has so much power and authority because they are God's 'messengers'. Contemporary Events Leading to The Crucible. His gullibility is exceeded only by his self-righteousness. Personal Expediency Among the Puritans, chloe Mourad 10th Grade. 129) He seemed to be swallowed by gullibility. Thus creating a fickled decision for sentencing someone to death. The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller was based on real historical happenings in Salem, Massachusetts 1692. Danforth rules the courtroom like a dictator. A great drama should having meaning to audiences for multiple generations. One example is the police; they become corrupt in their duty to prevent crime and this hurts the country and the people.
This led him to protect his reputation in the town. The immense gain of power that Danforth, Abigail, and Parris had due to the witch trials was defectively used for the greater good. Parris also attacks Mary Warren harshly when she changes sides to help John Proctor clear his wifes name. Danforth was so obsessed with his gain of power during the Salem witch trials that he became single minded and oblivious to his decisions as judge. Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" successfully. He rather take his power as a judge to protect the court's rep then to dignify the meaning of justice. If the young women so much as shout out a name, Danforth assumes the name belongs to a witch. Parris says These people should be summoned This is a clear attack upon the court! Who has the Power, salem is an isolated village in Massachusetts where power is one of the main driving forces that contribute to the dynamics of the community and how people interact with each other. So she used her power, lied, and accused to save herself. Abigail twisted her stories making belief that witchery is true.