You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

19 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Name In Court
    1,052 words
    What is the importance of names? In this essay I will be trying to answer the question " What is the importance of names". Based on the play - The Crucible. Briefly I will explain what happened in the play. In Salem village, Massachusetts, in 1692, which hysteria swept the area? Salem village was a puritan society, you either loved God and did no wrong or you lived with a blackened name. A group of young girls were found dancing naked in a forest. Two of the girls then fell unconscious for a few...
  • John Proctor
    1,065 words
    In, The Crucible, several girls were found dancing, playing games and making a couple acts that could have been considered as witchcraft. Instead of these girls admitting to these acts and getting into a little bit of trouble, they start accusing other people of witchcraft just to get out of the trouble that they were in. As a result many people were hanged and one person died from being stoned. After reading the play and seeing the movie of The Crucible, I now know what the tragedy of the commo...
  • Shred Of Goodness In John Proctor
    1,564 words
    THE CRUCIBLE The typical classical hero is high ranking, has admirable traits and dies as a result of some fatal flaw. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller presents John Proctor, as a character who is worthy of being praised as a hero. Though Proctor is not elevated in rank, he does meet the rest of the hero criteria, for he is a very respectable and admirable character whose flaw contributes to his downfall. John Proctor evolves as a hero through several stages. We see him throughout the play surpris...
  • Liars And A Liar John Proctor
    720 words
    Throughout history, and Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the name by which one is called, is more than just a name. Your name represents your actions, your reputation, and your beliefs. Your name can carry on after your life as a proud example of hero, or conversely, as an example of a liar. Just as important as one's name, is the signature that it represents. By signing something, one shows that they recognize what is written and wishes to show support for what it represents. A signature is as uni...
  • John Proctor
    1,388 words
    Miller captured the paranoia and hatred of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and made a controversial reference to his own society's Witch Hunts during McCarthyism in the 1950's. In only 146 pages, Miller told us the stories of the lives of John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail Williams and others during the 1692 Witch Trials in Salem Massachusetts. The quiet Salem community was living happily in their own sleepy world, until several local girls fell ill as their sickness was blamed on witchcraft. ...
  • Pride Of John Proctor
    1,168 words
    'I never sold myself! I'm a good girl! I'm a proper girl!' ; said Abigail Williams in The Crucible (p. 40) That and, 'They must not blackening my name'; more than anything are what we hear the most when it comes the time to save your name. People with excessive pride would risk to lose everything to make sure nobody would spoil their name. They would even accused their neighbours of the worse crime so they would still be part of the good side of the society. In the drama play The Crucible, this ...
  • Very Honest Person
    663 words
    1. Parris is very insecure. His the minister of Sale. His major concerns is his reputation and his money. He cares more about the witchcraft in his house then the welfare of his own daughter. 2. They are the richest people in the village they have the most money and land. They think they are above the rest of the people. They lost seven out of eight babies so they believe there is something superstitious at work, such as witchcraft. 3. Proctor is displeased with the way Parris is running the chu...
  • Name Of John Proctor
    852 words
    The Crucible: John Proctor's Search For Identity John Proctor is a good man. He is a puritan, a husband, a citizen, and an all around valuable member of the community. All of this is represented by his name. The name of John Proctor could be considered his most prized possession. It is his most priceless asset. Proctor is very strong-willed and caring. He does not set out with any intentions of hurting anyone. He is a farmer and village commoner who is faced with incredible inner turmoil. He has...
  • John Proctor's Other Principle
    1,276 words
    Kelly Noel FinneranNovember 3, 2004 Geary En 10 In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the character John Proctor will not lie and confess to something he did not do. Thus, he is hanged for his principles. Proctor has two main principles he felt were more important to respect and uphold than his own life. The most obvious one was his reputation. In theocratic Salem, where private and public ethics are regarded equally, one's reputation plays an important role. In such an environment where r...
  • Pride In His Name
    603 words
    The Crucible Hubris, a tragic flaw, can be defined as excessive pride. In 1692 mass hysteria broke forth in the Massachusetts town of Salem. The society lives under a theocracy in 1692, and because of the heavy religious atmosphere an overdue opportunity for everyone to express his guilt and sins emerges. The play, The Crucible, narrates the time accurately. The Salem Witch trials prosecute any person believed to have interactions with the Devil. Because of the guilt carried in each person's sin...
  • Proctors Claim
    568 words
    The Crucible They left off when Proctor was convincing the court to hear his case out right. As Proctor shows a list of ninety one people from the town that clear the name of Elizabeth, Rebecca and Martha. He had gotten them all to sign a testament, that they know in good name to have not played in any kind of witchery. Parris suggests that each one of them get summon, and Proctor says no because he gave them his word that no warm would come. Giles also brings up evidence, against Mr. Putman, th...
  • Proctor's Wife
    760 words
    Character Analysis of John Proctor During the mid 1950's, Senator Joe McCarthy led a campaign to expose alleged Communists in the State Department. Many called it a witch-hunt. In Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, the small town of Salem is engulfed in hysteria due to the accusations of children that many of the townspeople partook in witchcraft. Among the accused is John Proctor, a strong, steadfast farmer. Proctor is the tragic hero of the story. Even though he tries to become a hero but end...
  • Important One Persons Name
    1,087 words
    The Crucible Parris: 'Aye, a dress. And I thought I saw - someone naked running through the trees". The play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller had very many themes in it. Some of these themes stood out more then others. These themes would be hysteria, reputation, and hypocrisy. These themes were present throughout the entire play, from the beginning till the end. When you think of a Puritan religion you may think of a very good, morally perfect society. This wasn't the case in Salem, Massachusetts...
  • Most Honest People In The Crucible
    613 words
    How many people in our community are actually honest? How many people can you think of that will be straightforward with you even if they make you look bad? In the Crucible, there are only a few people who are honest and most of them died because of it. One of the most honest people in the Crucible is John Proctor. Proctor told people how it is every time. He hurt many people because he never lied about what he thought. He did keep one lie about having an affair with Abigail Williams but, at the...
  • Giles Corey And Rebecca Nurse
    477 words
    The Crucible In 1692, witch trials begin in Salem, Massachusetts. Numerous young girls have claimed to be bewitched. John Proctor married to Elizabeth is accused of adultery. Giles Corey is the oldest man in the community. Rebecca Nurse, wife of Francis, is a lady of goodness and respect. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor, Giles Corey, and Rebecca Nurse must decide what is worth dying for. First, John Proctor must decide what is worth dying for. Proctor, well respected and feared, i...
  • Proctor's Respect Amongst The Community
    873 words
    Year 12 PES English Comparative Essay Differences between "The Crucible"The Outsider" There are several similarities and differences between these two texts. Most of which are centred on the main characters of each respective text. John Proctor and Mersault are isolated and slowly crushed by a society that refuses to accept them as who they are. Both men are forced to take on society, and tackle conformity head on. Both Miller and Camus have developed characters that demonstrate one mans fight a...
  • Stage Directions Show Parris's Great Fear
    992 words
    The Crucible explores the quality of human evil and individual integrity through character, conflict and dialogue. The play consists of a good verse evil theme, in which characters either hold personal integrity, or human evil, each for different motives. The whole play of The Crucible is based on the emphasis of personal integrity, which shows the strength of characters, and their struggle between life and death to hold their integrity. Characters such as the Proctors, Giles Corey and Rebecca N...
  • Their Good Names
    386 words
    John Proctor's big dilemma is that he knows he can disprove all of Abigail's accusations as well as that of her friends. He is as the saying goes, "Damned if he does damned if he doesn't". He knows Abigail is doing this out of her jealousy of Elizabeth in order to try gaining John Proctor's love. He can put a stop to this and save his wife but at a high price. Proctor must decide about his personal rights or about doing what is good for the public. Since he had the affair with Abigail he knows t...
  • John Proctors
    748 words
    At the end of the play, The Crucible, Reverend Hale insists that John Proctor (a man in his middle thirties with a wife and two sons) design to hang instead of admitting he was with the devil is an act of excessive pride on stubbornness. I think that John Proctors last act was an act of honor. Reason being, if someone did not do something why should they say they did it and say they saw others do it if they know it is a lie. I feel that if someone has to die for telling the truth than that is so...

19 results found, view free essays on page: