Benjamin Disraeli once said, “Circumstances are beyond the control of man; but his conduct is in his own power” in Contarini Fleming, 1832. What this quote is means is that there certain situations we can’t control, however we can control our actions and how we deal with the situation. This quote can be proven true in both, the play the Crucible by Arthur Miller and the book Night by Elie Wiesel. In the Crucible, John Proctor learns to deal with the Salem Witch Trials and in Night, Elie has to deal with the Holocaust. In the play Crucible by Arthur Miller, the PROTAGONIST John Proctor must deal with the woman he had an affair with and ANTAGONIST Abigail Williams. The SETTING of the book takes place in Salem, Massachusetts during the late 1600's. The plays prove the quote is true because John Proctor must deal with the mass hysteria and false accusations that occur from the Salem Witch Trials. In the middle of the play, John Proctor is faced with proving his wife Elizabeth Proctor’s innocence in court. His wife was accused of practicing witch craft by Abigail Williams, who can be CHARACTERIZED as a selfish and jealous person. John Proctor realizes there is nothing he can do is changing everyone’s mind that the Witch Trails are insane. However, he still goes to court to try to prove his wife’s innocence of not practicing witchery. Towards the end of the play, John Proctor decides to sacrifice himself for the survival of his wife and for her future. John Proctor deals with the Salem Witch Trials, because he doesn’t want to confess to crimes he never committed (witchcraft). All of these examples prove he quote true, because John Proctor couldn’t control or change what would happen in the Salem Witch Trials. However, he made decisions that he thought were appropriate like proving his wife innocence and sacrificing his own life.
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, the PROTAGONIST Elie learns to control his actions and emotions when faced with the ANTAGONIST who were the
Critical Lens – Cheat sheet!
Your task: to write a Critical Lens essay using TWO of the characters from The Crucible.
First, let’s review the task of the critical lens:
Write a critical essay in which you discuss two works of literature you have read from the particular perspective of the statement that is provided for you in the Critical Lens. In your essay, provide a valid interpretation of the statement, agree or disagree with the statement as you have interpreted it, and support your opinion….
would be something along the lines of being whipped or stoned. This relates to the critical lens because it shows what happens when you fear the consequences of the lie more then the actual lie its self.
In All-night party by R.L.Stine the lie that was told from Patrick when he tells his group of friends was that the cut on his hand was really from the broken window. Patrick can relate to the critical lens because he feared the consequences of his lie which would be him going to jail for….
January 17, 2012
John F. Kennedy once stated “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. In other words, if we can’t resolve our problems peacefully, then violent revolution is bound to happen. This is true because in life when people cannot get what they want peacefully, they turn to violence. The pieces of literature which prove the quote true are the book; Animal Farm written by George Orwell, and the song; “The International” written….
Worker by William Gibson. Both Of Mice and Men and The Miracle Worker relate to this quote because they both experience and undergo situations and display actions that lead them to pay a price whether they caused it on themselves or not.
The critical lens relates to Of Mice and Men because George takes the risks of having Lennie around. Lennie was mentally retarded, he doesn't comprehend or know what he does half the time. George had more responsibility of taking care of Lennie and keeping him safe….
Critical Lens Essay
George Moore once said: “Difficulty in life is a choice”. This quote states that Life can be full of difficulties and a choice can either change your entire life into a positive way or destruct you and the people around you. I agree with this quote because sometimes the choice that a person is willing to decide can make others sad but on the other hand will lead to his happiness and freedom so its difficult….
Juliannah Vining March 26, 2012
Critical Lens English
“The bravest of individuals is the one who obeys his or her conscience”–J.F.Clarke
J.F. Clarke once stated, “The bravest of individuals is the one who obeys his or her conscience.” To me, this statement means that any individual who follows their conscience, and what they find to be right or wrong, is most brave, or strong, because they step away from society’s opinion and go with their own feelings whether….
Critical Lens Essay
Quote: The bravest of individuals is the one who obeys his or her conscience”–J.F.Clarke
J.F. Clarke once said, “The bravest of individuals is the one who obeys his or her conscience.” I think that what Clarke meant is that people who listen to their heart, people who do what they know or believe to be right, even if everyone else is or would be against them for it, are the bravest people of all. I agree with this quote because it’s usually hard to do the right….
The Hidden Psycology of Lord of the Flies
The classic dystopian novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, describes a group of
British boys who got stranded on an island and later became savages. The evilness and
brutality in humans are fully demonstrated throughout the story. The characters of Lord of the
Flies, Jack, Piggy, and Ralph, could be examined under Freud’s psychological theory, which
is composed of three components: the id, the ego, and the superego. Jack acts as the id and….
Bravery and conscience take many forms, but the general perception of these qualities is a lack of fear in the face of danger, or the willingness to confront danger without regard for one's own life. However, one's life does not need to be at stake in order to be considered brave. Conscience, the ability to distinguish between right and wrong and to act upon that, to do what is right, and what is virtuous, even in the face of opposition, with or without the real or implicit threat of bodily harm….
return home. Ultimately Odysseus realized that he had to use all is power, might, and intelligence to over come the hardships and return to Ithaca.
A second literary element from The Odyssey by Homer is dynamic character. Throughout the epic poem Odysseus’s biggest struggle was finding that median between hubris and humility. I all started in the very beginning of the poem Odysseus had jus won the Trojan War but with the help of the gods. Odysseus didn’t thank the gods, which was disrespectful….