The trials, society’s beliefs, and the killing of innocent people all cause The Crucible to get its name. The people’s different beliefs were the main cause for these severe trials to happen. Sadly, there are still other “crucibles” going on in our world today that have caused beliefs to become severe events. With all the events in the play, Arthur Miller was able to show the real meaning of a
Overall, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a novel that does a good job of showing how innocence can be destroyed by the display of evil. Innocence was destroyed many times at the trial. All the kids felt the bad vibes in the courthouse, but it was Jem who took the hardest blow. Jem believed that the court would indict Tom because Atticus provided hard evidence that he was innocent. He thought
This gives the audience a chance to see into the killers minds and their process of finally arriving to kill the Clutters and how they mentally processed their terrible actions.This point of view of the reader attains could cause them to feel sympathy for the criminals by, revealing personal details about their past that are depressing. Constantly using the concept of death in the book with various point of views and implying that a murder scene is going to be portrayed with the changing of time periods, truly makes the readers more excited and more interested in awful events: “...various boys and girls of the year, were out there, suited up, gaily cutting a sequence of dwarves and feebles down to short ribs” (Wolfe 5). The repetition and popularity of violence in society’s media, specifically In Cold Blood, is advocating the idea of porno-
In real-life, Scout and Jem are revealed to court cases, racism, murder, and etc. and they use different lessons from the past to get over these events. Hardships are often throughout To Kill A Mockingbird and bring aha moments to Scout and Jem. Evidence from the book shows how a real-life situation is more valuable in lessons to Scout and Jem “After all if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I” (Lee 271). This quote shows though Scout and Aunt Alexandra heard about Tom being shot to death, Scout realizes how to turn this situation to help herself mature and looking on the bright side taking after Aunt Alexandra.
They used fear in order to convince people to confess to witchcraft. People were being hanged in front of the town, and as those accused did not want to meet the same fate, they confessed because they were in fear. This was very effective in the Crucible as it was able to create tension among the town of Salem. It caused people to fear, and turn against each other and create mass tension. Fear was a very important type of propaganda in the Crucible, but there is one more very important
In comparison, both Olive Penderghast and Minister Hooper gain their notoriety through rumors and assumptions. Assumptions that are spread around by their peers gaining more speed as they go, to the point that their images seen by others is changed. Kieffer writes that often, “The target of rumors and gossip often represents a threat to the group power structure by having (often unintentionally) violated unconsciously held group norms, or by merely embodying a set of traits or values that threatens the prestige or power of an in-group” (Kieffer). In Easy A Marianne sees Olive as a threat to what she believes in and starts to spread the rumors about her, even telling her “[to Olive] You 've made your bed... I just hope for your sake, you 've cleaned the sheets” (0:10:20 – 0:10:24).
One of them is allusions. Allusions are an essential part of the play. It is actually based on the true story of the witch-hunt of Salem, but also refers to the McCarthyism that was an issue around the time when Miller wrote The Crucible. In both cases mistrust did a lot of damage and hurt many people because they had suspicions that often could not be confirmed. “This predilection for minding other people’s business was time-honored among the people in Salem, and it undoubtedly created many of the suspicions which were to feed the upcoming madness.” (Miller, p. 1217), Miller describes the situation in Salem.
This story tells about the lives of people living through this time and were actually accused or at least involved in the Salem witchcraft trials. John Proctor, one of the main characters, faces many challenges throughout the story and makes many honorable decisions. John admits to his awful sin, which is a bold move for someone to take. During the court sessions,
Bad Reputation In any community, no matter the size , everybody has a reputation. Reputation reveals what a community thinks of them and how the person acts within the community. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Lee’s goal is to expose how reputation is created in a community and the negative effects it has on individuals. Lee uses dramatic interactions and experiences with characters who are considered outcasts in the book to exemplify how reputation negatively affect individuals. First, Lee introduces Burris Ewell in Scout’s first grade class.
How do Labels Affect People? There are so many things in our world that can affect people. One thing that has been around for a while continues to be used are labels. Label can be defined as “to put in a certain class; classify.” In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird a fictional drama by Harper Lee, labels are frequently used to further the plot and develop a story. Labels can be used positively or negatively.
In the play Abigail Williams, and Thomas Putnam’s take advantage of the pervasive fear in the village, allowing them to fulfill their selfish and exploitative motives which are what truly fuel the Salem Witch Trials. To begin with, Abigail Williams starts the accusations of witchcraft in order to fulfill her ulterior motives. We first see hints of her motives when Abigail tells John Proctor, a married man under whom she had worked that, “I am waiting’ for you every night”(1099). While Abigail worked under John and Elizabeth Proctor, she had developed feelings for John. Elizabeth removes her which angers Abigail deeply.
The Crucible Throughout Miller’s play, The Crucible, the characters are faced with many different trials when the suspicion of witchcraft enters their town. These trials have forced the characters to change their opinions and develop their own sense of personal integrity. The impact of pressure on people has forced some of the characters to further from their own morals. Reverend Hale, John Proctor, and Elizabeth Proctor already had strong opinions on witchcraft before it became such a major issue in their society. When Reverend Hale was first asked to come investigate Salem he was determined to discover witchcraft.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses allusions to help the reader to understand the setting, and irony to show character and develop theme. Prejudice, in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, is described as the “simple hell people give other people without even thinking”, and the novel powerfully portrays examples of racial and social prejudice. Body Paragraph #1: Harper Lee uses allusions to help the reader better understand the setting to better understand the book and it’s many themes. A part of a quote from chapter one states, “disturbance between the North and South”. This refers to the Civil War in 1861-1865, which gives the reader an estimated time period of which the book took place in, also relating to the segregation.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout are siblings and their father, Atticus is a lawyer. They live in Maycomb which is a fairly small and close-knit community, everyone knows everyone. The Radley house is a major part of the book. The Radley house is very odd and to everyone else is scary and off limits. Throughout the story Jem and Scout, with their friend Dill, try to get Boo out of the house.
Throughout the book different problems and circumstances arise in order to subject the reader to think about how they would try to deal with the issues shown, and in this many symbols are revealed. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses “The Radley Place” to represent the mystery and fear of what people don’t understand,