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    Irony In The Crucible

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    Irony is the expression of someone’s meaning by using language or actions that are the opposite. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a fictional story based on the events of the Salem Witch Trials and the action of the townspeople causing chaos within their society. The theme throughout the play is that the townspeople’s actions to stop witchcraft consequently lead to more deaths of innocents. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the townspeople of Salem were ironically doing the work of the Devil because

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    used in The Crucible is allegory. The meaning of allegory is a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning. The Crucible is an allegory for McCarthyism, a period of time where officials were being accused of being a part of the communist party. Arthur Miller published the play during McCarthyism, so when he went to Salem and read the transcripts, he knew something could be made from the transcripts because of its similarity to McCarthyism. In The Crucible, people were

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    English 10, essay The Crucible, option 2 In “The Crucible”, Arthur Miller uses dramatic irony to create anxiety, frustration and to demonstrate the tension between the people about the lies of witchcraft in Salem. I. The author creates tension in the story by using Abigail who accuses innocent people of witchery. 1.) Abigail wants Elizabeth to get hanged so she can be back with John again. 2.) Abigail turns herself against Mary Warren after she confessed in court. II. The author creates

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    “The crucible” is a book Miller wrote to connect with the Salem witchcraft trials that lead to an increase of mccarthyism in a play. The Crucible is split into four different acts. Act one begins off with Pariss thinking the girls and Abigail were doing witchcraft because they were together in the forest and Betty has been set to some type of colma. Act 2 is about Proctor’s affairs with Elizabeth and she prohibited Abigail from the farm land. Act 3 is when the trials begin , and many people like

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    The Crucible Irony Essay

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    Everyone has a sense of expectation and a sense of reality. Unfortunately, high expectations do not always match reality. Irony, which highlights the differences between the two, is an often misused and misunderstood literary device that can work wonders when used correctly. It can add tension and build suspense, but in The Crucible, Arthur Miller uses it to prove points. The Crucible recounts the true story of the Salem Witch Trials, a frantic witch hunt in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Countless citizens

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    In The Crucible, irony is used to add suspense, dramatic flair and an emotional connection between the book and the reader. The author, Arthur Miller, uses dramatic irony to create anxiety and tension in some of the play’s most critical scenes. After Mary Warren returns from the witch trials, she gifts a doll to Elizabeth. Cheever later places Elizabeth under arrest for being in possession of the doll and using it to harm Abigail using witch magic. When Cheever asks Abigail if she has any dolls,

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    There are many examples of irony in The Crucible, one example of situational irony is when Reverend Hale is at the Proctor’s house and wants to know if the Proctors know the 10 Commandments. Reverend Hale asks Elizabeth Proctor is she can repeat the commandment and she is certain she can. When Reverend Hale asks John Proctor if he can repeat the commandments, he hesitates and this leads Reverend Hale to ask John to repeat them. John remembers 9 of the 10 Commandments and even says one twice. “He

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    Firstly, how have you ever complained to someone about unfair treatment? Words give people the potential to combat the opposition, and when Melinda was silenced, she was unable to take a stand, and let herself be abused. The first time Melinda lets herself be bullied by her tranquility, is in the cafeteria with a teacher. She was pounded by mash potatoes, and when she tried to run out to clean her shirt, she was stopped by her teacher. As written on page 9, “It is easier not to say anything. Shut

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    If it were possible for irony to be experienced physically after observing an ironic event, this would be the prime example. A man employed at a stress ball packing plant in the UK city of Blackpool was terminated from his temporary job after he punched out his boss and then brandished knives at his co-workers before making a break for it and legging it out the door. According to witnesses Darin Baldwin, 44, allegedly lost his temper during a disagreement with his supervisor at the packing plant

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    I can hardly shut my eyes without the guilt of a dishonest man pressing upon me. God has forsaken me in this Hell. And now my body lays here while my soul is left for the demons from hell to tear the goodness that is left after what awaits me. I will no longer know of light or goodness or of my wife and sons fate. Elizabeth would understand. I be a man of innocence. But what say she to a life wed to a cowardly liar? And my children, what father could ask for respect when they have a name as black

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