Because of that, I do not believe she acts like a traditional Puritan woman should. One reason Abigail did not act like traditional Puritan women was because she danced in the woods. Abigail herself states that anyone caught dancing will be whipped. When her uncles caught the girls in the woods dancing by the fire, Abigail did not mention they were saying boys' names wishing they could marry them. She also did not mention that she wished for John Proctor's wife to die.
Macbeth’s Murder In today’s society, people are pressured by several forces to conform and carry out actions that are considered to be socially acceptable. Although it still happens today, coercion was an act from a long time ago that lets a person execute one’s bidding under duress. While some used the technique of blackmail, others utilized the weakness of a person’s judgement to impel them into acting in ways they should not be.
The Crucible The sun starting to set the air getting colder, but that doesn't stop a young group of girls from getting together. Dancing and chanting in the woods around a kettle over a small fire, yelling their wishes. This is where trouble all began, the blaming, the accusing, the deaths, because some people have a greater say in what happens over others. Arthur Miller flawlessly portrays the social structure of Salem through the use of power and social position in the town demonstrated by Reverend John Hale and Abigail Williams. Both characters abuse both their social position and power to control the minds of the rest of the town and convincing that one has performed witchcraft and is corrupting the minds of Salem.
Witchery's a hangin' error, a hangin…We must tell the truth, Abby! You'll only be whipped for dancin', and the other things” (Act One .144-147) Justice contain punishment for witchcraft for example dancing in the forest. When Reverend Parris caught the girls dancing in the
Clear example of an Upper class woman feeling she has the upper hand on a lower class young lady. Laudine is almost like Yvains jailor she has him trapped, not in the physical sense but mentally. She made him feel lost, she had him acting like a wild beast in the forest causing him extreme
The girls of the Salem witch trials lie to the society as to not get in trouble. Abigail leads them all in their lies by telling Mercy, “...listen now;if they be questioning us, tell them we danced- I told him as much already... He knows Tituba conjured Ruth’s sisters to come out of the grave...” (Miller 174).
Yelitza Andrade Pyles English 11 Honors 6 October 2015 Witch-hunts Justification Outline It should never be necessary to target a group of people for being different. In “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, a group of girls were found dancing in the forest. Betty, the minister’s daughter, becomes sick and they believe she is possessed. Abigail, the minister’s niece, is questioned but blames it all on Tituba. Tituba confesses to have signed a deal with the devil and is seen as saved by God so then Abigail confesses to also be saved and not hung.
When Abigail was accused of conjuring up spirits in the forest when she was dancing, she accuses Tituba of forcing them. Tituba didn’t force or invite them to join her. Abigail says that Tituba forced her to dance with her, causing them to take Tituba to trial of Witchcraft. This false accusation adds on to the genocide that was the witch trials by showing how misconceptions can lead to terrible
But as they grow up, society corrupts them. Society either influences a person in a good way, making them a better person, or corrupts them in an evil way. The people we surround ourselves do make an impact in the way we act. In Steinbeck’s novel , East of Eden, the Trask family were great examples of society corrupting them. It is clear how situations that have happened in their lives affect them in how they are as a
Compare&Contrast The movie “Just Ask My Children” and “The Crucible” are similar to each other in many ways. In “The Crucible’, the girls did not want to get in trouble for dancing in the forest and conjuring spirits so when it came to the courtroom they started blaming other people .
She caused proctor to cheat on his wife and then eventually causes Proctor to die. And she and other girls had to go to court because they lied about doing the witchcraft. She cannot excuse or pardoned because the outside forces “made” her the way she is because the forces are not going to change her. If Abigail wouldn’t of danced in the woods then she wouldn’t of caused the bad things to happen.
Society has a way of making people feel like they have to act a certain way in order to be accepted. In fact, students today are taught to be leaders not followers, which helps them not to fall into the temptations of society. Not only is this true today, but it was also true in the thirties in the south. In To Kill A Mockingbird, a story set in Alabama in the 1930s, Harper Lee uses characterization to show how society influences people’s behaviors through her characters Dolphus Raymond, Mayella Ewell and Boo Radley. Dolphus
Society Corrupts Innocence Society has been setting unrealistic standards for individuals for several years. During the 1920’s, when F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his novel, The Great Gatsby, society had specific social classes and standards. Social classes still exist today, but in a more obscure way than in Fitzgerald’s era. Social classes today are more based upon where an individual lives, but also include how much money that person earns. One thing that is shared between now and the era of Fitzgerald’s novel is that individuals are often judged by the size and glamour of the house the live in, and what area the house is located in.
Good afternoon teachers and fellow peers, In order to achieve their own personal and communal ambitions, figures in society manipulate and persuade people through events and situations to conform to their own political agenda. In the 1955 prescribed text, “The Crucible,” playwright Arthur Miller establishes the exploitative behaviour of characters through dramatised staging features. Similarly in the 1964 related text, “The Times They are A-Changin’,” Bob Dylan insights individual ambitions through musical and poetic devices. The shared ideas of the modernist era such as the significance of religion and political hegemony are investigated by both composers in their perspective texts.
In life you have to live with the consequences of the decisions that you make. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor has to live with the consequences of his affair with Abigail Williams when he confesses it to the court publicly and he has to live with the consequences of what Elizabeth(his wife) does or says about the affair. Abigail Williams would have had to live with the consequences of her actions the night she and the other girls danced in the woods if she had confessed to doing witchcraft that night. The consequences of the people who did not confess to witchcraft, even though they were innocent, was that they were to be hanged. The play The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692; it is about the Salem witch