4. What does Ann Putnam claim in the play about her dead infant children? * Ann Putnam claims that the Devil killed her children. 5. Before He based their faith on them not going to church on Sabbath Days. The Proctors then answered confidently although John Proctor got stuck on the 10 commandments; they believe they are religious with strong faith in God.
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,
Arthur Miller 's play, The Crucible, and the movie with the same name have many differences and similarities, all of which contribute to the individual effectiveness of each in conveying their central message. 	There are several additions and variances in the movie. First of all, the scene where the children and
The Crucible Many different parts form together to make up the society we see in The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. Whether it be religion, government, or social roles; they all play some sort of impacting part to the characters we met while watching The Crucible. Who knew that religion and
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is an iconic piece of literature that was published in the 1950’s. When Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible, the United States was in the middle of the McCarthyism era where innocent people were being accused of treason without the proper evidence (“Joseph R. McCarthy”). As a result, Arthur Miller became involved and wrote a play to show his beliefs in response to the accusations and haywire going on. Miller used individual characters and portrayed them as a part of his protest. The Crucible was published as a play and made a film. The two are similar, but differences do occur. The play represents these characters with more historical accuracy and believability than the film because individually, the characters
What is the significance of the scene between Elizabeth and John Proctor? What does it reveal about their relationship and about their characters?
6. Plot summary “The Crucible” is a play that takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The play starts in the woods, the characters Abigail, Betty, Tituba, Mary Warren, and Mercy Lewis were casting spells in the forest. Samuel Parris catches them in the woods and Betty passes out. They go to the Proctors house to make sure Betty is okay. Parris is contemplating on what the town will think of him when they find out what has happened. He tells Abigail to tell him what happened in the woods. Abigail tells him they were dancing.
My Resistance Authority is the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience. In society it has been something you are taught as toddler to respect authority, your elders. There are plenty of rules that as children we follow because it has been enforced in our minds that those are the rules and we must follow them. The rules do not tend to be questioned until someone disobeys them and did not think their actions were wrong. It is then that we being to question authority and resist the majority rule. No matter how unfair the laws of the governments might seem, it does not change the fact that people in society obey them. Henry Thoreau, Stanley Milgram and Martin Luther King have all considered the reasons as to why we obey authority and what the struggles of resisting majority rule may be. As a society there has come times that people themselves disobey the law and even in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the people being to resist authority. Authority may play a major role in society but when people being to come to a realization of the rules that are unjust, they being to resist and protest against them.
The term “honor” has been around since the manifestation of organized society, metamorphosing according to culture, religion, time period, and geography. Originally, a person’s honor was determined by society, but the term has evolved to become more personal, or self-evaluated. The primary characters of the play The Crucible and the film “High Noon”, though varying in certain ways, exhibit this particular “self-evaluated” honor. In the strict Puritan society presented in The Crucible, John Proctor’s honor is solely dependent on how honest he believes he is. In the Western town of Hadleyville, we are introduced to marshal Will Kane of “High Noon”, whose personal honor depends on fulfilling his professional duty. Despite the differences in
Katie Menzel 11/7/12 Conner Eng. Per. 2 “Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision.” This quote by V.S Niapaul demonstrates the idea that people limit themselves. They limit themselves to there own ideas. They don’t believe in themselves. Mary Warren in The Crucible demonstrates this by not believing in herself and settling for being a “follower”. Mary however, has a sincere sense of loyalty to John Proctor her employer. Mary Warren goes through an inner battle of peer pressure and her loyalty to Proctor. Mary’s yearning to fit in and loyalty to Proctor develops the theme that peer
Jordiie Smith Chance English 11 D1B2 21 October 2014 Why is Extremism in Any Form Dangerous? I feel that extremism is dangerous because it can lead to intolerance, lying and hurting others.
The Crucible Act Four Questions Short Response Answer the following questions based on your knowledge of the drama. Write a response on a separate sheet of paper.
The Crucible Film The Crucible; an intensely emotional and dramatic film based on the horrific story of the Salem witch trials. The opening and concluding sequences are of great importance in conjuring the melancholy atmosphere present throughout the story. The director uses
SUMMARY The Crucible is set in the era of the witch trials that occurred in Salem Massachusetts in 1692. Numerous young girls claim to be possessed by witchcraft, the first victim started with Reverend Paris's daughter Betty. Reverend Parris, the town preacher, discovers his daughter Betty, niece Abigail, and many other girls dancing naked in the forest with his slave Tituba. The suspected girls accused people within the town of witchcraft, usually selecting targets who they or their families loathed. The main adversary Abigail Williams falls in love with a married farmer John Proctor. When Proctor expresses to Abigail his love had burned out for her, Abigail threatens to kill his wife, Elizabeth, and then blames Elizabeth of bewitching her. Proctor then comprehends that he has endangered his wife and eventually exposes his situation with Abigail, trying to clear his wife's name. Another character suspected of witchcraft is Martha Corey, wife of Giles Corey. As a result of refusing to identify the person who mentioned that the Putman’s were accusing the town people of witchcraft, Giles Corey paid the price and lost his life. In the beginning of the trials, Proctor plead guilty to witchcraft, but then alters his mind when he understood that he needs to keep his name unsoiled because it is the only truthful aspect he still has. Martha Corey and Rebecca Nurse also plead not guilty to the accusations of witchcraft. Proctor, Martha Corey and Rebecca Nurse and
Literary Analysis of The Crucible Imagine the year is 1692. In a small Massachusetts town a culture of highly religious folk live in peace. Salem. It´s late January and the reverendś young niece Abigail and only daughter begin to act strangely. Rumors of witchcraft fly through town and fear runs rampant.In around a year 200 people are unjustifiably accused and 20 sentenced to capital punishment. Who is next? The strange widow down the road? The Coreys? In a time of obscured justice, line were crossed and innocent lives lost. In his breakthrough play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller spins a tale not far from the truth.Letting his readers explore a gruesome tale of blind hatred. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Abigail Williams embodies the wrongdoings of the Salem Witch Trials.