Both Conversion and the Crucible’s themes center around the downfall of a community due to misinformation spread throughout the group. By spreading rumors and accusing other members of the community, the characters of each novel begin a hysteria of allegations and convictions. Colleen and her friends who attend St. Joan’s The girls at St. Joan’s begin to witness a series of strange events happening to the girls at their school. Beginning with popular and wealthy Clara Rutherford, many of the girls contract an odd stress disease called conversion disorder. The disease turns into a frenzy when girls randomly begin developing the same symptoms such as hair loss and mental outbreaks.
In the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda gives a really good example of character development throughout the story. Melinda just starts her freshman year at high school. Over the summer her and her friends went to a party and Melinda gets raped by a boy named Andy Evans and ends up calling the police, she didn't tell anyone why she called the police, causing her friends and everyone at the party to reject her. Melinda’s only friend is a new girl named heather. Melinda gets depressed and starts expressing her pain through stuff like biting her lips and her nails, and not talking.
Abigail Williams is a very cruel and bitter young lady, however, she has the largest impact in the play with all of the lies she tells convicting innocent people to be witches which cost them their lives. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is set in Salem and is based on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. As one of the main characters, Abigail is the most misread person in the play because all of the lies she tells make it seem like she is telling the truth. Abigail is a victim of her strict Puritan society; witnessing the death of her parents, living under her uncle’s roof, and hoping for a life with John Proctor can all contribute to making her into the character she becomes. In the play, Abigail is a seventeen year old orphan who has worked for the Proctors, she lives with her uncle Reverend Parris, she is manipulative and very selfish.
Doug lying next to his wife with children of his own sleeping in the other room woke up and decided that he “will arise and go now and kill Ralph Underhill” (Bradbury 1). The reason this thought came about was because of the horrible things Ralph did to him when they were twelve. These memories were so vivid that the only seemingly just thing to do was to kill Ralph. Doug was not sure why it took so long to seek revenge and it had Doug questioning, “Why it hadn't come to [him] when [he] was thirty or forty”
Ever since the feisty assistant district attorney, Rebecca Jennings, entered the Cedar Cove landscape near the end of the show’s second season, I was captivated by the actress who breathed life into her. While I often found myself rolling my eyes disdainfully at the audacious Miss Jennings and once in while yelling out in frustration at her antics, the way in which the actress Cindy Busby depicted her added coveted drama and offbeat humor to the story. Furthermore, when she roomed with two other girls during season three, she was typically the prominent one due to her characteristic pessimism, her workaholic tendencies, and her pragmatic articulation. Recently, I had the opportunity to catch up with Cindy, and she granted me an especially
With dramatic irony, the perspective of the authors on human nature is portrayed in a way to show that money is blinding. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, while many of the characters are blinded by the dauphin and the dukes act, the readers know the truth, “Well, when it come to that it worked the crowd like you never see anything like it, and everybody broke down and went to sobbing right out loud—the poor girls, too; and every woman, nearly, went up to the girls, without saying a word, and kissed them, solemn, on the forehead, and then put their hand on their head, and looked up towards the sky, with the tears running down, and then busted out and went off sobbing and swabbing, and give the next woman a show. I never see anything
During those 10 years he faced Scylla and Charybdis. He also faced all of his men dying off from tragic incidents. He survived horrible incidents while his men did not survive them. Then last but not least he went to hell and back. I have just explained to you how Odysseus was a hero now I am going to tell you how he was not a hero.
This scared her so much that it made her feet jump up, as one can imagine this shocked everyone; especially Pitty Sing. Pitty Sing jumps out of the basket and makes Bailey wreck. Thankfully everyone survived the wreck only with minor injuries. However, the grandmother brought Pitty Sing, and she knew she was not supposed too. So, the wreck is all her fault.
Circe takes part in the love triangle, after she heard his love story, she fell madly in love with him, but he never loved her back. Circe became exasperated, she was angered, not with her love, but with Scylla, due to the jealousy of her, she unleashed her wrath upon the beautiful Nymph by making a poisonous potion instead. She started to pour it in the pool where Scylla usually bathed in. The first touch of her of body into the pool, turned her into the Hideous Monster of all, her body ripped out from the inside, her two legs morphed into twelve legs . Blood and flesh was everywhere, six heads took place, each head had frightening three rows of vicious sharp teeth able to shred anything.
Abigail’s lies carry her through the entire trial and allows her to put several people to death because the court believes her. Mary tries at one point to tell the truth but when the group of girls start behaving crazy she panics and goes back on her statement. Due to all of her lies and accusations Abigail has caused the love of her life, Proctor, to be charged. In the end because of Proctor being guilty, Abigail leaves Salem because her quest for his love is over. The girl’s decisions throughout the courtroom drama ended up changing their communities’ future and the people’s lives in
The novel “And Then There Were None” explores the different perceptions of justice when 10 people are invited to an island and are all mysteriously killed. The types of justice shown in this book are justice for the law and for others, justice for traditions and justice for love. Justice for the law and others is looked into by one character in particular, Mr. Justice Wargrave. Being a retired judge, he had dealt with right and wrong his whole life. In fact, he had felt from a young age “…A strong sense of justice.” (pg.302), which contradicted his desire to kill which he mentions in the epilogue of the book.