Over the course of Charles Dicken writing career he wrote a brilliant novel: A Christmas Carol. The novel shows a story of a man name Scrooge, who’s a businessman and has no spirit for anything but money. The character Scrooge turns out to be the grumpiest person ever during Christmas time. There’s also the three ghost of the past present and future that follows. In the novel you see some themes that jump right out to you which for me was isolation the most, some character’s show loneliness.
In one's journey to power, individuals manipulate people and situations for political advantage. This view is reflected in Arthur Miller's 1953 play, 'The Crucible', an historical play based on events of the Salem witchcraft trials, that took place in a Puritan society in Massachusetts in 1692. Similarly, Kevin Rudd's 2008 speech, apologising to the indigenous Australia communities for past government policies, stemmed from a need to right past wrongs. Both texts explore how individuals and groups often manipulate political situations to serve their own ends and coerce others. The play, 'The Crucible,' is set in the 1620s in Salem, Massachusetts.
The characters that had internal conflict were Abigail and John Proctor. Both of these characters were in an affair that remained a secret until Elizabeth Proctor's wife found out about the affair. Abigail is still in love with Proctor "I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart" (pp. 177). The quote illustrates that Abigail is still deeply in love with Proctor. Whereas John "No, no, Abby.
The Hero’s Journey is a cyclical journey commonly used in literature. Joseph Campbell was the first to realize this pattern is frequently used in stories, movies, and fairytales. The cycle contains twelve significant milestones that occur as a hero explores an unknown special world. This cycle resembles a clock in a few ways. The twelve hours represent the twelve stages.
Abigail’s loss of sexual innocence symbolizes the act of giving yourself to sin. In reference to Abigail’s and Proctor’s affair, Miller states that “...our opposites are always robed in sexual sin, and it is from the unconscious conviction that demonology gains both its attractive sensuality and its capacity to infuriate and frighten” (pg. 36). Abigail is the opposite to John Proctor. She hasn’t confessed to her sin and repented like Proctor had done. Instead, she has continued to do wrong and indulge in her own sinful nature.
In the play along with the movie The Crucible, John Proctor and Abigail Williams have interesting relationship bound by adultery and lies. Abigail becomes obsessed with John and will do anything to be with him. John quickly shuts down her fantasy ideas and tells her that what happened between them was a one-time thing that will never take place again and a mistake on his part. With this knowledge, she soon spends all her time plotting to get John all to herself and to make him fall in love with her, even if that means taking out John’s wife, Elizabeth. We see many examples of this forbidden relationship through their secret encounters and arguments in both examples of the story, still, there were more scenes of John and Abby alone in the movie than in the play.
Many people can go throughout there day and make an impact on so many people’s lives without realizing it well. Some can be good, but some impacts can be very cruel and harsh. Those people who don’t care will do anything to get what they want no matter what they do with your life. Well, that’s what happened in the story The Crucible a 17- year old girl named Abigail Williams had fallen in love with a married man, who was just in a rough part of his life. His wife’s name is Elizabeth Proctor, who at the time was very ill.
The Salem Witch Trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. It was such a massive, bizzare occurance that logically, something or someone should be blamed for the start of it. Although it is one of America’s most showing cases of mass hysteria, there had to have been many other causes for the tragic ending. Salem’s tragic ending in The Crucible was clearly caused by an abundance of factors, but the two most weighty were Abigail Williams and the idea of reputation in Salem. Abigail Williams is very much to blame for the tragic ending in Salem for many reasons.
n the Puritan society, power is often given to people because of the land that one owns, one 's age, one 's race, one ’s religious beliefs, or one’s reputation in the community. In Act I of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, there is a clear sense of hierarchy in their community. There are few people who pull away and actually gain or lose power regardless of their standing. With the idea that the devil has come into this community, some see this as an opportunity to gain the power that they have been lacking for most of their lives. Even though in the Puritan society, men are much more dominant, Tituba and Abigail Williams are two women who hold great power due to their involvement in the alleged witchcraft.
"All Souls" is a story written by Edith Wharton about Sara Clayburn who experiences thirty-six hours of loneliness during the season of winter. The story leads us to the events that happened after Sara Clayburn meets a woman heading in the same direction as she and hurts her ankle. In my opinion, " All Souls" is about a woman facing a situation of depression at a certain point in her life. Depression is when one tends to find no answers for questions in their minds. It is a painful silence that kills someone and makes them feel lonely even when surrounded by other
Today, in the world there are so many different types of societies that unite for numerous reasons. They can either be big or small, but no matter what, a society is a society that stays united. However, one of the many things that can destroy millions of a united group in a matter of seconds is the compelling emotion also known as, fear. People who are power hungry individuals, see fear as an easy and beneficial tactic to gain power. In both the Crucible by Arthur Miller and the Red Scare, it is clearly evident that fear does not unite but rather splits both of these societies.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller was based on the horrors of the Salem witch trials of 1912. Arthur Miller tells of a girl named Abigail Williams, who started the accusation of witchcraft. Abigail gets many girls in Salem Massachusetts to lie about witchcraft for her own little game. Then towards the end of the story everyone realizes they let her fool them. Arthur Miller focuses on Abigail and two other main characters in the Crucible.
The community in which someone lives will often have definite effects on the people living within it. This means that you can often connect someone's behavior to their surrounding area. However in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, you can not blame the puritan society that Abigail Williams resides in for her actions. The root of her estranged actions and decisions is her past, personality, and her pride.