Salem Witch Trials Elizabeth Proctor
1,036 wordsThe Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, is based on the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts. The Crucible deals with a community, which everybody lived in a normal society and everybody attended church. However, one night, a group of girls were caught dancing in the woods. Some people accuse them for doing witchcraft. Therefore, they lied to protect not just themselves but the reputation of their families. They claimed that the devil took them over and influenced them to dance. One of the main g...
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Salem Witchcraft Trials Elizabeth Proctor
1,027 wordsThe play The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, was about the Salem witchcraft trials that killed many Puritans in Massachusetts. In this play, Miller shows the reader that the Puritans, as a whole were not as godly as they were portrayed. Miller also shows how mass hysteria can be sparked by almost anything. The play takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Reverend Parties daughter, Betty, falls sick and for some reason the townspeople suspect witchery. Taking advantage of this situation,...
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Low Self Esteem Elizabeth Proctor
799 wordsAuthor Millers, The Crucible takes a close look at John Proctors, conflict between his raw deeds and his conception of himself. Throughout the play John Proctor is tormented by this conflict. He struggles against his own weakness to achieve a view of himself that he can accept. Proctor has to overcome tremendous emotional and moral hurdles and as a result his character develops into a different person. His battle for integrity is lost many times before it is finally won in the play's final minut...
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736 wordsThroughout the play, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, consisted of various characters that demonstrated positive and negative pride, a major theme in this playwright. Positive pride is a value of oneself that expresses worthy self-esteem, and negative pride or excessive pride exists when an individual consists of stubbornness and selfishness. The Crucible was written to invite individuals to enter what it means to be human in a sinful world. It raises questions about truth, evil and the p...
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Characters In The Play Reverend Hale
596 wordsThe Crucible deals with witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts which shows utter chaos and hysteria in the town. Many were accused of witchcraft and died because of lies. Elizabeth Proctor was one of many who were accused. She was accused by Abigail Williams, the person whom Elizabeth fired for cheating with her husband, John Proctor. John was a well respected farmer in Salem, who was outraged when Elizabeth was arrested for accusations of using witchcraft. John and Elizabeth were approached by Re...
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Arthur Miller And His Distorted Historical Accuracies
1,937 wordsIn 1953, Arthur Miller wrote his famous play The Crucible, in response to a fear of Communism that had developed in the United States during that decade. The Red Scare, as it was later called by historians was led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose paranoia of a communist takeover spread through the nation like a wildfire. Men and women alike fell victim to McCarthys pointed finger and as a result of this hysteria, were mostly deported from the country, their careers and lives ruined. Some argue ...
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Affair With Abigail People Of Salem
1,684 wordsConscience is the awareness of right and wrong. In the Crucible, the idea of conscience in strongly emphasized. Miller himself said, "No critic seemed to sense what I was after [which was] the conflict between a mans raw deeds and his conception of himself; the question of whether conscience is in fact an organic part of the human being, and what happens when it is handed over not merely to the state or the mores of the time but to ones friend or wife. " The idea of conscience in the play The Cr...
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Elizabeth Proctor Abigail Williams
674 wordsThe Crucible reveals that people's private emotions and desires often have consequences far beyond their own lives. Three characters that share that quality and who contributed greatly to the outbreak of hysteria in Salem are John Proctor, Abigail Williams, and Elizabeth Proctor. All these characters, in one way or another brought eminence suspicion and / or emotional relief into the town of Salem. Proctor had to deal with both sides of Salem's controversy. In most eyes Proctor was a good man, b...
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Affair With Abigail John And Elizabeth
623 wordsIn Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, John and Elizabeth Proctor are introduced as a young, married couple whose relationship had a tense undercurrent. Their actions and reactions towards one another prove that they are at odds with each other. John and Elizabeth seem to be trying to smooth out the bumps in their relationship, but for the most part they only succeed in driving themselves further apart. Now at a time when communication is crucial, John and Elizabeth learn the mistake they made in...
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2 The Crucible By Arthur Miller
771 words2. 2. The Crucible by Arthur Miller I know how you clutched my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I come near! Or did I dream that? Its she put me out, you cannot pretend it were you. I saw your face when she put me out, and you loved me then and you do now! Abigail Exposition of the Crucible The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Around that time, many witch hunts took place and many innocent people were killed. In the exposition, before John Proctor ...
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730 wordsHysteria in a Godly Town The term, innocent until proven guilty is synonymous with the justice system. The saying also applies to people while among their peers. In the sleepy little town of Salem, Massachusetts, however, it turns out to be quite the opposite. When lies and rumors run rampant through their community, the townspeople destroy each other s lives. Why does this happen? Simply because the beliefs of a society are led astray. In Salem, people forget about morals and respect for life, ...
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Elizabeth Proctor Miller
643 wordsArthur Miller? s The Crucible and the scandal surrounding President Clinton can be compared in profusion. The old saying of history repeating itself is certainly proved true in this state of affairs (no pun intended), proving the timelessness of The Crucible. Key players utilized by Miller can be interpreted into many notorious faces portrayed by the media encircling our fearless leader. Although all comparisons are not players at all, but some merely concepts. The most obvious comparison protru...
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Tragic Hero Reverend Parris
1,407 wordsA tragedy should bring fear and pity to the reader. A man in this tragedy not should be exceptionally righteous, but his faults should come about because of a certain irreversible error on his part. This man should find a bad or fatal ending to add to the tragedy of the story, for this man in the tragic hero. The protagonist John Proctor portrays a tragic hero in The Crucible; his hamartia of adultery causes great internal struggles, he displays hubris by challenging authority, and he encounters...
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Elizabeth Proctor Quot John
573 wordsThe Crucible is a drama based upon the 1690 s Massachusetts witchcraft trials. The Crucible tells of the havoc wrought in early Salem when some restless young girls claim that witches are taking over the village. Their leader, Abigail Williams, hopes for revenge against Elizabeth Proctor, her past employer. Abby was dismissed from her job because she had an affair with Elizabeth's husband, John. Accusations of witchcraft are made, and many women, including Elizabeth, are arrested. John joins oth...
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1,436 wordsThe The Crucible The Crucible The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller that was first produced in 1953, is based on the true story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller wrote the play to parallel the situations in the mid-twentieth century. Some characters in the play have specific agendas carried out by their accusations, and the fact that the play is based on historical truth makes it even more intriguing. The characters in this play are simple, common people. The accused are charged and conv...
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Salem Witch Trials Reverend Hale
1,866 wordsBack in the 1950 s, when insecurity permeated the air, and people were ruled by fear, Arthur Miller wrote a play, which defined the line between insecurity and fear. The Crucible was a remade story of the carnal Salem Witch trials, in which many innocent victims lost their lives. Through this play Miller is trying to convey the message that death is not in our possession; we are not messengers of God. Only God decrees those who are to die, because God is in heaven and we are on Earth and we cann...
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Elizabeth Proctor Arthur Miller
720 wordsHuman nature feels a sense of acceptance when conformed to those in its environment. People need to follow patterns, standards, and a structure of behavior to feel secure. A pattern to conform to is a kind of shelter. (Unknown) Whether a strong faith in religion, failure to decipher the truth, to follow the majority, or a realization of one s conformity, Arthur Miller s The Crucible supports human nature s natural inclination towards conformity through the plot and characters. During the eightee...
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End Of Act Point In The Play
1,589 wordsJohn Proctor s Escalation over Corruption In the crucible, John Proctor tore off the shackles of guilt that held him back from admitting that he was intimate with Abigail Williams to save his wife from the injustices of the court and expose the frauds as he recognizes his responsibility to society. At first, John aspired to keep a remote distance from the trials so that his good name would not be impaired. However, when Elizabeth Proctor was apprehended, he was left with no other alternative and...
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Elizabeth Proctor Commit Adultery
1,026 wordsIS JOHN PROCTOR A? GOOD? MAN? Arthur Miller? s play? The Crucible? , is set in the small American Town of Salem. One of the main character? s is John Proctor, husband to Elizabeth Proctor and a feared, though respected member of this? New Jerusalem? s? community. John Proctor is a man who has some flaws, but also many good points to his personality. Various characters throughout the play highlight these differing aspects of Proctor? s personality. Proctor also presents various personality traits...
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Accusations Of Witchcraft Elizabeth Proctor
798 wordsSometimes two things may seem like they have nothing in common but when analyzed more critically one may find many similarities. A good example of this would be between The Crucible and Sommersby. These two stories may seem like they have nothing in common; one, The Crucible, is about the Salem witch trials, the other, Sommersby, is about a POW returning home after six years. These two stories may appear to be totally different but they do in fact share many similarities. Three of the characters...
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