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  • Crucible And John Proctor - 971 words
    Crucible And John Proctor John Proctor is a character from the Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, Throughout the play he changes from being a troubled, self-exiled, sinner to becoming a person of high moral standards. The characters in this play are simple, common people that live in the town of Salem in the year 1692. There is a rumor of witchcraft floating about in the town that has led to accusations about many of the townsfolk. The accused are charged and convicted of a crime that is impossible to prove (witchcraft). The reasons the villains select the people they do for condemnation are both simple and clear because all of the accusers have ulterior motives, such as revenge, greed, and ...
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  • John Hale And John Proctor - 448 words
    John Hale And John Proctor The characters of John Hale and John Proctor in "The Crucible" can be compared and contrasted according to their key traits, goals, and tendencies to change. These characters are probably the two most important characters in the play. They both are strong men mentally and are proud of what they accomplish. Reverend John Hale and John Proctor can be compared and contrasted according to their key traits. Reverend Hale is a man in his late forties. He is intelligent and very proud. He believes that he earned his titled as Reverend, the title was not only given to him. John Proctor is a man in his mid-thirties and like Reverend Hale he is proud of what he does. Proctor ...
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  • John Hale Vs John Proctor - 457 words
    John Hale Vs. John Proctor Rev. John Hale vs. John Proctor The characters of John Hale and John Proctor in The Crucible can be compared and contrasted according to their key traits, goals, and tendencies to change. These characters are probably the two most important characters in the play. They both are strong men mentally and are proud of what they accomplish. Reverend John Hale and John Proctor can be compared and contrasted according to their key traits. Reverend Hale is a man in his late forties. He is intelligent and very proud. He believes that he earned his titled as Reverend, the title was not only given to him. John Proctor is a man in his mid-thirties and like Reverend Hale he is ...
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  • John Proctor As A Tragic Hero - 504 words
    John Proctor As A Tragic Hero The Crucible, written in 1953 by Arthur Miller is an accurate portrait of the which hunts and trials in Salem Massachusetts during the 17th century. The story revolves around a man named John Proctor. Over the course of the book, John proctor goes from just being an observer in the which hunts, to having his wife accused, to being accused himself and eventually hung. John Proctor, a tragic hero, died due to his own faults. John Proctor lived out his life as a noble Christian man. He can be described as even tempered, and not easily led and also respected and even feared. He is also stubborn and possessed a strong sense of right and wrong. Of all of the character ...
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  • John Proctor Good Or Bad - 969 words
    John Proctor Good Or Bad IS JOHN PROCTOR A GOOD MAN ? Arthur Millers play The Crucible, is set in the small American Town of Salem. One of the main characters is John Proctor, husband to Elizabeth Proctor and a feared, though respected member of this New Jerusalems community. John Proctor is a man who has some flaws, but also many good points to his personality. Various characters throughout the play highlight these differing aspects of Proctors personality. Proctor also presents various personality traits as the play progresses, but however at the end he emerges as a strong character who is essentially good and who is forgiven and forgives himself for his adultery with Abigail William's. Pr ...
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  • John Proctor: Sinner Or Saint - 778 words
    John Proctor: Sinner Or Saint? John Proctor, Sinner or Saint No person can completely steer clear of the trials and tribulations of his or her society. He who does may be vulnerable to serious allegations. If a man is to work well in his surroundings, he must partake in all aspects of his society or he is leaving himself open to unfavorable charges. In Arthur Miller's, The Crucible, John Proctor's lack of involvement in the Salem witch trials ultimately leads to his execution. John Proctor tries to avoid any involvement in the Salem witch trials. His reason for this attempt is motivated by his past fault of committing adultery with Abigail Williams. The guilt connected with his lechery makes ...
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  • The Crucible: John Proctor - 615 words
    The Crucible: John Proctor In the book The Crucible there is a struggle within to have one have a sense of belonging to society. They want to be loved by that society no matter how much they may seem that they dont belong. But they do want to show that to everyone, everyone that may not think that. John Proctor is a good example of a struggle to find a place in society. Hes the type of person that wants to plow his fields on the good days even if the good day is only on Sunday of that week. His struggle to make a living with his crops gets him into trouble with the very religious Puritan community of Salem Massachusetts. If John Proctor has a fault its that hes to honest when he thinks your ...
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  • A Dark Moment In Time - 830 words
    A Dark Moment in Time The book, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, is a well-written drama of how scapegoating gone to the extreme can bring about tremendous contention and chaos even among the simplest of people. In this case, the victims of scapegoating were the citizens of Salem, Massachusetts. I feel that Miller did an excellent job on the way in which he conveyed the setting, characters, and plot. The story takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. In their society there is only black and white, right and wrong. Given that the era is the 1600's we know that their lives weren't very complex back then. The people back then mainly farmed and worked from sun up till sun down. Therefore we kn ...
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  • Abigail - 724 words
    Abigail Abigail and the girls deny everything. Part od their denial is accusation. By shifting the blame onto someone else, they believe that they will not be held accountable for their own sins. Abigail manipulates her way through the play, and even after Mary Warren confessed that the whole story was a pretense, Abigail continues manipulating the court room and the people within it with antics of 'a wind, a cold wind' and 'Oh Heavenly Father, take away this shadow'. In the end she is adamant to convince the court that they were only involved with witchcraft because of Mary Warren, hoping profusely to save her own name. Denial in Salem is considered a terrible sin. The narrow mindedness of ...
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  • Abigail - 663 words
    Abigail Abigail's importance in the play is that without her the play would not exist. The play starts with the girls of the village dancing naked in the woods with a fire burning. Then the girls are caught and they all run away. Whilst at this meeting Abigail drinks the blood of a chicken. Her reasons for doing this are as follows. Abigail worked in the Proctor household and then she had an affair with John the master of the house then Elizabeth threw Abigail out of the house because she knew about the affair with Abigail and her husband. Abigail then drinks the chicken blood to send her spirit out to kill Goody Proctor. After the events of the previous night the daughter of Reverend Paris, ...
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  • Abigail In The Crucible Act 1 - 636 words
    Abigail In The Crucible Act 1 Within the Crucible, there lies a complex story involving the accounts and happenings surrounding the 1692 Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Act 1 of the Crucible sets up the unfolding of events which lead to witch accusations and increasing superstition among the puritan community. The Crucible reveals the intriguing and malicious character of Abigail Williams to be a manipulative and unabashed liar, who possesses the remarkable quality of self preservation even among what seem to be insurmountable odds. The character of Abigail Williams demonstrates domineering behavior throughout the act in such events as Abigail's threatening the girls to remain si ...
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  • An Analytical Essay Explaining Why Arthur Miller Wrote The Crucible - 740 words
    An Analytical Essay Explaining Why Arthur Miller Wrote The Crucible Authors often have underlying reasons for giving their stories certain themes or settings. Arthur Miller's masterpiece, The Crucible, is a work of art inspired by actual events as a response to political and moral issues. Set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, The Crucible proves to have its roots in events of the 1950's and 1960's, such as the activities of the House Un-American Committee and the "Red Scare." Though the play provides an accurate account of the Salem witch trials, its real achievement lies in the many important issues of Miller's time that it deals with. Throughout The Crucible, Miller is concerned with consci ...
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  • Analysis Of Good And Evil In The Crucible - 1,050 words
    Analysis of Good and Evil in "The Crucible" It was a play with tremendous feelings with many inside twists hidd en in the archives of the true story. It was a play with emotional feelings; feelings of anger , hate, and evil, yet feelings of manipulation, good, and pureness. It was the Crucible. A fireball of guilt, evil, and good compiled into one magnification. The Crucible: Good versus Evil. The play contained many scenarios of good versus evil, and the characters who generally possessed these feelings and intentions. But it must be understood t hat there were the intentions, the incentives, and then the actions taken out on a person or a group of people. Every character could either be pl ...
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  • Comparison In Characters From The Crucible And The Scarlett Letter - 358 words
    Comparison In Characters From The Crucible And The Scarlett Letter Scarlet Letter In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, there are many characters that are similar to the characters of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. They might not be similar physically or mentally, but they share the same attributes and feeling towards things that effect their reputations. Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter acts about the same as John Proctor of The Crucible, when they say that there was something against them, either religion or the community. Reverend Dimmesdale, the father of Hester's daughter, is similarly related to Elizabeth Proctor of The Crucible; both of them tried to hide their identity and ...
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  • Crucible - 331 words
    Crucible Cunningham-1 David Cunningham English III-AP November 10, 1999 The Crucible Comparison Essay The Crucible is a drama, based on the Salem Witch Trials and reconstructed by Arthur Miller. In most cases when a work like Arthur Miller's turned into a movie, the outcome is usually misperceived from what the author intended. This is not the case for The Crucible , the central theme ans dialogue remains the same in both the movie and the drama. When a book over goes the transformation to a movie, the main idea is often lost. The Crucible carries the same plot throughout the video as in the drama. This is important because the true story of the drama is put forth in front of the audience as ...
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  • Crucible - 1,051 words
    Crucible By Arthur Miller After reading The Crucible by Arthur Miller, one cannot help but wonder why when given the chance to confess to the accusations and live, did the characters choose to stay firm and die? For people today that question is not easily answered. In the past however, this was not a question at all. The answer was found within the strong religious background that most of the accused were raised on, and the feeling of pride and honor they felt in their hearts. John Proctor exemplifies the importance of a strong name through his actions and choices throughout the play; most significantly the fourth act when he chose death over disgracing his name. Giles Corey's refusal to re ...
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  • Crucible - 226 words
    Crucible The Crucible is a play about witchcraft. It all begins with a group of young women playing with witchcraft taught by Tituba and Abigail Williams. Reverend Parris found them and most of the girls scattered but the smallest girls stayed, frozen with fear. The people of Salem, where the setting is, hold a church meeting and call Reverend Hale to decide if it is witchcraft. Hale comes to Salem and gets the girls to confess and blame Tituba, the slave that taught them witchcraft. Tituba confesses and blames the devil. The city of Salem called in deputies to try people for witchcraft and the girls start their acts of vengeance on the entire town. Abigail Williams who lusts for John Procto ...
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  • Crucible And Clinton Similarities - 641 words
    Crucible And Clinton Similarities Arthur Millers The Crucible and the scandal surrounding President Clinton can be compared in profusion. The old saying of history repeating itself is certainly proved true in this state of affairs (no pun intended), proving the timelessness of The Crucible. Key players utilized by Miller can be interpreted into many notorious faces portrayed by the media encircling our fearless leader. Although all comparisons are not players at all, but some merely concepts. The most obvious comparison protrudes from this circumstance like a sore thumb. This is the correlation between President Clinton and John Proctor. The primary similarity in their characters is the act ...
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  • Crucible And Scarlet Letter - 423 words
    Crucible And Scarlet Letter Part IV Task The quote, "Our problems are manmade: therefore, they may be solved by man... No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings." by President John F. Kennedy, holds truth. In other words, we create our own problems and make our own choices on how to solve them, in turn, controlling our own destiny. This quote is proven in the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, and in the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Crucible by Arthur Miller uses irony and theme to support the quote. A major theme was jealousy, produced from Abigail. She was envious of Elizabeth's marriage to John Proctor. In order to solve her problem she chose to accuse ...
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  • Crucible As A Hero - 1,385 words
    Crucible As A Hero A tragedy should bring fear and pity to the reader. A man in this tragedy not should be exceptionally righteous, but his faults should come about because of a certain irreversible error on his part. This man should find a bad or fatal ending to add to the tragedy of the story, for this man in the tragic hero. The protagonist John Proctor portrays a tragic hero in The Crucible; his hamartia of adultery causes great internal struggles, he displays hubris by challenging authority, and he encounters catastrophe through recognition and reversal. John Proctors decision to betray his wife causes internal struggles and ultimately leads to his catastrophe at the end of the drama. H ...
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