In the first Act, Abigail manipulates the girls into helping her lie about the forest “incident” in the beginning of the play. "Now look you, all of you we danced and Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam 's dead sisters, and that is all. Mark this let either of you breathe a word and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you." (Miller I, 20). In this quote, Abigail becomes aware of what she did in the forest along with the girl and threatens them to keep silence if they want to keep their lives.
He “stood on the verge of lunacy” (135), tortured by both himself and by Chillingworth. Even when he finally reveals his sin, he dies right after, admitting his cowardice in that he would rather die than experience public shame. He may have lived an easier life had he revealed his secret, but he was too focused on upholding his current moral righteousness that he could not bring himself to divulge his wrongdoings. His own shame was so strong that it led to
Witchery's a hangin' error, a hangin…We must tell the truth, Abby! You'll only be whipped for dancin', and the other things” (Act One .144-147) Justice contain punishment for witchcraft for example dancing in the forest. When Reverend Parris caught the girls dancing in the
During the play, Abigail’s manipulative, selfish, and vengeful traits come out. One of Abigail’s main traits is her manipulative personality. For an example, Abigail threatens the other girls while they are alone and says “…let either of you breathe a word about the other things…I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you” (Miller 13). Abigail didn 't want her reputation to be ruined by having different story about what happened in the woods than the other girls so she forced them to lie with her. The other girls go
For example, even though Catholics are told that such afterlife exists, it’s considered a wrongdoing to control when you want to die. Which is why, suicide is intolerable for Hamlet to commit, since he sees it, as a sin against his God. In general, his faith played a vital role in the story to the decision’s he made of not attempting suicide and thinking more righteously. But yet again, throughout the play, as he understands the reality of human under his perspective, he begins to drift his mind into a world that he can’t hold on to. In other words, religion seems to have failed him in order to think positively and to have his morals in
We attempt to be self fuflied as human but is there really a degree. Macbeth then takes his task head on feeling after the actions he is about to take place he will reach the maxium level of self fufliment. Macbeth then went through with killing the king thinking that he will then become king and he will be happy. Instead of him living a life of happness he lived a life of uncertainy. Macbeth lived in fear the one day the towns people will know of the sin he commited.
Telling a lie can cause the deaths of many innocent men and women. This idea is present in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible. The women in this play are caught dancing in the woods. To avoid being whipped, they lie about being attacked by witches and cause many innocent men and women to be executed. Abigail Williams is the woman that started it all by telling the other girls to lie about dancing in the woods.
As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
Not only does fleeing a violent situation prove Amir’s selfishness, but comparing Hassan to a lamb, dehumanizing him, shows his inhumanity. Amir believes that Hassan is just a price, that he has no human value, and that mindset is both a result of his deep desire to feel affection from his father, and an intrinsic value of demoralizing a lower class such as the Hazaras. Amir’s explicit betrayal of Hassan is further exemplified when he and Hassan meet face-to-face after the act of violence against him. As Amir approaches him, he notes that Hassan had the “blue kite in his hands” which was the first thing he saw, and says that he “can’t lie now and say [his] eyes didn’t scan it for any rips” (78). Amir admits that the first thing he sees after witnessing Hassan being sodomized was the kite, the ticket to Baba’s affection.
Why does Macbeth fail? Well to start off failure is everywhere in life which is no exception to Macbeth but with Macbeth there’s a problem for some reason Macbeth can’t accept the fact he fails. Macbeth is constantly failing to achieve what he hopes to accomplish, due to the fact that he was trying to fight something that he cannot stop. Macbeth's failure to accept his fate rather than fight it is the reason Macbeth's down fall. When Macbeth received his fate from the witches and apparitions he was happy so he let come not doing anything to stop it.
Crucible Essay In the play The Crucible, Arthur Miller produces many conflicts between characters throughout the play; John Proctor’s big conflict is the reconciliation of his act of adultery. The conflict between John and the characters in the town is the struggle with their compassion and forgiveness, also the respect and reputation from his misdeed. In act II the way John tries to redeem himself to his wife is a big part of trustworthiness throughout the story’s hate through blaming one another, even in act III he confronts his fear to explain through the trials of his misdeed and is misunderstood, and in act IV gives up trying to be heard and dies being a man of his word.
Analyzing The Crucible’s Dramatic Structure Aristotle believed that drama and poetry should have an unmistakable beginning, middle, and end. Originally, it was a three-act structure, but in the following years this view of Aristotle’s was expanded to include more divisions in a five-act structure. This new format for drama, known as Freytag’s Pyramid, gives each act a purpose, helping the audience progress from exposition to resolution. Though The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, is only a four act drama, the play can still fit into Freytag’s Pyramid by applying more than one element to an act.
The Crucible takes readers through the lives of many different characters and their lives. We see characters harden toward each other, stay firm in their wickedness, as well as completely change their mind on matters. There are many different dynamics happening during this play simultaneously as well as drastic changes from act to act. The Crucible shows depth in human interactions. With there being many different layers to this play a prominent color is weakness.
According to founding father Thomas Paine, “Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us” (“Reputation”). Whether individuals readily admit it or not, everyone cares about what others think or say about them to some extent. Though people are constantly told to not take to heart what others believe about them, they still do. In Arthur Miller’s drama, The Crucible, Salem’s society is collapsing and innocent characters are taking action because their reputation is at stake due to the false accusations of involving themselves in witchcraft. These characters live in such fear that if their pride is tarnished they will never recover from it.