Defending John Proctor Essay

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Ladies and Gentlemen, can you imagine where in this world, many innocent people had died for just a nonsense accusation caused by a small girl? And what had become the outcome? An innocent man had gone to jail of being accused in contact with the devil. Here, I clearly stated that John Proctor is not guilty. Knowing that he had a contact with the devil was clearly not true. Maybe most of you thought that a guy which had caused a lot of trouble at Salem decent to have a life in jail. But have you ever think about the other innocent people being accused? 'Coward' really describes on how people at Salem were looking at this problem. They just simply followed a leader; Abigail Williams and were afraid to tell the whole truth about all the fake accusations of witchcrafts. Contacting with the devil and having connections of witchcrafts were truly a sin in a Puritan Community. However, all these girls never thought about the long-term effect on what will happen next even if just simple word coming out from their mouth. As what written in The Crucible on page 114:Hale: I believe him! Pointing at Abigail. This girl has always struck me false! She has -Abigail, with a weird, wild, chilling cry, screams up to the ceiling.Abigail: You will not! Begone! Begone, I say!Danforth: What is it, child? But Abigail, pointing with fear, is now raising up her frightened eyes, her awed face, toward the ceiling - the girls are doing the same - and now Hathorne, Hale, Putnam, Cheever, Herrick, and Danforth do the same. What's there? He lowers his eyes from the ceiling, and now he is fright-ened; there is real tension in his voice. Child! She is transfixed - with all the girls, she is whimpering open mouthed, agape at the ceiling. Girls! Why do you -?Most of you might think this is true? But what they saw in the ceiling is just a 'ceiling', with no devil contacting with anyone. This is just a trick these girls at Salem did to manipulate on what had happened to them that night in the forest. They danced. As a...

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