Here the use of “night” is the first in the play and it sets the stage for the chaos that nighttime and the word “night” will come to represent. The character alone that says the word symbolizes the chaos connotated with the word because the Witches are women of chaos and evil themselves. The example of the shipman being tormented at night foreshadows Macbeth’s future lack of the ability to sleep due to the guilt and evil that haunt him. Like the shipman, Macbeth will live a life cursed by the night. Also like the shipman, Macbeth has no connection before the Witches make his life chaotic by influencing his decision to murder Duncan at night.
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).
The fairy tale story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has many different authors and variations that are told to young children growing up. Such as, the Grimm Brothers, they are infamous for their depiction of fairy tales. The fairy tales were dark and not very welcoming to young children. “The cook had to salt this, and the wicked Queen ate it, and thought she had eaten the heart of Snow White” (Grimm, p. 1). The Grimm Brothers wrote many dark ideas and events in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Look at her God-given innocence; her soul is so tender; we must protect her, Tituba; the Devil is out and preying on her like a beast upon the mesh of the pure lamb. God will bless you for your help¨. Before this moment, Hale is talking to some ¨children¨ and is very rash about everything that is spoken by them and believed word for word. Hale being naive and very passive, he did not know how to control the situation at hand. Being naive and gullible trapped Hale from being able to rationalize and how later in the play, the hysteria of witches within the town would later convict innocent people to their death.
And Goody Osburn…”(Miller 46-47) This moment shows the Putnams large role in the blaming of witchcraft because after they ask about a name people respond with those exact names although the blaming wasn’t real. Another person who contributed to the witchcraft hysteria is Reverend Parris. Samuel Parris was quick to blame and quick to make bad remarks about people he didn’t like. Most of all Parris wants to keep up his reputation so if word got out that he niece was acting like a barbarian in the woods he would be shamed upon. In the play Parris says, “If you trafficked with spirits in the forest I must know it now, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it.” This quote
Abigail believed that Proctor actually loved her and she waited every night for him. She was brainwashed to think he would leave his wife for her. The witchcraft accusation came from the beginning of the story when Abigail and the girls were dancing naked in the woods and chanting. She made false accusations that people in the village were worshipping the devil to cover what she had done. Many lives were taken but Abigail had no empathy for anyone who was hanged.
Is it always wrong to die for the truth, or leave because of a white lie? The Salem witch trials of 1692 are the needle in the haystack of this question. The trials began because some teenage girls danced in the forest, and fell "ill" after they were caught. No natural causes were found, so the doctor suspected witchcraft...which lead to Tituba, the girl's slave, being accused of bewitching them, and, to save her hide, she began to blame others. A storm of accusations, hangings, and lies caught the town of Salem, the question popping up years later;Is everything as true as it appears to be?
There is a lot not to like of abigail who was seen in the forest “dancing with the devil” with other girls and the servant of the parris family Tituba who apparently forced abigal to perform the black magic with her. Fear is a great human emotion that can lead to wrong decisions when you can't escape your problems. The community is frightened by the
In Rapunzel, she escapes with the prince by having the prince bring a piece of silk daily to so that Rapunzel could build a ladder. One day Rapunzel mentioned the prince to the witch and she was so angry that she cut off Rapunzel 's long hair and took her deep into the wilderness. Why would she just state her escape right in front of the witch who is holding her prisoner, she doesn 't seem like the smartest princess if she just mentioned the prince right to the witch 's face. She could have done it on accident but they never say that in the book, it would make a lot more sense if they did. Later that night when the prince called for her the witch let down Rapunzel 's hair, when he climbed up he was met by the witch.
She is characterized as a witch who is the sister of Governor Bellingham. This is illustrated when Hester refuses to go to the witch party with her and she replies, “We shall have thee there anon” said the witch-lady” (107). Witches were often executed or tried as the Puritans believed they were of ill-omen, yet she was not executed until her brother Governor Bellingham lost power in 1956. The supposedly sinless governor is hypocritical as he lives with his devil-worshipper sister in direct contrast to how he attacks Hester’s character. The use of this contradiction provides a strong metaphorical representation of the Puritan society and how they only show their good side to the society represented by Governor Bellingham, while masking their sins, represented by Mistress Hibbins.
Parris blames others to divert attention away from himself. He worries that if the townspeople learn that his daughter and niece have fiddled with witchcraft, his position as pastor could be expelled. Yet at the same time, in the beginning of the play, because Parris placed the title witch on the heads of even the most pious members of his community, he converts into an overly insecure character. All in all, Parris horrors the loss of his job, others finding fault in him, and
“ Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”- Lord Acton. The Crucible is a four act play written in 1953 by Arthur Miller. The Crucible is based on historical and true events that happened in the seventeenth century and tells the story of a Puritan society engulfed in Hysteria during what became known as the Salem Witch Trials. The trials started when a group of girls and the reverend’s daughter are caught dancing in the woods naked late at night. Even though it was against Puritan society to dance, Reverend Parris ignored it until, his daughter Betty Parris and, Ruth Putnam suddenly fell ill and suspects that they have been practicing witchcraft.
The main character of The Crucible, John Proctor is someone who possesses all the necessity traits that classify a tragic hero. Not only is his downfall in the book initiated by his human flaw, but he also captures the sympathy from the readers. Even though John Proctor’s intentions are good and truthful through out the book, in the beginning we discover that he has a significant secret. He is guilty of committing the sin of adultery with his young servant, Abigail Williams. His sick wife Elizabeth learned of his infidelity and forgave him, but Abigail was in love with John and tries to kill Elizabeth by engaging in witchcraft with a few other girls in Salem.
3. Tituba- Rev. Parris Slave Abigail- Parris Niece and also John secret side chick Betty- The Daughter of Parris 4. Mrs. Putnam’s Believes there are witches because she knows that Tituba does rituals so she believes that Tituba is a witch 5. Thomas is bitter because he wasn’t able to be the mister because of the fact that the townspeople rejected him 6.
Abigail’s pay back to him affects everyone. Abigail’s scorned hart leads her down a vindictive path. Parris is concerned about all the talk about witchcraft, because his daughter Betty has fallen ill. “Uncle, we did dance; let you tell them I confessed it- and I’ll be whipped if I must be. But they’re speakin of witchcraft. Betty’s not witched” (Miller 9) Betty was with Abigale out in the woods and no witchcraft