Abused Their Power Goody Putnam Revenge
419 wordsIn the Play The Crucible nothing was the way it seemed. Ironically the characters who were known as Puritans, religiously good people, do not fit that description. Many Puritans were out for revenge on enemies, abused their power and committed perjury. The Crucible was upsetting and Goody Putnam acted crazy by thinking some supernatural power killed her babies. The fact that the judges believed her accusation is even worse. It seemed easy to prove an innocent person guilty throughout that period...
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Hollywood Ten John Proctor
479 wordsIn 1947 the House Un-American Activities Committee, or HUAC, started a trial and investigation of communism in the Hollywood motion picture industry. The Committee, including Chairman J. Parnell Thomas a young Congressman from California, and Richard M. Nixon tried many celebrities asking them question about what they knew about communism and who they knew that were involved. Here is a quote from the trial. SPOKESMAN: "Do you recall the names of any of the actors in the Guild who participate in ...
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John Proctor Innocent People
797 wordster> Salem Witchcraft Trials Throughout society and throughout literature, vulnerable communities under certain conditions can be easily taken advantage of by a person or group of people presumed innocent. In the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, there are three main factors that allowed the girls fallacious stories to be believed: Salem's flawed court system, its lack of diversity in beliefs and religion, and the lack of a strong leader in the town. Although Abigail and the girls i...
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Salem Witch Trials Witch Hunt
1,371 wordsIn his article, Why I Wrote The Crucible, Arthur Miller speaks of the 1950 s which nobody seems to remember clearly- a time of fearful insanity and unrest. Anyone could be accused. Showing excessive opposition ensured prosecution. Most shrunk back from disputing the McCarthy hearings for fear of their safety. Now, this period of panic is viewed as absurd. As Miller describes Hitler as being almost comical to his generation, the modern generation sees the Salem witch trials as foolish scuffles be...
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End Of The Story Arthur Miller
748 wordsThe story of The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, shows a very good test of morality. John Proctor is internally conflicted throughout the entire play. His struggles change in each act. But, he is not a character deserving of pity because all of his struggles are self-inflicted. His affair with Abigail is at the root of most of them, the others are a result of stubborn pride. John Proctors Attitude changes by the end of the story and he seems kind of like a different person from the beginning. In act...
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Finding Purpose In Arthur Miller The Crucible
676 wordsThe Crucible is a book that conveys a very ugly part of American history. The author, Arthur Miller, uses a play format to educate his audience about a very confusing event that took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. In 1692 a tightly wound New England community broke into a rash of scandals and rumors having to do with witchcraft and devil worship. Miller uses actual occurrences, names, and dates in the story, which makes the book a semi- reliable source of information about the event. Mil...
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Save His Life Order To Save
628 wordsAnother important work Miller wrote, The Crucible, takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, during the 17 th century. It is a time when jealousy and suspicion poisoned the thinking of an entire town. Neighbor turned against neighbor when events happened that could not be explained. Accusations turned into a mad hunt for witches who did not exist. One of the main characters of the play is John Proctor, a well-respected man with a good name in the town. As the play develops, John Proctor's moral dilem...
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Death Of A Salesman Willy Loman
1,103 words... he still has an affair; this hypocrisy is highlighted by the way this line leads on to a scene with The Woman. Despite telling her that she is "the best" he constantly interrupts her and it's obvious that the household revolves around Willy and his two boys - this is symbolized by the three chairs at the kitchen table. We can also see how Willy is mentally "weak" - he confuses the present with his romanticism past. Linda's "strangely rhythmic" sentence "Attention, attention must be finally p...
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Group Of People Witch Trials
831 wordsThe Deterioration of Salem During the Witch Trials Essay written by Anonymous The deterioration of Salem's social structure precipitated the murders of many innocent people. Arthur Millers depiction of the Salem witch trials, The Crucible, deals with a community that starts out looking like it is tightly knit and church loving. It turns out that once Tituba starts pointing her finger at the witches, the community starts pointing their fingers at each other. Hysteria and hidden agendas break down...
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Salem Witch Trials Historically Accurate
1,157 wordsThe Crucible: A Film Review Whod have thought that simple dancing could cause so much chaos in a small town. This is precisely what happens in the film The Crucible (Nicholas Hytner, 1996), which was originally written as a play by Arthur Miller. This story is based on actual events, which helps in showing the accuracy of the events. The story takes place in Salem in 1692, during the Salem witch trials. The story starts when a group of young girls, particularly one named Abigail, are caught danc...
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Town Of Salem Abigail
957 wordsIn Arthur Miller? s The Crucible, there is one character who, because of her selfish and evil ways, causes the destruction of many people in the town of Salem. This character is Abigail Williams. In the play, jealousy, and self- interest are the two characteristics that are seen constantly throughout the play. These characteristics pertain particularly to Abigail, and give a graphic description of her life, and how she deals with things in it. Throughout the play she gets worse and worse each ti...
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Reverend Parris Act One
623 wordsIn The Crucible, a play about the Salem witch trials of 1692, by Arthur Miller, the character of Reverend Parris displays hypocrisy. Priest are generally considered good, honest people, but Parris lies to the community, he puts his ministry in front of his daughters life, and tries to help himself before helping the community. Even when Parris? s daughter is sick and he is unsure what is wrong with her, he puts himself and his job before her. When he is trying to get Abigail to tell the truth he...
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John Proctor Innocent People
351 wordsThe Crucible In Salem during the time of the witch trials everyone is either politically motivated to believe the girls wild antics are the work of the devil, or they are so gullible that they think no child could ever impishly scorn the holiness of the church. Those are the two main reasons the girls get away with accusing people of witchcraft at first, later new reasons are introduced. After the first victims of the girls malignant joke are hung two new reasons to continue accusing people arri...
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Abigail William Abigail William Girls
228 wordsThe Crucible is a play about witchcraft. It all begins with a group of young women playing with witchcraft taught by Tituba and Abigail William? s. Reverend Parris found them and most of the girls scattered but the smallest girls stayed, frozen with fear. The people of Salem, where the setting is, hold a church meeting and call Reverend Hale to decide if it is witchcraft. Hale comes to Salem and gets the girls to confess and blame Tituba, the slave that taught them witchcraft. Tituba confesses a...
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End Of The Play Rebecca Nurse
1,116 wordsArthur Miller wrote The Crucible in response to a period in American history when there was widespread fear of communism. It is set in the sixteen nineties, during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Salem was governed as a Theocracy, rule by God or a priestly order. In this time many innocent people were tried and hanged for witchcraft. A crucible is a severe trial. In the play the whole community had been thrown into pandemonium, but a few characters are also fighting internal conflicts and trial...
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Reverend Hale Victor Frankenstein
658 wordsReverend Hale unquestionably resembles that of the fictional character Dr. Victor Frankenstein due to both of the characters quests for something too idealistic and complex to possibly accomplish. Though the tone, style, and plot are of two completely different concepts, further investigation reveals that two of the main characters in each book are extremely similar. Through this common link, each mans journey is going to begin as a romantic modification in the society that surrounds them and ch...
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Giles Corey Witch Hunt
457 wordsThe Crucible Essay Giles Corey, Rebecca Nurse, and John Proctor all have something in common which endanger them when the witch-hunt begins. The play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is a portrayal of the Salem witch trials. In the play there are three characters, Giles, Rebecca, and John all die at the end. These three people all have something in common which endangers them during the witch-hunt and later leads to their death. The one thing that these three people have in common is that they ar...
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Prime Example Moral Code
567 wordsDefinition of Integrity The definition of integrity according to Websters Dictionary is, a rigid adherence to a code of behavior. There are though many ways to look at a persons integrity. A person with integrity possesses many qualities. Three of these qualities are honesty, the ability to follow a moral code, and loyalty to yourself and your beliefs. In The Crucible, a prime example of a person with integrity is Elizabeth Proctor. Elizabeth shows her personal purity when she refuses to persuad...
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Salem Witch Trials Wanted To Show
715 wordsHistory Repeated It is hard to believe how one single person can gain so much power. Enough power to falsely accuse many people of something they are not. Through the fear of a society one person can control everyone and everything. Senator Joseph Mccarthy had that power for four years. McCarthy was not well-liked but he learned how to be feared through his accusations of communism against many U. S. government officials. Abigail Williams was feared by the town of Salem, Massachusetts through he...
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Salem Witch Trials Group Of People
645 wordsThe Crucible, written by Arthur Miller is a play that takes place in the late 17 th century during the famous yet tragic witch trials. It is a story that contains the many struggles that came about as a result of the strict Puritan setting. Miller s depiction of the Salem witch trials deals with a community that starts out with a tightly knit and church loving fa ade. However, once finger pointing at the witches began, the community starts accusing each other. Hysteria and hidden agendas broke d...
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