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91: The Crucible-thomas Putnam
Thomas Putnam plays a major role in the Salem witch hunt in Arthur Miller s The Crucible. Inheriting a handsome amount of property makes Putnam a wealthy person; however, it doesn t seem to satisfy his ambition. After the town terribly rejected Putnam s brother-in-law, Bayley, Putnam s bitterness has ... tries to tell people such philosophies when he sees the replay of history in the 1950s. Mass hysteria, materialism, dishonesty are some of the problems human beings always have. It underlies every word in The Crucible (Miller 2). The society has suffered over and over on these issues. People think they learn from the mistakes they have made; however, history in the past leaves a question mark to the future: when ...
92: The Crucible 3
The Crucible The witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts in the early sixteen hundreds was a time of uneasiness and suspicion. Anyone could easily turn in his or her neighbor on the ground of witchcraft. Someone could merely ... using that as a last resort to make people aware of what was happening. This last stand for righteousness is an example of proctor's great character and rationale. Arthur Miller wrote his play, The Crucible, a story about the Salem witch trials, and the panic resulting from it, as an allegory to show people the insanity of the McCarthy hearings. He wrote it as an allegory so that, if tried ...
93: Book Report On The Crucible
... 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, and head toward tragedy. In his play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller displays how feelings such as revenge, greed and jealousy can distort the views of a small population. One of the contributive factors towards the downfall of Salem is revenge. Elizabeth’s need to ... Upon hearing Abigail’s accusations, Elizabeth Proctor knows that, “… [Abigail] thinks to take [her] place” (61). At that point, Elizabeth Proctor leaves for jail to await trial. Finally, Arthur Miller illustrates in his play, The Crucible, how certain emotions evoke the vulgarity in one community. For some, the vengefulness of the characters results in unnecessary grief and destruction. The avarice of others leads to a lack of morals, causing treachery and ...
94: Arthur Millers The Crucible
Setting, time, and place were among the most obvious of details in The Crucible. As with each time period, the era in which this book took place brought with it unique characteristics of the people and places associated with that decade. Through the use of cleverly constructed characters, Arthur ... who were known very well. The behavior of the people from when they observed the first hanging to the time until John Proctor was hung had made a drastic change. Towards the end of The Crucible, the town was shocked and in awe as good and trusting people they had known were sent to be killed for refusing to confess. Many reacted similarly when John Proctor was sentenced to death for ...
95: The Crucible's Tragic Hero
... event should bring fear and pity to the reader and the hero should be courageous and noble, hence when combined a tragic hero is presented. The protagonist, John Proctor, portrays a tragic hero in The Crucible. His hamartia of treachery caused great internal struggles, he displays hubris by challenging authority, and encountered catastrophe as the play went on. John Proctor’s decision to betray his wife caused internal turmoil and ultimately ... of God turned Proctor into an unchristian, sinful rebel. Though Proctor’s reasons for disregarding the Church were quite reasonable, people did not accept them in the particular time period. Near the end of The Crucible, Proctor believed that he had lost the battle of witchcraft. He felt there was no longer any hope that the court would free him from execution, and he panicked. A person can be strong for ...
96: The Crucible - Conscience
Conscience 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 man’s raw deeds and his conception of himself; the ... being, and what happens when it is handed over not merely to the state or the mores of the time but to one’s friend or wife." The idea of conscience in the play The Crucible is based very much on Christian concepts, firstly the idea of morality, or conscience of right and wrong, secondly the idea of the confession of sin, and finally the idea of guilt and penance for ...
97: The Crucible - Characters Hidden Motives
The Crucible is about Salem during the witch trials of 1692. People living in and around the village were greatly affected by the hysteria, which had horrible consequences including the hanging of many innocent people. Some of ... the story progresses, Hale starts to realize exactly what has happened and tried to make the others see it, too. Unfortunately4, he couldn’t convince Danforth and the court and people were hung unjustly. The Crucible contains many complex characters that aren’t always what they seem to be. Many of these characters had hidden motives that would benefit themselves, rather than the people in Salem. This doesn’t in only ...
98: The Crucible - A Harsh Reality
Authur Miller's play, The Crucible, is about the persecution of persons falsely accused of being witches in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. Many people die in the village after a series of lies and unjust practices. Abigail Williams, after having had ... of witchcraft. Her resentment deepens when Proctor tells the court about their affair. Abigail's resentment is apparent through her words and her actions. Authur Miller's development of Abigail William's character in The Crucible greatly affects the plot of the play. Her snobbishness and superiority make many people believe her lies. Her resentment toward those that betray her influences many of her decisions. The authoritative, deceitful character of Abigail ...
99: The Crucible
THE CRUCIBLE Throughout the course of life, many things are needed to survive. The main three are food, shelter, and love. Along with these main things there are side items. One of which is entertainment. Entertainment comes ... are a popular form of entertainment. What most people fail to see when they view a movie are the camera angles, visual aids, and audio aids used by the director of the film. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the director demonstrates the power of image, sound, and camera techniques very well. In Act I Scene I, the opening scene, there are many audio and visual aids used. When all of ...
100: The Crucible
... a great part in the story. John Proctor’s past adultery with Abigail Williams could be considered partially responsible for John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor being accused of being witches in Arthur Miller’s "The Crucible". "The Crucible" is a story about how a young woman (Abigail Williams) falls in love with a married man (John Proctor) and will eventually do whatever it takes to take his wife’s (Elizabeth Proctor) place. Everything ...

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