He does not think he will have any trouble ridding Salem of its troubles. When Hale starts his investigation of Salem he begins to believe witchcraft could be responsible. When Parris tells Hale about the night he found the girls dancing in the forest, and Hale tells Parris that he wants to talk to those girls. Once Hale starts asking the girls what happened in the forest, they think they might hang for witchcraft. Because they think they are in danger of being hanged, the girls begin to beg forgiveness from God and confess to Hale who they saw with the devil.
“A person, who watched the interview between the dead and the living, scrupled not to the affirm that, at the instant when the clergyman’s features were disclosed, the corpse had slightly shuddered, rustling the shroud and muslin cap, though the countenance retained the composure of death.” Nathaniel Hawthorne, born in 1804, had been a descendant of Puritan settlers and had grown up with society constantly beating down on him, because of his family history. After he went to college at Bowdoin College, he had a desire of writing and soon composed a very famous story called The Minister’s Black Veil, This short story depicts two major themes that one can gather from reading this story, them being; standing up to your beliefs or morals can be
Hundert is a history teacher at a boarding school called St. Benedict School, he teaches his students about the “ideals of great men before them.” Hundert attempts to “mold” (p.163) the characters of his students, specifically Sedgewick Bell. As he interacts with Sedgwick over the course of the year, he usually states that he failed to live up to his “code of morals.” Through the text Hundert has changed, or developed, his actions according to the situation he’s in. Hundert sees himself playing an important role in his students’ lives as he describes his classroom as a “tribute to the lofty ideals of man, which I hoped to inspire my boys, at the same time to fleeing nature of nature accomplishment, which I hoped would temper their ambition with humility,” (p.156-157). His expectations of his students are set high that he
Abigail believed that Proctor actually loved her and she waited every night for him. She was brainwashed to think he would leave his wife for her. The witchcraft accusation came from the beginning of the story when Abigail and the girls were dancing naked in the woods and chanting. She made false accusations that people in the village were worshipping the devil to cover what she had done. Many lives were taken but Abigail had no empathy for anyone who was hanged.
In the novel “The crucible” representation of a disturbing and powerful play based on a true event has been shown clearly by the author Arthur Miller. The main objective that the author tries to show from that drama is how feeble the human beings can be and how gluttony of personal gain can become dangerous in the current society. During the early times of 1600’s, people believed that if you did not go to church each week to adore God, then it was obvious that you were worshipping the devil. But according to the play, accusations of witchcraft or devil worshipping began with a group of girls who were held dancing in the forests. This was an illegal act according to the rules of theocracy in the town of Salem.
This can be seen in both the novella “The wave”, and ‘Scientology’. The wave is based on a true story and had started simply as a history experiment whilst learning World War II. However, Laurie Saudner’s sees her classmates quickly changing into a new organisation called the wave. The history teacher Mr, Ross, had his students follow his orders and having the students to follow the ‘wave’s’ motto and salute. “Strength through discipline, strength through community, strength through action Mr Ross was one of the main antagonist as the leader of the wave.
Ethos the guiding beliefs of a person, belief, or organization Found Example They are working to keep a democratic ethos alive in the community. (Merriam-Webster) Original Example The tribe set up their ethos early on in their settlement. Pathos A quality that causes people to feel sympathy and sadness Found Example There is pathos to the deflated certainties that left the Washington lawyer Leonard Garment weeping, inconsolable, outside the Senate chamber as the debate was ended. (Garry Wills, New York Times Book Review, 10 Sept. 1989) Original Example There is pathos to every tragedy that Shakespeare wrote. Logos The use of reason as a controlling principle in an argument Found Example All men are mortal.
John Steinbeck, an author Alameda Unified School District has approved of for years, shares strong ideas with English students at Alameda High. In John Steinbeck’s passages such as Of Mice and Men and The Pearl, set in the early 1900’s, he reaches out to the people among society who live without a voice and sends moral lessons to his readers. Of Mice and Men describes a setting during the Great Depression where two friends, Lennie and George, attempt to fulfill their American Dream by earning money from local work stations. Lennie, having mental disabilities struggles with controlling his emotions and being disliked by the boss’s son, Curley, creates problems for the two at their new job. Meanwhile, The Pearl voices the life of a family, a
On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy gave his remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Robert’s goal was to inform people on Martin Luther King’s journey and to strengthen people’s attitudes on the whole situation. Robert’s main points throughout the speech were how the country as a whole should move forward, why the states should not resort to violence but unity instead, and he also addressed that the country needed unity, love, and compassion. Robert began his speech with giving the rough news on Martin Luther King’s death. People reacted with gasps and cries, so Robert started to explain Martin’s goal and how he died pushing for a change. Robert connected his point of unity by asking the audience to not resort to hatred and violence, but to follow Martin’s dream of unity and peace.
The Stubbornness of Man Born on June 19, 1945, Tobias Wolff has grown to become a famous American author. Wolff grew up in a divided household, where he and his mother lived on the West coast as for his father and brother who lived on the East coast. Wolff would go on to attend Stanford University, where now he currently a professor teaching English and creative writing. In Wolff’s writing, he likes to use cliches such as: Father and Son, Husband and Wife, Brother and Brother. Throughout Wolff’s story the protagonists must overcome a “moral dilemma, unable to reconcile what they know to be true with what they feel to be true”(Mason).
Who is John Carver you may ask? Well for starters Mr.Carver is a U.S history teacher who served in both cold wars, was also in theater before becoming the teacher he is today.John Carver a 8th grade U.S History Teacher at Frontier middle school. I interviewed Mr.Carver with joy and pride to be interviewing the teacher I really looked up to as an eighth grader because he always pushed me to try my hardest. Mr.Carver was in the military he looks at teaching middle school the same way as being in the military “ you figure out the best way to execute it and when I 'm teaching I 'm told what I have to teach and how to teach it.” Mr. Carver looks at teaching in the eyes of being in the military, Carver loves what he does he is proud of his
Reverend Parris is the father of Betty Parris and the Uncle to Abigail Williams. In the opening scene, he catches both girls, including some others dancing in the woods. This was very forbidden during this time because of the threat of witchcraft. The next day Betty starts acting very strange and they start to assume it’s witchcraft. Especially once they question Tituba and she admits to being a witch.
Though freedom is so great, it is often neglected. There is a book based on a true story called The Wave, that is written by Todd Strasser. In this story a teacher conducted an experiment at a high school in Palo Alto. A history class in this school was learning about the Holocaust and how it was started. This class was directed and disciplined by the teacher, and was taught to do everything the way the teacher commanded the students.
Though there were many people who contributed to what happened in Salem, I believe that Abigail Williams was mostly to blame. I think this because she lied to save herself, made up false scenarios and blamed innocent people, and enjoyed the attention and power. In the beginning of the play, Abby is caught dancing in the woods. She herself drank a blood charm in which she wanted to kill Elizabeth Proctor. Though Abby wasn’t the only one who was caught, she lied to Reverend Parris so that she would not be hung once witchcraft was being talked about throughout the village.