Salem was a town where status was everything, filled with mass proportions in devout Puritan belief, that created a terrible mix that eventually led to the Salem Witch Trial Hysteria. The Crucible, a play based on the events of the Salem Witch Trials, included several scenes filled with irony that involved John Proctor, proving crucial to the overall story. Ironic events throughout the story that were crucial to the outcome were: when John Proctor failed to name the ten commandments to Reverend Hale, when he told the truth about his affair with Abigail which had a reverse effect of what he wanted, and when John Proctor ultimately redeemed himself by solidifying his future; death. The Crucible was an exceptional play that shined light on the
The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller about the 1692 Salem witch trials. Arthur Miller tells the story of John Proctor; A man who is trying to save his wife and friends from wrongful accusations of being witches. He also tells the story of a misguided court whom are innocently accusing people of witchcraft in Salem. Within this play, Arthur Miller highlights main themes that occur during the trials. The Salem witch trials created many innocent deaths.
On the outside they look like the hero of the story, but on the inside they are evil. This was supported by the books of prose, The Crucible by Arthur Miller and The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter took place before The Crucible, but in both of the settings the townspeople were religious worry warts who blamed witchcraft (a sin) for the their troubles. Both were Puritanical societies, meaning that enforcement of the laws was very strict, as sinning was generally taken very seriously back then. One sin that was found in both books was that of adultery.
There are multiple characters that either lit the fuse of Macbeth’s ambition, or cut the fuse to make it shorter, thus leading him along the path to evil. Although one could argue that both Lady Macbeth and the Weird Sisters affected Macbeth, they only played a minor role. The main fault lies with Macbeth himself, a man so blinded by ambition and rage that he resorts to murder to achieve his goal. The main source of evil is Macbeth due to his twisted reasoning on the prophecies that he hears, as well as the sinister feelings that are hiding inside of him even from the beginning of the play; illustrating that even those who seem most noble and valiant can have evil present within them. One of Macbeth’s greatest tricks is his power of deception, which he shockingly uses to betray his friends, colleagues, and even his king.
However, Macbeth was influenced by the supernatural witches and by the strict pressure of his wife, Lady Macbeth. The themes of Fate, Ambition, Greed and Manhood are expressed in Macbeth's action and his tragic downfall. Firstly, Macbeth is partly responsible for the tragedy that befell him. He has always harboured the desire to be king, as seen in his soliloquy after the witches' prophecies, where he admits that his desires are not just "black" but "deep", and the play charts his course from worthy Thane to "dead butcher", fuelled by brutal ambition. The events of the play can be traced back to Macbeth himself as a character.
His guilt led him to hurt himself and hastened his death. Proctor on the other hand looks as if he isn’t guilty about anything. As we read The Crucible we know that the whole witch hunt could have been prevented if Proctor had confessed and knowing that all thing could have been avoided if he had confessed Proctor doesn’t seem to show an ounce of guilt but rather other emotions when talking about the affair or Abigail in general. “Let you go to Ezekiel Cheever—he knows you well. And tell him what she said to you last week… then, let you think on it.”(Act 2 p.53) Proctor in this quote seems as if he want the conversation to be over quickly.
Without the feuds existence, Romeo and Juliet wouldn't have to "bury their parents strife". The feud acts, as the most of fateful reasons behind their tragic deaths, the reason Juliet wa... ... middle of paper ... ...ey were 'death marked' so the other factors which feature in their death only happened because it was fated. If Romeo and Juliet had spoken to their parent's about their love for one another their fate would still end in death to re-unite their 'households'. Also if the friar's plan were successful their fate would still be to die at the 'bottom of a tomb' because of Juliet's premonitions. Fate in the play was how the 'grudge', premonition's, Friar's plan and parents all contributed to their death.
It is continually building up until the end, when all the evil is unleashed upon the world. This song connects to the play because when Macbeth hears about the witches’ prophecies, something evil is born in him. He starts thinking about killing King Duncan and having horrid images of him doing it. His thoughts when he heard the prophecies were: “If good, why do I yield to that suggestion/Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair/And make my seated heart knock at my ribs,/Against the use of nature? Present fears/Are less than horrible imaginings./My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,/Shakes so my single state of man” (act 1, scene 3, lines 138-143).
We all know from reading the first couple of acts that Macbeth shows some qualities of villain, but not clearly a villain. The only quality of a villain that we really see right now is that he is guilty for killing king Duncan cold blooded while sleeping. The darkness hasn 't yet completely enter his heart, so to me a would define Macbeth as a tragic hero. In the beginning of the play we see Macbeth
Although she did agree to go, her thought of, "I'll to the friar, to know his remedy; If all else fail, myself have power to die." (V, 3, ln. 241-242). showed that she did not plan on marrying Paris and that she would die first. Juliet's arrangement to Paris had brought her death because it had resulted in the potion plan which had caused Romeo and Juliet to die.