• 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...
  • 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...
  • The Crucible Characters And Their Emotions
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    The Crucible reveals that people's private emotions and desires often have consequences far beyond their own lives. Three characters that share that quality and who contributed greatly to the outbreak of hysteria in Salem are John Proctor, Abigail Williams, and Elizabeth Proctor. All these characters, in one way or another brought eminence suspicion and / or emotional relief into the town of Salem. Proctor had to deal with both sides of Salem's controversy. In most eyes Proctor was a good man, b...
  • John Proctor Conscience Salem Court
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    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 question of whether conscience is in fact an organic part of the human 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 C...
  • Loyalty To John Elizabeth Truth Play
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    Evan FerreeThibadeau/ English/ 11 th 10/21/04 Although the sole basis of the Salem Witch Trials was deception, there were still the few skeptics who found hope of truth during the fabricated ordeals. The Crucible is a play by Arthur Miller that depicts the dramatized happenings of the Salem Witch Trials during the time of the McCarthy trials. In Miller's play, the character Elizabeth Proctor is one of the only characters in the whole play who is associated with the truth in a time of delusion. T...
  • The Crucible John Proctor
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    Avila 1 Pride in The Crucible Many people would never consider pride as to being a sin, however the Catholic Church considers pride to be a sin because pride is about "me", "myself" and "I", they only worry about themselves and no one else. Although people might not believe it, today's society is filled with pride; from being proud of your heritage to being proud of your sexuality, pride is all around. However, the Catholic Church believes that pride is the foremost among the seven deadly sins b...
  • The Crucible By Arthur Miller
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    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, subject to pride, but forced to choose between the 'negative good'; of truth and morality, and the 'positive good'; of human life.' ; (Internet, Arthur Miller Home Page) In order for this character to develop, Miller had to create Proctors wife, Eli...
  • Jack Sommersby Proctor Town Stories
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    Sometimes two things may seem like they have nothing in common but when analyzed more critically one may find many similarities. A good example of this would be between The Crucible and Sommersby. These two stories may seem like they have nothing in common; one, The Crucible, is about the Salem witch trials, the other, Sommersby, is about a POW returning home after six years. These two stories may appear to be totally different but they do in fact share many similarities. Three of the characters...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Crucible Drama By Miller
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    The Crucible is a drama based upon the 1690's Massachusetts witchcraft trials. The Crucible tells of the havoc wrought in early Salem when some restless young girls claim that witches are taking over the village. Their leader, Abigail Williams, hopes for revenge against Elizabeth Proctor, her past employer. Abby was dismissed from her job because she had an affair with Elizabeth's husband, John. Accusations of witchcraft are made, and many women, including Elizabeth, are arrested. John joins ot...
  • Tells Danforth Proctor Abigail Elizabeth
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    The Crucible Short Summary: The Crucible, a historical play based on events of the Salem witchcraft trials, takes place in the small Puritan village in the colony of Massachusetts in 1692. The witchcraft trials, as Miller explains in a prose prologue to the play, grew out of the particular moral system of the Puritans, which promoted interference in others' affairs as well as a repressive code of conduct that frowned on any diversion from norms of behavior. The play begins in the home of Reveren...
  • 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...
  • The Crucible Abigail Elizabeth Revenge
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    The trials in The Crucible take place against the surroundings of a deeply religious and gullible society, and most of the characters in the play seem to believe that picking out witches from their community is God's work. However, there are plenty of feuds and rivalries in the small town that have nothing to do with religion, and many Salem residents take advantage of the trials to express long-held grudges and revenge on their enemies. Abigail Williams finds revenge on Elizabeth Proctor; Thoma...
  • 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...
  • Elizabeth Proctor Witchcraft People Witch
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    I believe strongly that Elizabeth Proctor is innocent and believe that there is evidence upon evidence that can prove her innocence to the court and all the people who doubt her innocence. Elizabeth Proctor has never done anything that can be construed as witchcraft. She has had angry times in her life but who wouldn't consider having your husband commit adultery and you find out be a tough time? Just because of this does not even begin to be a valid reason for claiming Elizabeth Proctor to be a...
  • The Crucible John Proctor
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    In Arthur Miller's, "The Crucible," set in the year 1692, the small Massachusetts village of Salem is filled with rumors of witchcraft. The word crucible means a hard test or severe trial. Lives and personalities are shaped by the trials we face as we go through life. Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, and Reverend John Hale undergo growth and personal changes as they experience the Salem witch trials. Elizabeth Proctor is the conscientious, somewhat rigid, honest wife of John Proctor. She is hur...
  • Arthur Miller The Crucible
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    The Crucible Arthur Miller Introduction Arthur Miller was an American playwright who was born in 1915. He grew up in New York to a Jewish family. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1938 where he began to distinguish himself as a playwright. His first plays were Honors at Dawn (1936) and No Villain (1937) which won the University of Michigan Hopwood Awards. His Death of a Salesman won the Pulitzer prize in 1949. Miller wrote The Crucible in 1953 during the McCarthy period when Americ...