When thinking of witchcraft, one’s mind immediately goes to a woman with green skin, moles, and a pointy nose. Witches stand around a cauldron with their wild hair, summoning spirits or fly around terrorizing those around them. However, as we find out in Arthur Miller’s 1952 play, The Crucible, the accused were anything but. The victims accused of witchcraft within The Crucible were targeted for not fitting the social norms of the time, breaking Puritan code, or posing a threat to someone else. In our world today, we can still see the effects of the Salem Witch trials through accusing those who are on the margins of deeds we don’t want to take responsibility for.
After Mitzi reports that she believes Miss Blacklock is the murderer, the other characters seemingly brush her off as they do very frequently. It is in this chapter that the reader finally discovers that maybe Mitzi was on to something. After Mitzi’s outburst, Miss Blacklock joins her in the kitchen, confronts her, and Christie writes “Only I know that you’re telling the truth for once,” said Miss Blacklock viciously.” After this exchange of words, Miss Blacklock attempts to kill Mitzi. (Christie 265). In the line mentioned, Christie made it important to create the vicious tone.
Keeping to yourself can actually cause more issues than opening up. In the novel Crow Lake by Mary Lawson, Kate Morrison is a very reserved and kind character. She is reserved because for her entire childhood this is how she is brought up. She is also taught how to treat others and that makes her the kind person she is to this day. Kate proves to be kind because she really puts other peoples’ feelings into consideration when saying or doing something.
Fefu, in shooting her husband 's now loaded gun with real slugs rather than blanks, creating the environment in which Julia dies (although confusingly the gun is not shot at Julia). This illusory death spawns a drastic change for Julia from life to death and the much needed discharge from her insanity. For Fefu, perhaps a redeeming act that has freed Julia and herself from the “judges”. Fefu and her friends is a witty play which helps the readers open their eyes to the reality women face. This play perfectly covers all aspects of issues women face till present
The main characters in Kingston’s memoir include Brave Orchid, Moon Orchid, and even Kingston herself; showing how she acts and changes throughout the course of her life. Kingston portrays these characters in different ways which aid the reader in understanding the characters more deeply. For example Kingston depicts Brave Orchid with an intimidating and strong demeanor whereas Moon Orchid portrays fright and timidness. In this way Kingston is also able to show how the characters in her autobiography foil each other. Moreover Kingston describes the mannerisms, habits, movements and gestures while also portraying the inner thoughts of the characters allowing the reader to perceive the characters in their own
She has a serious cause makes her swears to take vengeance. The boldest action is killing her children. I know that’s weird to call such action 'bold' but what makes me consider it as 'bold' is that Medea an idea for any woman experience the suppression from different types of men who enjoy dehumanizing her. Killing her own children is normal action, maybe she will regret later. Nowadays, we hear about t murders as such one.
The short story, Everyday Use, is written by Alice Walker. This short story tells about the narrator, mama, and her daughter Maggie wait for a visit from Dee, mama’s older daughter. Throughout this short story, the reader can see the distraught relationship between mama and Dee. The reader can see how Dee is different than mama and Maggie; she thinks that she knows way more about her heritage than mama and Maggie, when she really does not. In the short story, Everyday Use, Walker uses imagery, symbolism, and point of view to show that heritage can only be understood when one is true to their roots.
Period4 The Crucible Essay Communism and Witchcraft have the same effect on humans, that effect is fear, when you hear fear you think of your worst nightmare or someone hiding in your closet, during the McCarthyism era and the salem witchcraft people had fear about whether their life is on the line or not. It all depended on one person in their community whether or not they choose to save their life. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is an allegory for the Red Scare in the McCarthy era because the girls feared Abigail just like everyone feared J.McCarthy, Elizabeth being accused is similar to McCarthy accusing the US Army, they are innocent just like Elizabeth. Both McCarthy and Abigail accuse innocent citizens of being apart of something evil. Accusing others of evil is a main part of the McCarthyism era and Abigail accusing others of in the book The Crucible.
The Book Thief is a remarkable book written by Markus Zusak. The book is about a little girl named Liesel based in the 1930s in Nazi, Germany. The narrative point of view in this book is death which is what makes it so extraordinary. The novel establishes the power of words to destroy people; despite that, the bonds they create overcome the negative effects. In the beginning Liesel does not realize how harmful words can be; however, as she matures she learns more about words and how powerful they truly are.
Lastly, Priestley uses Sheila as a ‘Second Inspector’ in the play. As the start of Act 2, Sheila becomes more curious about the buried secrets in her 'perfect ' family and starts to see how each member of the family is coping with the death of Eva Smith. Her attitude changes from being sarcastic to more assertive, dominating and responsible. In her role as a "Second Inspector", she is often reinforcing Priestley 's beliefs about feminism and socialism. Sheila 's character creates a greater suspense in the play; as she interrogates each member of the family.
The book I will be getting my information about my characters is called The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The names of the characters I will be discussing is a dedicated and self-appreciative girl by the name of Marry Warren and an out of town expert on witchcraft by the name of Rev. John Hale. Mary Warren’s role in the story is a girl who is not only somewhat loyal to the Proctor family but also as a girl who is being forced to do Abigail William’s dirty work because of fear of Abigail killing her. The role that Rev.
Abigail uses the fact that every person shes accused has been a witch to secure her position as a trust worth witness in court. As seen when the suspension is raised to her, Abigail says, “I have been hurt, Mr. Danforth; I see my blood running out! I have been near to murdered every day because I have done my duty pointing out the Devil’s people -- and this is my reward? To be mistrusted, denied, questioned like a --” (113). She uses the fact that there is a perceived danger in callout witches as one can try to kill her because they feel threated or that she 's been hurt by witchcraft when it was just self-inflicted wounds.
She wants them to use the same passion and anger they have to college administrators and instead use it to change stuff beyond their own personal issues. Daum does this again in her column,”How grievance culture undercuts the fight against rape culture”, Daum explains how rape culture is both a serious and terrifying case but, at the same time it is just a cry for attention. She explains that “The woman who gets drunk at a party and has sex she neither exactly consented to nor exactly resisted is just as much a victim as the clearly brutalized woman.” This is giving to many advantages to women. but like the column,” Time for young feminists to look beyond the mattress and campus rape” Daum says, “ it 's wrong to it 's wrong to "privilege" one kind of trauma over another”. Someone else is having it far worse than you but they are doing something productive with it and in the second column, someone is having a more worst rape then you are.