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  • Affair Between John And Abby
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    A crucible, as defined by the Merriam-We bester Concise Electronic Dictionary, is 'the state or fact of being tested (as by suffering) '; , which attests to what Elizabeth Proctor is going through exactly. Elizabeth has quite a crucible to struggle through. The infidelity of her husband is a major element in her being. Her struggle includes staying true to both her husband and her God. Another is the persecution by Abigail Warren, a former employee and assistant. Elizabeth also has to suffer thr...
  • Ties Between John And Elizabeth
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    Arthur Miller, one of America's greatest playwrights, living or dead, is a master of verbal irony. An examination of three strong examples of verbal irony in Millers play, The Crucible, will prove this out. While Miller started the genre of the tragedy of the common man, and is also know for his thoughtful and decisive plot lines, much of his fame, possibly can be attributed to his brilliant use of language generally, and his use of verbal irony in particular. Amidst the drama of the court scene...
  • John Lives In A House Feeling
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    Guilt and shame can tear a person's soul away. The inevitable consequence of sin is the immediate reaction of guilt, shame, and remorse. In each of the two works, The Crucible by Arthur Miller and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, there are characters who have committed a sin and feel guilty about it. For example: John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, and Reverend Dimmesdale have all committed a sin or sins and are feeling extremely guilty and remorseful about it. They are wanting to be forg...
  • Elizabeth Proctor Character Analysis
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    In the late sixteen hundreds, the fear of witchcraft was a major concern amongst New Englanders. Arthur Miller's book, The Crucible, tells the story of a town's obsession with accusing innocent people of witchcraft. All the accusers were young females who claimed they were attacked by demonic specters. Members of the community supposedly sent out these evil spirits, but in reality, the girls were doing it as sport. One such person accused was Elizabeth Proctor, wife of John Proctor, known throug...
  • Conflicts Of John
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    It seems there isnt much on the net about Burmese Days that one can look over when getting ready to write an essay. I have provided one I wrote that is about 2 1/2 pages long and outlines some basic themes as well as analyzes the main character. Tell me what you guys think: Burmese Days by George Orwell is not a book that commonly comes to mind when one thinks 'Orwell' but nevertheless it holds a distinguished place in his career as a writer. The novel revolves around the lives of a handful of h...
  • John And Elizabeth
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    Character revelation is how a character is portrayed to the audience. The relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor in Arthur Miller's, The Crucible is presented in two different stages throughout the play. The first stage is a troubled relationship lacking in chemistry. The second stage is that of acceptance, presenting a clear picture to the audience of the love between John and Elizabeth. The First Stage The relationship is cold, lacking in chemistry, it is very awkward. There is a gap ...
  • Conversation Between John Proctor And Elizabeth
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    "The Crucible- Act Four" The scene in Act Four of The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, defines the characterization, themes, and conflicts of the play. The scene takes place in a court dungeon where John Proctor, is confronted by his wife Elizabeth for the first time in many months. The couple is imprisoned on having been falsely convicted of practicing witchcraft. While Elizabeth has been held with the rest of the members of the community, John has been isolated in a dark, dingy, dungeon. He is to b...
  • 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...
  • Child Hood Friend With John's Mother
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    Part One- The Seventh Day: 1. Summary- The story starts by introducing the active role of church in John's and his family's life. Various activities occur on Sunday in church, such as school, hymns, and preaching. On the morning of his birthday, he wakes up to lay in bed, pondering on his past birthdays and events. He falls asleep to wake up late and head to breakfast. Roy's hardheaded personality is introduced here through an argument with his mother. The argument was based on their father, and...
  • John Proctor
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    It was with ardent horror that the prehistoric man first witnessed a solar eclipse -- -the sun swallowed by the predator moon until all light ceased and darkness fell on to the land. We, the more enlightened descendants, have also suffered eclipses. One such eclipse was the darkness of evil that fell upon Salem in 1692, when many men and women were accused of compacting with the Devil. These charges were what snowballed into the huge misfortune known as the "Salem Witch Trials". The Crucible, wr...
  • Character Traits Of Elizabeth Proctor
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    Character Traits of Elizabeth Proctor In the late sixteen hundreds, the fear of witchcraft was a major concern amongst New Englanders. Arthur Miller's book, The Crucible, tells the story of a town's obsession with accusing innocent people of witchcraft. All the accusers were young females who claimed they were attacked by demonic specters. Members of the community supposedly sent out these evil spirits, but in reality, the girls were doing it as sport. One such person accused was Elizabeth Proct...
  • John's Pride
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    The Presence of Pride in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" In Miller's "The Crucible" the pride of the people of Salem leads to a massacre of innocent lives. Pride is delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship. One of the main characters, John Proctor, has pride in his beliefs of purifying the Church of England. His wife, Elizabeth, has pride in her ability to use the trials as an ultimate revenge against Abigail Williams. John Hale is the "expert" on witches his pride sp...
  • End Elizabeth Lives And John
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    A True Tragic Hero According to Webster's New Standard Dictionary of the English Language, the definition of a hero is a man of distinguished bravery; a principal figure in a story. (127) A tragic hero is a hero of a tragedy, more specifically a person who either dies in the story or is defeated in a struggle with evil. The hero's downfall is usually brought upon his or herself by an error in judgment or a tragic flaw. A hero is overcome by evil, but in the course of the struggle, the hero gains...
  • Elizabeth And 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 ...
  • Johns Main Internal Conflict In Act 4
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    John Proctor is internally conflicted throughout the entire play, The Crucible. His struggles evolve in each act. But, he is not a character deserving of pity because all of his struggles are self-inflicted. His affair with Abigail is at the root of most of them, the others are a result of stubborn pride. In Act 1, Johns main conflict is dealing with his lust for Abigail. He does still lust for her even though they ended the affair, but though she persists, he does not submit. She catches him al...
  • John As Witches
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    I believe that Abigail Williams was a symptom of what was wrong with Salem society. I think that it was a mixture of her background, her personality and living in an oppressive society that made her cause the witch hunts. The Puritan society of Salem was oppressive. There was no room for individuality. The theocracy in Salem was assembled to protect the people from everything unholy and as fears grew of attacks by Red Indians everything that could lead to disunity was outlawed. This had the oppo...
  • Elizabeth And John
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    The Crucible, a container that resists hear or the hollow at the bottom of an ore furnace. However its connotations include melting pot, in the symbolic sense, and the bearing of a cross. Elizabeth, John Proctors wife; a cold, childless woman who is an upright character who cannot forgive her husbands adultery until just before he died: she is accused of being a witch. Reverend Hale, a self-proclaimed expert on witchcraft; at the plays end tries to save the accused. John Proctor, a good man with...
  • Scene Between John And Elizabeth
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    Tension, the suspense and drama of this play, is created and built up to great amounts and in various ways during Act two. This was most likely influenced by the events taking place at the time Miller wrote the drama. McCarthyism was a large part of Millers life and the comparisons between the unfair and unjustified trials of Salem and America greatly affected the play, for instance: the tense relationships between Miller and others at the time of McCarthyism could have been reflected on to the ...
  • John Proctor And Reverend John Hale
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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 hurt...
  • John And Elizabeth
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    The Crucible by Arthur Miller, some of the characters showed courage when the live's of their loved ones were at risk. One of the main character's in the play was John Proctor. He showed courage when his wife, Elizabeth was accused of being a witch. When John found out that it was Abigail Williams, John's mistress, who accused Elizabeth he said, "Fear nothing. I'll find Ezekiel Cheever. I'll tell him that it was all sport". (p. 61, Proctor). Being it was Abigail who had accused Elizabeth made it...

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