"Crucible Quotes About Hysteria" Essays and Research Papers

  • Crucible Quotes About Hysteria

    Hysteria in The Crucible               Arthur Miller’s, “The Crucible”,is about the witch trials that occurred in Salem, Massachusetts in the spring of 1692. For the people in the town of Salem, it was hard to believe that their own neighbors, who they thought were good people, could be witches. The plot of the play is quite disturbing. The play starts off with these 14 girls who cry out witchcraft. The town fears witchcraft so hysteria begins to take over. Later, dozens of people are wrongly accused...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1068  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hysteria and the Crucible

    Hysteria What is hysteria? By definition, hysteria is a state of intense agitation, anxiety, or excitement, especially as manifested by large groups or segments of society. In a broader sense however, hysteria is a killer, the delitescent devil. More specifically, hysteria was the main cause of nineteen deaths in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, and countless ruined reputations on account of Joe McCarthy. Hysteria does not just appear out of nowhere though. There are driving forces such as revenge...

    John Proctor, Joseph McCarthy, McCarthyism 1684  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible Hysteria Essay

    Hysteria The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller in 1953. The Crucible is about a group of girls who practice witchcraft and then accuse innocent people of being witches in order to avoid consequences. Miller wrote The Crucible in 1953 during the McCarthy period when many Americans were accused for having Pro-Communist beliefs. The Crucible draws many parallels between the witch-hunts of the 1690s and the McCarthy trials of the 1950s The Puritan life was a very plain, straightforward...

    Joseph McCarthy, McCarthyism, Puritan 1439  Words | 4  Pages

  • Crucible Quote Explication

    The Crucible Abigail Williams: "I am but God's finger, John. If he would condemn Elizabeth, she will be condemned." This quote is from the mouth of Abigail, the leader of the girls involved at the center of the plot. She is talking with John, and trying to rationalize the things that the girls are doing. Proctor knows what is at the heart of the matter as Abigail is merely trying to get rid of his wife so that they can be together, something that he no longer wants. This situation...

    Elizabeth Proctor, Giles Corey, John Proctor 1384  Words | 4  Pages

  • Hysteria throughout the Crucible and the Holocaust

    Over time the definition of hysteria has been altered. Long ago it was believed to be a medical condition thought only to affect women. Symptoms of the illness included partial paralysis, hallucinations and nervousness. In the late 1800’s and through today, it is looked at as a psychological disorder (“Hysteria”). Merriam-Webster defines it as a state in which emotions (such as fear) are so strong that can cause someone to behave in an uncontrolled way(Webster). Hysteria can influence the way people...

    Adolf Hitler, Germany, Nazi Germany 1671  Words | 5  Pages

  • Mass Hysteria in the Crucible

    poison or injury, for it was merely a case of mass hysteria. Gender imbalance was one clue the doctors used to differentiate hysteria from poisoning since one theme has remained consistent; the victims of mass hysteria are overwhelmingly female. Mass hysteria is a condition affecting a group of persons, characterized by excitement or anxiety, irrational behavior or beliefs, or inexplicable symptoms of illness. Perhaps the most famous case of mass hysteria in America, the Salem, Massachusetts Witch Trials...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1741  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Crucible: Hysteria and Injustice

    The Crucible: Hysteria and Injustice Thesis Statement: The purpose is to educate and display to the reader the hysteria and injustice that can come from a group of people that thinks it's doing the "right" thing for society in relation to The Crucible by Arthur Miller. I. Introduction: The play is based on the real life witch hunts that occurred in the late 1600's in Salem, Massachusetts. It shows the people's fear of what they felt was the Devil's work and shows how a small group of powerful...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1637  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible

    The Crucible: Salem vs. American Fundamentals In "The Crucible", written by Arthur Miller, religious freedom and justice of the law are the main controversial aspects that are not enforced in this play. The Crucible is a play in which Arthur Miller writes about the tendentious, hysterical event of the Salem witch trials that occurred in Salem, Massachusetts during 1692. Miller writes "The Crucible" to show how inequitable and unjust the law can be in a time of fear and tension of the masses. In...

    Arthur Miller, John Proctor, McCarthyism 909  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    Ryan McKeithan English III Prd. 1 10 – 17 – 12 “The Crucible” by Author Miller: Crucible [kroo-suh-buhl] noun: A severe, searching test or trial. Author Miller titled the play “The Crucible” because it has to do with witchcraft trails in Salem. Witchcraft [wich-kraft, krahft] noun: The art or practices of a witch; sorcery; magic. McCarthyism [muh-kahr-thee-iz-uhm] noun: The practice of making accusations of disloyalty; the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigating techniques...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 935  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible - Was the Mass Hysteria Necessary?

    In The Crucible, there was a lot of senseless behavior. The purpose of The Crucible is to educate the reader on the insanity that can form in a group of people who think they are judging fairly upon a group of people. Judge Hawthorne believes what he is told by certain people is the truth even if little evidence is to be shown. The young girls with Abigail convince Hawthorne of others being witches so that Abigail can get what she wants, John Proctor, also so that Abigail does not blackmail the girls...

    Arthur Miller, John Proctor, Salem witch trials 1043  Words | 3  Pages

  • the crucible

    1 English 2 September 29th, 2014 The Crucible: Quotes Essay The Crucible is a play written in 1953 by Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. This play is packed full of different themes and quotes I would love to use in this essay but I can't use them all. The themes that I will be discussing in this essay are lying, good vs. evil, and The Supernatural...

    Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 463  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible Essay

    The Crucible Ashley Mizuno In a time when God ruled the world, those who dissented faced a certain end. Some hold secrets that if discovered, will destroy the very center of all they hold dear. Dancing in the forest, girls who will not wake, secret relationships, and claims of witchcraft all lead to the destruction of a community. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, written during the McCarthy Era, this is exactly what happens. Reverend Parris catches a group of girls dancing in the forest, and...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1984  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible and Mccarthyism

    Arthur Millers ‘The Crucible’ is an extended metaphor representing the parallels between the Salem witch-hunts and accusations of communism during the McCarthyism era. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible in response to the unwarranted persecution of many Americans, who were accused of communist ties or associating with Communist governments. Two of the themes presented throughout The Crucible are Witchcraft and Personal Integrity. Miller sets up the parallel between The Crucible and McCarthyism by presenting...

    Arthur Miller, House Un-American Activities Committee, John Proctor 1427  Words | 4  Pages

  • Crucible

    Theories of the accusing girls in the crucible by ARTHUR MILLER by truc huynh professor: heidi kozlowski english 1b july 28, 2011 Truc Huynh Professor Heidi Kozlowski English 1B 29 July 2011 The Theories of the Accusing Girls in The Crucible The Crucible by Arthur Miller, which was first performed at Martin Beck Theater on January 22, 1953, is one of the excellent dramas in the 20th century. From the experiences, political and social cognizance and historical fact, Miller have built...

    Arthur Miller, John Proctor, Mary Warren 2559  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Crucible

    Title Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible set in 1692, takes place in a small village in Salem, Massachusetts. At this time many puritans, who were of greater strictness in religious discipline, were to believe in witchcraft and considered it a very wrongful sin. This had led to much hysteria around the village. Miller’s work The Crucible presents a study of Manipulation, a tragic hero and hysteria in Salem during the 1600’s. In Arthur Miller's novel "The Crucible,” the abuse of power and the use...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1233  Words | 3  Pages

  • Human Nature Causing Mass Hysteria in The Crucible

    Human nature is a word describing our reactions to events, our own inner struggles, and our interaction with others, a tendency that every human has in common. (Human Nature in The Crucible) In, The Crucible, several of the characters are constantly feuding, not only among themselves but with the entire community as well. Many citizens spread ridiculous lies and rumors accusing innocent people of being “under the influence” of the devil. The people of Salem fall victim to an eruption of delirium...

    Arthur Miller, Rebecca Nurse, Salem witch trials 1139  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible- Fear Causes Irrationality

    and rationality was disrupted, causing the collapse of the Salem court and its leaders. In his play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller exhibits how fear causes irrationality and can destroy the credibility of a government through the fall of the Salem court during the witch hysteria. Fear of the Devil, and those who compacted with him, effect each person either directly or indirectly in The Crucible, whether or not they believed in the trials. Those who do not support the court are affected indirectly...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 906  Words | 3  Pages

  • McCarthyism vs. The Crucible

    FCA’s 1.) A proper works cited page to be added to the end of the document. (60 points) 2.) Use at least one quote that is 3 lines or longer and properly format it as a block quote. (10 points) 3.) No personal pronouns used throughout the paper. (20 points) “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller and The Red Scare of the 1950s share many unnatural similarities. In Miller’s play, people are accused of being witches whereas during The Red Scare people were indicted for being communists. These events...

    Cold War, Daniel Day-Lewis, House Un-American Activities Committee 896  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

     McCarthyism and The Crucible It has been said many times that if people don't learn from their mistakes they are doomed to repeat them, such is the case throughout history. There are many different examples of this, but one example is the blatant similarities between the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts and the era of McCarthyism. When considering the nature of these events, it is hard to believe that they could have actually happened, not would only once, but twice. If one would take...

    Arthur Miller, John Proctor, Mary Warren 973  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Crucible

    Salem of Fear The Crucible is a play that explores ideas such as conflict, the importance of reputation and the relationship between fear and power. Arthur Miller uses this dramatic setting, symbolism and conflict between characters to show his audience and readers the similarities between the Salem witch hunts and the persecution of communists in his own time. This essay will show that the messages in The Crucible such as the harm that false accusations can cause and the importance of having...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1026  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    The Crucible By Andrew White Adaptation of the Salem Witch Trials written by Arthur Miller The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 were a caliginous time in American history. The moral superiority that engulfs the town in a time of great despair and deep divide accurately sums up the atmosphere of that period of injustice that will forever stain the town of Salem, Massachusetts. This is the subject matter for the play entitled “The Crucible”, written by Arthur Miller in 1953. According...

    Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1925  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible and Fear

    The Crucible “I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person…These seemingly fragile people are the strong people really (Williams: Twenty Years after Glass Menagerie).” Tennessee here captured the very essence of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The Crucible is all about the desperation, hysteria, and fear of Salem’s people. The main theme of The Crucible is fear. Hysteria and fear are...

    Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 828  Words | 3  Pages

  • Symbolism in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

    Symbolism and Themes in The Crucible In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, The Salem Witch Trials of 1690 brings the town of Salem to a state of hysteria, a state of total confusion. Miller’s use of hysteria allows the build up of his many themes. The Crucible contains three major themes: light versus dark, weight, and name. The theme of light versus dark foretells the upcoming events. Darkness in The Crucible brings a presence of evil to the play. Miller uses darkness to convey evil. The first use...

    Arthur Miller, Giles Corey, John Proctor 1014  Words | 2  Pages

  • Crucible

    Justice is meant to be administered with the upmost fairness and equality, although Aurther Millers play The Crucible demonstrates that this does not always prevail, and in numerous circumstances the forces of injustices are exposed. Those appointed to administer justice often misuse their power resulting in a lack of justice. The judges in the court of Salam do not deliver justice fairly and accuse those who are innocent without any tangible evidence. In addition, Justice failed to protect the...

    John Proctor, Joseph McCarthy, Mary Warren 2268  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Crucible

    portrayed the symptoms of “groupthink”, written by Irvin Janis, during the course of The Crucible. Janis’ article explores the psychology of decision making among a group. The major symptoms that seem to manifest The Crucible are self-censorship, pressure, and mindguards. Self-censorship is a common symptom of “groupthink” shown throughout Miller’s play. For instance, while John Proctor is frustrated about the accusations made against his wife, Elizabeth, Hale hesitates but must stand his ground...

    Arthur Miller, Giles Corey, John Proctor 733  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    Who evokes the most sympathy in the play? Arthur Miller’s famous 1952 court room drama ‘The Crucible’, based on the 1692 Salem Tragedy, explores the hysteria, strong theocracy and the importance of reputation in the town Salem. Many characters in ‘The Crucible’ generate empathy, but many do not. Sympathy does form for Abigail Williams the most, despite the fact she is seen as the play’s “evil villain”. Other characters however, also evoke condolence and concern like the honourable hero of the...

    Elizabeth Proctor, Giles Corey, John Proctor 979  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    Evaluation of a live performance draft – The Crucible by Arthur Miller York Theatre Royal – 10th May 2011 The Crucible, a 1953 play written by American playwright, Arthur Miller, was influenced by the Salem witch trials which occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. It is a dramatization of these trials where more than 200 people were accused of conjuring spirits and practising witchcraft and some were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated...

    Abigail Williams, Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor 2335  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Crucible

    September 27, 2001 English The Crucible Pride, a simple five letter word that has played an important role throughout the history of man kind. The word pride caused ancient Egyptians to make amazing monuments like pyramids and golden tombs, it caused the French to build a world known monument, the Eiffel tower, but has also taken the lives of many men. Wars, battles, crusades, murders, hate, cold-heartedness, and many more, are great examples of when men think too much of themselves and have excessive...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1278  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Crucible- Essay Prompt 3

    altered the aspects of Massachusetts. Consequently, chaos caused an intractable problem in the government of Salem, and its principles ruined. Thus, in Miller’s The Crucible, Miller shows, through fictional characters, how and who the Salem Witch Trials affected and how or by whom it was caused. Taking advantage of the mass hysteria in Salem, Abigail Williams and Reverend John Hale heavily influenced the Salem Witch Trials; Abigail started the witchcraft rumors and was responsible for the hangings...

    Abigail Williams, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1044  Words | 3  Pages

  • Compare the Crucible to Mccarthyism.

    McCarthyism in The Crucible In The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, the madness of the Salem witch trials is explored in great detail. There is more to the play than the witch trials, though. The Crucible was composed during a time when a similar hysteria was sweeping through America. A virtually unkown senator by the name of Joseph McCarthy was propelled into infamy when while at a speaking engagement at thee Republican Women’s Club of Wheeling, West Virginia he charged 205 persons in the U.S...

    John Proctor, Mary Warren, McCarthyism 1835  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible Essay

    The Crucible is more than a dramatic play; it has an underlying, yet obvious message. When The Crucible was written many people refused to think for themselves concerning the trials of prospected communist, and Arthur Miller was the first. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller, uses the Salem witch trials of 1692 to exhibit the dangerous McCarthyism, the bystander effect, and mass hysteria. In the 1950 Senator Joseph McCarthy said  "The State Department is infested with communists. I have here in my...

    Alger Hiss, Hollywood blacklist, Joseph McCarthy 882  Words | 3  Pages

  • impact of hysteria

     Impact of hysteria on children in The Crucible Hysteria is displayed by communities all over the world. It is an important factor in making and especially breaking relationships. In Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, hysteria plays an important role of tearing apart the community of Salem by creating an environment where people act on their grudges, which is exemplified by many of the characters throughout the play, such as Abigail, Proctor, and Danforth, as they ruin everyone’s life in the...

    Giles Corey, John Proctor, Mary Warren 782  Words | 4  Pages

  • Crucible- Belonging Plus Related Text

    to somehting “The crucible” a play written by Arthur miller, “The Bra Boy’s” a film biography about the lives of the bra boys surf tribe directed and written by Sunny Abberton and the song “Found” written and performed by the band “Horrorshow” Through the use of lyrics, quotes, themes a dramatic techniques have each allowed me to gain further insight’s into concepts of belonging. The play “The Crucible” dramatizes the destruction of a community by mass hysteria caused by members of the...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, Identity 827  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    The Crucible Essay ‘The Crucible’ written by Arthur Miller is a play which contains a relationship between a male and female character that changes throughout the course of the play. This relationship would be the relationship of John and Elizabeth Procter. This relationship changes from being hostile and awkward at the start and changes to a loving and caring one by the end of the play. This illuminates the central idea in the play of forgiveness. The Crucible is set in Salem, Massachusetts during...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1275  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible Religion

    Aly Zaghloul G11 The Crucible Religion Introduction Religion is woven into the everyday life in Salem of the play. Meanwhile it was abused abruptly as an excuse to rule salem, the ones who thought they were doing god's work later found out that they are doing the opposite. That they are killing innocent people. Well at least some did change and some didn't, like reverend Parris. The puritans see it as a life manual. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller uses many different types of themes...

    Arthur Miller, John Hale, John Proctor 1229  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Crucible

    RHETORIC Throughout the Crucible, Arthur Miller uses many forms of rhetoric to progress and shape the plot. Miller exercises three significant forms of rhetoric to shape the play; symbolism, irony, and suspense. Although only a few instances of deep symbolism occur during the story, there are many important symbols. The title itself has two different meanings; a crucible is a melting metal to be forged into something new and different, which parallels the story to how it is a new...

    Abigail Williams, Arthur Miller, John Proctor 855  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible and Mrs Putnam

    In the opening of the play how does Miller seek to create an atmosphere of hysteria and tension? Do you find the opening effective? The Crucible is a play by Arthur Miller written in the 1950’s. It was set in the 1690’s in Massachusetts. The play is about the witch trials and how something like a group of girls in the woods could lead to about 200 people being hanged and accused of witchcraft. The people of Salem were new to Massachusetts as they were puritans who went off to America to set up...

    1950s, Arthur Miller, Blame 1029  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mass Hysteria

    Moore 3rd Period 2/26/2014 Mass Hysteria Achoo! I bet your thinking about sneezing now, but wait. When you do, that will put everyone you are around at a risk of sneezing. Why you might ask? It is quite simple, it’s because I am magic. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and sneeze. Once you do, if there is a crowd around, it is guaranteed that at least one more person will follow you up. Ok I may have lied; I am in fact not magic. This is indeed only a theory of mass hysteria. This theory is one that by dictionary...

    Arthur Miller, Danvers, Massachusetts, Salem witch trials 1039  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible

    Use it, don’t abuse it Having a good reputation is a goal that every human being wants accomplished during his or her life, but only to a certain extent. Having a reputation, the basic theme of this book, has a great amount of importance in The Crucible. This theme plays a tremendous role in what the basis of this book is. Arthur miller developed this theme throughout the book by accumulating characters with this quality. There are many characters in this book, but the ones that convey these qualities...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 879  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible: Arthur Miller's View on Conflicts

    illustrate that the conflicts that arise from fears of being different not only occur in individuals, but also in societies. The language chosen in this essay is intended to be for one with some prior knowledge of the context and setting that the Crucible was written in, including the parallels of Puritanism and McCarthyism that Arthur Miller has drawn from. The formality of the writing also expects the reader to be well literate as to be able to discuss and explore some of the more complex issues...

    Salem witch trials, The Crucible 1649  Words | 3  Pages

  • Crucible Questions

    The Crucible Questions 1. The tragic hero in the Crucible would be John Proctor since he was able to stand for who we was. He stood for an honorable cause, even though he had some minor flaws – not forgiving himself and his affair with Abigail. Proctor was able to lead the book with his heroic characteristics and traits by standing up to what he believed in and choosing the righteous decisions in the appropriate situations. Through the many downfalls Proctor faced, he was able to regain himself...

    Abigail Williams, Arthur Miller, John Proctor 1378  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Crucible Short Form

    Short Form Title: The Crucible Author & Date: Arthur Miller 1953 Major Characters: John Proctor - A local farmer who lives just outside town; Elizabeth Proctor’s husband. John hates hypocrisy. Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin; his affair with Abigail Williams; that proves his downfall. When the hysteria begins, he hesitates to expose Abigail as a fraud because he worries that his secret will be revealed and his good name ruined. Abigail Williams - Reverend Parris’s niece. Abigail...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1369  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible Theme(S) Analysis

    Davis Professor Forest English 2030- 81 12/ 02/ 2011 Hysteria and Suffering Jumping to conclusions, bad assumptions, and false information can cause much hysteria within a society. This can be surely bad if you are dealing with people who are hypochondriacs. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller displays how hysteria is used to cover the truth, but can cause suffering for many of those who are innocent. The play strongly illustrates the hysteria that brushed through Salem because of the fear that Satan...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Hale 2145  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Crucible

    really are understandable and rational but because of your biased religious surroundings are they considered bad? Arthur Miller’s The Crucible illustrates this concept vividly using the 1982 Salem Witch Trials. During The Crucible, people are accused of an act they did not commit and have to go against their religion and sin or face being hanged which leads to mass hysteria and paranoia. Even though Reverend Hale sins according to the Puritan religion, he is still a good man. Hale has everyone’s best...

    Arthur Miller, John Proctor, Morality 1219  Words | 3  Pages

  • the crucible

    8/24/14 The Crucible Society trusts those that conform, and distrusts those that don't. One advantage of conforming to societies expectations is that you gain trust from the society. People who don't conform aren't trusted. One disadvantage is that you join the group, so you're not technically an individual anymore in your own right. In the novel The Crucible, Arthur Miller explains the causes of hysteria, mob mentality, scapegoating by showing the conflicts within a society. Hysteria was a major...

    Abigail Williams, Arthur Miller, John Proctor 972  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Crucible

    Essay for The Crucible * Compare the roles that Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams play in The Crucible. In the play, The Crucible, there are a variety of characters that serve various purposes, a primary one being a representative of the people that were actually present during the Salem Witch Trials and The McCarthyism era. Albeit different people, many of the people presented in both of these times had similar roles to play in the grand scheme of things, and thus, Arthur Miller created...

    Arthur Miller, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1007  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    Provide a quote, page number, and explanation. * Result of his pride. Provide another quote from the play, page number, and explanation. * Conclusion (was his pride justified?)Paragraph 3 (Body) * Elizabeth Proctor, example of pride. Provide a quote, page number, and explanation. * Result of her pride. Provide another quote from the play, page number, and explanation. * Conclusion (was her pride justified?)Paragraph 4 (Body) * John Proctor, example of pride. Provide a quote, page...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 890  Words | 3  Pages

  • the crucible

    told by a young female in The Crucible can start so much trouble in society. In a puritan society they thought of woman as inferior to men, and that they were not capable of doing much. George Orwell who was a author and a critic once stated that,” Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits yet he is the Lord of all animals.” This quote is the perfect summary of women...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 2781  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Crucible

    assurance in religious authorities. This is evident in Mary Rowlandson’s “The Narrative of the captivity and the restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson”, Anne Bradstreet’s poem “Verses upon the Burning of our house” and Arthur Miller book titled “The Crucible”. In the 17th century religion was a big thing in North America. There were two major religions, Calvinism and Puritanism. Both religions were sets of Christianity; one was more extreme than the other. Calvinists had 5 tenets or beliefs. The tenets...

    Calvinism, Christianity, Faith 870  Words | 3  Pages

  • 1.12 The Crucible Quotes

    Betty’s quandary has been caused by witchcraft. As far as Mr. Putnam is concerned, albeit his introductive description states “a well-to-do, hard-handed landowner, near fifty”, it does not tell us much about him. However, his description in page 22, he is called “vindictive”, instantly revealing more about his character. The line “so many accusations against people are in the handwriting of Thomas Putnam” reveals that he is more kindred to his wife than we first expected. Act 1: “They believed,...

    Bible, Devil, God 774  Words | 2  Pages

  • How Does Fear and Hysteria Play a Significant Role in Creating and Driving the Conflict and the Chaotic Events That Take Place in Arthur Miller's 'the Crucible'?

    fear and hysteria play a significant role in creating and driving the conflict and the chaotic events that take place in Arthur Miller’s ‘ The Crucible’? Fear is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil or pain, whether the threat is real or imagined.1 It causes feelings of dread and apprehension. Fear can lead to hysteria- a condition where community wide fear overwhelms logic and ends up justifying its own existence. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, fear and hysteria are the foundation...

    Arthur Miller, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1450  Words | 4  Pages

  • The crucible types of fear

    Discuss the Various Types of Fear present in the crucible In Arthur Miller’s, ‘The Crucible,’ Miller has displayed a society based around fear. Miller has used the symbolic representation of Salem throughout the notorious ‘witchcraft trial’ period to highlight the notion of fear that led to extreme hysteria. Such hysteria engulfed the whole community into a group of individuals whose actions were motivated by fear of condemnation. This representation has allowed miller to express his views on...

    Arthur Miller, Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor 821  Words | 3  Pages

  • fear in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

    The Crucible In the past, present, and undoubtedly in the future, deceptive individuals take advantage of the anxieties and fears of society. When a society's insecurities are exposed and raw, a disconcerted mood spreads throughout the people. This contagion can engulf an entire population and become like a living entity, causing people to act rashly and hypocritically. Whether or not the fear is justified, a convincing individual can exploit a certain mentality called mob psychology. Mob psychology...

    John Proctor, Mary Warren, McCarthyism 860  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hysteria in the crucible

    Hysteria The state of hysteria in a society can spread faster than a brush fire, and be more dangerous then a San Francisco earthquake. There is a process of four combined steps that will ultimately lead to this disaster; a fearful event, promotion of the event, attacks due to pretense, and total panic and chaos. Webster's dictionary defines hysteria as a state of unmanageable fear or excess. The process of hysteria is initiated by an event which brings fear, and will eventually cause social unrest...

    Fear, Hysteria, Panic 531  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Crucible: How Is It Relevant to Today's Society?

    The Crucible is a complex and intriguing novel with events, characters and themes comparable to almost every period of human history. It is common for humans to fear change and what is unknown, in the play The Crucible this is witchcraft and the devil, in more recent times it can be seen in post World War Two and Cold War United States, through McCarthyism. The themes in the crucible are as important to people in the 21st century as in Salem in 1692. These include justice, reputation, hysteria, intolerance...

    Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 824  Words | 3  Pages

  • Themes, Symbols, Conflicts, and Characters in Miller's The Crucible

    Alma Mhae Aguzar October 2, 2013 Period: 5 The Crucible The theme that I chose for this play is, evil triumphs over good. To further this theme, I also added three sub-themes that ties in with my main theme. Which are accusations, greed, and hysteria. Accusations Conflict: [Wo]man vs. Society Quote 1: Tituba says, "Mister Reverend, I do believe somebody else be witchin' these children" Then he responds, "Who?" She says, "I don't know, sir, but the Devil got him numerous witches." (188) ...

    Capital punishment, Character, Elizabeth Proctor 665  Words | 3  Pages

  • Study guide for survival and hysteria in "The Crucible".

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