FEAR (Reverend Parris (His reputation and dignity. (PARRIS, But if you…
His reputation and dignity.
PARRIS, But if you trafficked with spirits in the forest I must know, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it. (act 1)
PARRIS, Thomas, Thomas, I pray you, leap not to witchcraft. I know that you...would never wish such a disastrous charge laid upon me...They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption in my house. (Act 1)
Afraid Proctor personal charisma, so he wants get rid of him.
PARRIS, He's come to overthrow this court, Your Honor! (Act 3)
She and girls dancing naked in the forest, the church may point out this strange things to blame them as witch because they have super strong religious believes, so they may get kill. Able to defend herself, she blames other people.
ABIGAIL, And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it. (Act 1)
PARISS, I think they be aboard a ship. Thirty-one pound is gone. I am penniless. (Act 4)
She afraid loneness that Proctor would not return to her side.
ABIGAIL, You love me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet! He turns abruptly to go out. She rushes to him. John, pity me, pity me! (Act 1)
What the people living in town thought of him.
DANFORTH, And do you know that near to four hundred are in the jails from Marblehead to Lynn, and upon my signature? (Act 3) FANCIS, I--
DANFORTH, And seventy-two condemned to hang by that signature?
Afraid for Abigail.
DANFORTH, truning worriedly to Abigail: Abigail. Ibid you now search your heart and tell me this--and beware of it, child, to God every soul is precious and His vengeance is terrible on them that take life without cause. IS it possible, child, that the spirits you have seen are illusion only, some deception that may cross your mind when-- (Act 3)
DANFORTH, weakening: Child, I do not mistrust you-- (Act 3)
Despise Abigail, afraid she use their hidden relationship threaten him, so he doesn't face the problem.
PROCTOR, Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I'll ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of mind. We never touched, Abby.
ABIGAIL, Aye, but we did.
PROCTER, Aye, but we did not. (Act 1)
PROCTOR, trembling his life collapsing about him. I have known her, sir. (Act 4)
Afraid people blackening his name for things that he didn't do.
PROCTOR, I have confessed myself! Is there no good penitence but it be public? God does not need my name nailed upon the church! God sees my name; God knows how black my sins are! It is enough! (Act 4)
People criticize others when they are afraid, no matter what the reason is.
Fear influences people to take frenzy measures and act unreasonably.
Afraid of death
MARY WARREN, pointing at Proctor. You're the Devil's man! (Act 3)
MERY WARREN, her sobs beginning. He wakes me every night, his eyes were like coals and his fingers claw my neck, and I sign, I sign..." (Act 3)