There is a lot of connections for The Crucible to the 21st century. In the 1690’s it was when the salem witch trials started up. They was blaming people for being witches and people would get hanged for it. Some even took advantage of it, they would lie if they didn 't get what they wanted from the person so they would say that person is switch and they would be hung. If someone wanted land and they couldn 't get it, they would say that they are a witch and the person would get hung. A lot of people died because of getting blamed on about being a witch. But in “The Crucible” the character Abigail would blame anyone that got in the way of her and John Proctor, she was obsessed with him.
The book I chose to read was called “Shattered” by Debra Puglisi Sharp and Marjorie Preston. It depicts Debra’s life and how she was kidnapped from her home in April, 1998. She was a loving wife to her husband, Nino, who died being shot by the kidnapper. She also has two twins who were in college at the time named Michael and Melissa. Debra was tending to her garden when she then goes back into the house and is hit on the head by the kidnapper knocking her off her feet. The kidnapper then rapes her, puts her in his trunk, and drives off. He takes her to his house where he holds her captive and ties her hands and feet together. While there, she is raped repeatedly and is assaulted. She can’t help but think of her husband and children. Eventually, she finds out that her husband has been murdered by her kidnapper and can’t help but think of getting back to her kids that need her. Five days later, she gets up the courage to escape the room she’s been held
In the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, author Thomas Foster explains concepts that have been used in writing and how those can be interpreted differently. This includes vampires and ghosts and their relationship to seemingly normal people. The concept of vampires and ghosts can be found throughout the book The Scarlet Letter in the character Roger Chillingworth. It is hard to tell what his true intent is throughout the book, thus making him seem suspicious and somewhat evil.
Perhaps we practice because we feel as if there’s nothing else we can do, because sometimes it feels as though life is governed by the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”(225). In the book Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt Mrs. Baker is a static character. She only changes a little but helps other people change. When the book kicks off Mrs. Baker was not happy about watching Holling. She is very kind, intelligent and caring by the end of the book she had helped Holling and her class a lot. Teaching helped her keep her mind off her husband and gave her hope for him to come home.
The Invisible Hero demonstrates a range of characterisations in high school characters. From dictators to bystanders; one character demonstrates a personality twist. While interacting with others, Ruth’s characterisation develops from victim to hero.
As the author of “Invitation to a murder” portrays a suspenseful tone during the story, Josh Pachter creates many situational ironies throughout the story. The setting of the story is on the evening of December 16th, 1971, at Eleanor Madeline Abbot’s home. The short story begins when Chief Inspector Lawrence A. Branigan received a letter inviting him to the murder of Eleanor Madeline Abbot’s husband, Gregory Eliot Abbot. Branigan decided to go to the event. When Branigan Arrived at the event, he realized that there were eleven other men present. As he scanned through the crowd of men, he recognized the men as other well-known detectives. With that in mind, he sat in the empty chair of the twelve chairs that had been placed there. Across from them, he saw Gregory Abbot motionless on the bed and
“I shook from the effort of holding myself still, clutching the crumpled paper. Momma said we had to fight the evil inside us by overcoming it with goodness. She said it was a hard thing to do, but it made us worthy.
Ruth and Isabel are both slaves who are attending the funeral of their previous owner Miss Finch. Both of them are excited when they realize they will be free once their owner dies, as stated in her will. However Miss Finch’s brother Robert doesn 't approve of this. He instead sells them to Anne and Elihu Lockton who are Loyalists currently during the Revolutionary War. Anne makes the girls call her Madam and is very cruel to them. While working on her duties, Isabel befriends Curzon, another slave who works for a Patriot Law Officer Mr Bellingham. Curzon tells Isabel of an opportunity to work as a spy to overhear any information from the Locktons concerning the conflict occurring right now. Isabel initially refuses but once she sees Ruth emotionally damaged from the Locktons abuse she immediately realizes they need to escape their owners. Isabel
What would you do if you woke up from being unconscious and realized you didn’t know where you were, how you got there or even who you were, and your brutally injured? All you know is that two men want you dead. You would probably fight for your life, just like Candace Scott (she was known as Cady in the beginning of the book then begins to be known as
In "The Painteed Door, the biggest internal and external conflict in Ann is by the storm. The storm is biggest element drove internal and external conflict of Ann's character. For example Ann felt uneasy, lonely, made desire to seek comfort and warm, This all leads to have an affair with Steven. who seduce Ann, knowing that she would get manipulated easy and kept reassuring her that John won't come back tonight. The another conflict is John's lack of communication, timing he spent with his wife to have fun and lack of passion that Ann wants. Ann wasn't satisfy by her husband, she state how John never have fun, instead he let Steven dance with her. Ann face various stages of her conflict of outside and inside from environment she live in, which it leads character's downfall.
Located in the center of town, Sammy’s A&P is five miles out from the beach; if any closer, the girls’ attire may not cause the same uproar Sammy witnesses. Unfortunately for Queenie, as Lengel finished quibbling with truck inventory, he decries the girls’ dress, noting “this isn’t the beach” (653). Queenie led a furious attempt to refute Lengel’s claim, stating “my mother asked me to pick up a jar of herring snacks” (652). Her proclaimed innocence is futile, however, as Lengel denounces their behavior as characteristic of “juvenile delinquency” (653). Upon this decree, Sammy recognizes the girls hastily about to leave and announces to Lengel, “I quit,” following with “you didn’t have to embarrass them” (654). While quitting his job is not the most practical course of action, Sammy forcefully acts upon Lengel’s injustice in hopes Queenie will see his heroism. His attack on Lengel’s paternalism and embarrassment is to no avail for this hope, however; as Sammy follows outside, he is met by vast openness. Such a defiant act marks the descent from a small A&P to the expansive world, and discovers a new talent for the young adolescent; regardless of motivation, Sammy is willing to fight against wrongdoing - and rebel against established
As he does so he tales a path that heads towards the Bainbridge farm. The Bainbridges were nice people who provided meals and a place to sleep when they would pass by. One night the people they were housing hide barrels of stolen British supplies on the Bainbridges’ land. When the British found out that the supplies were on his land they accused him of treason punishable by hanging. When john was passing by he saw Mr. Bainbridge standing on a horse with a rope around his neck. At that moment John had to make a decision on whether to leave Mr. Bainbridge to his fait, or to intervene and try to save his life. As he approached a clearing he had made up his mind to try to save him. He picked up his rifle, aimed at the officer and shot, striking his target. He did not save Mr. Bainbridge because the sound of the gun scared the horse. After that the British army members chased after him. When john got away he ran into a large group who were on their way to join George Washington and his Colonial army. When the ask if he wants to join he feels like he has no choice but to join because after he shoot the British officer he knew that the British Army would be looking for him and that the group of people could offer him protection from the British for the time
This is interesting for it reveals Madame Defarge’s motives have shifted from the aristocracy itself, to killing the entire bloodline of the Evermonde family. Madame Defarge makes it very clear when she confesses to Lucie that she is hungry for obtaining revenge for the unbearable crime committed. Madame Defarge is looking to justify and punish the responsible by taking matters into her own hands in her attempt to right the wrongs.
Overall, as Philbrick closes out the book the tensions in the Native American tribes and the English colonist would lead to King Phillips War. As we continue in Philbrick’s book he goes in great detail of King Phillip or also known as Metacom the son of Massasoit. Phillip began to grow uneasy with the economic balance between the colonist and the Native Americans. This led Phillip to gain followers to aggravate English settlements but, would not kill any settlers during this time and, Phillip would continuing doing this until the English killed one of his own men. This would start an assault by the Native Americans on the English settlements leaving very few survivors to tell about the horrific events. Altogether, Philbrick estimates
Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a slow read. It is about two slaves named Isabel and Ruth set during the revolutionary war. Their owner, Miss Mary Finch, promised them freedom when she died. Before they girls could leave Miss Finches plantation upon her death, her nephew claimed the girls and resold them into slavery. They were sold to a british merchant couple in New York. Because of the association between the merchants and Great Britain, Isabel is asked to be a spy for the patriots. At first she said no, but after an incident occurred with Ruth, Isabel agreed. This book was okay but not recommended for a casual read.