An analysis of titubas confession guilt in act i

And well she might, for I thought of her softly. This quote proves that Proctor redeems himself and sacrifices his life at the end.

The crucible

Abigail realizes that she can achieve immediate respect and authority by declaring that she has consorted with the Devil but now seeks redemption. I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil! He knows the cycle of witchcraft practiced in Salem. However, when the judges and Hale bring him to confess witchcraft, he disagrees to confess for the crime he did not commit; instead he admits his infidelity with Abagail. He knows from the beginning that witchcraft is vengeance of an adulteress Abigail. As a result, Hale is overcome by the many descriptions of all of the unnatural events occurring in Salem: Betty's illness, Ruth's condition, Tituba's ability to conjure spirits, dancing in the woods, the death of the seven Putnam children, Martha Corey's strange books, and so forth. I have given you my soul; leave me my name!

Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night, and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.

Hale questions Tituba and tells her that she can redeem herself by admitting that she has been working with the Devil and by telling him the names of anyone else involved.

the crucible summary

God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. For example, Mrs. You will not use me! The girls were telling lies in court since day one. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her what she is. Here, also a verb, meaning to be in league with someone.

A delay in his confession not only proves him a liar but also makes him the prime accused. The court in Salem belongs to God.

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