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The Crucible

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Tragic Heroes

I. In 21st century American society people protect their own, love and also act in such

an inspirational manner just as the behaviors, actions, and fallacies in both Arthur

Miller’s “The Crucible” and William Bennett’s article “Aurora heroes”.

A. In both the article and the play, men protect their own by sacrificing their own lives.

B. Love is evident in everyday life, because it is an emotion. The men who died as Aurora

heroes loved their significant other, enough to protect them. Abigail Williams loved John

Proctor and she believed that he loved her too.

C. Miller created John Proctor as a “brave hero”, as William Bennett does in the three men,

Jon Blunk, Alex Teves, and Matt McQuinn in Colorado’s movie theater massacre. A. In both the article and the play, men protect their own by sacrificing their own lives.

I. Men protect their own in both “Aurora heroes” and “The Crucible” by

sacrificing their own lives, to protect the ones that they love. The church was

struggling to maintain power, therefore Reverend Parris accused Proctor of

going against the church. The three brave men in Aurora protected their girl

friends from the fatal gunfire. On both page 1250”PARRIS: Beware this man,

your excellency, this man is mischief.” and in lines 36-37 “Their instincts were to

protect, not to run away”.

II. These quotes depict that the action of protecting one’s loved one is still evident

in 21st American society as it was in previous centuries.

B. Love is evident in everyday life, because it is an emotion. The men who died as Aurora

heroes loved their significant other, enough to protect them. Abigail Williams loved John

Proctor and she believed that he loved her too.

I. One experiences emotions every second of the day, and love happens to be one of the

strongest emotions known to man. In line numbers 23-6...