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  • John Proctor
    604 words
    It hardly takes a discerning eye to realize that life does not consist of fairy tale endings. That fact is all too apparent in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, a work which has been labeled a tragedy by many critics. Robert Heilman defines a tragedy as a work of literature in which a character divided within the self makes choices, bears the consequences of those choices, gains anew awareness, and suffers victory in defeat. As you will see, John Proctor is a perfect protagonist. The main choice whi...
  • Revengeful Man In Salem
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    Revenge's Evil Ways Arthur Miller uses the theme of revenge many times in the play The Crucible. The hysteria in Salem in 1692 was escalated by the element of revenge. The role of revenge intensified the feelings of the Salem people. Abigail Williams was an example of someone out for revenge in 1692. The Putnams were another example of people setting out to settle vendettas of their own during the witch trials. Reverend Parris was another individual ready to settle is own feuds. Abigail Williams...
  • Novel Abigal Williams
    716 words
    'The crucible'; In the novel 'The Crucible'; I believe is the strongest force in Salem. The emphasis of my essay is to make you (the reader) agree with my sentiments. I will do so through quotes and acts of Abigal Williams. Through out the novel Abigal Williams does many acts to make her look deceitful, dishonest, greedy, corrupt, and as the twenty first century is creeping upon us yes even bitchy. Throughout the novel Abigal Williams is in search of a man, which she has seduced and will stop at...
  • New Fake Fat Olestra
    980 words
    Olestra "FAT-FREE FAT" Oh! Olestra! It sounds like a musical to me. I imagine scads of scantily clad showgirls with big headdresses kicking it Vegas Style as the dance and sing the praises of Olestra, the fat subsitute. Oh! Oh! O-Les-Tra - eat it up and the pounds melt right away! And your favourite treat - will taste more sweet, when you know that it will not make you gain! Yeah, something like that. But right when the curtain for the second act is about to go up - the stage manager realizes th...
  • Proctor As A Tragic Hero
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    John Proctor: A Tragic Hero Over the years, literary devices have changed as writers continually come up with new ones. One device that is has been used many times throughout the generations is the appearance of the tragic hero. Since the days of Shakespeare, tragic heroes have been used to enhance the meaning of a literary work. Any character cannot be described as tragic hero. Several key characteristics are necessary for the tragic hero to possess in order to be characterized as such. He must...
  • Proctor's Passiveness
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    Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, is a very powerful statement about Puritan ethics in the 17th century. The play depicts a character, John Proctor, against both his inner conscience to do what is right, and against the courts of Salem, where he is involved in a crucible to rid the city of witches. These circumstances arise for Proctor because of his affair with Abigail Williams, the leader of the girls who have started the witch hysteria, . Throughout the play, Proctor is depicted with a char...
  • John Proctor
    617 words
    The Crucible is a great play about the Salem Witch trials which history has never forgotten. What is a crucible? The dictionary has defined it as a severely difficult test or experience, and indeed the play does have a difficult test in the plot of its story. The author, Arthur Miller chose a great name for his play. It is mainly called The Crucible for one reason which comes to the conclusion at the end of the story about a difficult test a person or people must face. The basis of the story is ...
  • Role Revenge Played In The Crucible Revenge
    359 words
    The Role Revenge Played in The Crucible Revenge plays a major role in the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Due to the social structure of the 17th century society it was very easy for the town's people to believe that witchcraft was the cause of all the town's problems. The arising suspicion of witchcraft allowed the town's people to express their hatred toward others and led many to seek revenge against society, enemies and also neighbors. In a town where government was strict and sometimes...
  • Early Proctor And Gamble Organization
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    Proctor and Gamble MKT/421 This paper will describe the four elements of the marketing mix (product, place, price, promotion). In addition, it will describe how each element is implemented within a specific organization and how the four elements relate to that organizations marketing strategy. The company used in this example is both a product and service driven company and is in business for profit. The company chosen to demonstrate the marketing mix has been a leader in the industry for many y...
  • Proctor Faces In The Play
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    The primary dramatic focus in the play The Crucible is the moral struggle of its protagonist, John Proctor. Certain characteristics of John Proctor's character and also the environment of the Puritanical Salem alleviated this problem for him. The main issues running through out the play are a series of dilemmas that John Proctor faces. The first and foremost of these is his guilt over his adulterous affair with Abigail Williams, the second his hesitation to testify against Abigail to bring out t...
  • John Proctor A Character
    472 words
    The Crucible: John Proctor A character is an elaborate blend of emotions and characteristics. Eventhough the character's emotions are significant because they make an individual feel for the character may it be sympathy or anger. The characteristics are very also important because they make the character. They describe the character's nature even if they are good hearted or if they are evil incarnate. Many times there is one word that can single-handed ly describe the character's reaction or beh...
  • Story Of John Proctor
    812 words
    A disastrous, wicked, and shameful story of the vengeance of a teen are the only descriptions for this story. The Crucible, by Author Miller a play about a vengeful teen who accuses her rival of witchcraft. The story takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 when anything can spark a fear. When a group of girls start accusing some of the population of Salem of witchcraft, the remaining townspeople become afraid and can only agree with them. During the time period this story took place, fear w...
  • Lost Love And Revenge
    431 words
    REVENGE Love is a strange thing. It is strong, free, and blind. With it come many pleasures. However, what often occurs after love is the antithesis of love. Once love is lost in a person, a barrage of feelings inhabits that person. One of the darkest, strongest, most eminent emotions that occur in a person is the feeling of revenge. The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter are both classic and dated stories that are mostly based upon love, lost love, and revenge. In The Scarlet Letter, Chillingswort...
  • Shred Of Goodness In John Proctor
    467 words
    Can a person's opinion equal their fate In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, John Proctor's stand in a society where opinion drove fate created ignominy towards him and his beliefs. First he hid his horrible sin inside, fearing the consequences. When he finally did, he was placed in a tangled labyrinth of feelings as to what his next action should have been. Lastly, it was Proctor's defiance and integrity in his own self that proved him stronger than the entire community of Salem. Proctor's tremulou...
  • John And Elizabeth Proctor
    1,105 words
    Arthur Millers famous drama The Crucible, a tale of how accusations and lies ruinously impact a whole community, is very aptly titled. By definition, a crucible is a severe test, and the challenges faced by Millers characters are many. The historical events dramatized in the play reflect how core human values, including truth, justice and love, are tested under life and death conditions. The trials of the characters and the values they hold dearly come when their simple, ordered world ceases to ...
  • Great Peace
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    Literary compositions are composed of series of lines entwined and tangled together to produce a rainbow of emotions and insights. Within it, a distinct line, a picture of jumbled puzzles of vowels and consonants, can be sharply tuned, to uncover the subtly hidden themes. Arthur Miller's own Crucible is no exception, with its pages shock full of such lines. One certain line graces on the last passage of Act Two, spoken by John Proctor, a lost man in struggle for goodness and truth. He claims des...
  • Proctor's Struggle Elizabeth
    674 words
    A Major Theme of The Crucible The theme of the story was rising over adversity, and standing for the truth even to the death. The Crucible explores the depths of honor and truth. John sacrifices his own life in order to die with goodness. He would rather die by his own honesty than live by a lie. In the beginning of the story, John wanted to keep distant from the trials. He did not want to have a part, whether good or bad. When Elizabeth was arrested, he was forced to become part of it. He went ...
  • First Instance Of Abigail's Power
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    Power can take many different forms and meanings in life. Often times, people have more power than could be imagined. Going against such people can result in them showing what they are truly capable of, whether it be hurting someone directly or manipulating others against him or her; it is dangerous to underestimate those who felt they have been wronged. In Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, a great example of this is displayed. The character of Abigail Williams holds more power than anyone els...
  • Revenge On Elizabeth And John Proctor
    959 words
    The witch trials in the play The Crucible, take place in a setting of a deeply religious yet highly superstitious and easily deceived society. Being so superstitious, the characters believe in witchcraft. At the beginning of the play, teenage girls are seen dancing in the woods. They are immediately suspected of witchcraft. These suspicions lead to accusations among the townspeople, which lead to the witch trials. However, there are many rivalries, jealousies, and feuds in the small town that do...

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