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    At the beginning of the play Abigail’s motive is to save herself and her reputation; at the end of the play she realizes that she only wants to be with John. She even accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft to get rid of her, so she could be with him. According to the text “Why-! The girl is murder! She must be ripped out of this world!” Page 76 Act Two. This quote shows that Elizabeth knows that Abigail wants to get rid of her. Elizabeth changes by

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    The Crucible Essay Being a hero does not necessary mean the person is perfect. Heroes are bound to make mistakes just like everyone else. In the play, The Crucible, John Proctor is portrayed as a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. John Proctor is very selfless and full of pride and dignity, which are all traits of a hero. He also has a tragic flaw, his weakness, which

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    “Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment,” this quote stated by Mahatma Gandhi completely describes Abigail Williams. As she is one of the most complex characters in the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Abby is an innocent character in the beginning and then with her responsibility and discovered passion, she turns into the corrupted

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    home. He was “drawn a little, and there is a quality of deference, even of guilt, about his manner now.” In first act, Hale was very energetic and excited, but at this point he seemed like he’s strained from guilt. He came with the mission to expel witchcraft, and the trails are supposed help with that, but he started to think that the witch trials are not the right way to go anymore. He started to realize that the trials are unfair and can ruin people’s lives and since he is a man of morals he starts

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    inches in the flesh of her belly he draw a needle out. She testify it were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in.”(2.74) this shows Abigail’s manipulation of deceiving the people around her and planting false evidence to get Elizabeth accused of witchcraft, so that she may be with John. However on the other side John Proctor the stories protagonist portrays “the kind of man, even tempered, ... ... middle of paper ... ...w. Ultimately all order is lost and cannot be redeemed by the high court

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    When one evokes The Salem Witch Trials of 1692, the image that comes to most peoples minds are that of witches with pointed hats riding broomsticks. This is not helped by the current town of Salem, Massachusetts, which profits from the hundreds of thousands of tourists a year by mythologizing the trials and those who were participants. While there have been countless books, papers, essays, and dissertations done on this subject, there never seems to be a shortage in curiosity from historians on these

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    Puritanical moral code, which eventually leads to terror, fanaticism, many claims of witchcraft, and the deaths of innocent people. Any phenomena that can not be explained are accepted as witchcraft and generally questioned by no one. Cotton Mather, a prominent Massachusetts theologian of the time, wrote a manual which was used to prosecute the "witches." This manual spawned an unhealthy preoccupation with witchcraft (Atkins). Hawthorne writes that as Goodman Brown makes his way through the forest

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    The Salem Witch Trials

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    winter of 1692 two young girls became inexplicably ill and started having fits of convulsion, screaming, and hallucinations. Unable to find any medical reason for their condition the village doctor declared that there must be supernatural forces of witchcraft at work. This began an outbreak of hysteria that would result in the arrest of over one hundred-fifty people and execution of twenty women and men. The madness continued for over four months. The notorious witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts occurred

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    Introduction The following was a case study of a female client who was accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. Mrs. Elizabeth Proctor was married to a honest, blunt-spoken man named John Proctor. Married young, the couple seemed to be shying further away from each other instead of closer together. Elizabeth was a moral, composed, Christian woman who believed she lead the perfect life. Because she was honest, courageous, and reverent, Elizabeth would rather have sacrificed her life than

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    The Dramatic Impact on a Jacobean Audience of Act 1 Scene 5 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth In this essay I will be examining how Act 1 Scene 5 of “Macbeth” would have had a dramatic impact on a Jacobean audience. I will also be exploring how Shakespeare’s stagecraft – his use of devices such as symbolism, references to contemporary events and imagery – would have helped to create this dramatic impact. Macbeth was written to be performed – on a stage, by actors, and to an audience. In Jacobean

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