Geography In The Crucible

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Throughout history, it has been evident that the setting of events will always shape how they occur. Be it from past events, the present, or even everyday life. Geography always plays a part in these occurrences. It will be demonstrated how geography affects how things happen by taking a look at The Crucible, “Geography Matters,” and my own life. Firstly, geography affects how certain circumstances are shaped as demonstrated in The Crucible. This book was written by Arthur Miller and details the witch hunt frenzy in Salem, Massachusetts in the late 1690’s of the colonial USA. Two characters that really stick out in this story are Abigail Williams and John Proctor. Abby is the niece of Reverend Parris, who is afraid of having is power in …show more content…

For instance, in the beginning it is said that, “In a sense, every story or poem is a vacation, and every writer has to ask, every time, Where is this one taking place (pg. 2-3)?” An example of how the setting makes the story is in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” In “Geography Matters,” the author details how Poe doesn’t go straight into the plot, as the reader may want. Instead, he presents where the story takes place so we are prepared for the story, where the author states, “He treats us to ‘a singularly dreary tract of country,’ to ‘a few rank sedges,’ and ‘white trunks of decayed trees,’ to ‘the precipitous brink of a black and lurid tarn,’ so that we’re ready for the ‘bleak walls’ of the house with its ‘vacant eye-like windows’ and its ‘barely perceptible fissure’ zigzagging its way down to ‘the sullen waters of the tan’ Never perhaps have landscape and architecture and weather (it’s a particularly dingy afternoon) merged as neatly with mood and tne to set a story in motion.” As shown, how an author chooses to set their story really impacts how the reader feels about

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