Overall, Acts One and Two of The Crucible were very well written and achieved the author’s purpose of expressing the unreasonableness of McCarthyism at the time while keeping the audience entertained.One way Miller was able to accomplish this purpose was through developing the individuality of characters. I really liked how he made each character have a very individual personality. Miller developed these personalities through the dialogue between characters and also with authorial intrusions and stage directions. One example of this is when Mary Warren says, “Abby, we’ve got to tell. Witchery’s a hangin’ error, a hangin’ like they done in Boston two year ago! We must tell the truth, Abby! You’ll only be whipped for dancin’, and the other things!”
Ancient Egypt is one of the most common ancient civilizations. We all know them for the pyramid but that 's not all that they achieved. The farmers of Ancient Egypt came up with a system to water their fields, called irrigation. This system was consisted of dams, ditches and canals to move the water to their fields (Document 3). Irrigation is still used in present day. Everyone knows about the pyramids, and that the Ancient Egypts built them, but not everyone knows how they
Behind every written novel, the author includes details that can be hidden between the lines of the book that could potentially be very important. A very important detail shown in this narrative is the use of foreshadowing. For example, in chapter VIII, Douglass concentrates very deeply on the direction of the steamboats that are traveling to Philadelphia. This explains he was carefully plotting his longing to escape without having to actually come out and tell the reader. This creates anticipation in the reader and leads to questioning. This is a very important component that the author used to keep suspense and interest.
Once these characters are in the woods working on accomplishing their goals, they each face challenges that set them back. For example, Red is stopped by the wolf and later eaten, Jack is attacked by the giant, Cinderella is internally struggling with how to tell the prince who she truly is, and the Baker and his wife lose the cow. These challenges they face throughout their journey through the “woods”, all symbolize the obstacles we face everyday when we are working towards our ambitions. To go along with the setbacks, we also watch Red, Cinderella, and the Baker and his wife get lost in the “woods”. This issue of getting lost correlates with the idea that we get distracted or lost along the way while trying to achieve what we wish for. Of course, along their journeys and after facing so many obstacles the characters have learned many lessons, just as I have
The Author Charles Frazier wrote in his book Cold Mountain “[No] matter what a waste a man has made of ones life, it is ever possible to find some path to redemption, however partial” John Proctor is a prime example of this quote. Towards the beginning of the play Miller gives the reader an impression that he is a selfish and immoral man that does not care about his family or the feelings of his wife, Elizabeth. As the play goes on however Miller’s representation of proctor can sway the opinions they have of John when he decides to let himself be hanged for good reason. Within the short timeline of the story John Proctor was able to look past his mistakes and restored his morals.
Goodness and nobility is determined by an individual’s morality and their willingness to follow a virtuous path in their life. It is also determined by the ability of an individual to acknowledge their shortcomings and become more self-aware. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a good man as he showcases righteous morals and principles. This is shown, as he ends his affair with Abigail, protects his wife and his friends’ wives, and dies to preserve his integrity and honour.
By using the rhetoric logos, Reverend Parris is able to persuade the audience by using reason. Paris tells the town people that he is sure it's not witchcraft which has made his daughter sick. He is able to convince the people just by getting "proof" from other people such as
“Babylon Revisited” is a very detailed and well written story that has many ups and downs bound to leave the reader on the edge of their seat.F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many different types of writing techniques in “Babylon Revisited” to make this story grab the reader’s attention even more so than some of his previous works.Fitzgerald’s style portrays one of the most important aspects of this book by far, setting the tone for this story giving you more details throughout. From attention to detail, to setting, to literary devices used throughout this story, Fitzgerald really hit home with this one.With the many different writing details used in this story,
In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor was accused of witchcraft. John Proctor was a man of great integrity and knew he did nothing wrong. He was given the choice to confess and lie or be hung. Being the honest and stubborn man that he was, he decided his name was more important than his life. John struggled both internally and with others while trying to ﬁght for what he thought was right.
Will the future of Earth be bright or could it turn dark? In “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut and “By The Waters of Babylon” by Stephen Vincent Benét, two ominous futures are portrayed along with their dangers. In “Harrison Bergeron” everyone is equal and has to wear handicaps to ensure equality. In “By The Waters of Babylon”, future New York is in ruins after a bombing based off man’s technology. The stories “Harrison Bergeron” and “By the Waters of Babylon” compare and contrast based on the future and the warnings of the future based off the technology used.
New York City is one of the places that has the most advanced technology in the whole entire world. It would make sense that the author chooses New York as the setting because the presence of technology would help make the story more interesting to read and to interpret. Based on the information we are provided with, we could determine that this story is taking place in the future but we can’t really determine the exact time it takes place. We could also verify that this story takes place after a war because we know that no one lives in the east. One of the main causes that could lead to the east being empty of human life is if there was an atomic destruction such as a bomb being dropped on that area. We could also determine that the story took place during spring. “A long way off, I had seen the water through trees but the trees were thick.” The trees were too thick for him to see, therefore, we know that it wasn’t winter when he went on his quest. “It was very silent and sunny where I had landed—the wind and the rain and the birds that drop seeds had done their work—the grass grew in the cracks of the broken stone. It is a fair island—no wonder the gods built there. If I had come there, a god, I also would have built.” We could also confirm that John wasn’t on his journey during summer or fall because he doesn’t say that there were leaves on the ground and he also says that the rain has helped the grass
The “Waters Of Babylon” is an optimistic story. The story revolves around the protagonist John as he makes his way to the forbidden “Place of the Gods”. Once in the Place of the Gods he realizes that this place was not inhabited by Gods but instead by humans (page 8). After this epiphany, John understands that his people could accomplish the achievements from past. On page 8 he says, “Nevertheless we make a beginning . . . We must build again.”
“Babylon Revisited” is a story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1931. The story is about a man named Charlie Wales who returns to France after the stock market crash in America. He is a recovering alcoholic trying to get custody of his daughter from his sister-in-law. The roaring twenties was also known as the jazz age. During that time, there was partying, drinking and spending of money that just came to a stop one day.
In the poem "Minerva Jones", written by Edgar Lee Masters, what you learn about this individual in the epitaphs is that minerva jones dies because of the pressure she felt that everyone in the little town was judging her for a fault that she didn't do. The people this person speaks about is a man named Butch Weldy and some people in the village. The relationship and interaction that is evident in this poem is that many people in the village judge her by her looks, and when they interact with her it in a mean way . In the text it says," Hooted at, jeered at by the Yahoos of the street for my heavy body, cock eye, and rolling walk." This quote tells you that the people in the town made fun of her, hooting and jeering at her ugly looks and unwomanly walk. The interaction that she gets is from a man butch who that "captures" her, that words implies that he raped her. In the text it say, "Captured me after a brutal hunt." This quote tells you that one of the townsfolk raped her, a tragic memory that no one cared for the fact that she was raped. The people thought the worst of her without knowing the situation or what really happened to her. After her death it only affected those who loved her like her
In the short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman represents how wretchedness is overlooked and changed into blended sentiments that eventually result in a significantly more profound enduring incongruity. The Yellow Wallpaper utilizes striking mental and psychoanalytical symbolism and an effective women's activist message to present a topic of women' have to escape from detainment by their male centric culture.