The Crucible Inside every piece of poetry or drama, there was always a beginning, middle, along with an end at least according to Aristotle. The 3 divisions are also called the Three-Act Structure which was developed by Aristotle, and was also altered by Aelius Conatus, a Roman, who proceeded to call the beginning protasis, the middle epitasis, and the end catastrophe. The Three-Act Structure has gained more reputation in recent years through cinema blockbusters, as well as hit TV shows. The Five-Act Structure is the Three-Act Structure but drawn out.
Reader’s Response Act 2 In reading act two of The Crucible, we discover the important role power plays in the lives of John Proctor and Abigail Williams when rumors of witchcraft continue spreading. John Proctor is known as a prominent landholder and farmer in the community of Salem, whereas Abigail is Reverend Parris’ niece and a former servant for the Proctors. I believe Proctor is in a difficult position because he knows he can stop Abigail’s accusations, but not without the whole town finding out about his affair. When act two begins, Proctor comes to the realization that Abigail has taken over the town of Salem and she’s gaining power.
Brooke Fulmer Mrs. Carroll Honors English 11 November 24th, 2015 The Crucible Arthur Miller wrote the play “The Crucible” to shine a light on the Salem witch trials of 1692. The play is set in Salem, a small town in colonial Massachusetts. During this time, they had a Puritan society and the government was a theocracy, a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god. “The Crucible” has a very serious, devastating tone with constant biblical references, showing how serious people of the church took the Bible.
In conclusion, The Crucible is similar to modern day life and human nature will most likely not change anytime soon. Human nature was to blame for the disasters that happened in Salem 1692 and is to blame for my negative personal encounters. Human nature is what character is made of during trying situations and that is where the title of the play gets its name. A crucible is a ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures. The main purpose of a crucible is to see what the metal is made of.
Your reputation is everything, or at least to John Proctor it was. You want people to look at you in the best way possible. You also want to be honest and stand up for what is right. Even if someone wants you to do the wrong thing, you should stand up for what you know is right. That is exactly what John Proctor did.
3rd, Meyer, Cyrus Proctor’s Journey John Proctor, one of the main characters in Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, defines the perception of a sinned man. The play explains an outbreak in a village in which a Puritan society using a theocracy government convicts hundreds on the word of a few girls, falsely accusing townspeople of witchcraft, therefore bringing havoc to the town and John seeks to end the lies of the main antagonist, Abigail. Through the play, Proctor gets introduced to many different situations showing the reader changes of Proctor’s character such as being depicted as a corrupted, sinned man in the beginning of the play to a righteous character near the end. In the second act, John Proctor acts very aggressive towards others and commits cruel acts in the name of his Puritan village showing a lack of good moral values as well as respect for others.
The Tragic Hero, John Proctor The Crucible is a depiction of the hardships from the Puritan lifestyle. The story brought out the true characteristics of Puritan believers, shadowed by the evils in the world. During the Salem Witch Trials people were hysterical due to their dealings with the devil. Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, and Mercy Lewis started the accusations that would lead to the end of innocent men and women including John Proctor.
Repenting sins is mostly believed to reset fate and open the golden gates to Heaven. John Proctor, one of the main characters in The Crucible, is a primary example of this. People could view John as a sinner attributed to him cheating on his wife Elizabeth, but he is vindicated through remorse. Proctor, in Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, is portrayed as a Christian man even though in the beginning he is not, due to the face of him seeking redemption for his sins and sacrificing himself for others.
The Trials and Testimonies of John Proctor The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in the spring and fall of 1692 in a small, Puritan town in Salem, Massachusetts. The times are often desperate with people wondering if they can trust their neighbors that they have known all of their life, people who have been settled in the town since it first cropped into existence. Fear races through the villages like the whispers of the wind that stir the hanging bodies on the village greens. The Salem Witch Trials are occurring and no man, woman, or child is safe lest they follow the rules of the theocracy set about by the church and government.
What is a tragic hero? The most well know definition is a good person who makes a (stupid) mistake that leads to his/her tragic downfall. A perfect example of this comes from Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. We see this through the one of the characters who got trapped in his own conscience about whether or not to save his name from being spread all over Salem. In the play, a farmer, John Proctor is committed for witchery (which he never did) by Abigail, a girl who he had an affair with.
In the play The Crucible written by Arthur Miller, John Proctor was internally triumphant when he gained respect for himself, primarily due to his mission of personal redemption and his integrity. Overwrought by regret of his actions, John Proctor is driven on a mission to personally prove himself. He realizes the enormous mistake of committing lechery with Abigail, and wants to prove to himself he has a good will. Near the final pages of the play, Proctor was asked if he was accompanied when doing the devil’s work, he responded “I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it” (Miller 141).
The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller that takes place in the late 1600’s. The play is about a girl named Abigail who was caught dancing in the woods with her friends by her uncle Parris, who then grows very suspicious of witchcraft being practiced. The play is also about the witch trials that took place in Salem. A character in the play named Elizabeth Proctor went through so much with her husband. A theme that appeared repeatedly throughout this play was forgiveness, as Elizabeth finally forgave her husband after he repeatedly begged for forgiveness.
The Crucible is a tragic play written by Arthur Miller in 1953. It dramatizes and fictionalizes the Salem witch trials. The play has many prevalent themes, and the main characters both advance and facilitate these themes. The three most prevalent themes in The Crucible are intolerance, hysteria, and reputation.