Monologue On Pride And Prejudice

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Socratic Seminar Preparatory Assignment #1 Fear affects everyone differently. Some people strongly dislike being scared, yet others live off the rush that comes from it. But, what effect does fear have on society and people? After Betty continues to not wake up from her so-called post-witchcraft experiences. Her father, Parris, sits at her bedside overcome with both anger and fear and says “Parris: ...Oh, my God! God help me! (Quaking with fear, mumbling to himself through his sobs, he goes to the bed and gently takes Betty’s hand.) Betty. Child. Dear child. Will you wake, will you open up your eyes! Betty, little one . . .” (Miller 142). He is extremely upset with the past events that occurred with his daughter, and is in obviously in great…show more content…
Everyone lies, it’s a fact of life. Lying is hardly ever for the better, it is usually for the worst. So, how can lies and deceitfulness negatively impact relationships? During a brief period that Betty awoke, she started to exclaim the true happenings that night in the forest. Abigail doesn 't want others to find out the truth so she harshly exclaims “ABIGAIL: Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam 's dead sisters. And that is all. And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, 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 148). She screams at Betty for possibly revealing her, yet it is unknown if Betty actually hears her. If Betty did hear her, she was most likely stand- offish in the future towards her for her harsh words. During a trial, Mary Warren constantly states that she s telling the truth, but without Abigail 's confirmation towards what she is saying it is difficult for the judge to believe her. In questioning he asks “DANFORTH: How were you instructed in your life? Do you not know that God damns all liars? (She cannot speak.) Or is it now that you lie?” (Miller 189). Mary Warren is upset that she is being accused of lying because Abigail didn’t confirm her statement. Now that she is being accused of lying, she will most likely be mad at Abigail in the future, threatening their relationship. Lying can often
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