In The Crucible, which character conforms outwardly while questioning inwardly?
Part of what makes Miller's work fairly intense and dramatic is that characters have to end up making conscious choices between what is being presented as truth and what they feel truth to be. Characters in this configuration have little opportunity to feel one way, but act in another because the dramatic tension is so intensely thick.
This is probably why characters who conform outwardly are probably those who directly benefit from the power that comes with conformity. Cheever, Danforth, Hathorne, Putnam, Parris, and Abigail with her crew all conform and derive power from this. There is little in way of feeling opposite of their conformist status because of the power they benefit from conforming. In this, there is no disconnect between what they display and what they internall experience. By the same analysis, the characters who do not conform...
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