There are many reasons that the people of Salem were convinced that there were witches among them. People have always believed in magic. Even today there are magicians and superstitious people. Some theories include mental illnesses, the church, and greed being at fault. The church is included simply because it was thought to not be holding the same control over the parishioners anymore.
The same series, same author, same girls, and the same pants. What’s the difference? Everything. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood and Girls in Pants: The Third Summer are both in the same series, the main characters are the same four girls, Lena, Carmen, Tibby, and Bridget, these books are written by the same author, Ann Brashares, and a big part of these books are a “magical” pair of jeans. Which leaves the plots as the only difference, which is basically everything, so, which one is better?
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the people of Salem rely heavily on their reputations, which in the face of witchcraft, leads to false accusations and hysteria. Abigail showed her fear of a blackened reputation through her hasty accusations when being accused herself. In The Crucible when Abigail is trapped in a web of her own lies, she is accused of calling the Devil. With all eyes on her, and a need to save her reputation, she quickly replies, “I never called him!
In the novel Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel,it's genre “magical realism is a realistic style of imaginary scenes or realistic fiction. ”Esquivel demonstrate the idea of revolution and liberty with the war that takes place in 1910 during the Mexican revolution, a battle between the federales and rebels, as well as figuratively in Tita’s struggle within herself with Mama Elena. Throughout the book conflict arisen between family ties along with political affairs. The struggle is very difficult to overcome family tradition as well as breaking bonds to find independency during the time of crisis. In every act of bad deed or a feeling of guilt Tita felt that Mama Elena would be there watching her.
People lie for many reasons. Sometimes it’s to themselves, sometimes it’s to others. No matter who they are lying to, it always affects others around you. In the story The Crucible by Arthur Miller, lying is a very common theme. Many characters lie, which include John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Reverend Parris, and many others.
“We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” A quote from john Proctor in Act II stating how the accusations and hysteria of witchcraft has taken over the town. The accusations set on citizens from the girls have caused an uproar in the society and many citizens were either afraid of the devil or that the people themselves would have accusations set upon them. Suspicions of witchcraft were being used as evidence of whether or not the accused was hanged.
In “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel, tells a story of a girl who lives in a household where filial piety is expected from her mother. What is filial piety? Good question. It is an institution where the child must respect, obey and care the parents, until death. Historically, this traditional came from a Confusion philosophy in China, which the child must take care of their parents until death, and utter most, respect them.
Love or Lust? Throughout the book Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel, has a battle for the heart of Tita between John and Pedro. John is shown as the perfect man, he takes Tita in when everyone else shuts her out. Pedro is shown as an imperfect man, he marries Tita’s sister, Rosaura, because Mama Elena tells him to.
Charlotte In Esquivel’s romantic novel and Aura's film, Like Water For Chocolate, they express how people impulsively listen to their hearts instead of taking the rational option. Tita, the youngest of three sisters, is not allowed to married because tradition says that she must take care of her mother until she dies. She falls into a wistful love with Don Pedro, who then marries her sister Rosaura. Tita and Pedro remain in love, but she also falls into a safe and comforting love with Dr. Brown.
My first introduction of Hester Prynne, from what the author described, showed that she wore the Scarlet Letter on her chest with pride and she showed no sense of remorse on her face. “In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another, she took the baby on her arm, and, with a burning blush, and yet a haughty smile, and a glance that would not be abashed, looked around at her townspeople and neighbors.” (pg.46) My response would be “how could she commit an act so unholy as a mother, and display pride?” The comparison and contrast that Hawthorne makes between Hester and her baby is that her baby is a sin-born infant but never committed an act of adultery.