• Crucible Quote Explication John Proctor
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    The Crucible Abigail Williams: "I am but God's finger, John. If he would condemn Elizabeth, she will be condemned." This quote is from the mouth of Abigail, the leader of the girls involved at the center of the plot. She is talking with John, and trying to rationalize the things that the girls are doing. Proctor knows what is at the heart of the matter as Abigail is merely trying to get rid of his wife so that they can be together, something that he no longer wants. This situation shows the read...
  • Antitranscendentalists Anti Transcend
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    Antitranscendentalists Do you know anyone who is destroying themselves and others by their actions? If so this person is an anti transcendentalist. Anti transcendentalism is a literary term to describe a character's potential to do harm to themselves. Along with bringing harm to himself or killing himself, he usually brings harm to others in one form or another. Another characteristic of an anti transcendentalist character is that there is usually signs or clues that tell the character that he i...
  • John Proctor Abigail Power Witchcraft
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    The crucible is a tale about power and the mechanisms is by which power is sustained, challenged and / or lost. Many characters in this story have their own personal struggle with power, these characters spend their entire time trying to gain the power that they believe they need to overcome their own personal goals in life. Some of these characters are Abigail Williams, Jon Proctor, Deputy Dan Forth, Rev. Pairs, and Rev. Hail. They are constantly trying to get their voices heard and their view...
  • The Crucible Characters Accused Of Witchcraft
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    The Crucible: CharactersChetan Patel The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller that was first produced in 1953, is based on the true story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller wrote the play to parallel the situations in the mid-twentieth century of Alger Hiss, Owen Lati more, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and Senator McCarthy, if only suggestively. (Warshow 116) Some characters in the play have specific agendas carried out by their accusations, and the fact that the play is based on historical t...
  • Enter A Plea History Movie People
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    In the following paragraphs I am going to show how Hollywood portrays the Salem Witch Trails and the 1690's compared with what actual happened in history and that in the film 'The Crucible'. During the winter of 1691 and 1692 Salem Village had a mass hysteria over the possibility of witchcraft in their village. The movie shows this was brought on after Reverend Parris discovered some girls dancing in the woods. A black slave known as Tituba supposedly led the rite. Tituba was really American In...
  • The Crucible Analysis Elizabeth Proctor John
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    Arthur Miller portrays a world corrupt with vengeance and malevolent intent in his play "The Crucible." The play follows the lives of John and Elizabeth Proctor and the entire Salem community, as they battle accusations of witchery. As Elizabeth is accused of witchery by Abigail, a young girl seeking revenge. The society of Salem testifies to the accusations in fear of being accused themselves lest they mark the girl, Abigail Williams, false. The characters battle not only with the ones accused ...
  • Crucible Theme Witchcraft Hysteria
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    The story of Arthur Miller s play, The Crucible, revolves around the witchcraft hysteria and human vengeance that plague Salem and split the town into those who use the trials for their own ends and those who desire the good of the society. It is this paradox that Miller finds to be a major theme of The Crucible: good versus evil. In order to keep the community together, members of that community believe that they must in some sense tear it apart. Miller relates the intense hysteria and vengeanc...
  • John Proctor Abigail Mary Elizabeth
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    Plot Summary Act 1 The play begins on Rev. Parris praying by the bedside of his daughter Betty who has turned strange overnight and will not wake. His niece Abigail enters and Parris believes he has seen her dancing in the forest and conjuring. Abigail fiercely denies conjuring but admits to harmless dancing. Mr and Mrs Putnam enter and are pleased that misfortune has befallen on Parris because they are jealous of him becoming minister over their own family. The Putnam's compare Betty with thei...
  • A Juxtaposition Of The Crucible And The Scarlet Letter
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    There are many similarities in The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter. Though similar in many ways, these two pieces of literature greatly contrasted each other. Three important elements, which exemplify this juxtaposition, are theme, setting, and the protagonists. Both The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter contain several examples to further support these three elements. The themes of The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter change throughout the course of each literature piece. One major theme in both ...
  • Arthur Miller Play Salem Tituba
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    Arthur Miller And His Distorted Historical Accuracies Arthur Miller And His Distorted Historical Accuracies In 1953, Arthur Miller wrote his famous play The Crucible, in response to a fear of Communism that had developed in the United States during that decade. The? Red Scare? , as it was later called by historians was led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose paranoia of a communist takeover spread through the nation like a wildfire. Men and women alike fell victim to McCarthy? s pointed finger and...
  • Evilness And Selfishness Abigail John People
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    The Crucible: The Evilness And Selfishness OfThe Crucible: The Evilness And Selfishness Of Abigail Williams The Crucible: The Evilness and Selfishness of Abigail Williams In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, there is one character who, because of her selfish and evil ways, causes the destruction of many people in the town of Salem. This character is Abigail Williams. In the play, jealousy, and self- interest are the two characteristics that are seen constantly throughout the play. These characterist...