• Crucible Essay John Proctor
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    The Crucible Essay The Crucible was a very emotional book in terms of plot. The plot was about a girl named Abigail who accuses many people of witchcraft. She also accuses Elizabeth Proctor, wife of John Proctor. Abigail uses her power of the court to get to her obsession, John Proctor, by trying to eliminate Elizabeth. She is unsuccessful in getting this done and ends up executing over twelve people including John Proctor. It is great to see all the different kinds of characterization and them...
  • Elizabeth Proctor Revenge Society Abigail
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    What role Revenge plays in The Crucible Revenge plays a major role in the story, 'The Crucible.' Due to the social structures of society and the confusion that existed upon the townspeople, because of the dancing in the forest by the teenage girls that lived in town, it was very easy for the townspeople to believe that witchery was the cause for all of this confusion. Suspicion arose among the towns' people to blame each other for these happenings. The doors now opened for all of the towns' peop...
  • Abigail Williams Life John Proctor
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    In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible the main character Abigail Williams is to blame for the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Abigail draws the interest of the reader as she is a wicked, confident girl who lies to get what she wants. Abigail is an orphan, and after she was exposed as an adulteress, she was expelled form the house by Goody Proctor; therefor, she has little standing in village. John told Abigail that the affair was over and he would never touch her again, but Abigail tri...
  • John Proctor Evil Good Abigail
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    It is a play with tremendous feelings with many inside twists hidden in the archives of the true story. It is a play with emotional feelings, feelings of anger, hate, evil, manipulation, good, and pureness. It is the The Crucible. In the play, Arthur Miller develops the idea that powerfully held beliefs direct peoples behaviour, Abigail Williams who accuses others to escape from punishment, Mary Warren who chooses to lie to keep herself out of trouble, and John Proctor who chooses to sacrifice h...
  • John Proctor Abigail Man People
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    10/5/01 In writing short stories, novels, or plays, there are certain standards the writer comes to meet. He will choose a basic story element to go by; either man versus nature, man versus man, or man versus himself. Then, a setting that is appropriate to the writer is chosen, a place where the writer envisions the story happening. Inevitably the characters are introduced one by one, and the writer tries to convey their personality and instill a mental image for the reader. There have always be...
  • John Proctor People Abigail Witch
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    The Crucible was a revolutionary play which clearly depicted the Salem Witch Trials and what went on in the lives of the individuals in Salem. Some of these people were convicted of being a witch, some were not, and some were somehow connected to those being convicted. Despite the fact that everyone played some part in the Witch Trials, there are three key people who are mostly responsible for the mayhem. Overall, the three people that was most responsible for these trials would be Abigail Willi...
  • John Proctor Abigail Resentment Character
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    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 an affair with a married man, begins this cycle of lies and accusations in an attempt to get her lover back. Her character includes both superiority and resentment throughout the play. Miller shows Abigail's superiority as complex from the beginning...
  • The Crucible Evil And Greed In Man
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    The Crucible: Evil and Greed In Man High personal, acquisitions, evil desires and massive greed took part in shortening the fuse of the chaotic corruption of the Salem witch trials. Amidst the quiet and peaceful period of the Puritan era in America, not everything seemed as they were. Disorder and sin heightened the animosity and deteriorated the very center of a solemn and strong virtuous society. The Puritan belief in the basic evil of man is evident in Arthur Millers The Crucible through the ...
  • Goody Proctor John Abigail Williams
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    In the book, The Crucible, Abigail Williams and her childish friends take advantage of the situation in their hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. At the time, there was a lot of tension about the discussion of witches and virtually anyone who was accused of being a witch was proven a witch. On page 33 of the book, there is a quote that points out the underlying plot of the book. 'Sex, sin and the Devil were early linked... '; is how the quote starts out and it describes the relationship between J...
  • The Crucible John Proctor
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    Adultery: a possible cause of Salem Trials? Could Proctor & Abigail's adultery be responsible for some acts that happened during the prosecutions in the Salem witch trials? One might say not, while another could say it plays 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 And Elizabeth Opposing Points
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    The Crucible is play that helps to show human nature through a series of events linked through the Salem witch trials. In this play, a group of young teenagers would undermine the religious government and make a mockery of the Salem judicial system. Miller also shows human nature through the development of characters. Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor are foils of each other and have many differences; they would also develop many similar traits. One of the main links between the two women ...
  • John Proctor Vs Minister Dimmed
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    John Proctor was a main character in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." He was a farmer in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1600's. He was put to death when he would not admit to practicing witchcraft. Minister Dimmesdale was a main character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." He fathered a child out of wedlock in a sinful relationship, and fell to his death when he couldn't take the guilt any longer. John Proctor and Minister Dimmesdale had several things in common, but also had several dif...
  • Crucible John Proctor
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    Does power corrupt In Arthur Miller s The Crucible, Miller takes his readers on a journey back to 1692 to revisit the Salem witchcraft trials. He cleverly portrays a small Puritan town and the disappearance of their commitment to each other and the truth. One of the main characters in Miller s play is Abigail Williams, who is a seventeen year old orphan with an endless capacity for dissembling. (p. 8) She, along with an evil land owner, Thomas Putnam, and a distinguished judge, Danforth, is able...
  • John Proctor Abigail Elizabeth Affair
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    Abigail Williams portrays Miller's affair with the inner voice and guilt. Arthur Miller saw guilt as a habit of mind capable of being over come. It is seen in Abigail who exhausts her conscience to get herself out of trouble by accusing Tit uba, and then to seek revenge on the adults who make her life miserable. Abigail Williams seeks the devotion of John Proctor who was a very proud man, who was considered a leader by many of the town s people. John Proctor's mistake was having an affair with t...
  • Salem Witch Trials Abigail Williams
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    During the witch trial, of 1692, people of Salem, Massachusetts were not looking to cleanse the town of spirits or devils, but to clear the city of their enemies. People of this era were willing to do anything for what they wanted, even killing. The judge, Danforth, of the witch trials was an arrogant judge. He would believe any story that was brought to his attention. , and even if he did not believe it, he would not take the time to tell anyone or to dissect the investigation and prove the def...
  • Mccarthyism And The Witch Trials
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    History 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 Mccarty 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...
  • American Obsession With Perfection
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    America has always been a nation possessed by the concept of being righteous and of always being free from blame. Arthur Miller does a case study of the warped America psyche of being Godlike in his tragedy, The Crucible. Here Miller uses character development, symbolism, and setting to emphasize the American obsession with perfection. During the late 1600'is, towns were becoming corrupt due to the fact that everyone was persecuting their friends and family. In this novel, Abigail Williams is a ...
  • The Evil Forces That Be Abigail Williams
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    The Evil Forces That Be: Ms. Abigail Williams Arthur Miller's thrilling play The Crucible is a shocking tale of the Salem witchcraft trials and the evilness displayed by the main character and accuser, seventeen year old Abigail Williams. This play, often noted to be the most superior drama of all time, weaves a confusing web of characters. Out of all of these characters, Abigail Williams stands out among the rest as a crucial part to this madness. The absurd concoction of a story that Abigail m...
  • John Proctor People Characters Story
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    The book, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, is a well-written drama of how scapegoating gone to the extreme can bring about tremendous contention and chaos even among the simplest of people. In this case, the victims of scapegoating were the citizens of Salem, Massachusetts. I feel that Miller did an excellent job on the way in which he conveyed the setting, characters, and plot. The story takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. In their society there is only black and white, right and wrong. ...
  • Abigail In The Crucible Act 1 1
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    Within the Crucible, there lies a complex story involving the accounts and happenings surrounding the 1692 Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Act 1 of the Crucible sets up the unfolding of events which lead to witch accusations and increasing superstition among the puritan community. The Crucible reveals the intriguing and malicious character of Abigail Williams to be a manipulative and unabashed liar, who possesses the remarkable quality of self preservation even among what seem to be ...