Imagery In The Crucible

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Puritan Era. What was going on through that time? Every situation happened for a reason. Puritans era is coming into sight. The main imagery within Jonathan Edward's “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Margaret Atwood's “Half-Hanged Mary, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's “The Ministers Black Veil” all revolves around sin and situations because no one can stop the future. Imagery in the Crucible is evident towards John Proctor and Abigail Williams very much so. John Proctor “sweated like a stallion” every time Abigail got close to him, this shows John Proctor had a thing for Abigail. Sweated like a stallion creates imagery for the reader. John Proctor also says, “you know in all of your blacken hearts that this be fraud...we will burn together.” By saying “we will burn together,” John is creating an image of darkness and fire for the reader. Mary Warren says, “he wakes me every night, his eyes like coals to sign the book of the Devil.” Mary Warren saying that shows Proctor having a cold, hard, devil like eyes. Danforth says, “we burn a hot fire here, it melts down all concealment.” The Crucible is considered as a Melting Pot. Danforth statement is ironic since they continue to condemn innocent people. What imagery is presented to the readers in Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Jonathan Edward’s used…show more content…
In the poem the crow said death is waiting to come. There is freedom in death because at one point she claimed that she had died. Also they had killed her old self and she is now new. Mary is being hanged for “living alone for having blue eyes and sunburned skin, tattered skirts, few buttons, a weedy farm in my own name, and a surefire cure for warts.” This alluded to that Mary was currently unmarried and no could protect her. In the poem she says her breasts come in handy when there is talk of demons. She believes this because she thinks they are targeting her since she is a
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