Abigail’s secret of faking being bewitched in court was finally about to come out. So, in a last second frenzy, she had started to attack Mary Warren to save herself, to which Mary turned on Proctor to save herself. After attempts to save themselves from damnation, characters of the Crucible started acting hysterically as well as pointing fingers at anyone they could, creating a stampede of frenzy and agitation, stomping cold-footed through the pages of the play. Every single character in the play had been affected by the mass hysteria that crept through Salem like a thick fog. Many people - Reverend Parris being a good example - were worried about their reputations, how they would look to the mass’s judging and unforgiving eye.
Was the Reign of Terror justified? The Reign of Terror was one of the worst times in world history. This was a period of time when thousands of people were being executed for unfair reasons because of Robespierre- an absolute monarch who believed that torture and terror were required to have a strong constitutional law. The reign of terror was not justified because Enlightenment ideas were ignored, the rights of the common people were violated, and the methods of punishment were too harsh.
It begins with the government working against the protagonist’s aims and desires and only focusing on what they believe is the correct way to deal with the post-war. Most of the time, the protagonist acts different than the rest of the community making him or her a risk or threat to the government. The obvious result of this situation, for the governments, is to eliminate the risk or destroy it by any means necessary. The oppression is frequent and common. It always results in the loss of civil liberties, sexual freedom, and privacy.
Soon after street fighting broke out, the Supreme Military Council announced that it was “neutral in the current political disputes,” and the monarchy was no more. The Shah-appointed prime minster fled the country soon afterwards. However, those who had joined forces against the previous regime soon found themselves disagreeing with each other. Broadly speaking, there were three factions each with their own priorities: Islamic conservatives under the banner of clerics, leftists in several Marxist parties, and liberals and nationalists who made up the National Front.
Marjane parents often attended political protest and they supported the revolutionaries when they had a chance. Her uncle Anoosh fled to the U.S.S.R because the Iranian authority believed t he was a spy. Later she got close to her uncle and he was executed and she was very devastated. Marjane at a young age wanted to fix community inequalities and make the world a better place so the elder would not suffer. Although it is hard for her to do that because the bombs falling on Tehran and killing her friends and family.
Rebellion, revolt, insurrection, revolution. Are all words that are feared in any society where ground rules and strict authority are established. Malcolm X, Harvey Milk, Cesar Chavez, Huey Newton, all, voices of modern day revolutionaries in America that were feared by the institutions. With their powerful voices, inspiring gab and intellectual speeches, these revolutionaries had the ability to persuade the oppressed to rise against the establishment. Revolts and uprisings have been around for thousands of years.
Hannah Arendt one of the most influential scholars who defines Nazism as totalitarianism and describes totalitarianism as a novel form of government and domination (Arendt, 1953 : 303). Arendt explains how totalitarianism operates to transform the society into a total domination as follows, Wherever it rose to power, it developed entirely new political institutions and destroyed all social, legal and political institutions and destroyed all social, legal and political traditions of the country... totalitarian government always transformed classes into masses, supplanted the party system, not by one-party dictatorships, but by a mass movement, shifted the center of power from the army to the police, and established a foreign policy openly directed towards world domination (Arendt, 1953 : 303). Thus, according to Arendt, totalitarianism is “a chaotic, non-utilitarian, manically dynamic movement of destruction” (Canovan, 1999 : 26).
The failure to rescue the American hostages held in Iran still haunts people to this day. On November 4, 1979, the U.S embassy was illegally broke into and approximately 63 hostages seized. When the Ayatollah was not entertaining diplomatic solutions, President Jimmy Carter resorted to a military plan of action. Even though the operation was name Operation Eagle Claw, it is commonly referred to as the Iranian hostage rescue attempt or Desert One, where the entire operation came to a disastrous end.
Friendship and overcoming obstacles are two that stood out to me, but I think the most important theme is that illegal immigrants are people too. Several times in the book, Joshua Davis talked about people downgrading the four boys and their families Americans treating them harshly. I think the book was trying to show us that there are more stories of illegal immigrants and that they are people too. I recommend the books: The Language of Flowers, The Glass Castle, and All the Light We Cannot See. All of these books are different from those that most teens read, and they all have great storylines and plots that young readers can take away