Crucible Compare And Contrast Essay

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Comparison and contrast is the way people notice similarities and differences between different subjects, ideas, texts, or objects. The process of comparison and contrast in literature is used to help readers really learn to connect texts and look for the little details that help identify them for what they are. Students especially use this method to help study and understand the texts. In the history of American literature, Scarlet Letter and Crucible, can be compared and contrasted in many different ways with multiple ideas defining them. Throughout Scarlet Letter and Crucible, one major similarity is the time setting. Both appear to have occurred in the early settling of the American colonies, particularly Massachusetts. “Hester Prynne, therefore, did not flee. On the outskirts of the town, within the verge of the peninsula, but not in close vicinity to any other habitation, there was a…show more content…
According to Proctor, his adultery came out of lust, “God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat.” (pg. 1206, paragraph 17) In other words, he didn’t love Abigail, but what she could provide him. “Love versus lust is a characteristic that is expressed through the relationships between several leading characters in both works… The only relationship in the story occurred between John Proctor and Abigail. This ‘relationship’ was more of a crush and lusting by Abigail than a true relationship of love as that of Hester and Dimmesdale,” (123 Help Me). Even in the Scarlet Letter, Hester admits that she loves Dimmesdale. “Come thou, and entreat his blessing! He loves thee, my little Pearl, and loves thy mother, too,” (Ch. 19, paragraph 32) said Hester, while talking to her daughter about going to see Dimmesdale. She clearly stated that that Dimmesdale loves her, and she wants Pearl to love him as well. Love and lust is a prevailing comparison between the
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