Belonging the Crucible, Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm Essay

3253 Words Mar 6th, 2011 14 Pages
Without comprehension one cannot fully belong, but with comprehension, belonging will thrive. If you do not understand someone or their beliefs or someone does not understand you or your beliefs it is not likely you will feel like you completely belong with them. In Arthur Millers The Crucible intolerance, hysteria and suspicion, greed (for wealth, land, power)and corruption of power turns a town against each other and highlights the different groups in the town and how they are linked or exiled from the rest of the town and how better understanding of each group could effect this.

In Lord of the Flies by William Golding the different views and beliefs of Ralph and Jack and the need for power in both boys’ segregates the group and
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Putnam used the witch trials as an excuse to get even with his neighbours and get their land. The characters lack of understanding

Judge Danforth’s greed for power this is evident when danforth refuses to cancel the hangings for the well respected Salem citizens as he fears the town’s people will over through the court. Abigail is greedy for someone else husband- proctor- she acts on this greed by attempting to get Elizabeth proctor hung. Abigail is also greedy in self interest she would rather turn against proctor- the man she supposedly loves- in order to shield any blame or suspicion from her.

Parris is had a greed for the power that being the minister of the church gives him. Parris has a change of heart about the witch trials once he realises the towns people are turning against him and he is losing his power.

Proctor is also in a sense greedy he is greedy for pride when he refuses to sign the confection.

“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!

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