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  • Revenge On Elizabeth Proctor
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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' peo...
  • John Proctors Decision
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    A tragic 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 Proctors decision to betray his wife caused internal turmoil and ultimately lead to his ruin at the end of the play. Proct...
  • Abigail Williams And Elizabeth Proctor
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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...
  • Tense Note With Elizabeth Proctor Being
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    ... thee any graven image. ' HALE You have said that twice, sir " PROCTOR (lost): 'Aye. (he if flailing for it.) ELIZABETH (delicately); Adultery, John. The stage directions show the difficulty this couple have had in discussing this topic. It seems fortunate for Proctor that he does not recall this last commandment on his own. This could suggest that he is willing to put his affair behind him. When Elizabeth intervenes see merely 'delicately' lets him know what he is 'flailing' for as if to sug...
  • People Of Witchcraft Including Elizabeth
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    The Crucible I read the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. The main characters are Abigail, Mercy, Proctor, Hale, and Elizabeth. Abigail is a girl who accuses many people of witchcraft including Elizabeth. Proctor is a farmer who is married to Elizabeth. He tries to free her when she is accused of witchcraft but gets himself in trouble in the process. Mercy is a helper to Proctor and Elizabeth. When Elizabeth is accused of witchcraft, she comes up with evidence that Abigail accused her as a t...
  • Elizabeth's Suspicion Toward John's Relationship With Abigail
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    Evan FerreeThibadeau / English/ 11th 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...
  • John Proctor Sinner Or Saint
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    John Proctor, Sinner or Saint No person can completely steer clear of the trials and tribulations of his or her society. He who does may be vulnerable to serious allegations. If a man is to work well in his surroundings, he must partake in all aspects of his society or he is leaving himself open to unfavorable charges. In Arthur Miller's, The Crucible, John Proctor's lack of involvement in the Salem witch trials ultimately leads to his execution. John Proctor tries to avoid any involvement in th...
  • Driving Force In John Proctors Life
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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, El...
  • John Proctor's Past Adultery With Abigail Williams
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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 Williams And Elizabeth Proctor
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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 i...
  • Affair With Elizabeth's Husband
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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 oth...
  • Danforth Calls For Elizabeth Proctor And Hale
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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...
  • Giles Corey And John Proctor
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    Act one begins with Reverend Parris praying over her daughter, Betty Parris, who lies unconscious on her bed. Through conversations between Reverend Parris and his niece Abigail Williams, and between several girls, the audience learns that these girls, including Abigail and Betty, were engaged in occultic activities in the forest lead by Tituba, Parris slave from Barbados. Parris caught them and jumped from a bush startling the girls. Betty fainted and had not recovered. During this session, Abi...
  • John Proctor
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    The Crucible By: Arthur Miller Arthur Miller is the author of The Crucible play. The Crucible is a story of the Salem witch trials, which took place in Salem Massachusetts in the late 1600's. The trials were a major cause for a lot of innocent peoples death. Some of the people in the town found they had control over the others life and took it to an extent. The meaning of crucible can stand for sever test or trial. In The Crucible many of the characters in the play are presented to a sever test....
  • Thomas Putnam Gains Revenge On Francis Nurse
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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...
  • Mary Warren And Proctor
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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 their...
  • Elizabeth Proctor
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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...
  • John Proctor
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    There is no doubt that John Proctor was in a moral dilemma. Either he lies and says that he was in on all that witchcraft or he tells the truth. Which they may think is a lie, and he will still hang. He just isn't able to think right. He asks Elizabeth "Would you give them such a lie?" She didn't answer though. If John Proctor were to lie and say he was with the devil, he would be able to save his life. He would also to be with Elizabeth and the upcoming child. When deputy Danforth asks him if h...
  • Proctor's Fear And Freedom
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    Arthur Miller's The Crucible is clearly a representation of the true meaning of tragedy. John Proctor was, in fact, the medium, the tool, of which Miller utilized to convey a universal depiction of tragedy. A broad definition of a tragic hero is a protagonist who, through faults and flaws of his own and in the society in which he exists, falters in the grand scheme of things. This mistake leads to suffering, which ultimately leads to a self-realization. Miller, himself, has said, "Tragedy, then,...
  • Elizabeth Proctor
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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...

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