The Crucible

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The Crucible Judge Danforth in The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a very selfish and cruel character who believed so strongly in the authority of his position that he could not admit that anyone with such a stature could ever make a mistake. Danforth displays this selfishness in act four, scene one. Rev. Hale enters the court room and begs Judge Danforth for more time to convince those accused of witchcraft to confess. Danforth answers …

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…hangings. That is not true justice. He chooses to disregard the intent of the law, rather than admit it might be wrong to hang the people. Many lives could have been saved if he would only have reconsidered his judgement, but he refuses. It is almost laughable to think that a judge could act so stubbornly and have such little reguard for human life, while having so much reguard for his stature. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** self....