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- 51: The Deterioration of Salem During the Witch Trials The Crucible
- The Deterioration of Salem During the Witch Trials The Crucible by Arthur Miller The deterioration of Salem's social structure precipitated the murders of many innocent people. Arthur Miller's 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 ... and the unexplained turned neighbor against neighbor. The social breakdown in Salem was the major factor in the tragedy that took the lives of many innocent people. There was more than one tragedy in The Crucible. The first was the murdering of many innocent people, and the second was that a community that was once very close had been broken apart. It appeared that the people of Salem were like ...
- 52: The Crucible: Deteriorated Rational and Emotional Stability of Salem
- The Crucible: Deteriorated Rational and Emotional Stability of Salem The trumped-up witch hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts, deteriorated the rational, and emotional stability of its citizens. This exploited the populations weakest qualities, and insecurities. The obvious breakdown in Salem’s social order led to the tragedy which saw twenty innocent people hung on the accusation of witchcraft. Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible, used hysteria to introduce personality flaws in vulnerable characters. A rigid social system, fear, and confusion were evident conditions that became prevalent before and during the witchtrials. These conditions only contributed to the tragedy in ... Salem susceptible to an apparent epidemic such as witchcraft. The susceptibility that Salem fell victim to, was the cause of a great tragedy which saw twenty townspeople hung at the hands of the state. The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is a story of a great catastrophe which highlights a “free man’s courageous and never-ending fight against mass pressures to make him bow down in conformity”(intro.-x) ...
- 53: Revenge in The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter
- Revenge in The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter Love is a strange thing. It is strong, free, and blind. With it come many pleasures. However, what often occurs after love is the antithesis of love. Once love is lost in a person, a barrage of feelings inhabits that person. One of the darkest, strongest, most eminent emotions that occur in a person is the feeling of revenge. The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter are both classic and dated stories that are mostly based upon love, lost love, and revenge. In The Scarlet Letter, Chillingsworth and Hester are supposed to be in love. They are ... revenge is more than just an angry feeling . Revenge is a deadly feeling. Revenge is the vile product of love gone awry, and both Roger Chillingsworth from The Scarlet Letter and Abigail Williams from The Crucible were both afflicted by it. Once possessed by this dark emotion, they acted with maliciousness and with utter disregard for human life.
- 54: The Crucible: Social Deteriora
- The deterioration of Salem's social structure precipitated the murders of many innocent people. Arthur Miller's 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 ... and the unexplained turned neighbor against neighbor. The social breakdown in Salem was the major factor in the tragedy that took the lives of many innocent people. There was more than one tragedy in The Crucible. The first was the murdering of many innocent people, and the second was that a community that was once very close had been broken apart. It appeared that the people of Salem were like a ... a troublesome situation. If the community could have had a greater influence from another group of people then the social structure would have been able to adaptTragedy: The Deterioration of Salem During the Witch TrialsThe Crucible by Arthur MillerJohn Hudson
- 55: The Crucible
- The Crucible: Men of God Men of God? The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play in which the Red Scare from the 1950's is paralleled to the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. It contains a wonderfully developed plot, which displays society's flaws ... a clean reputation for himself, while Parris must deal with his blemished reputation and loss of respect from the townsfolk. Both men have realized the fault in their actions, but deal with it differently. The Crucible by Arthur Miller displays a wonderful development of characters, distinguishing good from evil. Accordingly, Reverend John Hale begins as a self-serving conceited individual, who ultimately sees the light, and attempts to reverse the ...
- 56: The Crucible: John Proctor
- The Crucible: John Proctor Aristotle, one of the great philosophers, teachers and writers of the fourth century BCE, wrote a book focusing on what he felt made the perfect tragic drama. He stated that one of the ... own doing. Throughout the ages, there have been a plethora of tragic heroes including Marcus Brutus in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and Creon in the play Antigone. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor fits the classic Greek definition of a tragic hero. One characteristic of the tragic hero, which Jon Proctor possesses, is that he is a man of stature. This is evident ... conviction for witchcraft as punishment for his sin. He did not confess because he realized that the confession would be a lie and lying is a sin which god would punish him for. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the character John Proctor exemplifies the qualities of the classic Greek Tragic Hero. He is a man of physical and mental stature and he is well respected in the community. He ...
- 57: The Crucible By Arthur Miller
- Arthur Miller s play The Crucible develops characters that portray problems with their identities. This inner struggle is clearly seen in the main character John Proctor. He is the man Miller has chosen to struggle with the dilemma of men, fallible ... dilemma. With out her, Proctor would not be a central character, and would have never needed to deal with the inner morality of himself. Elizabeth Proctor makes her husband John the main character in The Crucible. In the character introduction we are told He (John Proctor)was powerful of body, even tempered, and not easily led. The steady manner he displays does not spring from an untroubled soul. He is a ... the good of human life, and the truth of morality. To Miller, Elizabeth Proctor is the driving force in John Proctors life, and she helps develop him as the main character in the play, The Crucible.
- 58: The Crucible
- The Crucible In the late 17th century Puritanism thrived through out the northern colonies. In a time of a small government, towns relied more upon themselves instead of outside influence. In efforts to become more pure, the Puritans held three basic beliefs, Plainness, Grace, and Divine Mission. Though these beliefs were meant to help Puritans, they also caused the disintegration of Salem Village in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Living a plain lifestyle is not easy, unlike what the name states. Living a plain lifestyle (Plainness) is hard work and can sometimes cause tension between people. John Proctor led a simple farmer’s life ... society. Though, sometimes what is believed, is not always right or it can sometimes be misinterpreted. Every person has his/her flaw, and that is one of the many topics Arthur Miller covers in The Crucible.
- 59: The Crucible 9
- As I watched "The Crucible" taking shape as a movie over much of the past year, the sheer depth of time that it represents for me kept returning to mind. As those powerful actors blossomed on the screen, and the ... her minister-uncle's money majestic Paul Scofield (Judge Danforth) and his righteous empathy with the Devil-possessed children, and all of them looking as inevitable as rain. I remember those years-- they formed "The Crucible" 's skeleton--but I have lost the dead weight of the fear I had then. Fear doesn't travel well; just as it can warp judgment, its absence can diminish memory's truth. What terrifies ... off. There was magic all around; the politics of alien conspiracy soon dominated political discourse and bid fair to wipe out any other issue. How could one deal with such enormities in a play? "The Crucible" was an act of des- peration. Much of my desperation branched out, I suppose, from a typical Depression--era trauma--the blow struck on the mind by the rise of European Fascism and the ...
- 60: Crucible
- The Crucible- Struggles in the Play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a story that contains many struggles. These struggles come about as a result of the strict Puritan society in which the story takes place. There are two main struggles in the ... especially his wife), and that it is Abigail who should be killed instead. Arther Miller is one of America's most famous writers. He wrote stories like All My Sons, Death of A Salesman, The Crucible, View from a Bridge, After The fall, A Memory of Two Mondays, Incident at Vichy, and The Price. He wrote these plays in a period of twenty-one years. It was from 1947 to ...
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