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    Betty Parris aged 9 was the first to be afflicted by witchcraft in Salem in 1692. Betty Parris became very ill during the cold winter of 1692, she dove under furniture, complained of fever and she contorted in pain however, the cause of her behavior was medically unclear so doctor William Griggs claimed she was bewitched. Several other girls developed similar symptoms including her eleven-year-old cousin Abigail Williams, Ann Putnam, Mercy Lewis and Mary Walcott. The girls were urged by Rev. Parris

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    Imagine being placed in a situation where if one does not confess to their actions or beliefs, even if they are not true, there will be negative consequences. One would either confess truthfully or not, based the consequence and if they are willing to go through it for the greater good. This theme has been demonstrated through many ways such as in books, mainstream current media, and in the history of the United States. Negative consequences can influence whether or not one chooses to rightly, or

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    The Crucible Tragedy

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    Tragedy Mr.Miller wrote the tragedy of the crucible. The setting of the crucible is in Massachusetts bay during 1692/93. The tragedy is a dramatized and partially fictionalized play. The tragedy of the crucible begins with a rumor that started with nine girls. The play focuses on the inconsistencies of the salem witch trials and the behavior that can result from dark desires and agendas. Miller bases the historical accounts of the salem witch trials. He focuses on several girls and a slave dancing

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    Hansel Retold Summary

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    Hansel and Gretel “retold” written by Priya Sharma #20 “Hansel, where are you?” father asked. “Oh Gretel!” mother cried. Mother and Father didn’t know where their children were. They were getting very worried! Mother and Father started looking for Hansel and Gretel in their secret treehouse. “ There you are !!” Mother was going on and on about how worried she was getting! “ What are you doing in here?” father asked. “We were just tidying it up, it was a surprise for you guys, but good thing you

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    no social power until marriage, and even then were considered voiceless in the social hierarchy. Girls held the least power in the social order, representing a financial burden to their families that needed to be repaid in the role of servant. Betty Parris, however defies this social order. As merely a ten year old girl, she single-handedly turns the power of her voiceless status to her own personal advantage. Knowing that she had no moral defence for being caught dancing in the woods, and being

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    During times of crisis and danger, what are some common human beliefs and behaviors? In the 1950s, people in America were living in fear of McCarthyism. As communism began to spread in Europe and China, the US government began to blacklist random people that are suspected to be communists. McCarthyism, also known as the “Red Scare”, is a political campaign proposed by Senator Joseph P. McCarthy that aimed to expose communists in the US government. During the period of McCarthyism, thousands of innocent

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    The two passages are very distinct content-wise and also use different styles of rhetoric. Sonya Fatah describes the transformation of a confused man, who is adventuring new things in his life to find his true persona; yet he is eager to stay in the stardom for as long as possible. Siddhartha Deb illustrates the life of a dexterous upper class entrepreneur, namely Arindam Chaudhuri. The biographers differ in writing styles as Sonya strictly reflects the events in Jamshed’s life which highlight his

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    The Victorian era was filled with rapid change. The changes included the industrial revolution and the colonization of other lands/territories by England. Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of Shallot" and Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" use ekphrasis to heighten all of the senses in order emphasize the sentiment of opposition or agreement of the rapid change that occurred during industrial revolution within the Victorian era, more specifically colonization and its consequences. Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of

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    however, some characteristic are not all accurate. For example, Betty Parris’s character was slightly changed to add drama to the play. In the play, Betty Parris was the daughter of Reverend Parris. In the beginning of the play Betty was unconscious and no one knew what was wrong with her. Abigail Williams, Betty’s cousin, claimed that Betty and many other girls were dancing in the woods and when Reverend Parris caught them in the act Betty was afraid of getting in trouble so she pretended to be sick

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    In the book, the crucible the main topic was about witchcraft. Parris is on his knees praying in the first scene facing his daughter who is on the bed unconscious. The rumor around was that his slave, his daughter, and his niece were in the forest dancing around naked with other girls. Abigail says they did not do witchcraft and that Betty simply fainted just because she got scared when she saw her father there. Elizabeth a woman who worked with Abigail at her home once but got fired has stopped

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    around 17- year old Abigail Williams. When Abigail feels threatened by Betty Parris, everything changes, for one slip up of the truth could end Abigail Williams. Abigail Williams, Betty Parris, and many other girls in the small village of Salem when dancing out in the woods with Tituba, Mr. Parris’s slave. Reverend Parris sneaks up on the girls and everything goes downhill. Ruth Putnam and Betty Parris fall unresponsive. Betty is still and worrying her father to death, for he is in fear that possible

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    corner, Reverend Parris was sweating like a waterfall. While the court room feeling stuffy with pressure on his shoulders, Parris was brought back to the night where he walks in the misty forest to find a group of girls dancing around a fire. With every BANG of the gavel he tried to find a way to understand what he had seen. A girl naked running around, Tituba singing her Barbados songs and his niece Abigail Williams holding a bottle of blood in her hands. Like every morning Parris awoke to pray for

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    Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun presents the rise of feminism in America in the 1960s. A Raisin in the Sun is feminist because, with the feminist notions displayed in the play, women establish their rights to fulfil their individual dreams which diverge from traditional conventions of that time. Beneatha Younger, Lena Younger (Mama) and Ruth Younger are the three primary characters displaying evidences of feminism in the play. Moreover, Hansberry creates male characters who demonstrate oppressive

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    Moral Lense Literary Analysis of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest The 1950s, the context of which One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a novel by Ken Kesey, was written, was called the Era of Conformity. During this time, the American social atmosphere was quiet conformed, in that everyone was expected to follow the same, fixed format of behavior in society, and the ones who stand out of being not the same would likely be “beaten down” by the social norms. In the novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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    is the reasoning behind everything. Betty and Mrs.Putnam exploit witchcraft and satanism to their advantage leading to the chaotic situation that occurs. Betty is the daughter of Reverend Parris. Reverend Parris contains a great deal of power over the citizens of Salem. Therefore, Betty is an important person also. Everyone in the town of Salem thinks if witchcraft can get to Reverend Parris’s daughter then it can get to anyone in the town. At this point Betty has given signs that she is playing

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    off with Reverend Parris finding the girls in the woods dancing. Upon finding them Betty Reverend Parris’s daughter and some of the girls become ill. Abigail Reverend Parris’s niece tells him that when he found them in the wood Betty was so frightened when Parris found her she fainted and won’t wake. With Betty and the other girls unable to wake rumors of witchcraft start around the community. Reverend Parris begins to question Abigail about what they were doing in the woods. Betty still could not

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    reveals how she still has very strong feelings for him, and that she will stop at virtually nothing to become his wife. Even if this means finding a way for his wife Elizabeth to be killed. When she is exposed of not telling the whole truth to Reverend Parris, she breaks down, and admits to making a pact with the devil, but that she wants to give herself back to Jesus and call out the other people that she saw walking alongside the devil on that night. She shouts at Reverent Hale, “I want to open myself

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    The Crucible Summary

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    Reverend Parris is the father of Betty Parris and the Uncle to Abigail Williams. In the opening scene, he catches both girls, including some others dancing in the woods. This was very forbidden during this time because of the threat of witchcraft. The next day Betty starts acting very strange and they start to assume it’s witchcraft. Especially once they question Tituba and she admits to being a witch. Thomas Putnam was born as the oldest son of the richest man in town. The main reason why

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    based on the same reasons. They were to gain power and respect and to save herself from accusation. In the Crucible, Abigail Williams is a 17-year-old-girl. She is the niece of Reverend Samuel Parris who caught a number of girls dancing in the woods. Abigail was among them including her cousin, Betty

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    It was not long before Betty Parris, daughter of Reverend Samuel Parris and Abigail Williams, Reverend Parris’ niece, started screaming and writhing only to draw attention to the people of the town. It all started on one exceptionally cold winter night. Abigail, Betty, and a few other girls gathered around a fire in a dimly lit kitchen. The candles flickered and cast shadows on the pale walls. Tituba, Parris’s slave, tends a cauldron over the large, bright fire as she speaks. She tells the tales

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