Act 4 In the crucible there has been a character and or characters that were afraid to admit they were wrong. In certain situations I have gone through the same situation before, so I can relate to that. First, with the crucible, Rev. John Hale would be afraid to admit that he was wrong. John Hale is a witch expert from Beverly, he comes to Salem to check out what is going on as far as witchcraft. He thinks he knows everything and is very arrogant about it. He has not seen anything like this before. Things are happening in Salem such as people going into a coma, and people going against each other.
Act 5 Elizabeth sits by the window. Her chair is turned away from the rising sun. She sits still. Reverend Hale enters. Hale: Why Goody Proctor, are you unwell? Elizabeth: Perhaps. I haven’t the strength to have a proper diagnosis. Hale: I’ll make some tea. Hale scurries out. Elizabeth: It’s quite alright, Elizabeth whispers. She looks, up
Act III of The Crucible should be underlined marks the main issues developed that lead to the character’s demise. The people are gathered in court, disputing innocence or guiltiness. The accused are to suffer unjust fates although they are innocent and virtuous. Many factors affect the outcome of Salem’s future, but struggles for power and ego shown by Deputy Governor Danforth and Parris cause injustice to prevail.
Themes A theme in The Crucible is that a society ruled by theocracy and status based on religion is bound to fall apart. Salem 's strict adherence to the Christian shurch is evident in everything the citizens do. They use measures of a person 's knowledge and adherence to the religion as a means of judging their character and also their status in society. They believe "God [was] provoked so grandly by such a petty cause" (121), which is why the "jails are packed" (121). If the citizen did anything to make God angry, they were punished. This is why the judges were so relentless and naïve in putting the accused women to trial and convicting them. They believed "the law, based upon the Bible, and the Bible, writ by the Almighty God,
To start off I felt this was a good movie overall. One scene I felt that had stood out was when the black man was showed the pattern on the cloth showing that there was a house he can escape to with his daughter. This scene kind of gave us a hint that many people probably knew about the house but was too scared to escape in fear of being caught. I felt that the black man was very determined to get his daughter away safely no matter what so much that he went in to unknown water just to hide from the slave masters. I was a little confused at the begging because I thought slave work consisted of picking cotton or some other hardship. There was a scene that stood out to me on a personal note. The scene were the black man was hanged and his daughter was watching as this occurred.
In Act II, we see quite a bit going on, and it seems to be the climax of the story. We see Torvald belittle women once again when he says " is it to get about now that the new manager has changed his mind at his wife's bidding." We learn that Torvald expedited Krogstad's dismissal, and thus we see Nora acting really out of sorts as she tries harder and harder to maker sure Torvald never learns her secret- even going as far as to pretend she has no clue how to do the Tarantella to stop Torvald from reading the letter that Krogstad left. Finally, the Act leaves us with Nora stating "Thirty-One" hours to live- so us as readers are left wanting to know- is she going to commit suicide? Will Krogstad kill her? Or is it hypothetical- that she believes
Miller made the right decision in removing Act 2 Scene 2 as it would have distracted the reader from the larger purpose of power and hysteria in the play and have instead introduced a new conflict of genuine insanity. In the deleted scene, a different side of Abigail is shown, one that is delusional and seems to care for Proctor. In a wishfully disturbing manner, Abigail promises to Proctor that, “I will make you such a wife when the world is white again… From yourself I will save you”, and repeatedly states her belief that her purpose was to “scrub the world clean” of all the hypocrites and eventually be rewarded with Proctor as a husband. This caring and desperate side of Abigail contradicts the selfish and manipulative persona that is seen
Reading Response 2 During Act 2, many occurrences happened. One in particular took my attention with a bit more force than some of the other content. According to the text, “… But not Sarah Good. For Sarah Good confessed, y’see. I hear a voice, a screamin’ voice, and it were my voice-and at all at once I remembered everything she done to me” (Miller 60)! This quote shows that this woman, Sarah Good, did something to Mary Warren that made her traumatized and afraid. According to the text, “… ‘Sarah Good,’ says he, ‘what curse did you mumble that this girl must fall sick after turning you away’” (Miller 61)? This quote demonstrates the acts Sarah did to Mary. I connected to this scene by remembering an old show that recently aired called Merlin.
Act 3 takes place in the church, which had been turned into a courtroom for the witch trials. Mary testified that they were only pretending to be afflicted by the witchcraft. Proctor was questioned about his religious beliefs. Judge Danforth arrested Giles for not giving him the name of the man who gave him information on the witchcraft, because he didn’t want to give away Putnam. Abigail was then sent on trial, and denied Mary’s testimony. The girls accused Mary of bewitching them with a cold wind and that she was responsible of the witchcraft. When Abigail accused Mary, Proctor called Abigail a whore and confessed his affair with her. He explained that Elizabeth fired her when she discovered it. He claimed that Abigail wanted Elizabeth to
Events in history, along with those today, have shaped the way people live and act within a community. Authors often relate past events to their work to help the audience make connections to better understand what they are reading. The Crucible written by Arthur Miller relates back to the Salem Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Miller does this in order to make the readers obtain a better knowledge of the events that shaped our country’s history. While teaching a lesson, literature can also provide a connection to a reader’s life. People can often easily make connections to the lyrics of a song, which makes them feel like the is about their life or choices. Some events and characters in The Crucible have the ability to relate to modern day musical selections in order to convey the entire meaning of the play.
The school day finished without a further peep from Gideon, to Judy’s surprise. She bid Angie a good-bye as the ocelot was picked up by her parents. Judy smiled, as her best friend climbed into the back seat, waving to her all the way to the end of the lot. Judy was about to make her way to the car until a large paw grabbed her mouth and made is so she couldn’t scream, another went around her waist picking her up. She was thrown again a metal pole, what she presumed to be the tetherball pole that was for gym class.
The play The Crucible, was written by Arthur Miller in 1953. It is a story he wrote after his own experience being accused of communism. This affected a lot of well-known people in the United States during this time, and was considered a witch hunt similar to the Salem witch hunts. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible about a man, John Proctor, who has an affair with Abigail Williams. She catches feelings for him and tries to cast a spell on John Proctor’s wife to kill her; this gets out of hand when Abigail’s uncle catches her and some other girls dancing during the spell in the woods. Suddenly, the whole town is living in fear of who is practicing witchcraft, who could be a witch, and innocent people are killed if they don’t confess to being witches. Overall, mass fear and panic, and false accusations are seen over and over throughout the play.
The Crucible Act 1 The Crucible starts off with Paris at Betty’s side. Betty is sick in bed, she won't eat, move, or respond, and she fell sick after Paris found them dancing in the woods. There have been rumors going around town saying that there is witchcraft in the town and that young girls have been “witched”. They've also said that the girls can fly and that the devil has stolen there soul.
Michael Morales Professor Park WR 1 2/26/17 One word takes many shapes One’s words have many meaning and can change shape by different people. Reputation is the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. Thomas Paine a famous English-American political activist, the philosopher born in 1774 best describes Reputation as, “what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” Applying that one true identity lies beyond human vision but only truly seen by the god. This message is repeated in ‘The Crucible’ as many characters are challenged between telling the truth to risk their lives to keep their reputations rather than do the right thing. Whether it be, by lying about one’s action,
Dylan Miller Chapters 1-4 study guide Chapter 1 Vocab 1. B 2. A 3. D 4. B 5. C 6. A Questions 1. Bryon and Mark earned spending money by hustling, or tricking customers at the pool hall into betting with them on games; they were allowed to do this, even though they were under the legal age to be in the bar, because they were friends of the bartender.