In Cold Blood Character Analysis

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Circumstance. That is what drives people to make decisions that would either be viewed as poor or brilliant. In the stories The Crucible by Arthur Miller and In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, the main characters are motivated by circumstance. The way a person is raised through out their life can greatly affect how they view the world, and how they choose to live in it. This choice affects how they interact with other people and how other people interact with them. “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” This was said by the Roman poet, Horace, who was an esteemed poet during the reign of Augustus. In the quote Horace is explaining that if there is a constant struggle in a person’s life; this struggle has the ability to draw out certain “talents” or actions that an individual would not usually use on an everyday basis. The condition of adversity differs from place…show more content…
These trials took place during the late 1600s before America became an independent nation. In The Crucible, Abigail Williams, a deceitful, manipulative, and evil girl causes the entire town of Salem to go into a frenzy over who is and who is not a witch and how those accused should be dealt with. She ends up being responsible for the death of nineteen innocent people. In this story the audience realizes that Abigail is an orphan and unmarried, which are a bad combination to have in this strictly religious town. 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
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