Individuals then began to fear what so many were pushing to be the truth, they feared for their lives and safety of their family's. Some just pushed it to be true to gain things for themselves. Overall, mortal emotions played into the witchcraft hysteria, people acted on their fear, jealousy and want or greed. The desire for things to go
Proctor made the choice to throw away his reputation to save his wife’s life. Because of this his character was extremely tested during the play. This isn’t the only definition of crucible that is seen in the play. There are many situations in this play that force people to make hard decisions or change, which is also known as a crucible. Mary is a good example of someone who had a hard decision in the play.
The Fearful Lady Macbeth A person’s emotional response to a situation depicts their next course of action. One powerful emotion is fear. The Oxford Dictionary defines fear as an unpleasant emotion, caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth fear is a prominent theme as it follows Macbeth’s and Lady Macbeth’s rise to power and their ultimate demise. The theme of fear altered Lady Macbeth’s mindset from a fearless women, to paranoid and then finally afraid of herself.
Her emotions that were felt about him wearing his mask was in some way fear, she was afraid of why he was doing this. Therefore she acted out and yelled. Botts stated, “the one common factor that influenced many people into their choices was fear.” When she choose to yell she showed how she was afraid. She could've been afraid of what he had done to have to wear the mask. Or maybe why he was
She no longer is the same. She does not regret it, but she starts to let it control her. “Guilt causes fear and anxieties for many people and can be destructive if carried to an extreme. It can destroy people's sense of self-esteem and feeling of capability.” (Adamec, Christine. “Suicide”).
In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, Miller uses one of his main characters, Abigail, to cause fear among the townspeople due to witchcraft. Abigail takes advantage of everyone's fear, and gets the townspeople to turn against each other or to take her side, however in the end the results are disastrous as 19 people are left dead and many remain in prison due to the accusations. Arthur Miller does this to demonstrate to his audience the dangers of using fear to motivate an audience to confront a threat. On the other hand, Franklin D. Roosevelt uses the Pearl Harbor incident to cause fear among his audience. Roosevelt uses his audience's fear of being attacked unexpectedly, like the Pearl Harbor incident, in hope to persuade them to support the war and volunteer to go to war, and the result left over 100,000 military personnel dead at the end of the war.
During both Salem and McCarthy eras, their moral codes were not exactly used the right way. Long term relationships would come to an end, friends would turn against each other, or others would simply point fingers without having actual evidence. Usually the persecutors would be easily persuaded one was either a witch or a communist member. The search of any suspicion of either being a witch or communist would eventually lead to “ a hunt not just for subversive people, but for ideas and even a suspect language.” (Miller 2). The people’s moral instincts were damaged because of the chaos created from the situation.
Staples looks past the discrimination, until it comes to the point where he becomes frightful. Staples is terrified of the gun violence and worried that if he makes a wrong move his life could be over. Response to Context Staples has a good point with how wrong the discrimination is and how it is never right to judge someone based on their looks. Although, there are certain cases when a person has to choose a defense mechanism such as fight or flight. The woman that he first experienced the discrimination with was very outmatched compared to the larger
The author, Arthur Miller, wrote “The Crucible” that tells us the hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials. The society in Salem in 1692 was full of McCarthyism and fear because they thought their other citizens are doing witchcraft. Miller tells us that ignorance and fear combined can destroy a town’s social well-being. On the play, “The Crucible”, the citizens of Salem’s reacted with fear when they hear that someone has a sign of being a witch. For example, when someone coughs, society thought he/she’s a witch.
She didn’t want her baby to die or to be sent to the Fringes but what she received from her sister was isolation (Wyndham 71). “So there has been a Deviation; and deviation, any deviation from the true image is blasphemy - no less. You have produced a defilement.” Due to the laws, people had to report to the governor if they see anyone or anything is deviation, so in Waknuk, discrimination is always happening. (Wyndham 72). Likely, this also shown the principles in Waknuk have blinded the people terribly, people always think it is the punishment from God toward them but actually it is not.
This connects to the way Americans felt like the traditional Native American way was wrong because they didn’t understand it. People in general tend to fear what they don’t understand; which connects Herman and the story of Native Americans because they both were misunderstood and people were afraid of both things to the fact that they wanted to eliminate what Native and Herman had become. Native Americans and Herman can also be compared together because they both went through hardships that most people or other races wouldn’t have survived. Even the physical and mental things that Herman and Native Americans went through can be compared because they both were brutal and unbearable but both found a way to fight