Gossip-Catalyst of the Witch Hunt Gossip, or rumors is part of our daily life. It is everywhere and it spreads rapidly. Gossip is different from lying. People don’t mean to tell lies when they gossip. However, gossip either twists and exaggerates the truth, or affects people’s mind and influence their judgement. In the Crucible, in the Salem witch trial, rumors played an important role. They spread like pests and were the catalyst of the witch trial. It was because of the gossip’s ability to twist the truth and affect people’s judgement that caused many innocent people’s death. Sarah Good was one of the first three women who were accused of witchcraft. One of the main evidence that proved her “guilt” was when she asked for charity and was rejected, she always muttered under her breath. In fact Sarah was probably just complaining, but when people talked about this, the complaining became curses. Rumor has the ability to twist or exaggerate the truth. Especially when gossips pass from one person to another, more details and descriptions that might not be true are added. This happened because people wanted to make the stories they told more interesting. However, this may cause a very bad influence sometimes. Another proof is Giles’ words about his wife. He said that his wife was reading a book, and “it(the book) discomfits me! Last night--mark this--I tried and tried and could not say my prayers. And then she close her book and walks out of the house, and suddenly--mark this--I could pray again!”(38) A book can’t have affected one’s ability to pray. Giles was obviously making up his story. It was possible that he could’t focus during the prayer, but he exaggerated it and make people feel that it was because of the book his wife was reading that disturbed him from praying. Giles didn’t mean to tell a lie, but he was not telling the truth either. This gossip put his wife in dangerous situation. On the other hand, gossips influence people’s
of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is gossip can cause more than problems and it can also hurt others.
One event that shows this theme is when John and Abigail get into a dispute. John Proctor confronted Abigail because she spread rumors about John and Elizabeth about their witchcraft activity and this got around town and eventually it costs poor John his life. This shows the theme because throughout the story it tells why John confronted Abigail about her clamorous gossip.
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Gossip seems to play a major role in everything from news and politics to hit television dramas. In fact it was an important factor in history, specifically in the Salem witch trials. When The Crucible was written, rumors put a spin on the author’s , Arthur Miller, own life. Gossip and scandals still play into our daily lives, now more than ever, with the media craze.
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hears things about a person from one time to another. Gossip never hurts anyone right? Well, wrong actually. Gossip can destroy someone just from a simple rumor spread innocently about them. In The Aeneid, gossip is a main topic that is referenced throughout the story told by a character named Rumor. Rumor’s doings cause people to do irrational things, because of the things they hear. Virgil uses Rumor to show how damaging gossip can be.
Gossip spreads like wildfire, and not in a good way, in which….
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Imagine being sentenced to death, solely because one person doesn't like you. Throughout The Crucible, Arthur Miller has portrayed many personal rivalries. A very important role that is shown everywhere during the witch hunt is jealousy.
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Deception, lies, and witches, all of these have one thing in common: they are all found in
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Williams, Betty Parris and many more characters are found in this play. Find out how the accuse
everyone and anyone in the town as to being a witch or conducting witch craft.
In Act One Reverend Parris, Abigail Williams, Betty Parris, John Proctor and Reverend Hale
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and innocent to others. They are putting the blame on everyone else but themselves. These statements have been carried on until this day. The ways of the puritans have transformed a lot but some of the “techniques” back then still remain.
In “The Crucible”, as the play opens up in act 1, Reverend Parris kneels down next to his “ill” daughter, Betty Parris. Rumor has it that Betty has been involved in some witchcraft. Because of Reverends paranoia, he had asked to keep Bettys “situation” undercover….