The Politics of Fear: Joseph R. Putnam is a bereaved parent seven times over; she blames witchcraft for her losses and Betty's ailment.
He develops throughout the story as a person protecting the good of his name to conserving his character at his death.
Synopsis When reading this play it is useful to have background information which shows us why Arthur Miller wrote this play.
The church, in such a theocratic community, defines conscience; right and wrong is decided by this authority in conjunction with specific religious doctrines. When citing an essay from our library, you can use "Kibin" as the author.
You would have to be a crypto-Luciferian to say that—not a great idea if you wanted to go back to your farm. Because of that he knew several writers who used to go to Communist meetings and supported these ideas, but he always refused to denounce them so that the police could arrest them.
Using her status as Parris's niece to her advantage, she accuses countless citizens of witchcraft, becoming one of the most powerful people in Salem. John refuses to back down and submits a deposition signed by ninety-one locals attesting to the good character of Elizabeth, Rebecca Nurse and Martha Corey.
But as the dramatic form became visible, one problem remained unyielding: so many practices of the Salem trials were similar to those employed by the congressional committees that I could easily be accused of skewing history for a mere partisan purpose.