No one was sure who was to hang next and how long the period would last. At the end of the era the council who had been calling the hangings and pressing of Giles Corey had recognized “we’ve made a terrible mistake” taking all those people’s lives. It was all simply to be right and just to God but taking God’s most valuable gift, LIFE it was not good decision making on their part. Unfortunately they realized that at the almost end of the hangings and what not after seeing how many lives were taken. In “The Crucible” the lies, deceit, and mistrust all came from Abigail Williams and the girls she had under her “rule” because of greedy wants and revenge on certain townsfolk.
The main theme of The Crucible is vengeance. The people of the town of Salem weren’t united. They were distrusted towards each other and disliked each other. The girls began accusing other people they disliked for dealing with witchcraft during the court trials. For example, even though the
She took pride in what she did, but she shared it with everyone, she was trustworthy and a great friend who Lily began to love very much. May had depression problems but found a creative way to cope, and even when people heard about it they never made fun of her because it was what helped her. June was not afraid to stand her ground against anyone, she was hard headed but kind all wrapped up in one. Rosalene showed real individuality and independence when stood up for herself to the white men. She may not have handled things in the best way but she was not afraid to stand her ground.
Yet, their different reactions to similar circumstances illustrate the different purposes for the two works. Every one of us is inclined to sin, but it is how we treat our sins that define our character. As a result of her repentance, charitable deeds and enriched life after her confession, the people of the town no longer judge Hester so harshly. The scarlet letter no longer serves only to remind the public of her private sin, but shows the dignity she possessed. The society begins to see Hester for who she really is, and she becomes an asset to the community.
Collins. Elizabeth took an opportunity of thanking her. 'It keeps him in good humour,' said she, 'and I am more obliged to you than I can express.' Charlotte assured her friend of her satisfaction in being useful, and that it amply repaid her for the little sacrifice of her time. This was very amiable, but Charlotte's kindness extended farther than Elizabeth had any conception of; its object was nothing else than to secure her from any return of Mr. Collins's addresses, by engaging them towards herself.
Clara was used as source of positivity that was missing from Elroy’s life. Regardless of what happened, Clara would find the good in the situation rather than sulk on what was going wrong. She shows that while it is human nature to live in the past and sulk about what is wrong, she refuses to abide by that and attempts to bring happiness to as many people as possible. Handing out positive notes brought joy to the Elroy and Clara, which in turn also strengthened their relationship with each other. Clara’s positivity shows that spreading kindness will bring good things not only to you, but also the people around you.
“I love helping others, making people feel good in anyway makes my day brighter.” That’s a statement I have heard my mother, Patricia, say plenty of times. Patricia is a very patient, caring, and loving woman. She has and will put everyone else’s needs before her own. There are not many days when she does not have a smile on her face no matter what is going on. She will tell you in a minute, “Be grateful for what you have even the small things, smile about what you have and do not worry about the rest.” Standing at five feet five inches and 163 pounds, she is not a very big woman but her joyous giving spirit is huge.
The community as a whole is powerful, but can often be a negative contributor to the abuse of an outsider. In Desert Blood many women had be brutally murdered, but nothing was being done about it. Instead the victims were seen at fault because the vast majority of the community had the notion that any women out at night was asking for it. They must have just run away with their boyfriends or something of that nature. The problem was ignored and not dealt with properly.
To add on to her unfortunate upbringing she had an affair with a married man, which is most definitely looked down upon. When the entire town doesn't exactly accept you that causes a feeling of seclusion and hatred of those around you. Abigail's view of the people around her is negative so she has no regrets when it comes to making them pay for how they had treated her. The way that people are treated causes them to make their own assumptions about the world and how they want to interact with those in
The punishments for sin of men and women, however, fluctuate over the course of the story. Although the town views Hester’s sin, adultery, as horrible and they punish her for life, they don 't equally punish the man who acted with her, ask or consider the whole story, and praise how Dimmesdale’s been acting, without knowing he’s also guilty of the sin. When Hester is outed for the sin she committed, adultery, the townspeople reacted very poorly. They see her action as the end of the world and punish her for the rest of her life, but they didn’t even ask or consider why she did it in the first place. To a member of the Vigilance Committee, Hester 's outward submission to the strictures of Puritan law might well appear a shameful knuckling under, the kind of failure of