Double Entry Journals for the Crucible Essay

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Ahmet K. Yilmaz
English 11 (Honors)/Eaton
Period 4
29 September 2014

The Crucible
Double Entry Journals – Act II

Passage
Analysis
“We cannot flinch; these are new times, sir. There is a misty plot afoot so subtle we should be criminal to cling to old respects and ancient friendships. I have seen too many frightful proofs in court—the Devil is alive in Salem, and we dare not quail to follow wherever the accusing finger points! …in great pain: Man, remember, until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven” (1244). Mass paranoia, confusion, fear
Despite being an educated man, Hale is fully embracing the witch-hunt and keeps advocating it. The people of Salem are too afraid to question the validity
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Being at the verge of revealing such a shameful secret makes Proctor feel as if he is “naked” and “facing the open sky”. The quote repeats “naked” several times to emphasize the shame Proctor feels about revealing this secret. “Icy wind” represents the hurt he is expecting to feel afterwards due to brutal critism, shame and guilt.

“I cannot charge murder on Abigail”.

“She”ll kill me for saying that”!

“Abby will charge lechery on you, Mr. Proctor”!

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