Salem Witch Trials Samuel Parris
1,425 wordsMany of the American colonists brought with them from Europe a belief in witches and the devil. During the seventeenth century, people were executed for being witches and follower of Satan. Most of these executions were performed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Mostly all of the accused were women, which makes some modern historians believe that the charges of witchcraft were a way of controlling the women who threatened the power of the men. During the witchcraft trials, hundreds of arrests we...
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Louisa May Alcott Younger Sister
616 wordsLouisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, PA, on Nov. 29, 1832, and she was the second daughter of Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott. She had an older sister Anna and two younger sisters Elizabeth and May. The family moved to Boston, MA in 1834, where her father set up an experimental school that failed because of the lack of students. Since the Alcott's were relatively poor, Ralph Waldo Emerson financially supported them while they moved to Concord, MA. Amos and Abigail were both progressive ...
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Made The Decision Discharged Abby Elizabeth
784 wordsA crucible, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Concise Electronic Dictionary, is the state or fact of being tested (as by suffering), which attests to what Elizabeth Proctor is going through exactly. Elizabeth has quite a crucible to struggle through. The infidelity of her husband is a major element in her being. Her struggle includes staying true to both her husband and her God. Another is the persecution by Abigail Warren, a former employee and assistant. Elizabeth also has to suffer through th...
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End Of The Play John Proctor
397 wordsIn the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is introduced as a main character early in the plot. He comes out as a rebellious man in a sense, and right away we learn of his affair with Abigail. By the end of the play Proctor is changing his ground and becoming a more responsible individual and not lowering himself to Abigail's standards once again. In the beginning of the book when his affair is revealed, he could strike the reader as a weak and failing individual. One would think t...
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Reverend Parris Reverend Hale
466 wordsLife is dictated by an inborn hunger or purpose, and people, in general, will act on this hunger for their own personal gain in their individual ways. This hunger, be it for wealth, land, love, power, revenge, or pride, can, and will be the undoing or failing of all mankind as Arthur Miller so clearly points out in his play The Crucible. Reverend Parris is the character that initiates the hysteria of the Salem witch trials, in a community where authorities wasted no time minding the business of ...
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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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Accused Of Witchcraft Rebecca Nurse
532 wordsA "hideous screech and noise" poured from the open windows of the meetinghouse. Inside, the young accusers who said they had been bewitched by their neighbors twisted their bodies and cried in pain. Frail and weak, Rebecca Nurse, the most unlikely to be in league with the devil, stood to be questioned. From the moment on that cold January day when the specter of a coffin appeared during a childish game, Salem Village convulsed with fear, finger pointing and suspicion, and the normal hierarchy of...
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Beginning Of The Play Good Man
484 wordsOne character that changes throughout The Crucible during the course of the play is Elizabeth Proctor. At the beginning of the play she was cold and bitter towards her husband. After she was accused of being a witch by Abigail, and becoming pregnant, she had a new attitude. She became forgiving and understanding towards her husband. She wanted forgiveness for keeping a cold house. In the beginning of the play Elizabeth is distrustful, unforgiving, judging and cold against her husband John Procto...
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Declaration Of Independence British Oppression Adams
470 wordsJohn Adams had three remarkable careers in his lifetime. One as an enemy of British oppression and champion of independence. As an American diplomat in Europe and as the first vice-president and second president of the United States. His diary, letters and speeches showed him to be very patriotic, a store family man and tough-minded philosopher. Adams was born in Quincy, Mass. on October 30, 1735. He was born in a small house that is still standing and open to visitors. His father was a Deacon a...
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The Crucible Insight Of Hale Elizabeth And John
569 wordsThe Crucible, a container that resists hear or the hollow at the bottom of an ore furnace. However its connotations include melting pot, in the symbolic sense, and the bearing of a cross. Elizabeth, John Proctors wife; a cold, childless woman who is an upright character who cannot forgive her husbands adultery until just before he died: she is accused of being a witch. Reverend Hale, a self-proclaimed expert on witchcraft; at the plays end tries to save the accused. John Proctor, a good man with...
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Island Of Malta Evil Intent Barbara's
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Girls Mary Witchcraft
369 wordsThe way someone appears, or acts, is not necessarily always correct or truthful. In the book The Crucible, the Forest Girls, Abigail, Susana, Mary and the others, effectively deceive the townsfolk into believing that witchcraft is practiced in Salem. Abigail Williams is not as innocent as she portrays herself. She misrepresents herself as a virtuous young girl who was unjustly affected by witchcraft. During an escapade in Act III, the girls become disillusioned by Mary Warren who attempts to exp...
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End Of The Play False Confession
565 wordsA farmer in Salem, Proctor serves as the voice of reason and justice in The Crucible. It is he who exposes the girls as frauds who are only pretending that there is witchcraft, and thus becomes the tragic hero of the tale. Proctor is a sharply intelligent man who can easily detect foolishness in others and expose it, but he questions his own moral sense. Because of his affair with Abigail Williams, Proctor questions whether or not he is a moral man, yet this past event is the only major flaw att...
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History Of Affirmative Action
1,311 wordsHistory of Affirmative Action Affirmative action is a complex of positive measures directed to liquidate discrimination by allocating jobs and resources to members of specific groups, such as minorities and women. (Infoplease website, p. 1). The discrimination can be based on different social features, such as color, sex (women at work), nationality, race, etc. In such a way, Affirmative action is the policy of equal opportunities. The Supreme Court has considered the constitutionality of affirm...
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Mccarthy Era Rebecca Nurse
449 wordsAn idea that I saw circulate throughout the play entitled The Crucible was acting and lying. There are also many levels to the acting and lying some of the levels could be as basic as sleeping while others people their life. The lying starts with the little girls sleeping. A quote within the time is by Rebecca Nurse she says I have seen them all through their silly reasons, and when it come on them they will run the Devil bowlegged keeping up with their mischief. In this quote Rebecca Nurse is t...
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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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Witch Trials John Proctor
560 wordsThe Crucible Integrity Essay Honesty, determination, and integrity are all characteristics John Proctor displayed as he fought for his own life and many other innocent people during the Salem witch trials in the play The Crucible. His efforts were needed greatly at the time and his integrity played a major role in calming the chaotic situation of false accusations. His courage to fight for what he knew to be true ended up with his death, but he died a noble and honest man; a man left with his in...
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John Quincy Adams Secretary Of State
1,514 wordsJOHN QUINCY ADAMS John Quincy Adams was born in Braintree (Quincy), Massachusetts on July 11 th, 1767. His ancestry lineage was English. Adams? religion was Unitarian. His father, John Adams, was born in Braintree (Quincy), Massachusetts on October 19 th, 1735. He died in Quincy, Massachusetts on July 4 th, 1826. He had three major occupations. He was a lawyer, a statesman, and the President of the United States. His mother, Abigail Smith Adams, was born in Weymouth Massachusetts on November 11 ...
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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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John Proctor Doesn T
595 wordsThe Crucible, a container that resists hear or the hollow at the bottom of an ore furnace. However its connotations include melting pot, in the symbolic sense, and the bearing of a cross. Elizabeth, John Proctor? s wife; a cold, childless woman who is an upright character who cannot forgive her husband? s adultery until just before he died: she is accused of being a witch. Reverend Hale, a self-proclaimed expert on witchcraft; at the play? s end tries to save the accused. John Proctor, a good ma...
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