigail Williams led to their affair, the intruding of a sound marriage, and harsh deaths. Abigail is was a force to be reckoned with as she was not only manipulative but also selfish. As a skillful mistress, it seemed like a talent of hers was to cause massive destruction through the rapid spread of lies and deaths. As a result, she was able to gain power and get what she wanted once everything was said and done. Proctor clearly did not know what he was getting himself into, and what seemed like a harmless flaw began a chain of horrible …show more content…
He accepts that all of his troubles were caused by no ones fault but of his own, and that the murdering of innocent beings inspired not only fear, but sorrow for the misfortune of others. As the story played out, we learned that those who are in the right do not always win. Innocence and integrity sometimes lose when challenged against fear, distrust, and a lack of taking account for your actions. Although one may make mistakes and try to fix them through telling the truth, it might be too late to heal harm done in its entirety. John Proctor and many other innocent beings died before he told the truth. In this instance, the truth did not necessarily set him free, but stopped a chain reaction of killings. Although John Proctor waited rather late to make his confession, he was able to reinspire his worthy character from the start of the play. Justice may not always be served, but one must learn to accept their faults at their own cost whether they will be put in a better light or