Belonging Essay

Topics: The Crucible, Hmong people, Salem witch trials Pages: 4 (922 words) Published: August 14, 2013
Belonging Essay – The Crucible Outline


Main Body for Intro:
Due to the complex and abstract nature of the concept of belonging, a true sense of belonging can be found in different circumstances for different people. As each individual has different values, morals and desires in life, they find their place in the world and a genuine sense of belonging through different types of relationships, if that relationships was through family or from another sort of social interaction. Conversely, when an individual doesn’t seem to fit into this model of connection, it can lead to a sense of alienation.

Name The Texts
1. “The Crucible” By Arthur Miller – Goes into depth of how important an individual needs a tight bond with someone to feel like they belong
Shows the difficulties someone faces when they don’t belong to a place

2. “Gran Torino” By Clint Eastwood – Shows how an individual can struggle with not belonging to a place and with the people around him.

Body Paragraph 1 – The Crucible (John Proctor)

Thesis Statement:
Relationships by nature embody ideas of a connection between two people, this means someone can fulfill the humans needs such as the need of social interaction and with this interaction it can result in attaining a true sense of belonging.

Intro Of The Crucible
This idea is troubled by the Theocratic society of “The Crucible,” there is a much stronger sense of belonging to a society and being bound and controlled by its rules. * Then mention – Society of Salem was like a religious sect, governed by very strict religious rules and if anyone refused these rules did not belong.

Mention Language Techniques:
The central aspects of reputation and empowerment are explored through a variety of language techniques: 1. Miller’s use of Juxtaposition reinforces characters alienation within the society. Danforth’s final demand, “A person is either with this court, or must be courted, there is no road in between”...
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