The Crucible is set in a strict Christian village called Salem, in this village you will find a tribe called the puritans. In this village everybody seems depressed because they have really strict rules. They believe in witches and are really scared of them and are trying to kill these ‘witches. ‘ It all begins when a group of girls go dancing in the forest, this is where we first meet Abigail (she is one of the ‘villains’ in this play. ) What is a hero?
I would say a hero is someone that does something right and puts his or her life on the edge to save something they believe in however to some people a hero is a completely different thing all together. Nobody can really say that someone is a hero because it would just be an opinion because a hero always has someone who dislikes him, or some people may think that he is a villain. What is a villain, to some people a villain is some one fictional like the Joker out of Bat man but to others it could be some one non fictional like Bin Larden.
Again every villain must be a hero to someone like if there is a gang leader he would be a villain to us regular people but to his gang he would be considered a hero. We still do not know where the boundaries are to be classed as a hero or a villain. Nobody does and nobody ever will because who are we to say; yes he might be considered a hero or a villain to us but a completely different thing to someone else.
If there is any heroes in ‘the crucible’ I would say it is John Proctor because he is willing to die for what he believes in and he seems a good man and very heroic but again Reverend Parris will not agree with me because he hates Proctor and thinks he’s doing right when we know he’s doing wrong. Proctor is going against what Parris what Parris wants to happen and he doesn’t like that. If there are any villains in the Crucible I would have to say it is Abigail Williams because she is a stereo type villain because she kills has sex and is pure evil she wants goodie Proctor dead so she can have John Proctor all to herself.
She also does witch craft and she is the closest thing to a witch in that village. She even betrayed Tituba (the person who was like a mother figure to her. ) I would also say that Giles is a hero because he sacrificed himself so his friend wasn’t killed but all of this is only an opinion because everybody has different opinions of choosing who is a hero and isn’t because some people might even feel sorry for Abigail because of how her parents died and that she had to see it however I don’t feel sorry for her.
I do not think that Parris is a villain because he’s not really that evil. My favorite hero is Hale because he has some faith in Proctor and he quits his job. He try’s his best to stop all of the innocent people dying but the court does not listen. He is a hero because he does the right thing even though the odds are against him. A hero is when you do the right thing even when it’s not the easiest thing to do. When Abigail says “I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you .
. . I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down! ” that makes me think that she is a villain because that is a terrible thing to say. So in conclusion I believe there are heroes and villains in Salem because I think that John Proctor is a hero and Abigail is a villain. I also think that there are many points of views and that that is just my way of looking at it, other people have different opinions and there is no right or wrong answers there are just opinions.