In Cold Blood is a novel based on true events of a murder written by Truman Capote. Perry Smith and Richard Dick, have committed murders of four family members of the Clutter family. From the beginning, it’s obvious that the novel focuses on many characters and one becomes more interested in learning about how their personalities will open out during the novel. Several characters in the novel fit the description of the protagonist, including Perry, Dick and Herb Clutter. Therefore, the most expand the character and the obvious protagonist in the novel is Perry Smith as the narrative revolves so much around him.
Crucible Synthesis Essay The idea of ¨witchcraft hysteria¨ is still around in today 's world, it goes back to the Puritans hanging people for practicing ¨witchcraft¨, McCarthyism, and racial gun violence across the United States. This can be seen through these events, that fear is the main cause of the world 's uncontrollable emotions. One, such as racial gun violence brings in a lot of heated contention due to it being considered one of the worldś most uncontrollable issues today. Therefore, that is why todayś ¨witchcraft hysteria¨ is very violent, due to the cause of racial gun violence across the United States. In NBCś news source, it talks the recent killings in Charleston, South Carolina.
While getting interviewed Jay says that he helped Adnan get to track practice and dig a hole for Hae’s body (7-8). This proves that Jay assisted Adnan in murdering Hae and that they were both involved in the crime. In episode two of Serial the state claims that Adnan is the one that did it. Sarah states on behalf of the state “And the motive the State supplied, the basis for the whole thing, was that after Hae broke up with Adnan, he couldn’t accept it. He was so wounded by her, and so furious, that he decided to kill her” (21).
Parris reveals the theme of Reputation by confessing, "I pray you, leap not to witchcraft, I know that you --you least of all, Thomas would ever wish to disastrous a charge laid upon me. You cannot leap to witchcraft. They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption in my house.” (20) Parris is afraid to lose his name because of his niece Abigail, who is being accused of witchcraft. Abigail was accused of witchcraft. She is the most responsible for the girls dancing in the woods with Tituba.
Abigail goes to any length without regards of the possible repercussions of her decisions. Abigail’s narcissistic character makes the reader wonder at what length will a person go to indulge their cravings. She terrorizes the town and forces the Puritans to both turn against each other as well as to burn themselves. Whether it is an obsessive love for another person or an intense hatred for a group of people, narcissism, grandiosity, and intolerance still plague our society. Whether it is in the late 1600s with the Salem Witch Trials, 1950s with the Red Scare, or just this month with ISIS attacks in Paris, they have gone, and will most likely keep going, to extremes to get what they want, much like what Abigail Williams did in Salem to get Proctor’s love.
The turning point for her was truly the killing of Emmitt Till. Emmitt was said to be killed for looking incorrectly at a Caucasian female walking down the street and was found severely beaten later that night. Essie felt the need to change her name to Anne in an attempt to avoid discrimination because of her name. At this point the connection to modern day really stood out. In today’s day and time young black children are murder in broad day light and the murders are constantly said to be mistakes or the individuals who kill them say they have reason for the killing when they really do not.
Hiro Mashima once said “If peace can only come through killing someone, then I don’t want it.” On the other hand, the landlady in Roald Dahl’s short story “The Landlady,” contradicts this quote by getting peace by killing people. Serial killers kill many people in the same way and make “the act of killing into a ritual” (Dolan 51). They go through seven phases in total which is the Aura phase, Trolling phase, the Wooing phase, Capture, the Totem phase, the Depression phase. Similarly, the landlady goes through these phases. She kills a man named Billy Weaver who is in search of a place to live.
O’Connor’s trait of violence is used throughout to reveal the corrupt and criminal world that emanates the need for salvation. The violence that we do not get to see for ourselves are the crimes the Misfit committed before the story began. The story begins with the grandmother telling Bailey to “read here what it says he did to these people’” (O’Connor 575). These crimes are violent murders that the Misfit committed beforehand. This displays the criminal world that we live in.
One major example for hatred in the play was when Rebecca Nurse was accused witchery for “murder of Goody Putnam’s babies” (34). This shows it was out of hatred because the person who claimed Rebecca of murder was Mrs. Putnam who had all her babies die except one while Rebecca had all of her children alive. However hatred might have played some of the role for the tragic ending of The Crucible, fear played the majority role. It all started with Reverend Parris, frightened that Abigail and the girls dancing will become common knowledge to Salem, he tells Abigail “I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me.” (10). Parris then tells Abigail he saw Tituba “waving her arms over the fire” and heard “screeching and gibberish coming from her mouth.” (9).
In the Crucible, fear, hysteria, and revenge are the most important elements where fear spreads around the whole village. Hysteria involving witchcraft would end up with many innocent people killed. With many false accusations of a long held grudge with another villager would kill others they would have problems with. Revenge would later involve the slaughter of another bad blood of another villager. “God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat.