• the crucible
    Todd Closson English 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...
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  • Mass Hysteria
    controlled by what everyone else is doing Donley Megan. “Explaining Mob Mentality.” Mass hysteria is a mental illness when a number of people are doing the same thing as everyone else in a group environment Glass, Ira “Mob Mentality”. Hysteria is a 4,000-year-old diagnosis that has often been applied...
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  • Comparative Literary Analysis
    fact about human nature, and at one point humans lose their morals and values. In The Crucible and the Lord of the Flies, both authors, Miller and Golding, show the evil in nature, the fight for truth, and mob mentality in certain situations. Abigail Williams and Jack both become very power hungry by the...
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  • Crucible Research
    village Salem are blamed and sentenced to death for witchcraft. Arthur Miller uses this as a parallel to the Red Scare of the 1950’s, in his book The Crucible. During what is called the McCarthy era, a man [Joe McCarthy] started a witch hunt for what he thought were Communist spies in the United States government...
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  • Mob Mentality
    Research Paper – Mob Mentality Mob mentality can occur in any society. It can take place at any time, any day or any night. Mob mentality does not have a direct target. It will take over anyone, leaving them with no control over themselves. Mob mentality proves that under critical situations...
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  • The Snowball Effect
    The Crucible, depicts many themes throughout including justice, courage, personal orals and guilt. The use of his characters and the events that take place illustrate one of the most important, central themes, hystaria. During The Crucible hystaria is a driving force, it creates a mob mentality throughout...
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  • Mob Mentality
    Mob mentality is a group of people that influence each other to do a certain thing. When you’re with a group of people they peer pressure you into doing something bad and or good. It is probably in your best interest to think as an individual, and make you own decisions. When you make your own decisions...
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  • The Crucible
    The Crucible The Crucible is an interesting novel that shows us the mental battle of those who had to choose between their dignity or their life because of false accusations made against them. Many people who were accused had to plead guilty due to the fact that the only other option was death. Arthur...
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  • The Crucible
    one spreads a rumor for revenge, people’s lives are affected greatly and mass hysteria kicks in. Arthur Miller in his breathtaking play entitled The Crucible shows that in a conservatively religious society, paranoia can take over the mind unleashing fear and chaos through Parris trying to obtain his social...
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  • The Crucible
    The Crucible The Salem Witch Trials are a tragic example in history of persecution and unjustified violence. Mob mentality led to many deaths, while simultaneously revealing a basic facet of human nature: Humans are inherently good, and most will struggle to retain that basic dignity. In The...
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  • The Crucible 2
    The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller is a play that takes place in the late 17th century during the famous yet tragic witch trials. It is a story that contains the many struggles that came about as a result of the strict Puritan setting. Miller’s depiction of the Salem witch trials deals with...
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  • The Crucible in Relation to Modern Day Events
    Spiral of Silence In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, characters service an incompetent government system based on mob mentality rather than reliable evidence. One is reminded of Adolf Hitler’s quote, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” The community works...
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  • The Crucibal - Symbolism
    media and everyone you know suddenly hates you, and there’s no way out of this snowball effect. Play writer Arthur Miller used his playwright "The Crucible" to symbolize the similarities between the Witch Hunts and the Salem Witch Trials in the late 1600s and the threat of Communism, and The Red Scare...
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  • John Proctor
    Honorable...Ashamed...Respected...All of these words can be used to describe John Proctor. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible John Proctor, one of the main characters, is faced with a variety of challenges. The most extreme test that he must face is to admit to a crime that ultimately leads to his death...
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  • Crucible and Belonging Notes
    The Crucible and Belonging BELONGING 1. Human Behaviour * segregation * intergration * authority * alienation * assimilation * individuality * community * identity * exclusion * acceptance * conformity * hypocracy McCarthyism:...
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  • Essay
    reader, as the behavior and thoughts of fictional characters often depend on the environment as much as on their personal characteristics. 'The Crucible' was written by Arthur Miller in America in the early 1950's. It is a historical play based on events in American history surrounding the Salem...
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  • Crucible vs Mccarthism
    Post World War II, Arthur Miller, a inspired writer, wrote his play “The Crucible” about the Salem Witch Trials in the colonial era in 1692 in response to McCarthyism that occurred in the early 1950's. Both historical time periods have many similar aspects that Miller explored in his play. Miller exemplifies...
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  • Study of the Crucible
    Throughout the study of Arthur Miller’s dramatic play, the Crucible a play with four acts, and the picture book, Belonging by Jeannie Baker, I now understand that the challenge to belong may be resisted or embraced depending on the protagonist and other characters throughout the texts we have studied...
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  • Synopsis
    discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, Miller's...
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  • Analysis of the Crucible
    The Crucible The Crucible is defined as a place of extreme heat or a test, which perfectly describes the concept of the play. The characters are thrust into a place of “extreme heat”, and are forced to fight for their very survival against such harsh surroundings. We find that each of the characters...
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