Comparison Between Equality And Equality In Anthem, And The Crucible

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Anthem and the “The Crucible” are similar because both main characters are very goal oriented. In Anthem, Equality stands up for what he believes in by not allowing the council to destroy the creation. Equality would rather break away from society and do what makes him happy, unlike the rest of the community that wants to conform. In “The CrucibleJohn Proctor is very driven because he knows that Abigail is lying about Elizabeth being a witch because of jealousy. John has to be careful with his words because he does not want the whole town to know about the affair, but needs to find some reason why Abigail would lie. John decides to tell of the affair, but Elizabeth denies for John’s sake, which in turn the plan to catch Abigail does not work. …show more content…
Deeply hurt by her husband, John Proctor, “She has suddenly lost all faith in him: Do as you wish, then” (Miller, 1953 p.52). Elizabeth Proctor accepts that fact that John had an affair with Abigail and she tries to get over it, but she still doubts at times. When Elizabeth sees him blush, she takes it as a different meaning. Being lied to, Elizabeth has a hard time trusting John anymore. Feeling even more doubtful, “John you are not open with me. You saw her with a crowd, you said. Now you--.”(Miller, 1953 p.52) Elizabeth has accepted her fate that John lied and cheated on her, she cannot change his decision or fix his mistakes. However, she does still try to save their relationship, but she needs help and support from John. With the way he keeps lying and not telling the whole story though, it makes it even harder for Elizabeth to forgive and move on. “ She wants me dead, John, you know it” (Miller, 1953 p.57). Elizabeth knows that Abigail wants her dead so that she can have John for herself. Abigail is jealous of Elizabeth and mad that John ended things because he wanted to save his marriage. Because Abigail was really the witch and was accusing others, Elizabeth coincidentally being one, John and Elizabeth try to figure out any way possible to turn the blame on her and get all the innocent people released. In the event of being arrested, “I’ll go, John--” …show more content…
At the beginning of the play, Yank isn’t happy with his life and he is complaining to people about it, talking about his childhood and how he is different from everyone so he does not fit in. Yank wants to find his sense of belonging. For instance, “Yuh tink I made her sick, too, do yuh? Just lookin’ at me, huh? Hairy Ape, huh?” (O 'neill, 1929 p.21) Yank is different from everyone else, referring himself to a hairy ape because he is so unattractive that it makes other people sick. Yank agrees with everyone and does not try to stand up for himself because he knows the other people are right. Together with, “I thought I was in a cage at de Zoo--but de apes don’t talk,do dey?” (O 'neill, 1929 p.25) This shows that Yank wishes he was an ape. Yank feels different and would rather be an animal because he think he would be happier in the long run, but he knows he is not because he is able to talk. This foreshadows what will happen at the end of the book and that Yank will find his way and be happy. Equally shown, “Ain’t we both members of de same club--de Hairy Apes?” (O 'neill, 1929 p.33) Yank is talking to the Hairy Ape in the cage. Yank feels more normal talking to the Ape than with any other person he has. Yank wants to be with the Ape and live like one of them where things are much more simpler. Similarly,“You belong wit’em and yuh know it. But me, I belong with’em--but I don’t, see?” (O 'neill, 1929

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