Poor Behavior in “The Crucible” Ever wonder why people dies in The Crucible? The impact of Poor Behavior is exhibited throughout The Crucible. Most of the characters act badly. To begin, in Salem fight about land ownership. One example of greed is when Giles Corey states that Thomas Putnam of accusing his neighbors of witchcraft: “This man is killing his neighbors for their land!” (Miller 96) Thomas Putnam disputes land boundaries with John Proctor: “What anarchy is this?
Due to the mass hysteria the blame quickly fell to the rich Jews. It is stated that, “Jews throughout the world were reviled and accused in all lands of having caused it [the plague] through the poison which they are said to have put into the water and the well” (Document 7). The nation was in need of answers so when the Jews were pointed out as a scapegoat all of Europe followed. Though sadly the blame was not the worst thing to befall the Jewish people. In Document 7 it is stated that, “On Saturday - that was St. Valentine’s Day - they burnt the Jews on a wooden platform in their cemetery.
It brings about an appalling response from the audience as the whole village, including even her little Davy, gets rocked to throw at her. At the climax of the story, Jackson delivers this huge surprise to strengthen the effect of the theme. Similar to Shirley’s tone, the tradition remains largely unchanged, carrying the main idea throughout generations. Juxtaposing the dark news of stoning a person to an objective tone, Jackson undermines the inherent compliance to long-standing traditions in isolated, small villages. While all the “villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box” (267), they continue the senseless act without contemplating its origins or
Upon reading the end of “The Lottery”, there is no doubt that one can see a clear picture of humanity and brutality it can cause. The act of stoning is violent, it is a killing which allows the killer to see and be seen by the victim. Throughout history stoning has been used, “So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first” (The New King James Bible John 8:7). Additionally, the brutality and horror highlighted by the fact that the stoning requires the participation of the entire village, including family members of the victim and children, it also includes the selection process as well. Not one, village member is exempt from this violence, or blameless
Another similarity is all of the characters had committed some form of murder giving the murderer a “reason to kill” in their mind. Lastly, the same mystery person sent all of the characters to their deaths to said locations, Mr. U. N. Owen, causing suspense and adding mystery throughout both the novel and movie.
The main symbols displayed in the lottery are the rocks, the black box, as well as the stool. The rocks symbolize the method of death. Stoning was a common way of killing people who had to pay a price of some sort. However, they would want to make the experience painful and drawn-out. Round stones were being picked up and collected.
Most of the time, the SS lashed the Jews and publicly tortured them for no reason. For example, on pg. 65, Wiesel expounds, “Twenty- four, twenty- five!’ It was over. I had not realized it, but I had fainted. I came to when they doused me with cold water.” There were many innocent children living in concentration camps, but nevertheless, they were beaten to the same extent as their parents.
This man is killing his neighbors for their land” (Miller 96)! Putnam wants more land for himself and the only way to get is from his neighbors. To achieve this, he is willing to falsely accuse his neighbors of witch-craft. Another example of a character that portrays selfishness in The Crucible is Judge Danforth. Danforth and Parris finally realize that Abigail Williams lied to them and the court.
Off the back, out of all the characters in The Pardoner’s Tale, I chose the mysterious old man for my symbol. I beleive that the symbol i drew is a very beautiful picture of a ugly old man, or death himself. In my symbol you’ll see that the old man or Death’s body is standing over the rioters death; money. The symbol i made resembles half the dark face of death, and another half of a light gloomy, wrinkled, old man wrapped in a hood. Secondly, one of the main events were the three rioters looking for death, but ending up finding their own death.
So why did they want to mass murder all the Jews? We now know how much Jews had to go through this time in history. Because seperation occured, the Jew lost their their belongings: this did not compare to witnessing the murders of their loved