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71: The Crucible: The Tragedy at Salem
The Crucible: The Tragedy at Salem The people of Salem can hardly be condemned for their actions during the witch hunts of 1692, as described in the play The Crucible, for they were merely products of their time. This is shown through an examination of the theocratic society in which they lived, the patriarchal snobbery they exhibited toward each other, their lack of medical technology ... for it in his books . . . he have been searchin' his books since he left you, sir. But he bid me tell you, that you might look to unnatural things for the cause of it," (The Crucible, Act I 9) concerning the doctor's lack of a cure for Betty's illness. Another example was Mrs. Putnam. Seven of her babies had died, and she could not find concrete reason for ...
72: The Crucible: John Proctor's Decision to Die; Is the Right One?
The Crucible: John Proctor's Decision to Die; Is the Right One? Micheal Griffin In the play, The Crucible, John Proctor quoted "Because it is my name!, Because I cannot have another in my life. How may I live without my name, leave me my name! ( page 138)." He has very strong belief's ... family to be looked upon as sell outs because of his wrongful doings. It is a very good decision that John stood his ground and died for what he believed in . Bibliography -Miller, Arthur, The Crucible, New York U.S.A., Bantam Books, 1981 - John, New world translations of the holy scriptures, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Watchtower Books, 1984
73: Lies Of The Crucible
LIES OF THE CRUCIBLE Lying has always been considered to be one of the worst things man could do. Yet almost anyone who has ever spoken a word in their life has lied at one point or another. The truth is that lying comes naturally. Lying is an easy way out of situations that could get us in trouble. It truly is an act of pure selfishness. In Arthur Miller s play, The Crucible, Miller shows what the consequences of lying are and proves that honesty is the best policy . The first thing lying does is turn people against whoever maybe lying. Lying does this because once someone is branded a liar, they are also looked at as selfish, among other things. There are several examples of how lying can be an act of selfishness in The Crucible. The first deals with the play s protagonist, Abigail Williams. Abigail lied because she loves John Proctor and wants him for herself. Abigail accuses Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor s wife, of being a witch. ...
74: The Crucible: The Deterioration of Salem During the Witch Trials
The Crucible: The Deterioration of Salem During the Witch Trials John Hudson Mrs. Phillips 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 ...
75: The Crucible: Deterioration of Social Order In Salem
The Crucible: Deterioration of Social Order In 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) ...
76: Superstition in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Superstition in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller Grade Level: 10th Date Created: September 18, 1995 Grade Received: B Written by: Erica Hankinson Erica.Hankinson@juno.com Superstition and witchcraft resulted in many being hanged or in prison. In the ... belief in witches and witchcraft was almost universal. In Salem Massachusetts where the witch trials take place many people who are suspicious is accused of witchcraft and hanged. Arthur Miller wrote a play called The Crucible. It is based on the Salem witch trials. The Salem witch trials change many peoples lives and even led to death for some. The power of superstition and hearsay can distort from the truth. Four ... The belief in witches did not end with the strange excitement. This strange episode in the history of Massachusetts astonished the civilized world, and made an unfavorable impression on others. WORK CITED Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. Ellen Bowler. ed. et al. Literature the American Experiance. Englewood cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1994.
77: The Crucible: The Witchcraft Hysteria
The Crucible: The Witchcraft Hysteria In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, the superstition of witches existed in a society of strong Christian beliefs. Anybody who acted out of the ordinary was accused of being a witch and then the accuse would actually be forgiven if the blamed their accusations on another individual. This was the main idea of a play entitled, The Crucible by Arthur Miller. In this play a group of young girls act up and are then accused of being witches. These girls then blame other people in order to get out of trouble and even ... happened. The news of her and the other girl's strange actions gets around and the hysteria starts. Without Abigail's superstition, and her fear or telling the truth, I think the events in The Crucible wouldn't have gotten as serious as they did or even started. John Proctor was another catalyst to the witch hysteria in Salem. John Proctor has an affair with Abigail, but he and his ...
78: The Crucible 2
The crucible In the novel The Crucible I believe is the strongest force in Salem. The emphasis of my essay is to make you (the reader) agree with my sentiments. I will do so through quotes and acts of Abigal Williams. Through ... this she ruined a family and killed Proctor all at the same time. I believe that this is enough evidence to convince you that Abigal Williams is the most evil force in this novel The Crucible .
79: The Crucible and Death of a Salesman: Search For Happiness
The Crucible and Death of a Salesman: Search For Happiness Commonly, authors tend to write pieces of literature with themes of search for happiness. The way in which they go about attaining that happiness often determines whether or not their goal will be achieved. In two works of lierature, The Crucible and Death of a Salesman, both by Arthur Miller, the theme lies along the lines of the main characters search for happiness. However, the way that the two main characters work on achieving their goal varies greatly. In the novel The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the focus on the search for happiness deals with peoples relationships with one another. In the novel, which takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 during the famous witch trials. Abigail ...
80: The Crucible 3
In Miller s, The Crucible, he describes a New England town in the midst of Salem witch-hunt hysteria during the late 1600 s. His play not only recounts the historic events but also specifically sheds light on the rationalization ... and place a clear-cut reason for every occurrence. Part of this need is human nature. Everyone has their own story for the different occurrences in their life, and in the world. Ironically, even The Crucible is simply a rehash of these historical events, and virtually all dialogue and events were made up or simply based on limited knowledge of the events that occurred during that time period. Each time something ...

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