“Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit” (Proverb 12:17). The Bible represented the law of the land in 1600’s Salem. Religion influenced peoples actions and dominated societal norms. Rules set out in the Bible had to be followed because anyone who breaks it gets sentenced to death. When the threat of witchcraft hit the town, mass hysteria questioned peoples character and integrity. These stories are chronicled in Arthur Miller’s book, The Crucible. Mary Warren is introduced as a morally ambiguous character because of her altered involvement in Elizabeth Proctor’s trial. Arthur Miller, the author of The Crucible, provides establishing ethos, commanding logos, and decisive pathos to convey the message
This short fiction focuses on the relationship between brothers, Lyman and Henry, along with a car that was shared between the two. From Lyman’s point of view, you see the two go on adventures together until Henry gets drafted into the army. While Henry is away, descriptions are vague and the only thing the reader learns is Lyman spent his time fixing up their red convertible. When Henry returns, the story picks up as Lyman observes how the war has changed his brother. In an attempt to get Henry’s original self back, he smashes the car. Once Henry returns the car to its original state, the story leads to tragedy as the reader experiences the death of both Henry and the vehicle. The changes of Henry’s personality and their adventures are portrayed
Max and Kevin’s friendship developed based on their personalities, in the novel, Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. Max is large, slow, and lacks self-confidence, he is also loyal and kind-hearted towards people he cares for. Furthermore, Kevin is fragile, physically handicapped, but exceedingly intelligent. Max rarely pays attention in school and does not care about education. Whereas, Kevin loves learning new things and is the epitome of smart. Kevin’s physical description shows a minuscule, frail kid who avoids doing anything, however mentally he is a very bright and his willingness to learn is off the charts. Max’s physical description shows a gargantuan, tough kid, who doesn’t care about anybody or anything, but mentally he deeply
Reverend John Hale from Beverly, Massachusetts was summoned to Salem, a town full of supposed witches, manipulative children, a corrupt government, and depraved leaders, yet he takes on an impossible task of saving the wicked from themselves. Playwright Arthur Miller's 1950’s play, The Crucible, displays static character John Hale as a determined, willing, young man who stays true to his morals and remains righteous and compassionate throughout the work. Beginning to end, John Hale exhibits consistent traits as an eager and zealous individual, although at times ingenuous; additionally, Hale displays honesty and morality through the four Acts that complete his compassionate and trusting personality.
This realistic fiction novel, by Edward Bloor, describes the problems and relationships that Paul discovers when unlocking the meaning of truth, no matter the obstacles people put up to block him from it. The motif of “sight”, is what introduces Paul to the universal statement of truth and makes him aware of what the people surrounding him can and cannot “see”. Paul Fisher, the main character, uses the motif of sight to have a new understanding of his friends, family, and himself.
“Everything is not what it seems,” while this lyric may seem trite, it holds great truth. People, places, activities, each can be viewed in more than one way depending on the circumstances. From these viewpoints spring complexities and mystery in the shape of differing facades.
When I lived in Los Angeles during high school, me and my neighbor Brandon would frequently take the Metro train to get to school. While we waited on the platform for the train to come, we would occasionally hear the automated intercom announcement say, “In case of an emergency, do not hesitate to locate the nearest emergency phones or Metro sheriff.” This recurring message was often ignored by not only us. Who seemed to also disregard the monotone voice were other passengers who either were occupied with other things or had earphones in and simply did not hear it. The problem with this is, if an emergency or disaster happened at that moment, how many of us would know the right way to react? If there was a fire, we wouldn’t know how to properly engage in saving ourselves. Unfortunately, the only warning us everyday citizens were given was to call officials. There were no specific instructions on what we could do in case an emergency arises at the train station. In Amanda Ripley’s The Unthinkable, she covers disasters when they happen and how humans that are involved respond to them. Ripley argues that when someone is involved in a disaster, they experience human responses such as being in denial or delaying proper reactions. Because we can not control the brain and our irrational thoughts tend to obscure us, we should raise more awareness of likely disasters and train regular citizens accordingly.
Professor Crawford is a assertive human. He does not like to be corrected. The first time Jamal turned in an essay Professor Crawford doubted that he wrote it by himself. Crawford doubted Jamal because he was African American. Jamal is an extremely talented writer and Crawford knows, but he refuses to accept the fact and continues to bring Jamal down. Crawford wanted to see if Jamal can come up with his own words so he made Jamal write an essay with his supervision.
Throughout the first three chapters of the book, we get to know both of the Wes Moore’s childhoods which are filled with crucial point in the sense of the development of a child. For example, both of the father figures are missing in both Wes Moore’s life, but the reasons lack similarity. For the soon to be smart Wes Moore, his father was a great man whom he admired but suddenly died due to the lack of treatment from the hospital. As for the other Wes Moore, he does not know his father at all, but from what the story depicts to us, he is a drunk who does not care for his child. Later on, the soon to be smart Wes Moore moves to his grandparent’s home in the Bronx, which seems at the time a very dangerous place to live in. The soon to be jailed
In U.S. history the roles of society were decide by gender, men’s role was mostly the same throughout history, but the women’s role changed slowly over time. There was many women who were fighting to change their roles and one such woman is Anne Marbury Hutchinson. In “Divine Rebel” Selma R. Williams tells the story of Anne Hutchinson, who was a Puritan woman of the late 1500s, and researched informations was hard to find. She was often described as a woman who did not fit the ideal woman mold and she did nothing to force herself into such a mold. Anne Hutchinson is described differently in the textbook that was assigned to our class as well as a few similarities. Anne Hutchinson may
Many of us readers would agree that after reading Tim O’Brien’s “In the Lake of the Woods” we find John Wade’s behavior more than unusual as he would do some unusual things such as burning plants with boiling water while saying “Kill Jesus”, and have flashbacks. Most readers would wonder how a psychologist would diagnose John Wade. Based on his behavior, John Wade would probably be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any life-threatening event which results in psychological trauma. Wade’s diagnoses would affect O’Brien’s implicit argument as anyone that has a perfect or normal life can be ruined by PTSD.
Have you heard about the salem witch trials? They were a dramatic time when many people were acused of being a witch and hung for it. In history class to english class this is used in may classes as examples to learn from. In the cruibable there are manyh people that you could blame for the cause of this tragic event. You could blame abigail williams, or possibly danforth, and even john proctor; but the most blame could go to Mary Warren. Mary warren is to blame for these tragic events because of her willingness to play along with the games of abigail. Mary warren has many flaws but the three major flaws that make her responisble are; she can be easily influenced, she is also highly emotional, and lastly she is young and foolish in her thought and actions.
The United States is considered to be one of the biggest powerhouses in the world, but when it comes to education in the U.S, we’re consider to be average. How is it that other nations who aren't as powerful as the U.S, be ahead us in education? Examples of these nations are South Korea, Finland, and Poland. Amanda Ripley sought to find an answer to this question.
Natalie Sterling, a seventeen year old senior at Ross Academy had just won class president and beat her opponent Mike Domski. Mike was the kind of guy that Natalie and her best friend Autumn tried to stay away from. The girls at Ross Academy were known as demeaning and “boy crazy.” One day, during the pep rally a bunch of freshman dressed in trampy clothing and started to dance inappropriately. The leader’s name was Spencer a girl Natalie used to babysit for. The flirty freshman called themselves “Prostitutes” or Ross Academy prostitutes. Not only was Natalie embarrassed and angry by Spencers action but, she was disappointed. When the principal and Ms. Bee the student council head were talking to the girls punishments Natalie barged in. Natalie explained how she wanted to have a lock-in for all the girls in trouble and any others from school who wanted to come, about feminism and women's rights. Ms. Bee and Natalie agreed that it would be a good idea for
Older brothers are typically the ones who annoy and bully the younger siblings with love. They are the ones who the parents rely on to help around the house. Jem Finch is a little bit different than the typical older brother to a little girl, but then again his little sister isn’t that ordinary either. Jem Finch displays many character traits. In the first few chapters he displays a little kid who gets in trouble along side of his friends and younger sister, but further into the novel Jem demonstrates more responsible behaviors by accepting his wrongs and the consequences. He also shows how he will stand up for Scout and take care of her, even though he doesn’t like to be seen with her while they are at school, and he is hard on her when