The Crucible

What reason does Danforth give for not doing what Parris suggests? Given Danforth's reason, what personal reason could Danforth have for not wanting to pardon the prisoners?(what might he not want to face?)

Crucible act 4

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The reason Danforth gives for not pardoning the prisoners is that it is not just; he does not want to publicly show weakness.

Danforth, conciliatory: You misunderstand, sir; I cannot par-don these when

twelve are already hanged for the same crime. It is not just.


The Crucible/ Act 4