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SparkNotes: The Crucible: Context

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: whitemeercat689 | Category: Latin american revolution essay

Dancing in the woods has severe consequences for the town of Salem in Arthur Millers’ play The Crucible as it sparks a witch hunt and the famous witch trials of 1690s. Hysteria and rumors lead a group of young girls to accuse many innocent citizens of witch craft and consorting with the Devil. John Proctor’s mistakes come back to haunt him and his wife as former lover Abgail Adams turns her accusations upon his wife Elizabeth.

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    pan chashyrski 18 Jan 2017 06:11

    Ashort Arthur Miller biography describes Arthur Miller's life, times, and work. Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced The Crucible.

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    purpledog876 18 Jan 2017 01:31

    Dancing in the woods has severe consequences for the town of Salem in Arthur Millers’ play The Crucible as it sparks a witch hunt and the famous witch trials of 1690s. Hysteria and rumors lead a group of young girls to accuse many innocent citizens of witch craft and consorting with the Devil. John Proctor’s mistakes come back to haunt him and his wife as former lover Abgail Adams turns her accusations upon his wife Elizabeth.

    In an odd way, then, The Crucible is best read outside its historical context not as a perfect allegory for anti-Communism, or as a faithful account of the Salem trials, but as a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and hysteria can intersect and tear a community apart. In John Proctor, Miller gives the reader a marvelous tragic hero for any time a flawed figure who finds his moral center just as everything is falling to pieces around him.

    you forgot sarah good and sarah osborn as characters in this story, even if they dont have a line, they are still part of the story and still information

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    beautifulkoala913 18 Jan 2017 02:55

    Dancing in the woods has severe consequences for the town of Salem in Arthur Millers’ play The Crucible as it sparks a witch hunt and the famous witch trials of 1690s. Hysteria and rumors lead a group of young girls to accuse many innocent citizens of witch craft and consorting with the Devil. John Proctor’s mistakes come back to haunt him and his wife as former lover Abgail Adams turns her accusations upon his wife Elizabeth.

    In an odd way, then, The Crucible is best read outside its historical context not as a perfect allegory for anti-Communism, or as a faithful account of the Salem trials, but as a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and hysteria can intersect and tear a community apart. In John Proctor, Miller gives the reader a marvelous tragic hero for any time a flawed figure who finds his moral center just as everything is falling to pieces around him.

    you forgot sarah good and sarah osborn as characters in this story, even if they dont have a line, they are still part of the story and still information

    3. Why are Danforth, Hathorne, and the other authorities so resistant to believing the claim that Abigail and the other girls are lying?

    you forgot sarah good and sarah osborn as characters in this story, even if they dont have a line, they are still part of the story and still information

    "The Crucible" is a 1953 play by Arthur Miller. It is set in the Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century. The play centres on paranoia and hysteria, and the ability of fear to cause basic human emotions to take over. The protagonist of the play is John Proctor, an independent thinker who is put into a number of difficult situations by the chaos within Salem.

    Although the play is set in the 1690s, it has echoes with a more modern era, and Miller intended the play to be a criticism of the paranoia over Communism in the US in the 1950s. Although the fear of Communism has died down, the key themes of "The Crucible" remain evident today.

    The eighteen year-old servant in the Proctor household, Mary is one of the girls found dancing in the woods and is complicit in Abigail Williams schemes. Although weak and tentative, she challenges the Proctors when they forbid her to go to court. However, Mary eventually breaks down and testifies against Abigail until Abigail charges her with witchery. She is a pliable girl whose actions are easily determined by others.

    Parris slave from Barbados, Tituba was with the girls when they danced and attempted to conjure the spirits of Ann Putnam s dead children. She is the first person accused of witchcraft and likewise the first person to accuse others of witchery - particularly when she discovers that the easiest way to spare herself is to admit to the charges no matter their truth.

    The Crucible , a historical play based on events of the Salem witchcraft trials, takes place in a small Puritan village in the colony of Massachusetts in 1692. The witchcraft trials, as Miller explains in a prose prologue to the play, grew out of the particular moral system of the Puritans, which promoted interference in others affairs as well as a repressive code of conduct that frowned on any diversion from norms of behavior.

    Giles Corey and Rebecca Nurse are the next to visit. The former is a contentious old man, while the latter is a well-respected old woman. Rebecca claims that Betty s illness is nothing serious, but merely a childish phase. Parris confronts Proctor because he has not been in church recently, but Proctor claims that Parris is too obsessed with damnation and never mentions God.

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    silverwolf435 17 Jan 2017 23:45

    Dancing in the woods has severe consequences for the town of Salem in Arthur Millers’ play The Crucible as it sparks a witch hunt and the famous witch trials of 1690s. Hysteria and rumors lead a group of young girls to accuse many innocent citizens of witch craft and consorting with the Devil. John Proctor’s mistakes come back to haunt him and his wife as former lover Abgail Adams turns her accusations upon his wife Elizabeth.

    In an odd way, then, The Crucible is best read outside its historical context not as a perfect allegory for anti-Communism, or as a faithful account of the Salem trials, but as a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and hysteria can intersect and tear a community apart. In John Proctor, Miller gives the reader a marvelous tragic hero for any time a flawed figure who finds his moral center just as everything is falling to pieces around him.

    you forgot sarah good and sarah osborn as characters in this story, even if they dont have a line, they are still part of the story and still information

    3. Why are Danforth, Hathorne, and the other authorities so resistant to believing the claim that Abigail and the other girls are lying?

    you forgot sarah good and sarah osborn as characters in this story, even if they dont have a line, they are still part of the story and still information

    "The Crucible" is a 1953 play by Arthur Miller. It is set in the Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century. The play centres on paranoia and hysteria, and the ability of fear to cause basic human emotions to take over. The protagonist of the play is John Proctor, an independent thinker who is put into a number of difficult situations by the chaos within Salem.

    Although the play is set in the 1690s, it has echoes with a more modern era, and Miller intended the play to be a criticism of the paranoia over Communism in the US in the 1950s. Although the fear of Communism has died down, the key themes of "The Crucible" remain evident today.

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    organiclion964 18 Jan 2017 09:21

    I think you re correct in saying that he is a tragic hero, however I don t think his flaw is that he let his pride get him killed because that wasn t the case. His pride wasn t something that got him killed. He was killed because he refused to lie in order to save his life. It wasn t pride. Maybe a tragic flaw isn t something that s bad. Maybe it s something that s good? His tragic flaw could possibly be putting too much trust into Mary or Abigail.

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    heavyostrich257 18 Jan 2017 00:24

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    призма эгоизма 18 Jan 2017 06:32

    Dancing in the woods has severe consequences for the town of Salem in Arthur Millers’ play The Crucible as it sparks a witch hunt and the famous witch trials of 1690s. Hysteria and rumors lead a group of young girls to accuse many innocent citizens of witch craft and consorting with the Devil. John Proctor’s mistakes come back to haunt him and his wife as former lover Abgail Adams turns her accusations upon his wife Elizabeth.

    In an odd way, then, The Crucible is best read outside its historical context not as a perfect allegory for anti-Communism, or as a faithful account of the Salem trials, but as a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and hysteria can intersect and tear a community apart. In John Proctor, Miller gives the reader a marvelous tragic hero for any time a flawed figure who finds his moral center just as everything is falling to pieces around him.

    you forgot sarah good and sarah osborn as characters in this story, even if they dont have a line, they are still part of the story and still information

    3. Why are Danforth, Hathorne, and the other authorities so resistant to believing the claim that Abigail and the other girls are lying?

    you forgot sarah good and sarah osborn as characters in this story, even if they dont have a line, they are still part of the story and still information

    "The Crucible" is a 1953 play by Arthur Miller. It is set in the Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century. The play centres on paranoia and hysteria, and the ability of fear to cause basic human emotions to take over. The protagonist of the play is John Proctor, an independent thinker who is put into a number of difficult situations by the chaos within Salem.

    Although the play is set in the 1690s, it has echoes with a more modern era, and Miller intended the play to be a criticism of the paranoia over Communism in the US in the 1950s. Although the fear of Communism has died down, the key themes of "The Crucible" remain evident today.

    The eighteen year-old servant in the Proctor household, Mary is one of the girls found dancing in the woods and is complicit in Abigail Williams schemes. Although weak and tentative, she challenges the Proctors when they forbid her to go to court. However, Mary eventually breaks down and testifies against Abigail until Abigail charges her with witchery. She is a pliable girl whose actions are easily determined by others.

    Parris slave from Barbados, Tituba was with the girls when they danced and attempted to conjure the spirits of Ann Putnam s dead children. She is the first person accused of witchcraft and likewise the first person to accuse others of witchery - particularly when she discovers that the easiest way to spare herself is to admit to the charges no matter their truth.

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    Space 18 Jan 2017 08:57

    Dancing in the woods has severe consequences for the town of Salem in Arthur Millers’ play The Crucible as it sparks a witch hunt and the famous witch trials of 1690s. Hysteria and rumors lead a group of young girls to accuse many innocent citizens of witch craft and consorting with the Devil. John Proctor’s mistakes come back to haunt him and his wife as former lover Abgail Adams turns her accusations upon his wife Elizabeth.

    In an odd way, then, The Crucible is best read outside its historical context not as a perfect allegory for anti-Communism, or as a faithful account of the Salem trials, but as a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and hysteria can intersect and tear a community apart. In John Proctor, Miller gives the reader a marvelous tragic hero for any time a flawed figure who finds his moral center just as everything is falling to pieces around him.

    you forgot sarah good and sarah osborn as characters in this story, even if they dont have a line, they are still part of the story and still information

    3. Why are Danforth, Hathorne, and the other authorities so resistant to believing the claim that Abigail and the other girls are lying?

    you forgot sarah good and sarah osborn as characters in this story, even if they dont have a line, they are still part of the story and still information

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    флоуди 18 Jan 2017 04:53

    Byronic hero

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    yellowlion722 18 Jan 2017 00:28

    he symbolizes a martyr thats all im saying, you shud be doing your own hw