The Crucible by Arthur Miller was written during the cold war. He explored many themes. One of these themes was Hatred. Hatred is defined as intense dislike. Hatred is a major theme in this story because it affected the story by showing strong feelings of one character to another.
The Crucible was about a group of girls who threw a fire in the woods and danced around it to conjure spirits but it was illegal so when they got caught they accused many, many people of witchery to save themselves from getting accused of anything. There lies eventually ended up killing many innocent people to benefit themselves. The main girl in the group was Abigail Williams. She was the servant for John and Elizabeth Proctor however she was intimate with John Proctor and so she was fired by Elizabeth. So abigail accused Elizabeth to be a witch so she would be hanged.
Franklin D. Roosevelt once stated “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” this is extremely apparent in the play The Crucible written by Arthur Miller that depicts the events that took place during the salem witch trials.These events in American history had countless similarities that led to the persecution of many innocent individuals. Arthur Miller effectively demonstrates this concept in his play The Crucible by drawing parallels between the witch trials of the 1690’s and the “The Great Fear” of the 1950’s.
Fear can occur when a person has a feeling of threat or danger and sometimes harm or anxiety for oneself or another. Fear can often influence a person to take extreme measures and act irrationally. For instance there are a number of parallels between the treatment of of the accused during the Salem Witch Trials and the treatment of Muslims after 9/11 ; In both cases, people were being belittled and downgrading, and society was in a state of grief and shock and it all resulted in discrimination of the accused.
Abigail had little power in the Salem community, being a young girl and single. She found herself falling in love with John Proctor. She wanted Elizabeth, who was Proctor’s wife, out of
Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief of someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or threat. In my own words fear is a feeling people get when someone is going to kill them. But not all fear is bad because some people feel fear differently
What makes a hero a hero? There are many traits one can have which would be described heroic. It can be their selflessness, bravery, intelligence, or even courage. In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible many of these traits are expressed through many different characters. One attribute that really stands out in the play is courage. The heroic trait of courage is seen throughout the play in many different characters.
Arthur Miller's The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts; a town that is soon to be plagued with dark times. When accusations are made that girls of the town are performing witchcraft, everyone is thrown into mass hysteria. With total chaos, some of the members see this as an opportunity to seize control of the situation. These individuals establish and maintain this power through spreading terror and fear over the majority. This is done by threatening other characters, using their unjust credibility and abusing authoritative positions.
A stain in one’s name is a serious dishonor. Rumors, as well as wrongful actions, affect how the world sees us and how we see the world. Thus human beings are victims of their own reputation. To avoid this, one tends to use pride as a shield. However, instead of protecting us, pride hurts us even more by impeding us from solving our issues. This concept is clearly portrayed in Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible. The play is plotted around the 1690’s during the Salem Witch Hunt in Massachusetts. This sets the stage for excessiveness of pride, thus people would do anything in order to keep their name clean of accusations associated with witchcraft. Through the characters of Parris, John Proctor, and Elizabeth, the author interprets different
Fear has become part of humanity as humans evolve over time. Since the beginning of time humans have always been feared of the unknown. This fear of the unknown has given humans a drive to progress to be better. In the past there have been societies that take wrongful advantage of this fear by creating mass hysteria by religious, political, and social activities such as the Puritans in Salem. The famous play The Crucible by Arthur Miller demonstrates this mass hysteria which has led people of Salem in wrongful accusations and death of twenty individual citizens of Salem for witchcraft. According to the play this outbreak of fear in Salem has caused delusions of fear which has turned into a mass hysteria, a mixture of anxiety. This mass hysteria has led them to use this in fear as a tool in personal gain; it is also used towards political gain, and revenge.
During his first Inaugural Address, Franklin D. Roosevelt once announced, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. Fear manipulates a persons rationality resulting in them behaving in ways they normally would not, especially in the story The Crucible written by Arthur Miller. The characters in The Crucible allow fear to manipulate their beliefs and actions. They all know what is right, but fear alters their mindset causing them to act differently. Therefore, people unintentionally allow fear to cause them to act irrationally.
In the novel, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the concept of fear is brought up throughout the book. Fear is very powerful and can ,make you have total control if you are the one causing the fear. The Salem Witch trials was a very fearful time in the late 1600’s, and people did things they would not normally do, but they did it because they were scared. In this book, a 17 year old girl named Abigail Williams (who you know is up to no good) is found dancing in the forest with her friends. She is accused of witchcraft, and naturally Abigail tries to take the blame off of herself. But she goes a bit too far. Abigail starts accusing everyone, but one person she is particularly interested in is Elizabeth Proctor. Since Abigail and John Proctor
Fear is something everyone has no matter how strong they may present themselves. Fear is an emotion that becomes a threat because of something in ones life that was approached unordinary. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, fear is such a powerful feeling that gives huge impacts on people. For example, Abigail and Judge Danforth. Fear causes them to lie in order to protect themselves.
Fear dominates various aspects of life. It can elicit physiological and emotional responses that greatly influence an individual’s reaction. For example, fear can cause an individual to experience an adrenaline rush that gives someone an extra burst of energy to lift a car or quickly flee from a situation. Fear can also cripple an individual by producing intense feelings of anxiety and nervousness. A common phobia, arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, can lead to symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, and breathlessness (Cherry). Clearly, fear has a large impact on an individual. However, fear can influence an entire community as well. In The Crucible and Guilty by Suspicion, fear motivates members of a community to target
She was jealous of John Proctor’s wife. Abigail was also a manipulator, she was about to be busted for witchcraft she blamed everything on Tituba and several other people. Abigail then manipulates Tituba into going out and putting a spell on John Proctor’s wife so then she can take her place. Not only did she do this to Tituba but she also lied and manipulated everyone so much that she sent nineteen innocent people to their deaths. While at court about Abigail and John’s affair, her and her friends that have been manipulated starts accusing Mary that John had forced Abigail to lie which then Danforth puts Proctor under arrest. John Proctor’s pride originally kept him from telling everyone about the affair but his love for his wife was more important. When John was arrested and accused with witchcraft, after his wife lied to the court. He sat in his jail cell deciding between his pride and his survival, thinking he could confess being a witch but then his reputation would be