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Reputation in The Crucible
Transcript of Reputation in The Crucible
Reputation in Salem
Abigail: "I want to open myself! I want the light of God, I want the sweet love of Jesus! I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Goody Osborn with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil!" (50)
Proctor's "Bad" Reputation
PARRIS: "Abigail, I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me, and now, just now when some good respect is rising for me in the parish, you compromise my very character. I have given you a home, child. I have put clothes upon your back – now give me an upright answer. Your name in the town – it is entirely white, is it not?"
ABIGAIL "Why, I am sure it is, sir. There be no blush about my name."
PARRIS: " Abigail, is there any other cause than you have told me, for your being discharged from Goody Proctor’s service? I have heard it said, and I tell you as I heard it, that she come so rarely to the church this year for she will not sit so close to something soiled. What signified that remark?"
IOP by Katie Roderick
Reputation in The Crucible
Definition: the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something.
Reputation is built on guilt and fear of being accused.
Reputation is based on religion and the views of religion.
Reputations are the way of life... and are the destroyers of life
Proctor: "Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!"
What led to the end of Proctor's good Reputation?
Proctor: "I- am surely I do, sir."
Hale: "Let you repeat them, if you will."
Proctor: "The Commandments."
Hale: "Aye." (page 63)
In this presentation...
Each slide examines reputations of people/relationships.
Shows how each person/people handle reputations of themselves or others.
John Proctors' "Bad" Reputation- What led to the "bad" reputation
Elizabeth Proctors' Reputation
"...he fights to defend the wife he has wronged and whose life he has placed in jeopardy because of his affair with Abigail" (Introduction, XV)
Goody Proctor's Reputation
Hale: "do you know your Commandments, Elizabeth?"
Elizabeth: "I surely do. There be no mark to blame upon my life, Mr. Hale."
Elizabeth: "my husband is a goodly-man, sir."