Mary Warren Essays

  • Mary Warren In The Crucible

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    In “ The Crucible, “ Miller uses the character Mary Warren to describe the confusion, anxiety, and peer pressure that the people of Salem felt at the time and to further put the audience in the shoes of one living in this crucial time in early history. Mary Warren is a vital character because she demonstrates an accurate illustration of how young women in this time period get peer pressured into committing crimes against innocent people. The author goes on to give insight to how a young woman in

  • Reverend Hale Reflection

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    When Mary Warren is in the courtroom, she confesses to lying about seeing spirit she says, “I am with God now” (1200). When Mary Warren says this all the things Hale heard from Proctor turn out to be true. Up until this moment Hale had no strong evidence to support there were no witches in Salem, just his supsision. Now

  • The Crucible Red Scare Analysis

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    The play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, mimics the red scare in the 1950’s about the spread of communism using the Salem witch trials to represent how the people of the United States acted toward the spread of communism. Arthur Miller used parody, exaggeration and irony well to break down the way America acted in the 1950’s towards the red scare. Arthur Miller used parody well in The Crucible by showing how it relates to the red scare. Danforth says “Danforth. Now hear me, and beguile yourselves

  • The Consequences Of Power In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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    Power in our society nowadays is very misgiven and abused. When people have power they tend to use it for their own benefit and to manipulate people into believing them. In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller dramatizes the Salem witch trials of 1692 in order to show his audience how easy it was to be accused and hung for witchcraft. In the Crucible a group of young girls were caught dancing in the woods and in order to not receive a punishment they lied saying they got witched. The girls blamed

  • The Crucible Reflection

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    unable to determine the cause of Betty 's illness. Mr. and Mrs. Putnam arrive and reveal that their daughter Ruth is also ill. There is talk in the village of an unnatural cause. Abigail warns her friend Mercy Lewis and the Proctors ' servant Mary Warren, not to reveal that they were all casting spells in the woods. Betty wakes, and Abigail threatens the other girls with violence if they tell anyone that she drank blood and cast a spell in order to kill Goody Proctor. Betty loses consciousness again

  • Effects Of Power In The Crucible

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    Some slaves became officials of the court, others had the right to condemn lots of people to death, etc. Even one of them controlled people´s mind with threats and fake testimonies; it was kind of a blackmail to other people. Abigail Williams, Mary Warren, and Reverend Hale were the people that got benefited the most from this horrible event, witchcraft. These people were able of become from insignificant people to superior people that could control many people. So, what can we say is that were problems

  • Effects Of Evils In The Crucible

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    trial of his sins, and Abigail Williams failed her test. John Proctor committed the serious sin of adultery and then experienced the trial of his wife being accused of witchcraft. One quote that shows this is a conversation between John Proctor and Mary Warren that says,

  • The Choices In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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    In the beginning, Mary and her friends danced in the woods, but they are caught by Reverend Parris, and afraid they will get in trouble, two of the girls pretend to be afflicted by a witch. The two seemingly afflicted girls send widespread chaos through the town, and the remaining girls have to figure out what to do to get the attention away from their dance in the woods. Mary is understandably terrified as she is a rule follower and has never broken a rule in her life. Mary knows that “the whole

  • The Crucible And Half Hanged Mabeth Analysis

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    can do to redirect blame from themselves. This is exemplified in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, and “Half Hanged Mary”, by Margaret Atwood. The Crucible is a story about a Puritan village that experiences a major crisis in which people, predominantly women, are believed to be witches. This causes a series of events in which people are hanged, simply for being alive. Half Hanged Mary is a poem about a woman who is hanged for being a witch, but does not die. Based off both of this text, one can see

  • Storm Of Evil In The Crucible

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    trial of his sins, and Abigail Williams failed her test. John Proctor committed the serious sin of adultery and then experienced the trial of his wife being accused of witchcraft. One quote that shows this is a conversation between John Proctor and Mary Warren that says,

  • Hysteria In The Crucible

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    Warren soon regrets her decision and looks to reconcile. The power she holds scares her and she wished to appease her past deeds od accusing anyone and everyone in the town of witchcraft. Mary works for the Proctors, and her ties seem to cause her guilt when she ultimately accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft and attempting to kill her. To rescind her actions Mary states “ Why, I-I think it is mine.[the poppet]” (Miller 75). Soon after, Mary agrees to Proctors demands that

  • Literary Analysis Of Abigail Williams In The Crucible

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    It turns out that Abigail was sitting next to Mary in court, as Mary was making the poppet and had stuck the needle in it for safekeeping, which could have given Abigail the idea to throw the fit at dinner and accuse Elizabeth. But not even Cheever, Herrick, or Hale thought that was a good enough reason to arrest

  • The Crucible Quotes

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    However, that doesn 't happen in the Crucible. Mary and Abigail accuse each other of witchcraft in front of the judge. “I cannot lie no move. I am with God. I am with God!”(P.94) This quote is said by Mary warren , when the judge is adamant about the fact that she is lying to him. The reason for that is Abigail’s power. Danforth (judge) believes the Abigail because she is more powerful than Mary ,therefore he trusts her evidence even if she isn’t truthful. In modern Days

  • Causes Of Abigail Williams In The Crucible

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    Abigail Williams was the main cause of Salem witch trials because Abigail was the first person to start accusing innocent people of witchcraft. Due to young Abigail actions, 20 innocent people took the calling of death for her actions. how many People do you know willing to lie and cheat the rules to get anything they want .? The fact that twenty people died all because of Abigail craving attention and wanting her own personal gain from accusing others of having spoken with the devil or witchery

  • The Crucible Character Analysis

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    The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is about real life events that has been changed a bit by the author. The play is set back in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts, were the Salem Witchcraft Trials were going on. The Witchcraft Trials were trials that mostly girls, but some men got accused of seeing the devil and doing work for him. If you were accused of being a witch you were to admit to seeing the devil, accuse other people, or you would get hung. Some people wouldn 't admit to being a witch just to save

  • The Rejucible In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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    In the play " The Crucible " by Arthur Miller the term or idea of a crucible is not just used in the title, it is also used in the plot and in the dialogue of the character 's their self. A crucible is a severe test or trial in a place or of an occasion. This term relates to the title because in this play many characters are tested with regards to their faith and are put on trial for witchcraft. Another meaning of the term "crucible" is a ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances

  • Analysis Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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    This first quotation takes place in Act 1 between Abagail Williams and John Proctor at Reverend Hale’s home. Abigail was talking to proctor about what really happened the night her and the others conjured spirits because proctor was going to get Mary warren but she wasn’t there which left them alone together. The quote takes the readers into the past to the affair Abigail had with John Proctor. John is trying to put the affair behind him although he still has feelings for her but Abigail is still very

  • Witchcraft Diary Summary: The Diary Of The Crucible

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    just a hoax. Elizabeth tells me that I should tell the court about Abigail’s confession but I know I can not because we were alone and I am the only witness to the confession. As I am having a serious discussion with Elizabeth all of a sudden Mary Warren walks through the door. I am so angry with her because she was not supposed to go into town without my permission. I yell at her and

  • Examples Of Mccarthyism In The Crucible

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    Period4 The Crucible Essay Communism and Witchcraft have the same effect on humans, that effect is fear, when you hear fear you think of your worst nightmare or someone hiding in your closet, during the McCarthyism era and the salem witchcraft people had fear about whether their life is on the line or not. It all depended on one person in their community whether or not they choose to save their life. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is an allegory for the Red Scare in the McCarthy era because the

  • The Sacrifice That Must Be Made In The Crucible Analysis

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    The Sacrifices That Must be Made In The Crucible, Miller portrays the idea that even though it would be ill to their conscience, characters fork up crucial items that play a part in their lives. He displays the concept superbly through two characters. Throughout the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, people went around accusing others of even the smallest of reasons, leading the people of Salem to believe that those certain people were witches, and that their hanging is required in order to follow by God’s