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The Crucible Character Diary Project: John Proctor
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...Crucible Character Diary Project: John Proctor Descriptive On Saturday I looked out the window of my cabin onto the farm. I’d spent all season plowing the field and for once had felt a sense of satisfaction. Tobacco, corn, and cauliflower. Surely this will trade well throughout Salem. I still remember first moving to this home and the rough farmland that surrounded it. The large trees I had to unearth and breakdown for firewood. There was nobody to help me then. It was backbreaking work moving the rocks that outlined the land, but doing it by myself gave me a particular sense of satisfaction. I remember laying down after first clearing the field. I smelt the fresh aroma of pine trees... ...
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How does Arthur Miller Utilise the marriage of Elizabeth and John Proctor to reflect the events that unfold in Salem in his play The Crucible
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...Crucible: John and Elizabeth Proctor In the play The Crucible, Arthur Miller paints a tense picture of a 17th century Puritan town as reflected through the marriage of the protagonist, John Proctor. The setting takes place in Salem Massachusetts in 1692 where the religion is the law and the law is the religion. The emotions run wild, both in the town of Salem as well as in the marriage of John and Elizabeth Proctor. The problems that confront the Proctors also bring pressure on the townspeople as old resentments, accusations, and mistrust...
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Tragic Heroes in Brave New World, King Lear and The Crucible
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...crucible, the protagonist John Proctor also possesses the qualities of a tragic hero. He is also a respected person... No: Tragic Heroes in Brave New World, King Lear and The Crucible The three protagonists in the plays are found to be tragic heroes according to the definition of Aristotle. In Brave New World, John the savage is the tragic hero who is a typical character endowed with strange qualities that distinguish him from other characters in the novel. According to Aristotle the tragic hero must possess good character that we can see even among the meanest men, which makes him a protagonist. In chapter eleven, when Lenina shows signs of attraction towards him, though he feels the prick of desire,...
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Compare and Contrast The Crucible by Arthur Miller and The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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...John Proctor, refuses to conform to the Puritan laws of the church to uphold his integrity. The Crucible also appears to be a test for the people of Salem. It tests the support of the people towards their religion (Summaries and Commentaries, n.d.). In contrast to which, "The Color Purple" becomes a symbol of an unconventional approach towards religion. Celie is able to shun away her conventional approach and adopts a more liberal approach. She finds beauty and spiritual solace in all the creations of God. Alice Walker puts this philosophy in the mouth of Shug as she says, it "pisses God off if you walk... Running Head: COMPARE/CONTRAST THE COLOR PURPLE AND THE CRUCIBLE Compare/Contrast: 'The Color...
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The Crucible
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...Proctor and Abigail Williams in the Crucible The Crucible mingles around a love triangle between Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail Williams and John Proctor. John remains married to Elizabeth, but there happened a period when Elizabeth got ill, and John became besotted with Abigail their maid. During their short, but passionate affair, Elizabeth discovered it and consequently cast Abigail out of her household. Even though, they stayed away from each other, Abigail still loved John, making her able to do anything to get him from Elizabeth, including getting involved in witchcraft (Arthur Miller 13). One of their outstanding likenesses stands that they both love John... Comparison of the roles of Elizabeth...
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The Crucible's John Proctor as Tragic Hero According to Arthur Miller's Tragedy and the Common Man
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...Crucible’s” John Proctor as Tragic Hero according to Arthur Miller’s “Tragedy and the Common man” In the modern tragedy The Crucible Arthur Miller depicts the character of protagonist John Proctor as tragic hero to illustrate the conflicting situation encountered by a common person in maintaining his respectable image in the society. In his essay Tragedy and the Common man, Miller elaborates the profundity of the character of John Proctor and explains the conflict between Proctor, his self and the society in which he was living to affirm his character as tragic hero. Miller’s essay talks about the tragic flaws that Proctor experience on the way to his recognition and maintenance of his... ? Number] “The...
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In the The Cruciblediscuss the change that occur with the character oh Jonh Hale and Elizabeth Proctor
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...Crucible Human mind is not a ‘static’ thing; it will normally undergo many transformations. The transformations or changes will be triggered by various factors, situations, fellow people etc, etc. When the changes occur, it will give both positive as well as negative feelings. Positive in the sense, individuals will feel that a big confusion mass that is occupying one’s mind have evaporated for good. On the other hand, it will also give negative feeling, when the change brings in more dilemma and complications to the individual. So, this paper will discuss Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible by focusing on how the characters, John Hale and Elizabeth Proctor changed... s’ the assignment was due The...
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The Crucible
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...Crucible features many prominent characters among them John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Mary Warren, Ann Putman, Thomas Putnam, Giles Corey, Reverend John Hale, Elizabeth Proctor, Thomas Danforth, and John Hathorne. John Proctor (Husband to Elizabeth), a humble famer, had an affaire with Abigail... The Crucible The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller, its setting being Salem, Massachusetts and the year is 1692 (Pleasanton, par The play dramatizes the Salem witch trials that occurred between 1692 and 1693 in colonial Massachusetts. The plot begins with Reverend Parris praying for his daughter Betty who together with Abigail, Tituba and other girls are believed to have been involved in performing...
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...Crucible Arthur Miller’s the Crucible is today recognized as one of the seminal American plays of the 20th century. The work explores themes of mass hysteria in an early American town where many citizens were accused of being witches. While traditional critical examination has investigated the sociological aspects of such scapegoating, the text functions on a number of other critical levels. In these regards, Miller develops complex characters that come to life on the page. Perhaps the text’s most complex character is John Proctor. Throughout the play Proctor undergoes significant change. Proctor’s change, his central conflict, and what Arthur Miller intends the change to communicate... . The...
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THe Crucible
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...CRUCIBLE’ The Crucible (1996), written by Arthur Miller based on his play of the same was directed by Nicholas Hytner and starsDaniel Day-Lewis as John Proctor, Winona Ryder as Abigail Williams, Paul Scofield as Judge Thomas Danforth, and Joan Allen as Elizabeth Proctor. While the original drama was intended to echo the McCarthy witch hunts of the 1950s, the film has universal implications. The Crucible is set in Salem, Massachusetts, during the 17th century. On an early morning in 1692 some young village girls meet with a black slave from Barbados named Tituba in the woods. They begin dancing and performing their rituals but are surprised when Reverend Parris comes to them. Reverend... SYNOPSIS - ‘THE...
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The Crucible by Arthur Miller
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...Crucible The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play that reminds readers that human beings are susceptible to change. If there is any character in the play whose character changed during the course of the play, it is definitely John Proctor. John Proctor’s character changed as the play progressed as the impression that readers have of him in the beginning is not the same they have of him in the middle of the play and even in the latter stages of the play. It therefore becomes pertinent to analyze the extent at which John Proctor changed throughout the story. John Proctor is the tragic hero of The Crucible as he was faced with series of challenges and trials. John Proctor... of Lecturer 26 November The...
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The Crucible
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...John Proctor in “The Crucible” “The Crucible” is a very interesting story in the sense that it makes use of the feelings of guilt and moral dilemmas as the reasons for turning points that are obvious throughout the story. All along the story, the characters are subjected to conditions where more than one path can be chosen as an option; a path of immoral nature or a path full of difficulties but the one which is morally correct. There also are points in the story where the characters are depicted to display being affected by guilty feelings and in turn changing their course of life. The choice between the honorable and...
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McCarthy Hearing Versus The Crucible
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...John Proctor and Judge Danforth. Historical Backgrounds of The Crucible Miller gives a warning at the beginning of this play that The Crucible is not history but it is dependent on the story's historical events. This play presents two periods of the American history. The main period of this play lies in the 17th century, particularly during Salem Witch trials according to Burnet (57). Running parallel to these ancient events in the history of the United States are those that occurred in Miller’s own time on which the author figuratively comments. The author used... McCarthy Hearing versus The Crucible Introduction The Crucible was written by Arthur Miller in 1952. It presents a drama of the Salem witch...
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The Crucible Tragic Hero
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...Crucible – Tragic Hero Introduction Arthur Miller in the drama ‘The Crucible’ charts the downfall of John Proctor, a tragic hero. John Proctor definitely qualifies as a tragic hero since he had a fatal flaw which led to his downfall. He was a man of great pride and temper. It was hard to imagine that a man could be filled with so much pride that it finally led to his downfall and destruction. However, it is his flaws that make him human and raise him to the level of a tragic hero. Though Proctor possessed many positive qualities, yet, he had a darker side to his character...
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How does fear motivate the main characters in The Crucible
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...Crucible In the Crucible, fear plays a major role. Arthur Miller examines how fear is used silence the opposition and makes others testify falsely. In the play, those in power used fear to take control of their enemies. John Proctor is an example of the characters that shows fear. He is under the judgment that Abigail will blemish his good name because of their affair. In addition, Abigail could ruin the life of John because of his carelessness, which his wife is fully aware. It is unlike John Proctor to be afraid of anyone because he usually is a pillar of strength and a well-known member of the community (Koehnle, p. 16). This makes his fear powerful as it is unlike him. He is afraid... up...
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The Meaning of Crucible is a Severe Test or Trial
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...Crucible is a Severe Test or Trial Trials characterizes the play ‘crucible’, and John proctor is one of the character that undergoes sever trial throughout the play, to the point where he is giving false confessions on the one hand, and then retracting the same, to pursues the values of honesty and integrity, on the other hand. Deep inside, proctor is a good man, in this respect, he undergoes the sever trial of lying in order to save his life, while incriminating others (Miller,61). However, he finds that incriminating others falsely would be very wrong, and thus opts to lie only to save his life, but completely refuses to incriminate others. The trial of John proctor starts... husband. In an...
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The Crucible Essay: Tragic Hero
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...Crucible – Tragic Hero Order No. 59057 Introduction Arthur Miller in the drama ‘The Crucible’ charts the downfall of John Proctor, a tragic hero. John Proctor definitely qualifies as a tragic hero since he had a fatal flaw which led to his downfall. He was a man of great pride and temper. It was hard to imagine that a man could be filled with so much pride that it finally led to his downfall and destruction. However, it is his flaws that make him human and raise him to the level of a tragic hero. Though Proctor possessed many positive qualities, yet, he had a darker side to his character as well, and it is this dark side that surfaces from time to time creating havoc to his personal life... ?The Crucible ...
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The Crucible
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...John Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth faces death penalty because of Abigail’s wrongful accusations because she wants her out of the way to marry his husband (Miller 1953). This is despite the fact that John does not want anything to do with her. The events before that illustrate Proctor’s worry that insinuated that Abigail will accuse Elizabeth and eventually that happened. To avert his wife prosecution, Proctor seeks Mary help’s and ask her to tell the truth but she refuses. In many cases those who find themselves in the path of wrongful accusations receives proposals to accept blame... The Crucible Introduction “The Crucible”, a story by Arthur Miller, describes the occurrences in a meager suburb in Massa...
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Compar three individuals in the McCarthy Hearing to three individuals in The Crucible
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...John Proctor and Judge Danforth. Historical Backgrounds of The Crucible Miller gives a warning at the beginning of this play that The Crucible is not history but it is dependent on the storys historical events. This play presents two periods of the American history. The main period of this play lies in the 17th century, particularly during Salem Witch trials according to Burnet (57). Running parallel to these ancient events in the history of the United States are those that occurred in Miller’s own time on which the author figuratively comments. The author used... McCarthy Hearing versus The Crucible Introduction The Crucible was written by Arthur Miller in 1952. It presents a drama of the Salem witch ...
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The Crucible by Arthur Miller
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...Crucible’ by Arthur Miller With specific reference to the closing moments of Acts Two, Three and Four of The Crucible, discuss how Miller charts John Proctor’s psychological journey from outrage and frustration to a sense of moral resolution. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is set in 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts. Miller himself makes ‘A Note of the Historical Accuracy of This Play’ (224) and emphasizes the artistic licence that has been taken in merging many character qualities into one, however Miller links it to reality adding verisimilitude to the play stating “the fate of each character is exactly that of his historical model” (224... ) and concedes that all these roles actually did...
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The Crucible: Character Note Chart
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...John Proctor by Abigail. The matter is that she wants to be with him at any cost and Elizabeth Proctor is an obstacle to this. Let’s see the whole seriousness of the situation which is influenced both in and out by particular characters of the play. The first one is Reverend Parris who becomes the witness of girls’ action in the woods and hides the fact because of fear to be deprived of the parish and loss his power. The next character is Thomas Putham, Salem’s landowner, whose daughter as well as Pariss’s Betty stays unconscious after returning from woods. Naturally that this causes Puritans to suspect the devil’s presence in the village. Salem’s Reverend... number 9 December The...
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The crucible
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...John Jones Marie Johnson Drama 101 24 October The Crucible The 1952 play The Crucible has been lauded for its ic portrayal of the seventeenth century Salem witch trials. Successful on Broadway and studied in drama classes for most of its nearly sixty years of existence, most believe the play is a thinly veiled reference to Joseph McCarthy and his ongoing hearings with House Un-American Activities committee, which its playwright, Arthur Miller, had been forced to testify before (many years after the play was written). Act IV was the final act of the play and to many; it is the most gripping act of the play. John...
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The Crucible
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...John Proctor, Mary Warren, Reverend Parris and even Reverend Hale had changed drastically because of what they had to go through during the course of the play. However, other characters such as Cheever did not really change. Reverend Parris and Reverend Hale are two Characters in the "The Crucible" that did change very noticeably.... . By doing so, he tries settle all the issues related to witchcraft. Donforth thinks for a while and utters: (Pause) "Abigail Williams, rise. (Abigail slowly rises). Is there any truth in this!" "(Abigail answers) No, sir! Judge Danforth, an insensitive and ruthless judge more interested in the number of convictions, calls in the waiting Elizabeth...
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A Literary Essay on John Procotor as a Tragic Hero using Arthur Miller's Tragedy and the Common Man
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...Crucible’s” John Proctor as Tragic Hero according to Arthur Miller’s “Tragedy and the Common man” In the modern tragedy The Crucible Arthur Miller depicts the character of protagonist John Proctor as tragic hero to illustrate the conflicting situation encountered by a common person in maintaining his respectable image in the society. In his essay Tragedy and the Common man, Miller elaborates the profundity of the character of John Proctor and explains the conflict between Proctor, his self and the society in which he was living to affirm his character as tragic hero. Miller’s essay talks about the tragic flaws that Proctor experience on the way to his recognition and maintenance of his... Number] “The...
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The Crucible
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...John Proctor are the most deceiving. Abigail goes to great lengths to deceive Salem’s townspeople for her selfish gains. Questioned about dancing in company of the other girls in the woods, she puts the blame on Tituba. She quips, “She made me do it! She made Betty do it!” (187). Apparently, she is willing to sacrifice Tituba’s life so that she can escape punishment. On the other hand, while Tituba had not forced any girl to commit witchcraft, her knowledge of Abigail’s claims being held higher than hers as a slave makes her confess to the crime. Abigail, in defending her lies, accuses Mary Warren of being a witch when she says “…Oh, please, Mary! Don’t come down.” (224... Why People Lie A lie is a...
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The Crucible by Arthur Miller
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...John Proctor undergo in the of the play. Arthur Millerwrote his famous play “The Crucible” to show mindless persecutions on the ground of religion and superstitions that can result in serious loses for many people. The Salem witch trial that actually took place in 17th century in the United Stated reminds Communist trials of 20th century in which Miller took part himself. This play nevertheless touches a number of more important and more serious problems, such as social prejudices, religion, women rights, the difficulty of moral choice, marriage as institution. Probably being suspected in the crimes he did not commit the author started... Discuss the changes that Reverend Hale, Reverend Parris, and...
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The Accusing Girls in Arthur Miller's The Crucible
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...Crucible of History: Arthur Miller’s John Proctor.” The New England Quarterly 54(2) (1981). Web. 22 Jul. 2012. http://www.jstor.org/stable/364974 Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. New York: Penguin, 2000. Print.... the attention of his readers and audience towards this hypocrisy that is present in the American society, something that he talks of as being present since the days of the Salem Witch trials since 1693 (Linder). This hypocrisy is borne out of a fear that does not let a person rest, according to the play. Abigail Williams seems to be a part of this fear and amidst talks of punishing witches, she seeks to seduce John Proctor. The hypocrisy of this...
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4.Research Arthur Miller and his life. What are parallels between Millers life and experiences and The Crucible What characters might have been inspired by his life What are aspects of his writing style and subjects
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...Crucible/Arthur Miller: An Analysis Introduction The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts by Arthur Miller was first published by The Viking Press in 1953. In 1995, Penguin Books published another edition with an introduction by Christopher Bigsby. The book was written by Miller as an allegory to the state paranoia on communism in 1950s and the breakdown of social and individual relationships he coined as “breaking of charity” (Miller xv) where families and friends turned their back on each other. The book centers its story in Salem, a town plagued by witchcraft beliefs, betrayal, sexuality, and political anarchy with its main character, John...
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The Crucible
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...John Proctor, the authorities were asking him to sacrifice the reputation of others in order to save his own reputation. Through the writing of The Crucible, Miller was able to create a dialogue about the injustice that he saw being dealt around him. Through the use of a period piece, written to reflect incidents in the 17th century, Miller was able to voice his opinion on the nature of the hearings and accusations that were ruining the lives of people, some of whom he knew well. Molly Kazan, wife of famed director Elia Kazan did not see The Crucible for this type of commentary. According to Miller “Molly Kazan objected, feeling that the parallel was a false one... Death of a Salesman “When today fails ...
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The Crucible by Arthur Miller and the Salem Witch Trials
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...Crucible, the writer invented a ritual of wild dance in the forest followed by recitation of charms for depicting the activities that were mistaken as witch-craft. 5 This probably was done to ensure maximum interest and engrossment from the audience. However, in reality, Tituba was accused for telling stories from Heinrich Kramer’s 1687 publication Malleus Maleficarum, which contained concepts like Voodoo, fortune telling and she played games, which amused young women and they started spending their leisurely hours exploring these games.6 Similarly, in reality John Proctor, Martha Corey and Rebecca Nurse were not hanged on one day but at different... ? Exploring the actuality of events in The Crucible...
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A Literary Comparative Essay on Brave New World, King Lear and The Crucible - Subject: Irony
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...Crucible” Proctor makes comment about the stew made by his wife “It’s well seasoned”. But the audience knows that he put some more salt into it to make it tastier. The irony lies in John’s words in ‘Brave New World’. In an excited state he says “O brave new world that has such people in it. Let’s start at once”. He thinks that it will be much better than the way he lives here. But the readers are convinced that the other world is not as good as John is anticipating. When Lenina ask him to make love, he rejects and advises not to see bad films. Through this incident Huxley ironically portrayed... ?Irony is defined as the divergence from the expectation and the reality. That is the reverse of what is...
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The Crucible by Arthur Miller
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...Proctor, John Proctor, Abigail Hobbs, William Hobbs, Sarah Churchill, Ann Foster and Reverend George Burroughs. This part basically exposes the extent to which betrayal came... How McCarthyism and the historical Salem Witch Trials influenced the writing of The Crucible Introduction The Crucible is a1953 play by Arthur Miller about Salem witch trials that happened between 1692 and 1693. It shows the interrelationship between fear and intolerance in Salem and how it tears the community apart. In the play, the characters are bigoted of people who fail to conform to particular standards, for instance, if someone is not very religious, they are accused of doing witchcraft. Arthur Millers inspiration for...
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The Crucible
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...Crucible “How long have you been in the snare of the devil?” Justice of the Peace John Hawthorn, 1692” (Norton 3). Historical Background On January 22, 1953, The Crucible opened in New York, telling the story and drama of the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. The play did not initially get good reviews and those reviews were somewhat hostile towards the play. However, despite the reviews, the play won the Best Play Tony for 1953, thus inaugurating the play... by his marriage to Marilyn Monroe, in order to capitalize upon the publicity it would generate for their cause. During the testimony he was asked to name others that he knew of who were known Communists in order to help the...
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The Power of Religion in the film The Crucible
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...John Proctor was asked to confess to spare his life but instead cried “I declare God is dead” out of desperation that he will not get justice with how the legal system works during that time. References: Anon., 2011. Salem Witch Craft Trials of 1692. http://www.essortment.com/salem-witch-craft-trials-1692-24571.html. (Accessed August 17, 2011) Eugen Weber, Eugen 1959. Film Quarterly. University of California Press. Vol. 12, No. 4 (Summer, 1959), pp. 44-45 Linder, Douglas O. 2009. Famous American Trials: The Salem Witchcraft Trials 1962. http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/sal_acct.htm. (Accessed August 17, 2011) Margo, Burns 2010. Arthur...
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In the Crucible Several characters grow as a result of the trials. Their growth usually pertains to their view of themselves and their perceptions of the world
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...PROCTOR IN 'THE CRUCIBLE' This paper aims to discuss the of growth in one of the characters of The Crucible, a play based on the events in 1692, which depicted the Salem witch trials. This so-called growth would pertain to the character's view of himself/herself alongside his/her own perceptions of the world. The topic sentence should show the cause and effect relationship of this growth. The character used in this paper for such purpose is Elizabeth Proctor, whose husband had a clandestine relationship with their servant, and which she later discovered. Elizabeth was drawn to a constant argument about this subject with John Proctor, her husband, due to her difficulty... THE GROWTH OF ELIZABETH...
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Literary Comparative Essay on Brave New World, King Lear and The Crucible - Subject: Similarities in the Three books
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...Crucible echoes the same theme. In a confrontation between John Proctor and the Judge Danforth it was said, “Do you know, Mr. Proctor, that the entire contention of the statein these trials is that the voice of Heaven is speaking through the children?” (Miller 12). Here, one can see that the belief in the Divine has shaped society so much that most people will no longer question things if they “came from God”. If one used the name of the Divine, then it was equivalent to an unbreakable law, an unchangeable truth. This unthinking process of faith has allowed Abby and her friends to manipulate... ? number] Comparing Brave New World, King Lear and The Crucible Written years apart from each other, Brave New...
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Compare the representation on I tituba, black witch of salem (Maryse conde's) and the salem witch trials in the Crucible, film based on Arthur miller's play
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...Crucible” is a movie based on the play of Arthur Miller the significant characters are John Proctor, Abigail Williams and Reverend Hale. It was Abigail Williams who had set the tempo of the film. Abigail was an orphan unmarried girl and in the society of Salem her position was not more than those of the status of Tituba and the other servants. Therefore there was a growing frustration in her mind and she wanted to uplift her position and wanted to gain importance... Witch Representation  The Puritans of the Salem village believed that all aspects of human life were controlled either by God or by the Satan. Based on such a belief the incidents of witch-craft began in the year 1692 in the village Salem at...
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The Crucibale
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...Crucible The extract is part of the act one of Miller’s play Crucible. In this act, Reverend Parris was kneeling praying in his daughter’s bed. His daughter is in the unresponsive state. There are rumors that Betty‘s status has been caused by witchcraft. Parris wants Reverend John Hale, expert of witchcraft to go to examine Betty’s condition. Parris berates Abigail because he discovers that she had spent the previous night dancing, and she assumes to have used witchcraft. Abigail denies the claim. Parris fears that Betty‘s condition may be used to get him out of church ministerial position. Elizabeth Proctor,...
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The crucible by arthur miller, John Proctor's diary
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...John Proctor Entry The Day my wife was taken. Past affair with Abigail continues to haunt my life. I repented for my sinsand moved on with my life. But Elizabeth continues to hold on to it. Today, I and Elizabeth had a fight. She particularly pressurized me to reveal to the court that Abigail is spreading lies. Before I can think about her point-of-view, she questioned me immediately whether my heart wavered for Abigail. I find it difficult to neither convince nor please that woman. She remains cold and is in no mood to accept my repentance and assurances. I feel that she still wants to hold on to my past and brood about it. It is already night and that is when Reverend Hale... Diary of the character...
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...John Proctor John Proctor is the major character of the play and husband to Elizabeth Proctor. He has love for truth and goodness in him which is a positive aspect of his character. However, this goodness is only within him but not practiced which leaves his morals doubtful. This means that he wants good done unto him and others, but he struggles to do well to others. His character is not very good as he is accused of being involved with Abigail who is Parris’s niece. This sees him... Introduction The play ‘The Crucible’ is a ical drama that was written in the 1950s by the Arthur Miller. The setting of this drama is in Salem, Massachusetts, and it dates back to 1692 (Miller and Susan 1). The setting is...
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The Crycible/ Arthur Miller: An Analysis
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...Crucible/Arthur Miller: An Analysis Introduction The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts by Arthur Miller was first published by The Viking Press in 1953. In 1995, Penguin Books published another edition with an introduction by Christopher Bigsby. The book was written by Miller as an allegory to the state paranoia on communism in 1950s and the breakdown of social and individual relationships he coined as “breaking of charity” (Miller xv) where families and friends turned their back on each other. The book centers its story in Salem, a town plagued by witchcraft beliefs, betrayal, sexuality, and political anarchy with its main character, John...
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...Crucible’ released in the year 1996 is a film that profoundly depicts the period when Salem witch trials were at its pinnacle. The film is based on the play by Arthur Miller published in the year 1953 which bears the same title and is directed by Nicholas Hytner, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as John Proctor, Wynona Ryder as Abigail Williams, Paul Scofield as Judge and Joan Allen as Elizabeth Proctor. The film begins with a witch trial and playful banter of few young teenage girls who visit a deep forest at night and start practicing midnight secret trial for the purpose of love-conjuring. During the ceremony, while some girls try their attempt to cast love spells, one girl... ?Film Papers The film ‘The...
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...Crucible’ released in the year 1996 is a film that profoundly depicts the period when Salem witch trials were at its pinnacle. The film is based on the play by Arthur Miller published in the year 1953 which bears the same title and is directed by Nicholas Hytner, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as John Proctor, Wynona Ryder as Abigail Williams, Paul Scofield as Judge and Joan Allen as Elizabeth Proctor. The film begins with a witch trial and playful banter of few young teenage girls who visit a deep forest at night and start practicing midnight secret trial for the purpose of love-conjuring. During the ceremony, while some girls try their attempt to cast love spells, one girl... Film Papers The film ‘The...
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The Devil's Book and The Black List
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...Proctor. However, what we know of these events is limited, taken, primarily, from the court records that survived from that time. In truth, most of our modern understanding of the Salem witch trials is what, “…we associate with Arthur Miller’s work than the actual archival evidence.” ("Dramatizing History in Arthur Miller's The Crucible") Arthur Miller did take a certain amount of dramatic license in order to make the history flow as an artistic work. The author, himself, stated, “This play is not history in the sense in which the word is used by academic historians.(Miller) Simply meaning the impact is unaltered even if, some of, the details have been....
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...Crucible of History: Arthur Millers John Proctor. The New England Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 2 pp. 258-264... Proposal Salem Witchcraft Trial of 1692 To make the research paper about America’s history relevant, it would make an interesting writeto delve into one of America’s darkest history. America too underwent a stage of religious fanaticism and fatalism just like her rabid critic today. This proposed research is relevant in today’s socio-political environment because her practice of freedom both in religious practice and speech offends many of its critic in today’s contemporary world yet she herself at some point were also as fatalistic as they. The proposed research is about the Salem Witchcraft ...
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Proctor & Gamble
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...Proctor & Gamble Compared to FY the performance of Proctor and Gamble in FY is better. The total revenue of P & G was 84167 million dollars whereas in 2012, it was 83680 million dollars. The net income or profit of P & G in FY 2013 was 41739 whereas that in 2012 was 41780 million dollars (Stock analysis on net). From the above statistics, it is evident that the future of the company is promising. However, it is necessary for the company to expand its business more in emerging markets such as India and China. It should be noted that these two countries are the most rapidly emerging economies as well as the most heavily populated countries at the moment....
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The Crucible
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...Crucible" the theme of betrayal does not clearly defined, but it represents with the help of low morals, lie and fear. It is difficult for Salem citizens to escape the danger of lie and betrayal overwhelmed by fear to be hanged. The tough and lasting thread on which faith is strung has three strands:reason, freedom and tolerance. It stands to reason that fear applied to moral leads to individual degradation. Tolerance protects that diversity and demands respect. Some citizens were cunning enough to use witchcraft trials and charge to gain personal interests. Introduction. In his play Miller... Betrayal is the Result of Fear and Low Morals of Characters Caused by Witchcraft Trials Outline. In "The...
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American Crucible
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...Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century” by Gary Gerstle The discrimination has always represented one of the most serious problems. Even now this problem remains unsolved in the most developed countries, despite all the efforts taken by the government. It is possible to trace that discrimination and nationalism have had different manifestations during our history. Sometimes these manifestations were rather unique. The views of Theodore Roosevelt included unique manifestation of discriminative position. The “Rooseveltian nation” is a term used by Gary Gerstle in his book “American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century”. The author uses this term discussing racial... “American...
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Crucible Experience
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...Crucible Experience How do you become a good leader? That question is one of the mysteries ofthe world. No one knows the answer to that; however, people can try and be good leaders. Actually, there are studies that people undertook to determine what it takes to be a good leader. Robert J. Thomas’ The Crucible of Leadership is just that. A crucible is a vessel in which metals like gold are melted. It is another term for certain incidents in life that would make people change, just because the incident is so intense that change is inevitable. Basically, like the object, crucible incidents in life are instruments that would melt – transform – you into a better object. For Robert J. Thomas... Your My...
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Proctor & Gamble Marketing Mix
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...Proctor & Gamble Introduction Proctor & Gamble began its operations as a partnership company a way back in 1837 and in the span of 175 years became a largest consumer packaged goods manufacturing and marketing company in the world. It will be most appropriate to divide the entire span of P&G’s operations in two time scales: the one that began with its inception and lasted until 1964 when the Neil Borden, the president of the American Marketing Association, first coined the term “Marketing Mix” and the second one is the post 1964 era when marketing philosophy had started taking its root as a theory and practice and its applicability had become vogue among marketing... ? Marketing Mix Chosen Company –...
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