are central ideas in the story. There are numerous themes found throughout The Crucible. Weakness, courage, and truth are three that stood out in The Crucible. Those three concepts that are showed in the characters in the play had an impact on the outcome of events and affected the play dramatically. In the Crucible, weakness is showed in a lot of characters. One example could be in Mary Warren. In scene 3, John Proctor convinced her to tell the truth about what actually happened, and to testify
stories there is an area for characters to be split into good and bad, this play demonstrates that by lying to each other, accusing each other, and hanging people. In The Crucible, the characters Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor are different by the following traits; self-sacrifice vs. selfishness, greed vs. generosity, and courage vs. fear. These traits are shown in the play very specifically. To start off, look at self sacrifice and selfishness. Elizabeth’s character is sacrificial.For example
Aurther Miller’s The Crucible has been compared to a morality play because of the way it sheds light on the flaws of society, church and individuals themselves. A morality play is a type of writing in which the author uses a story to highlight a situation or character trait that is immoral in hopes of bringing change and reform. Through The Crucible, Miller is able to give his opinion on American Culture through a creative story. The Crucible was written in 1953, during a time that is known as
Reynolds 9/29/15 American Lit. The Crucible—a Deadly Experiment of Fear Hysteria by definition is a noun that means “exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement, especially among a group of people”. We see humans express these traits during times of panic and fear. A prime example of hysteria would be the Salem witch trials. This event occurred in colonial America and was caused by the fear of witchcraft and satanic worship. In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, we can observe townspeople
a problem. In the course of a lifetime, confidence in a belief continues to grow until a roadblock stops it and changes the way of thinking. Confronting a problem that contradicts a popular belief is presented in Arthur Miller’s character, Reverend Hale, from The Crucible. Reverend Hale has been called to Salem to examine Reverend Parris’s daughter, Betty, for precise signs of the devil. As the play draws out, Hale’s stance on the problem changes and contrasts his initial thought on the matter.
of Danforth. Before I start, I would like to give a brief intro on this character. So who is Deputy Governor Danforth? He is a Deputy Governor who is also one of the most powerful men in Massachusetts. He is described to be a grave man in his sixties who views his position as the judged as an important one, and in the case of witchcraft in Salem, his main objective is to rid the town of all evil. Judge Danforth is a character that believes in theocracy and is convinced that the legal system will bring