During the late 17th century a total of 200 people were accused of participating in witchcraft, while 19 people lost their lives to the mass hysteria. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, a group of girls start a huge uproar in Salem, Massachusetts when they start screeching about Salemites being associated with the Devil. Throughout the play write, it shows the consequences of mass hysteria and how it puts people's lives in danger. Abigail Williams causes a wave of mass hysteria and because of her trickery, innocent people have died by her and the other girl’s actions, for this Abigail is the most unforgivable character in The Crucible. Abigail is the most unforgivable character because of her actions that forced innocent people to get hurt.
In fact it can be considered as one of the darkest times in history. In the novel , The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne tells a story about a puritan woman who commited adultery and was not killed only because she was conceived. She was judged by nearly everyone in her town, even years later when her daughter grew up. If anyone were to be nice or even treat her in a good way they would be viewed as an enemy so nobody even dared. The townspeople all wanted to be apart of a group and that group consisted of shunning anyone who disobeyed the Ten Commandments.
In 1875, John Smith was unjustly arrested for an assault charge placed against him by his wife and the mother of his children. It began with a standard marital argument that included subjects such finances, the husbands sporadic work schedule and the wife’s claim that the John Smith’s drinking only made their problems worse. Mr. Smith told his wife that “he had not been drinking and that if (she) did not shut up that he would hit her”(Smith). Mrs. Smith continued to shout at her husband, all the while being in front of their child and the neighbors child. Mr. Smith then proceeded to walk over to a pile of kindling wood and a picked a piece about (roughly two inches in diameter) and then proceeded to walk back over to his wife with the piece
Character Analysis of Elizabeth Proctor In the play, The Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor is the wife of John, who committed adultery with a 17 year old girl, Abigail Williams. Elizabeth is a dynamic character in the play, who changes her view on her husband’s wrongdoing when instead of blaming it all on him she takes some of the blame and says the some of her insecurities stopped her from believing in his love. Although she’s cold, Goody Proctor is a good wife to John, staying loyal through his trial and his imprisonment. Elizabeth is introduced to the audience in Act One when Abigail and her accomplices are talking about what they did in the forest and Betty Parris says, “You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife!
This quote tells you that the people in the town made fun of her, hooting and jeering at her ugly looks and unwomanly walk. The interaction that she gets is from a man butch who that "captures" her, that words implies that he raped her. In the text it say, "Captured me after a brutal hunt." This quote tells you that one of the townsfolk raped her, a tragic memory that no one cared for the fact that she was raped. The people thought the worst of her without knowing the situation or what really happened to her.
The Scarlet letter is an American novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne; the novel is about Hester Prynne. A young woman who moved to Boston a Puritan’s settlement which Hester lived there for a long period of time without her husband. As she waits for her husband’s arrival she falls in love with reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, which later leads them to commit adultery. Later, Hester becomes pregnant and since she lived in strict religious Puritan’s state they punished her for her sin after discovering her pregnancy. Hester was sent to prison and she was forced to wear a Scarlet letter “A” on her chest for the rest of her life as a symbol of her sin.
One of the comfort women mentioned the scars left on her body after years of abuse from Japanese men; she wrote about her mother’s reaction to the scars by saying, “My baby! Your skin is like white jade, dazzling.” However, the poem continues and shares that the mother hanged herself; the girl’s father banished the former comfort woman from her home because of the shame that she had caused her family. Families ostracized their daughters which led to many suicides committed by former comfort women. Many comfort women suffered from the shame being a comfort woman placed on them. Yet, shame was not the only way women suffered.
all students start mocking and bashing her after the story that created by her own flesh blood, her own twin sister who is older than her by 2 minutes. the story about Ell is the reason why she break up with her boyfriends, Adam who is also Ell 's ex-best friend. Ell and Adam haven 't talk to each other since Adam start dating with her sister,
In Atonement, Briony, a 13 year old girl has a cousin living with her named Lola who confesses she has been raped on this summer night. She also finds out earlier in the day that Robbie wrote her sister a very explicit, sexual note and thinks he is very aggressive. Lola tells Briony that she does not know who did this, so in result she blames Robbie based on the person she thinks he is. When Briony tells the police about the rape they sentence Robbie years in prison and he later is deployed to war so he can be out of prison. He had all hopes and dreams of going to medical school to become a doctor.
The Scarlet Letter is filled with many important symbols such as Hester's daughter Pearl, the meteor, and the scarlet letter "A" itself. This symbol "A" has a major effect on the plot, theme, and attitude of the characters in the novel. Hester, the protagonist, is forced to stand on a scaffold in front of the townspeople of Boston while wearing the scarlet letter "A" on her chest. She is wearing this symbol because she committed an act of adultery which is a sin in her community. Because she committed such sin, she is ridiculed and humiliated on the scaffold.
Little girls would be in the church during the trials and start screaming and freaking out saying these women were sending their demons and satan’s helpers to attack them and that they were biting and scratching at their ankles and poking their eyes. This time in our history was brutal. The worst part was that none of these accusations were true. These women
In an interview with ABC, News Mildred said: “I didn’t realize how bad it was until we got married.” So terrible that the police attacked the Lovings home in the middle of the night on an unknown tip. Because of Virginia 's 400-year-old antimiscegenation law, the couple was accused of a lawful offense and was sentenced to one to five years in jail. In spite of the fact that Mildred and Richard reached a plea bargain, they were requested to leave Virginia and could not come back to Virginia together for twenty-five years. They moved to Washington D.C., where they lived in a poor neighborhood, despite their banishment in Virginia, they secretly visited Virginia together. The defining moment was the point at which one of Mildred and Richard 's children was hit by a drunk driver.
For instance, Shylock ran down the streets shouting “My daughter, O my ducats, O my daughter! Fled with a Christian! O my Christian ducats!”(2.8.15-6). The way Shylock says this sounds like it 's the fault of the Christians for losing his ducats and his daughter’s elopement. Both the Christians and Jews used disgracious expressions that increased tension between their relationship.