This book the Crucible, it takes place in Salem in which a series of problems have come up. In addition, a girl named Abigail persuaded and intimidated people to get what she wanted, which is John Proctor. However, Danforth accused Proctor for working with the devil and gets hanged for it with Sarah Good. These events caused people to take revenge on others and killed, out of greed. To begin with, the Salem witch trials had a negative impact to the people, Judges, and the people of the Church.
He accused Putnam of prompting his daughter to accuse their fellow townsmen of witchery, like George Jacobs, in order to seize more land. He explains to Danforth that, “If Jacobs hangs for a witch he forfeit up his property- that’s law! And there is none but Putnam with the coin to buy so great a price” (96). The tension between Corey and Putnam shows the tension between people in the town, but it also exemplifies the way they manipulated people in order to receive power for themselves. Corey’s claims show that Putnam tried to manipulate George Jacobs by having his daughter accuse him and have him hang, and he would buy Jacobs's land, which is his symbol of power and
The Crucible Reading Logs 1: Thomas Putnam, a landowner in Salem, contributed greatly to the trials. Putnam was one of the first characters to blame witchcraft for his own daughter's sickness, along with the minister's daughter, Betty Parris. Furthermore, Putnam was quick to believe that “hurtful, vengeful, spirits” (Miller, 15) were laying hand on the children. In addition he feels as though there is a “murdering witch” (16) among them. Consequently, in Salem if someone is “hung for a witch” (96) then they must “forfeit their property” (96) which is “the law” (96).
Davine Francis Mrs.Bauman American Literature, Block B 1 December 2015 The Scarlet Letter, Roger Chillingworth a Symbol of Evil Good and evil, both coexist in Nathaniel Hawthorne 's novel The Scarlet Letter. Roger Chillingworth is a prime emblem of evil. Chillingworth is the husband of Hester Prynne, but when he’s gone she falls in love with someone else. Chillingworth eventually found out who the father was and was going to ruin and ruin his soul. Chillingworth started torturing Reverend Dimmesdale (Hester Prynne’s baby’s father), and as time went on he began to look like the devil.
Wergild, the killing of one’s own brother (or fellow tribe member) was considered the most heinous crime to the Anglo Saxons. Committing wergild would lead to a lifetime of shame and often required a sort of vengeance. Several characters in Beowulf are exiled, shamed, or otherwise punished for killing. Beowulf’s father, Edgetho, was banished from his kingdom after he murdered another man. Hrtohgar described Edgetho’s exile: “Edgetho had begun a bitter feud, killing Hathlaf, a Wulfing warrior: your father’s countrymen were afraid of war, if he returned to his home, and they turned him away.” The bitter feud continued until Hrothgar avenged Hathlaf’s death when he “sent ancient treasures through the ocean’s furrows to the Wulfings” The most notorious perpetrator of wergild was Unferth, who is told by Beowulf that he will “suffer hell’s fires.” The Anglo Saxons also strongly believed in the idea of comitatus, or loyalty to the king.
Also, he says that Abigail is “blackening his name” when she talks about his reputation around Salem. (Lines 689-690). Abigail Williams is a prolific liar, and she led many people of Salem to their deaths with her lies, when she was trying to keep her name in Salem innocent. She tries to convince John Proctor to leave Elizabeth and to go with her, after he cheated on Elizabeth with her. She lies multiple times throughout the lay, and the devastating effects that they have on
The conflict of vengeance illustrates the chaos going around Salem and the lies she tells to fill her obsession. Abigail continues to try and sway john towards in hopes of him leaving Elizabeth behind. Jealousy causes people to think like the devil and corrupt the good things in someone’s life. Abigail Williams pretends to be angry at Elizabeth, she is telling lies about me... She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her!” (Miller 150) Abigail uses her envy of Elizabeth’s marriage to john and resorts to name calling to persuade john to come to her. The Evil practices and sins will cast chaos in the town of Salem from one person.
In addition, the relationship between Ethan and the Comanche contained hostility from the beginning of the film. One begins to notice that Ethan 's attempt or desire to kill Debbie and his change of heart in regard to the killing of Debbie are partly associated with his hate for the Comanche community. Ethan 's only reason for seeking to acquire revenge towards the Comanche and for despising them is because they murdered Martha, Pippin claims that throughout the film while Ethan was on his quest to " spew racist invective towards the Comanche , mutilate the bodies of dead Comanche members , shoot out the eyes of dead Indians (Pippin,2009,230)he formed his intention to kill Debbie which he intended to do because he believed it was shameful for a white girl to live among Indians(Pippin, 2009,242) , but when one pays close attention to Ethan 's behaviour one comes to discover that his opinion and attitude towards the Comanche is not aligned with his actions. This is viewed when Ethan was in the midst of "look" Martins wife purchased due to a misunderstanding with several Comanche members , when Ethan was in the midst of look he did not display any hatred or racism towards her which proves that the Comanche played a minor role in Pippin 's claims about why Ethan wanted to kill Debbie. It was mainly influenced by Ethan himself, his own identity and sentiments, which leads to the last point of this paper addressing the two mysteries in
The Crucible by Arthur Miller took place in Salem, Massachusetts of the year 1692, a series of witchcraft trials began which created chaos within the community. Abigail and her followers began the rumors of witchcraft leading to her uncle, Reverend Paris, to defend her. Which he then gained trust from Danforth who was the head of the judges. Reverend Paris has multiple altercations with John Proctor and Giles Corey, both farmers. Samuel Paris shows himself to be a naive, vain and religious man throughout the play as the accused were being executed.
Tybalt illustrates passionate hate which makes him very impatient with the Montagues and leads to his own death and causes emotional distress to the Capulet family. Accordingly this can be seen when Romeo goes to the fest at the Capulets and Tybalt wants to kill him solely because he was present at the fest. This, by his voice, should be a Montague.— (to his PAGE) Fetch me my rapier, boy.— What, dares the slave Come hither, cover’d with an antic face, To fleer and scorn at our solemnity? Now by the stock and honor of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin. Tybalt believes that Romeo attended the fest to mock and show disgrace to the Capulet and therefore wanted to kill Romeo.