(855) 4-ESSAYS

Type a new keyword(s) and press Enter to search


             Courage is a powerful emotion; It comes out in the strangest of times with almost no control over it. In The Crucible by Arthor Miller, the characters display great actions. Reverend Hale walks out on the court and both Giles Corey and John Proctor die for their own causes to stand up for their honor. .
             When Reverend Hale comes to Salem he is sure that he is doing good and saving the people from the devil. But slowly he begins to notice something isn't right. He sees how many people are being hanged and arrested; the numbers are high and growing rapidly. He also notices that the court is bringing in people who he would expect to be innocent people. Reverend Hale is slowly becoming enraged with the courts because of their blindness to the reality of the situation. Finally Hale can't stand the court and walks out in protest. He knows what he was doing was right, but the people of Salam don't know that. This is why, what Hale does take tremendous courage. "Courage is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared." (David Ben-Gurion.).
             When Giles Corey first hears of witchcraft in Salam, he thinks it might have something to do with his wife. Giles can't pray when his wife is in the house reading her books. Before Giles has realized what he has done by expressing his problem to Hale, his wife is arrested. He immediately goes to the courts and tries to undo his saying, but is sadly unsuccessful. Giles also realizes all of this witchcraft nonsense had gone too far when his wife is hanged. When Giles accuses Mr. Putnam of having his daughter call witchcraft on people, so he can buy their land, the court demands evidence. Giles refuses to give up his witness's name, and is sentenced to torture. Stones are stacked on his chest until he dies. The whole time all Giles can say is, "More weight." Giles was a courageous man to stand up to the courts and even more courageous to die with honor by standing up for himself.

Essays Related to Crucible

Got a writing question? Ask our professional writer!
Submit My Question