The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a novel that describes events that happened in Salem, Massachusetts 1962, these events were called the Salem witch trials. Two important people in the story were John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth Proctor, they were farmers that lived on the outskirts of the town, and they lived with their three sons and their servant Mary Warren. John and Elizabeth are important to the story because they are both accused of witchcraft but they are the only ones who know that the girls that are accusing people are just doing it for attention. John is a caring stubborn man who loves his wife even though she does not fully see it while Elizabeth loves her husband but doesn’t trust his word as much as she used to because of things that happened in the past.
Culture: the beliefs, customs, art, etc. of a particular society. Being a part of a culture is amazing, diverse, and interesting until the conflict from being a part of more than one culture becomes involved. This type of conflict can even change the way you see your culture.
(Hook) World War II was a dark period in the history of the world, where about six million Jews were killed in Nazi concentration camps. (Bridge) A few of those individuals were Anne Frank and her family. (FS1) Anne Frank and her family were Jews, living in a time period where it was illegal to be of that ethnicity and religion. (FS2) On July 6, 1942 the Frank family was forced to go into hiding to avoid being sent to a concentration camp. (FS3) At the Annex where they were hiding, Anne and her family were facing new struggles everyday, such as arguments and dislike. (Thesis) In The Diary of Anne Frank, author Anne Frank reveals to the reader that (I) all people are fallible, (II) maturity is more than a physical change, and (III) all humans
“Wife and servant are the same/ But only differ in the name” (1-2). She exhibits affinity between a wife and a servant by using a metaphor. The title of being a wife is the only thing that makes them different. In line one when the speaker compares the wife to a servant, you think of a slave that is a property of a powerful man, and does all
Companionship is the closeness or familiarity, a true fellowship among people who for some reason have a connection. “I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine.” The quote is from Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Robert Walton longs for a friend. The creature wanted a female companion. Henry and Victor needed each other to get through school and life. Everyone needs at least one friend, who will bring his or her balance and love, into their life.
There seems to be a continuing debate of the innocence of the accused woman named Elizabeth Proctor. One must testify that she is innocent! Elizabeth has proven to be an exceptional Christian woman, she is extremely faithful and forgiving, also she bears remarkable love for her family. These observations justify the validity of the fact that she is an innocent woman.
Anne Bradstreet through several of her poems does not show true Puritan beliefs. In “Verses Upon the Burning of our House”, Bradstreet is caught in the internal conflict between her faith and accepting the loss of her earthly possessions. She used personification to state that her heart “cried” to God not to leave her helpless but it delivers the idea that she only prays to him when she is in need (8). All the luxuries that Puritans have are given by God’s grace and belong to him. Anne is a materialistic person because she says, “When by the ruins oft I past, my sorrowing eyes aside did cast, and here and there the places spy, where oft I sate and long did lie” (21), thus she is still sorrowing about losing her things even though she knows
A common question one ponders while reading the Poisonwood Bible is, why is Nathan not given a perspective in the narrative. More appropriately, the question should be whether Nathan needs a perspective, and the answer is not only no, but by reading the book in the Orleanna’s perspective, we gain more insight into Nathan than we would have if we were reading in his narrative.
Knowing she is breaking his trust, she still intends to keep intact John’s expectations of her as the obedient wife. “There comes John, and I must put this away, -- he hates to have me write a word” (Gilman 4). Later she implies that her husband hates to have her write a word. Perhaps John was not comfortable with his wife working because women are not meant to work. This then develops an outward profile of marriage that serves John’s logical perceptions of her as a wife and what she should be. He also includes ways in which she differs from the archetypal woman he thought he had
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are many different important conflicts throughout the story. These conflicts are brought upon by the recurring motifs, such as redemption and loyalty. The different dissensions support the ideas of characterization by how they react to the sudden adversity in their lives. Amir attempts to redeem himself through Hassan’s son, Sohrab, by saving him and giving him a better life. Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character.
“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don 't function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.” - Brene Brown. In the West Side Story by Arthur Laurents, the play expatiates about how each gang has its own people furthermore, how both gangs have their own difficulties, nevertheless they fight their tribulations together that’s why these gang members stick together and never leave each other 's backs. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy the protagonist envisions all his greasers as who they are as well as why they
In the movie, The Book of Eli, the world changes to a cold, bare place, a place that nobody wants to end up in. Most of the people turn into scavengers and have lost eyesight or the ability to read without any books because of the war. The little towns that are still thriving are being taken over by people who want power. The people of the town are being treated badly and food, water, and cleanliness is very scarce. Eli has been a walker for thirty years who is also blind. He says he sees by using faith and all his faith in God helped him get to where he needed to be. He saw the good in everybody even if they used their power for bad. He had gone through many obstacles on his journey to find somebody right for the Bible. The Book of Eli demonstrates how strong faith is to certain people and explains that it takes away all the hardships as long as a person can believe or for some it can drive them to be powerful.
Kate Chopin was an American author that wrote many stories that are based in Louisiana. She bases most of her work on women’s movement of the nineteenth century. One of Chopin’s prevalent stories called “The Storm”, focuses on the expectation of women’s marriage in the 1800’s. This story demonstrates multiple significant elements that give the reader a sense of what is going on throughout the story. One element being demonstrated in the story is the theme. The theme is important for setting an ambience within the story. An analysis on Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” demonstrates the theme of freedom, happiness, and adultery.
The Converso community changed drastically during Yonah Toledano’s lifetime. Starting at the moment when the expulsion from Spain was first announced, “Almost one-third of the Jews became conversos because they feared the terrible dangers of travel, or out of love for a Christian, or they had achieved position and comfort they couldn’t bring themselves to renounce, or they had had enough of being despised” (37). Jews who refused to convert were threatened to be killed. Sometimes when a member of a Jewish family converted, their family would say the Kaddish for them as if they had died. The conversos were not usually treated as Old Christians were. Bernardo Espina for example, was described by Prior Sebastian Alvarez as a “Christian yet also
It’s no secret that everyone is created as imperfect human beings because ultimately, that is the cause of our messy lives. Since we are flawed human beings, were more susceptible to stray away from God and his plan for each and every one of us. As a result, we desperately need God’s love and mercy to steer us back on the path he has already paved for us. We all let emotions take the best of us weather that’s anger, frustration, or even regrets, but the key is to trust in God and let him take take full control of your life because you will uncover the greatest gift of his divine eternal grace.