In Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible,” Giles Corey and Francis Nurse seek to speak with Judge Danforth for a number of reasons.
Firstly, Giles and Francis are both concerned about the accuracy and fairness of the witch trials that are taking place in Salem, Massachusetts. They believe that many of the accusations being made against individuals are false and motivated by personal vendettas or greed. As such, they want to present evidence to Danforth that could help to clear the names of those who have been falsely accused.
Secondly, Giles and Francis are concerned about the safety and well-being of their own families. Both men have loved ones who have been accused of witchcraft and are in danger of being executed. By speaking with Danforth, they hope to be able to present evidence that will help to exonerate their family members and spare them from execution.
Finally, Giles and Francis also want to talk to Danforth in an effort to persuade him to halt the witch trials altogether. They believe that the trials are causing chaos and turmoil in Salem, and that they are not serving the interests of justice or the community. By speaking with Danforth, they hope to convince him to end the trials and instead work towards finding more peaceful and fair solutions to the problems facing the community.
Overall, Giles and Francis want to talk to Danforth in order to present evidence, protect their families, and advocate for the fair and just treatment of those accused of witchcraft in Salem. Their efforts ultimately highlight the importance of due process and the dangers of mass hysteria and the persecution of innocent people.