One could easily say Abigail was the one to blame for the hysteria in Salem during the witchcraft trials, but there is someone who was as much to blame as her. Tituba is to blame for the Salem witchcraft. “To Tituba! What may Tituba-? Tituba knows how to speak to the dead, Mr. Parris” (page 1095).
Animalistic physique is tied to his anti-spiritual moral depravity; although “good-looking” (210), Dostoevsky describes him in bestial terms. He is an extreme example of humanity’s “innate capacity for barbarism”, as Berry notes. A “complete breakdown of a inner spiritual code” is linked to a “descent into primitive savagery” (Berry). Such bestiality directly recalls the bathhouse scene: convicts “swarm” in a “monstrous” way
Also they were viewed as despair. Therefore making my thesis statement more true. The second reason, is in the document Canterbury had a spirit of anger. On my first reason I said the commons were looked at with bad judgment. Canterbury had a spirit of anger making him sound like the commons.
When the style and words of multiple passages are put together, they display an explanation of a topic. Shelley discusses that scientific progress/knowledge is dangerous and harmful as it places man above God and destroys his morals. She does this through denoting emotional appeals, imagery, and figures of speech in order to craft the claim in
By observing the actions of Hale and those around him, one is able to observe many thematic lessons. Hales search for truth lead him into scenarios that would change his character, none more powerfully than his signing away the life of accused witches. In The Crucible Reverend John Hale is depicted as a young minister from the town of Beverly, who is an expert in the field of witchcraft. The young minister sought to destroy such demonic arts through God’s name. Hale is appointed to diagnose those afflicted with witchcraft believing he might save souls by doing such.
In the book, ugly and beauty is shown through the characters and their actions. There are paradox similar to the War era occurring now. the paradox of wrong and right. The paradox of two religions and two nations. This paradox has become worse and is worsening every
The Crucible by Arthur Miller shows what the people in the town of Salem went through during the witch trials. Reverend Hale, a character in the story is an expert in the dark arts, and is in Salem to find out if there are witches. Upon arrival he faces many difficult scenarios for even an expert like himself. Reverend Hale’s feelings are tried throughout the entirety of his visit in Salem; his opinions change with every new stone overturned. When Hale is initially interviewing Betty Parris and Abigail he uncovers a certain turn of events to persuade him to believe witches are loose in Salem.
Witches are secret enemies within, who look the same as everyone else until they are exposed, and this need to uncover hidden malice is what distinguishes witch-hunting from other forms of communal persecution. Once identified, witches are either brought back into the body politic through a process of confession and expiation, or expelled completely. Either way, the magical cause of misfortune is removed and the social balance restored. (Armstrong 224) This explanation covers all the bases. How witch hunts come about (through enemies or threats), the process of a witch hunt (trials of a sort), the conclusion (the removal of the accused), and finally, the end goal of returning to normal.
Well according to Aylmer the birthmark is “deemed an almost fearful distinctness.” Aylmer goes into great detail in providing the location, size, shape, and color of the birthmark. Readers may wonder why does he worry about the mark so much, and Hawthorne provides Aylmer’s thought process. “It was the fatal flaw of humanity which Nature, in one shape or another,