In the novel “The crucible” representation of a disturbing and powerful play based on a true event has been shown clearly by the author Arthur Miller. The main objective that the author tries to show from that drama is how feeble the human beings can be and how gluttony of personal gain can become dangerous in the current society. During the early times of 1600’s, people believed that if you did not go to church each week to adore God, then it was obvious that you were worshipping the devil. But according to the play, accusations of witchcraft or devil worshipping began with a group of girls who were held dancing in the forests. This was an illegal act according to the rules of theocracy in the town of Salem.
A large factor that significantly affects the plot of the play is the scene of the girls dancing in the woods. What happened is no where near what the rumors and lies that were being spread explained. The truth was that the girls, Betty, Abigail, Mercy, Susanna, Ruth, and Mary were dancing in the woods with Tituba, who was conjuring spirits, when Reverend Parris walked up and found them Betty became frightened and fell ill. The first lie that was started was by Reverend Parris. He lied stating that Tituba was conjuring spirts in the woods over the fire while the girls were running around naked.
Even though her outward appearance is comparably peculiar with respect to the appearance of typical humans, one cannot basically imply that she is a monster. As ironic as it may sound, the protagonist’s family, along with the priest and the townspeople, are the genuine monsters in this literary piece. In this short story, it was clearly seen that the protagonist was physically and psychologically isolated from her community. This abhorrence initiated within the protagonist’s own household. Her family implied that something was wrong with her—that she used to be a lovely baby and that she was cursed (263).
This book will provide arguments that fairy tales are positive impacts on children’s development. This book has very useful chapters that break down some favorite fairy tales and explain how these fairy tales are relevant. Crain, William C., et al. "The impact of hearing a fairy tale on children's immediate behavior." The Journal of genetic psychology 143.1 (1983):
Get to know the person as who they really are before you start to judge. In To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, many characters have some very misleading appearances. One side of the book is about Boo Radley living near Atticus. They assume he is a very bad, scary person because he never comes out of the house. From what they see, the house is falling apart and is very dark inside all the time.
John deals with Abigail and a dozen or so other tormented girls, as does the whole town. They cry witchery at everyone who has wronged them or defies them in any way, causing hangings of supposed “witches” that were innocent to anyone with common sense. These girls are widely believed by all, henceforth why Proctor proposes that the children are terrorizing the town; “Why do you never wonder if Parris be innocent, or Abigail? Is the accuser always holy now?...Vengeance is walking Salem...The little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” (Miller 1179). Proctor explains how these girls are frauds and have caused this whole mess and how now his wife, of the best people in Salem, is now being accused of witchcraft from a puppet (poppet) placed in their home by one of the girls.
Do Fairy Tales Affect the Behaviour of Children? Introduction One of the main reasons to why we have always been engaged to fairy tales is because of their assurance. They provide contrary worlds to our actual and existing world, making sure that justice is always prevailed (Scargill 2012). Righteousness is always awarded and immortality is constantly punished in these tales (Zipes 2012). ’Once upon a time’ is a popular phrase that children from all over the globe are familiar with (Benediktsdóttir 2014).
During the journey which all started when Lyra disobeyed instructions and hide in a closet ear dropping where she heard about Dust and the gate to the new world Lyra decides to go after lord Asriel to find more about dust . the church is introduced in the story as the authority of the Majesterial which is full of corruption and wants children to stay children for ever to keep control over them and to get that they try to separate them from their souls turning them to a lifeless creatures. Capturing her by the deceiving hypocrite Miss Coulter who is yet to be discovered as Lyra's mother a beautiful lady from outside with an ugly soul . Lyra manages to escape by lying her way out of any trouble she faces. Lyra discovered that in order to reach her goal of Dust she had to turn to an adult by her accepting that her body is a beautiful thing and she have to enjoy it Where only when she had her first sexual experience that dust gathered around her .
The next morning, her father once again takes her into the forest. This time she forgets to bring the bran and is stuck by herself. For someone who just the day before suspected her father’s plan, she does not have the foresight to bring a means for survival again. Instead, she cries until she sees the home of seven robbers. She sneaks inside and tidies up the place.
Abigail and her group of friends around found in the forest doing witchcraft to get their love interest to fall for the however they are caught by her uncle Parris and instead of confessing and telling the truth she lies to her uncle Parris by claiming she was just dancing. Due to her act Abigail’s sister Betty is unconscious and the whole town is convinced it’s witchcraft, causing mayhem throughout the community also known as mass hysteria. In the book The Tipping point it states “... convinced that he is being contaminated by some unseen evil- in the past it was demons and spirits; nowadays it tends to be toxings and gases.” This is how mass hysteria is starts, a collective illusion which if clearly shown in the play. In the play Abigail proclaims, “She lies! She sends her spirit into me, and makes me laugh at prayer!