Lying for love, “so-called” murder, and the need for land cause horrific events to happen in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts all because revenge. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, is during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. A group of girls pretend to be possessed by witches to cover up what they have done. People get accused of witchcraft and have to testify if they are a witch or not. Revenge in The Crucible is portrayed very negatively throughout the entire story.
Mass hysteria officially breaks out when Abigail Williams began accusing innocent people of summoning the devil and anyone who acted strangely or out of the ordinary were accused of witchcraft. Because of Abigail's accusations whoever denied that they
Putnam’s greed of how much he wants the land, leads to the false accusation of George Jacobs as a witch by Ruth. In Act One, an example of greed would be how Abby is willing to go through with such bad things to try and be with Proctor. She does this even after many times being told not to. She gets to a point where she even tries to kill Elizabeth to be with Proctor. “You did, you did!
This disgusting behavior seen today is also seen in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The Crucible is the story of a young Puritan woman in 1692 Massachusetts who made false witchcraft accusations in an attempt to save her life and to end a rival’s life. While her actions are horrific and the cause of numerous deaths, the actions of the adults around her that enabled her lies to cost lives are despicable. Through his dishonest characters, specifically Reverend Parris, Judge Danforth, and John Proctor, Miller exposes the evils of lying to save one’s name and the destruction that inevitably ensues.
Hugh Reamer p.5 Mr.Birk English 11 7 October 2016 Witch, Please. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a suspenseful story about witchcraft. Several of the characters are conniving and malicious because they’re accusing others of compacting with satan, Abigail Williams is a prime example of malevolence. I chose to write about Abigail because she is continuously dishonest and does not come clean even when given multiple opportunities.
Nevertheless, her blind devotion to god convicts many innocent people as witches. In the court, she strongly claims that her babies were murdered because of witchcraft, “They were murdered, Mr. Parris! And mark this proof! Mark it! Last night my Ruth were ever so close to their little spirits; I know, sir.
Indirect characterization is what supports this. It all began with Abigail and a couple of other girls dancing through the woods. One of them naked running through the woods and then Abby drinking a potion to kill off Elizabeth Proctor. She wanted to kill Elizabeth because she’s in love with her husband, John Proctor. To continue, Abigail somewhat lies about what happened, “we did dance, uncle,...
It shows whoever reads it why lying is a sin. A society or puritans, focused on perfection of religion, is shocked by an occurrence of witches. Witches are the Devil’s evildoers, and should be persecuted at once. Abigal, the drama queen of the play, attempts to kill the wife of the man she loves with witchcraft. They are found, but whenever Abigal and the others attending are being accused, they lie, blaming others of being witches.
Lady Macbeth, a deeply ambitious woman constantly insisted him of killing King Duncan and seized the Crown. Macbeth was being influenced by three witches and his lady Macbeth of doing such crimes. He was confused between right and wrong. He even had hallucination of the Dragger. Lady Macbeth was behind him for all those crimes.
But she was too strong for the evil witches. So Muriel told the townsfolk of Augsburg that there’s a witch in a nearby house. So their father hid them in the deep dark forest. Adrianna, their mother, was then burnt and their father hanged.
Abigail is to blame for most of the events that have took place in this play. She is the one who caused the witchcraft to be brought back up because she was dancing in the woods doing witchcraft with other girls. Abigail is a victim of her society in “The Crucible”. She is the one who made a lot of the bad things to happen.
As the Salem minister in the Puritan era, Parris’s personifications mirror one who possesses a brimstone and fiery demeanor and one who does not take into account anybody’s suggestions without his affirmation. Thus Parris’ self-portrait evinces a man who possesses a deal of enemies. As a result, after Parris finds his daughter, Betty- seriously ill, having danced in the forest the night before, crowds of people begin spewing accusations that Betty cavorted with the Devil.
The Crucible was introduce in 1958 by an American playwright Arthur Miller. This kind of play is a theatrical play of a town of Salem, place on the Province of Massachusetts. A group of girls become ill and falling victims of witch craft. This kind of terrifying event is often recognized as being controlled by the devil. This kind of sickness drove the town fear of witching and it not only the girls are being accuse of witch craft, the other residents of Salem is consorting with the devil and casting spell.
In most societies scapegoating is a popular form of action. Many people do what they want to do without thinking of the consequences. So instead of them facing up to the consequences they have created, they place the blame of their actions on other people. In an interview with Bill Moyer, Margaret Atwood states,“I think it’s the kind of event that replays itself throughout history when cultures come under stress. When societies come under stress these kinds of things happen.
Rod Serling, by creating the episode “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street”, Serling is trying to show an aspect of history like McCarthyism. During the episode, a lot is going on and it causes the residents to lose their sanity. The problem starts off small, and soon the whole situation is flipped from being about a power outage to blaming each other about who caused it. Lastly, the end of the show is total chaos. Much like McCarthyism which is making accusations to transform the established social order and treason without regards to evidence, the show represents that in a way that’s subtle.