Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible in 1953 during Senator Joseph McCarthy 's congressional investigations to root out suspected Communists in the State Department, the entertainment industry, and the US Army. Miller himself had been blacklisted after being accused of supporting communism. The Crucible mirrored by Miller of how McCarthy accused people for communism, just like the people in Salem, both McCarthy and The Crucible accused for revenge towards their enemy 's. One theme of The Crucible is that fear motivates people to do unspeakable actions. The girls in in Salem had fear towards the punishment that would happen if they were caught lying about conjuring spirits. Some of the girls faked to be in a spell out of fear of their
The crucible is defined as a severe trial of test, which not only happened in Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, but also in Miller's life. Arthur Miller wanted The Crucible to symbolize McCarthyism. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s McCarthyism was prominent in America and is known as the paranoid hunt for infiltrators who were communist sympathizers. Writers and entertainers were mainly targeted because they have a lot of influence in society and were used an example. Targeting writers and entertainers showed the people that the government wouldn't sympathize with anyone who supported communism and shook fear into the town.
Trujillo specially wanted Minerva to be there. Her parents and sisters were concerned, Trujillo tried to make a move on Minerva and she slapped him. Minerva’s family decided to leave early even though they weren’t allowed. The next day Trujillo’s crew shown up at the Mirabal families house and took the father to prison and Minerva for questioning. She was questioned about Leo’s letters and the father was in prison for 3 weeks due to leaving the party early.
McMurphy is admitted into a mental institution in Salem, Oregon, claiming that he’s indeed a “psychopath”, which is all just an act to escape labor duties at the Pendleton Work Farm. After his arrival, he has certainly shifted the ward by encouraging the patients to rebel against the Nurse Ratched’s orders. He seeks to crack Nurse Ratched by testing her authority, but what he doesn’t realize is that she’s capable of using her power against him — by sending him to the Shock Shop. In order to keep her power intact, she manipulates her patients by “pecking” at their manhood during her Therapeutic Meetings or a “Pecking Party”, making them feel emasculated. In “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, we go over how Nurse Ratched abuses her
Throughout the novel, Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson the protagonist, Isabel, must face the brutal inequalities and inhumane treatment of a slave during the Revolutionary war in 1777 in New York. Everyday Isabel must face the wrath of her monstrous master, Madame Anne Lockton. On one occasion she changes Isabel’s name to Sal because it was “more suitable” (55). The woman completely stripped Isabel of her own identity, and this small action shows how much power a master had over their slave, who could not speak back without fear of punishment. Another form of punishment was locking Isabel in a potato bin, “That was more than half filled with potatoes and smelled of damp earth and worms.
Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies is a work of historical fiction set in the Dominican Republic under the rule of Rafael Trujillo. The tragic story depicts the life of four sisters rebelling against a deadly dictator and trying to make a justified society. Dedé, Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa Mirabal unit together to fight against an oppressive and destructive government. These four individuals are composed of different and unique characteristics form together to create a threatening power towards an unjust group of leaders.
There are other people who want to either help you or destroy you. Luis Valdez portrays the idea of the PRESS being against the Mexican-American community and portraying them as the “bad guys.” Context: The PRESS plays a big part in Zoot Suit. They are the antagonist in this play. They are the reason why the outcome of trial was the outcome.
In the Time of the Butterflies- Critical Analysis The novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez was published in 1994 and was written as a tribute to the Mirabal sisters, better knowns as “Las Mariposas” (the butterflies). These sisters were women who stood up against the transgressions in their country—a country that was under a governance of a cruel dictator known as Raphael Leonidas Trujillo. It just so happened to be that this circumstance is the reason as to why the Alvarez family had to move back to New York City. Her father joined the underground assembly in an endeavor of plotting to overthrow Trujillo.
So the whole setting of the play becomes a prison that its prisoners act against each other instead of befriending one another and working together to take down the powerful. Another important contribution of Foucault to the idea of power is its attempt to justify its vices. This idea is represented here through the story of Adelaida. MARTIRIO:…….Her
In the novel In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez uses the motif of a butterfly to compare the four sisters and depict their experiences. A butterfly undergoes complete metamorphosis, and the larvae grows to become completely different than the adult butterfly. They begin as eggs, then become the larva, or caterpillar. They continuously grow throughout this stage caterpillar stage. After full growth, a caterpillar develops into a pupa, or chrysalis; which is kept protected inside a silk cocoon.
It happened, shamefully, under the blanket of silence. Muffled screams of pain and sorrow were unheard to the rest of the world. The blanket smothered it all: hangings, rapings, massacres, burnings, a war. They called the Guatemalan genocide “the Silent Holocaust” (“Guatemala 1982”). But it was not silent to indigenous Guatemalans of all cultures, to Mayans, or to those in the Guerilla Army of the Poor.
Texts critique the moral concerns of their time. Caswell’s novel ‘A Cage of Butterflies’ (Published in 1992) illustrates this through the thematic concern of science as a double-edged sword. Caswell emphasises the moral break-down of humankind through the characterisation of mad scientists, who through their greed and desire for scientific advancement fail to remember basic human values and respect for others. Through this, Caswell highlights the danger of humans usurping the role of God, and the importance of morality for the future of humankind.
The Butterfly Effect Sometimes, in life, a small, seemingly insignificant event can have an effect that lasts a lifetime. A small change amongst a large, intricate system can have large effects in unforeseen areas. In The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, this idea, called the butterfly effect, is demonstrated through a character who only appears once in the beginning of the book, but whose influence is felt long after he is present. By talking to Welton Blackwell in the art museum after a terrorist bomb went off, the protagonist, Theodore “Theo” Decker gets Blackwell’s ring and steals Carel Fabritius’ famous painting, The Goldfinch per his request; these two items lead to Theo to meet someone who plays a key role in his life, gives him a reminder
In the story The Death of the Moth, Virginia Woolf illustrates the universal struggle between life and death. Woolf portrays in passing the valiance of the struggle, of the fight of life against death, but she acknowledges as well the difficulty of this struggle. Woolf’s purpose in writing this essay is to depict the patheticness of life in the face of death, and to garner respect for the awesome power that death has over life. Throughout the essay Woolf adopts a calm, observant, and sophisticated tone in order to present her message and experiences to her readers through imagery, symbolism, and her use of personification.