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  • Events Of The Witchcraft Hysteria
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    In Miller's, The Crucible, he describes a New England town in the midst of Salem witch-hunt hysteria during the late 1600's. His play not only recounts the historic events but also specifically sheds light on the rationalization for this hysteria. In Miller's running commentary he describes the intent of the Puritans particularly accurately. In one specific statement, he says 'they [the Puritans] believed, in short, that they held in their steady hands the candle that would light the world. We h...
  • Today's Society's American Dream
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    The Puritans developed an ideal that could be attained by working and following what the bible. The modern American Dream is always stereotyped by money, power, and happiness. The goal that the Puritans made for today's society's American Dream might be a huge house with a white picket fence. What the Puritans did not know is that things changed, and the people of today do not care about what people think or say about them. The Puritans had a set way of life for our American Dream by keeping fai...
  • Their Punishment And Hawthorne
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    The Puritan Society in N. Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" In the introductory sketch to Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel the "The Scarlet Letter", the reader is informed that one of the author's ancestors persecuted the Quakers harshly. The latter's son was a high judge in the Salem witch trials, put into literary form in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" (Judge Hawthorne appears there). We learn that Hawthorne feels ashamed for their deeds, and that he sees his ancestors and the Puritan society as a w...
  • Laws Of Puritan Society
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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne lives in seclusion with her daughter Pearl. Hester has been shunned from Puritan society and now lives in the shelter of the wilderness. The clear contrast between Puritan society and life in the wilderness intensify the all too similar fight between light and darkness and ultimately can lead to the truth. Puritan society, ruled by a set of strict rules, is essentially in the dark and can not itself see the light. Many of the leaders of ...
  • Theme For The Crucible In Numerous Ways
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    The Crucible The Crucible is a book that could lead the mind into many different ways. More of a play or act, The Crucible has many different themes and subject matters from different opinions. Themes are the primary and original widespread ideas spread in literature. The Crucible, takes place in the Puritan Society where people are condemned of witchery, guilty or innocent were taken upon very harshly. The Crucible has many different themes, as mentioned before. One of the themes is narrow-mind...
  • Puritans Beliefs
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    Paranoia Paranoia is the underlying factor of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Samuel Parris had a great terror of Satan arming his foes to destroy both him and his church. He was obsessed with any sinfulness that he saw. Although it was not just Reverend Parris that had these beliefs. It was the paranoid society, which he was a member of. The Puritans were paranoid of being different. Conformity was a large part of their life because they were all driven into the same religion. Originality is a ...
  • Potential Of Dimmesdale And Puritan Society
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    In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne utilizes imagery to convey that Dimmesdale can represent Puritan Society rather than the round character that can be seen on the surface level. This is seen through the imagery and symbolism of hypocrisy, Dimmesdale as a Christ figure, and the scarlet letter. First of all, Hawthorne parallels the hypocrisy of Dimmesdale to that of Puritan society. Hawthorne describes Dimmesdale as, "a viler companion of the vilest, the worst of sinners", even though Dim...
  • Puritan Society
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    Binary thinking related to Salem Witch Trials The Puritans were European settlers that established home in Salem Village in the 1630's. They believed that they were a dominant group because of their practices. They saw their religion as superior to any other religion. Their religious authority was one that was honoured by the Puritans. The Puritan society began to look at others with suspicion when something out of the ordinary happened causing great accusations of witchcraft. The Puritans had t...

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