"The Crucible Abigail Motives" Essays and Research Papers

  • The Crucible Abigail Motives

    Abigail Williams: Evil or Damned? Jacqueline Wong English 12 W. McGee 28 April 2013 Abigail Williams: Evil or Damned? Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, is a controversial piece of literature for many reasons, particularly the portrayal of female characters – specifically Abigail Williams. In the play, Abigail is portrayed as a villainous character that appears to be driven by a deeply rooted grudge towards the Proctor family, as her love for John Proctor is unattainable. As the play progresses...

    Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1204  Words | 4  Pages

  • Abigail in "The Crucible"

    Abigail Williams is an important character from the drama The Crucible written by Arthur Miller. The story The Crucible is about how witchcraft becomes such a problem in Salem. John Proctor, the main character, have an affair with Abigail Williams, while being married to Elizabeth Proctor. Being the mayor´s niece, gives Abigail an advantage and she starts using witchcraft in order to get rid of Elizabeth Proctor. After analyzing the character of Abigail Williams, it is evident that she is dishonest...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Lie 968  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible and Abigail

     Jenna Aucoin Ms. Messervey English 12 Due: October 1st 2014 Character Analysis The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play that takes place in 1692 in the small Massachusetts village of Salem. Salem is a Puritan community; they are a very restrictive society with strong beliefs. They believe in hard work and prayer, therefore they consider material and sexual desires unnatural and evil. Abigail Williams, the main character is the reason for the witch trials that begin in Salem. She is dishonest...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 878  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, Static Character Abigail

    In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the main character Abigail Williams is to blame for the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, Abigail Williams remained a static character throughout the book. Abigail is a mean, deceitful and manipulative person who always wants her way; she has no remorse about who she hurts along her journey to get her want she wants. Abigail Williams is a manipulative evil person throughout The Crucible; she can be characterized as manipulative because she influences the girls...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1070  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail, Crucible

    abigail:  she is referred to by parris as a child. she is 17 and she is an adolescent girl. she is a young woman, having passions and desires. but she is thought of as a child, which causes tension.  reputation in here is very important. NAME has connotations of reputation/honuor. ironic, because at least one person in the town knows that she aint entirely clear.  "There be no blush about my name." parris is only concerned about his enemies.  'something soiled'=describing someone losing...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1468  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Crucible of Abigail Williams

    The Crucible of Abigail Williams Abigail Williams is a very spiteful and bitter woman, but she has the biggest influence on the play with all the lies she tells about people being witches which are believed and cost some people their lives. Abigail is one of the most misunderstood characters because she is so good at lying that it almost seems like she is telling the truth. A crucible is a large test that one may face that may force them to make a controversial decision to benefit them or to...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1529  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Crucible and Abigail Williams

    Biographical Data on Character: In “The Crucible”, written by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams is seventeen years of age. She is a white Puritan, and “strikingly beautiful” (Miller 169). She lives with her uncle, Reverend Samuel Parris, ten-year old cousin, Betty, and Barbados maid, Titubia. Abigail also worked for John and Elizabeth Proctor until Elizabeth fired her out. In sixteen ninety-two Abigail Williams was actually eleven years old. Her uncle, Reverend Parris, with the help of Titubia...

    Betty Parris, John Proctor, Mary Warren 742  Words | 3  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- Abigail Williams

     Before reading 'The Crucible', I had no idea what a crucible was. To me a container isn't a good word to describe a crucible, but a pot is better. Everything that's put in a pot in mixed together and reacts, it's a metaphorical way of putting this story. But it's also the beginning cause for all problems that arise in this carefully crafted play by Arthur Miller. This play, 'The Crucible' is based on the 1692 witch trials that occurred in Salem, Massachusetts yet it also focuses on the relationships...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1780  Words | 3  Pages

  • Crucible- Abigail Williams

    Due to our nature, the human race will do astonishing things in the name of love and fear. Abigail Williams in “The Crucible” is a fantastic example of this. Not only are her actions absurd to try and gain John Proctor’s whole hearted affection, who was her lover, but also to gain submission of an ample portion of Salem due to fear. A large part of the submissiveness was gained by her ability to manipulate others, especially those she knows well. She starts the fire of hatred, for witches and the...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1671  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Crucible

    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...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 811  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible

    English Homework Sophia Cassan What role does sex, and sexual repression play in The Crucible? The Crucible is a play constructed on conflict, lies and deception, written by Arthur Miller in 1952. The key theme of this theatrical four-act drama is ‘Wheels within wheels’. Set in Salem, in the heart of puritan Massachusetts, in 1692, the plot follows a community of villagers plagued by accusations of witchcraft. Amidst the executions of their friends, the remaining villagers turn to religion, rumours...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Love 1918  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible - Abigail Motives

    with no decorum whatsoever, and accused people of witchery. Abigail Williams, one of the main accusers in the Salem Witch Trials, starts her web of lies in a desperate attempt to not be held accountable for her nefarious deeds in the forests the night before the play opens. The childish girl needed attention and with each accusation that she did, the town loved her and believed her more, which granted her more and more power. In fact, Abigail continued with the hysteria in order take revenge on Elizabeth...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 651  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Crucible

    The Crucible: Act One 1. Where and when is the opening scene of the play set? * The opening scene was held in the Salem in the Spring of year 1692 2. Why has Parris sent for Reverend Hale from Beverly? * Parris sent for Reverend Hale to see what is going on with his sick daughter, Betty. 3. What do we learn about the events in the forest and Abigail Williams’ connections with the Proctor family? * Abigail is in love with John Proctor and drank some charm to...

    Elizabeth Proctor, Giles Corey, Irony 2026  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Crucible: the Evilness and Selfishness of Abigail Williams

    The Crucible: The Evilness and Selfishness of Abigail Williams In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, there is one character who, because of her selfish and evil ways, causes the destruction of many people in the town of Salem. This character is Abigail Williams. In the play, jealousy, and self- interest are the two characteristics that are seen constantly throughout the play. These characteristics pertain particularly to Abigail, and give a graphic description of her life, and how she deals...

    Evil, John Proctor, Love 959  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    The Crucible In the story The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, it explains a play that involves historical events like witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. This drama is an example of the unjust events that happened, due to the terrible lies that some young girls made up, who were supposedly witchcraft. This was a hard situation for the entire town because of the accusation of witchcraft toward innocent people. In The Crucible, Miller shows us several examples of themes, some interesting...

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

  • The Crucible

    The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a historical fiction play about the famed Salem witch trials. Historical fiction? So it's both historical fact and fiction? Is it more fact or fiction? In my opinion this play, The Crucible, is more fiction than fact. This is only my opinion though, it is not a fact and it cannot be proven that the play is more fact than fiction or the other way around. In this paper I will discuss why it is my opinion that The Crucible is more fiction that fact. In my opinion...

    Arthur Miller, Giles Corey, John Proctor 873  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

    The Crucible Many different parts form together to make up the society we see in The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. Whether it be religion, government, or social roles; they all play some sort of impacting part to the characters we met while watching The Crucible. Who knew that religion and government could change a person’s life in a matter of minutes like it did so many times throughout the movie. The characters like Abigail Williams and John Proctor both knew the risks of going against...

    Elizabeth Proctor, God, John Proctor 1575  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Crucible

    A tragedy is said to be "a representation of serious people"(Aristotle 94) . I n The Crucible, tragedy was used all throughout the story. For example, the characters lost dozens of their neighbors all because of one group of girl’s ability to lie. Through Aristotle’s definition of what a tragedy is; The Crucible can be easily defined as being a one with its tragic hero being portrayed through John Proctor and the seriousness of the overall play. John comes from a high position in society because...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1211  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    Sinful Three In Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, the Salem Witch Trials were filled with the same sins that were also shown in modern-day McCarthyism. In comparison, McCarthyism was a post-WWII investigation of Communists in the United States Government that involved blatant lies given by Joseph McCarthy that can relate to the lies shown by the townspeople of Salem during the Witch Trials. Specifically, three of the townspeople showed their sins the most; Abigail Williams, John Proctor, and Thomas...

    Giles Corey, John Proctor, Mary Warren 905  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller, and “Luke’s way of Looking” by Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley. Both texts suggest that a sense of belonging arise through personal and communal connections and result in empowerment. Thus failing to connect condemns one to not belonging, with consequences of alienation, victimisation and loss of power. A sense of belonging and empowerment arises through developing personal and communal relationships. This is evident in the dramatic tragedy “The Crucible” by Arthur...

    Arthur Miller, Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor 996  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

    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

    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

  • The Crucible

    11-period 7 24 September 2012 In The Crucible, Arthur miller dramatizes the Salem witch trial, which people are falsely accusing of witchcraft because people were tempted to lie for their own benefit. Puritan societies were concern how they looked in other people eyes and judge each other based on their reputation. The ultimate goals of the puritans was to gain salvation because in order to look good in front of god eyes. The prideful character in The Crucible, defend their reputation by lying which...

    Arthur Miller, John Proctor, Magic 1029  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    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 are, Reverend Parris, Abigail along with John Proctor. Miller uses Parris, in the first act, to demonstrate the theme of having great reputation...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 879  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: Characters

    The Crucible: Characters Chetan Patel The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller that was first produced in 1953, is based on the true story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller wrote the play to parallel the situations in the mid-twentieth century of Alger Hiss, Owen Latimore, Julius and Ethel Rosenburg, and Senator McCarthy, if only suggestively. (Warshow 116) Some characters in the play have specific agendas carried out by their accusations, and the fact that the play is based on historical...

    John Proctor, Mary Warren, People of the Salem witch trials 1538  Words | 5  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

    It is amazing how lies 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...

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

  • The Crucible

    and Elizabeth Proctor’s Marginalization of Abigail Mia Mo 2013010103 ENG4USJ Mr. Sheridan Columbia International College Tuesday April 8th, 2013 In the contemporary world, it might be common for men to have affairs with other women, but in the 1690s, America, it was unforgivable for men to do it and they would be punished. In The Crucible, John Proctor has an affair with Abigail, which is condemned in that society, so...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Marriage 1380  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 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...

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

  • The crucible

    In millers play the crucible full of themes such as romance, hysteria and tragedy we are drawn into the perplexing relationship between Elizabeth and John Proctor, A relationship that defines the main characters, as well as their inside thoughts and desires. We first get a true depth into the strained relationship of Proctor and his wife, when Proctor encounters Abigail, desperate young women who he once had feelings for and became unfaithful with. “John I am waitin’ for you every night. Abby,...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, Exclamation mark 916  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible Rhetorical Analysis

    The Crucible Rhetorical Analysis In a society where the thoughts and opinions of people are meant to blend in, a division actually occurs where they are usually separated because of their opinions. The play and the event, The Crucible and the “Red Scare” respectively, supply greatly to the difference of opinion because it shows that people are willing to do anything to not only oust the people that they dislike, but try and obtain the attention that they are seeking. During the “Red Scare,”...

    Communism, Communist state, Elizabeth Proctor 910  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    testimonies and lack of judicial intelligence, but hung, or in one case, pressed to death. The claims of witchery caused calamity throughout the village, neighbors turning on one another; friends accusing each other just to salvage their own lives. In The Crucible, Puritan way of life revolves around the church. If you announce your opinion, you must disagree with the church. If you disagree with the church, you disagree with God; and if you dare disagree with God, you my friend, are a true Devil’s advocate...

    John Proctor, Joseph McCarthy, McCarthyism 1677  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible

    to profit economically from others' executions.   How does Mrs. Putnam know what Ruth was doing in the woods? ...   Why does Abigail "admit" that Tituba and Ruth were conjuring spirits? ...   Why is Abigail afraid the others will confess what they were doing in the woods? ...   How does Abigail treat the other girls? How does she treat her uncle? ...   What are Abigail's feelings towards John Proctor? ...   Why is she...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1194  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Crucible

    In the play, The Crucible, the symbolism of the characters play a very important role that go along with the time era of McCarthyism. Arthur Miller’s purpose of the characters in The Crucible was to show what people were like during the 1940s and 1950s. Symbolism is the use of an object, person, or event to represent something. In this case, Miller uses symbolism to signify the characters as people during the time of McCarthyism. In works like these, symbolism makes the story seem like every character...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1721  Words | 5  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

    Characters and Actions of Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams. Which Of Them Do You Consider to Be More Responsible for John's Death, and why? In Arthur Miller's "The Crucible", there are two characters that differ in every aspect: Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor. This ranges from the way they handle situations, their personalities, to their social statuses, history and so forth. Their social statuses can only be described as very contrasting: Abigail Williams is an orphan and the niece of...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Lie 1245  Words | 4  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

    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

    114315 Mrs. Ingersoll March 19, 2014 Salem’s Outbreak Throughout The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the Salem witchcraft trials accidentally become what are known as one of the most controversial events in Massachusetts history. A young woman named Abigail Williams, along with several other girls, lead accusations of witchcraft against their community in an attempt to deflect repercussions from their own witchcraft encounters. This constant accusing results in the wrongful condemnation of...

    Elizabeth Proctor, Giles Corey, John Proctor 1342  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible

    The Crucible When viewing the movie of The Crucible, many similarities were found in comparison to the novel. After the ceremony in the woods, Betty was found ill as to her inability to wake. By the time she comes to a wake, Betty begins to plead for her late mother. When she doesn’t get the answer she desires, she tries to “fly” to get to her mother by attempting to jump out the window. I feel as though these scenes were found similar to the novel was because their sense of urgency to find answers...

    Elizabeth Proctor, Giles Corey, John Proctor 905  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible and Equus

    ways in which ‘The Crucible’ and Equus’ follow when religious faith turns into religious mania. How far does the two text attempt to present a more positive attitude to a life lived in faith? The plays ‘Equus’ and ‘The Crucible’ both explore the positive aspects of religion and its damaging qualities. The critic Mitchel Hay suggests that ‘The parental, adolescent and professional conflicts exhibited by Peter Shaffer’s Equus need not be disruptive. They can be fed into a crucible of growth.’ The plays...

    Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor, Faith 2325  Words | 6  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

    Salem Witch Trials consisted of many false accusations and unnecessary deaths. Arthur Miller 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...

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

  • Human Failings - Arthur Miller's the Crucible

    Arthur Miller writes about the tragic results of human failings in his play, The Crucible. He presents characters from the past and infuses them with renewed vitality and color. Miller demonstrates the horrifying results of succumbing to personal motives and flaws as he writes the painful story of the Salem witch trials. Not only do the trials stem from human failings but also from neglect of moral and religious considerations of that time. Characters begin to overlook Puritan values of thrift...

    Giles Corey, John Proctor, Morality 1133  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    The Crucible is play written in 1952 by Arthur Miller that is based off the Salem witch trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts. More than 150 people were accused of witchcraft during this time period. Nineteen people were hung between 1692 and 1693, and one was pressed to death. The Crucible is known to be one of the hallmarks of American literature and has been produced consistently since the 19th century. It was first recognized as a standard piece of literature and was commonly known as...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1324  Words | 3  Pages

  • the crucible

    Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is a play that explores the unfortunate events that the small town of Salem, Massachusetts undergoes. The play contains numerous forms of belonging from numerous characters. The church demands its members to obey its commands signifying they belong, and those who rebel against the church, such as John Proctor, who refuses to attend Sabbath are alienated and suffer persecution as a consequence. The churches commands displays how belonging can be enforced by a higher...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 935  Words | 2  Pages

  • Compare the Roles That Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams Play in ‘the Crucible.’

    Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail William both heighten the tension of the witch trials in Salem; they are a contrast of each others character, and brawl for the desire for one mans love. Arthur Millers hysterical play, The Crucible, portrays the personalities of 2 exceptionally diverse women. A mother, a wife, a friend: Abigail wanted to share a family with John Proctor. In some aspects she was jealous of Elizabeth, as she had the one thing in the world that Abigail desperately yearned for. “Oh...

    Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1165  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible

    Avila 1 Pride in The Crucible Many people would never consider pride as to being a sin, however the Catholic Church considers pride to be a sin because pride is about "me", "myself" and "I", they only worry about themselves and no one else. Although people might not believe it, today's society is filled with pride; from being proud of your heritage to being proud of your sexuality, pride is all around. However, the Catholic Church believes that pride is the foremost among the seven deadly sins...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1044  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mccartyism and the Crucible

    McCarthyism and The Crucible Arthur Miller`s The Crucible is a timeless classic of witchcraft that is rooted in accusations and political motives. The crucible is set during the Salem witch trails and it centers on a young girl, Abigail Williams, and her quest to meet all of her selfish desires. A group of girls, led by Abigail accuse town people of witchcraft to cover up the fact that they were dancing in the forest. She eventually blames Elizabeth Proctor for witchcraft, so she will have Elizabeth`s...

    Arthur Miller, Hollywood blacklist, House Un-American Activities Committee 1705  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible

    John Proctor to the other characters. * Decide whether or not his final act was one of excessive pride. * Tell how the title of the play relates to the theme. | The Crucible Essay (Pride) Pride, in its definition, is a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority. The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller based on actual events that, in 1692, led to the Salem Witch Trials. These trials were a group of hearings before local authority to prosecute...

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

  • The Crucible Narrative

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    1692 deaths, Giles Corey, John Proctor 2336  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Crucible

    The Crucible Study Guide Questions Amy Pham Act I - An Overture Describe the personality of Reverend Samuel Parris. Reverend Parris believed he was being persecuted wherever he went, despite his best efforts to win people and God to his side. He was a widower with no interest in children, or talent in them. He never conceived that they were anything but thankful for being permitted to walk straight, eyes slightly lowered, arms at the sides, and mouths shut until bidden to speak. He is described...

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