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  • The Power Of Integrity In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

    The Power of Integrity If you were given a choice: your integrity or your life, which would you chose? In the play, The Crucible, the author, Arthur Miller, reveals that most people chose their life over their integrity. The Crucible illustrates that this decision leads greater chaos and distrust through the hysteria that occurred in Salem in 1692. In this time people start to lie and accuse their neighbor of witchcraft to save themselves from the punishment, while their neighbors either hang for their false accusations or they too lie and put their neighbor in the same situation. The mindset for most was to save yourself by lying and accusing others. Miller uses Parris and Elizabeth Proctor to display this common mindset. John Proctor, a farmer who was known for his presence, and unique integrity, and a few others are different from the rest and they chose to die with their integrity and ethics rather than lying and betraying their neighbor. In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays the power of integrity over the power of selfishness and wanting to saving oneself through the characters choices in the midst of the hysteria. Miller uses John Proctor to illustrate the power of one 's integrity over the need to save yourself in The Crucible. Throughout the play, Miller presents Proctor as a voice of reason and a voice of truth. Although he had sins in the past he confesses them rather than living a lie. In the start of the play, Miller immediately explains that Proctor…

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  • John Proctor: A Modern Tragic Hero

    Arthur Miller demonstrates through his play, The Crucible, that John Proctor, the main protagonist, is indeed a modern tragic hero. Throughout another one of Miller’s works, his essay “Tragedy and the Common Man”, he explains who and what a tragic hero really is. This helps to inform the reader about Proctor’s stance as a common tragic hero. Throughout the play, The Crucible, John Proctor faces many obstacles and challenges. Soon after we are introduced to Proctor in the play, we learn that he…

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  • Character Analysis Of John Proctor In The Crucible

    John Proctor is the tragic hero in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The downfall of John in the play is due to a human flaw, which largely qualifies him as a tragic hero. John is a respectable farmer, who has a high social status .The tragic flaw was the physical attraction he had towards Abigail Williams, yet he had a wife. His wife realizes his husband’s acts of adultery and gets jealous. Proctor knows that he has the option to confess the deed. However, his pride comes in his way and he is…

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  • Character Analysis Of Troy Maxon In Fences

    This could be due to the fact that he wants to be seen as a tough man who can take care of himself… but he takes this too far. I’ve talked about how Troy doesn’t support Cory’s dreams, but I haven’t talked about how he doesn’t even act like he loves or cares about him. In Fences, Cory starts a conversation by asking Troy why he has never liked him and Troy responds with, “Like you? I go out of here every morning . . . bust my butt . . . putting up with them crackers every day . . . cause I like…

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  • Examples Of Paranoia In The Crucible

    The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, tells the story about a tangle of lies, misunderstandings, and deaths in the town of Salem during the time of witch trials. In the story, Abigail Williams along with a group of girls who follow her, between they Mary Warren, are responsible for falsely accusing the vast majority of people in the town of alleged relationships with the Devil, an act that the highest authorities believe. In this occasion, Miller treats topics such as integrity, revenge,…

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  • The Crucible Theme Analysis

    1 / 2 Lexi Punturo The Crucible Theme Analysis Theme #1: Reputation Reputation is one of the many concerns for the characters in The Crucible . Everyone wants a good name in the town because they do not want to get accused of witchcraft or being a husband of a witch. As the play starts out, Reverend Parris ( the Minister of Salem) finds out that Betty Parris and the other girls have being dancing outside. Later, people all believed that the "dancing" was a form of witchcraft and this was…

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  • Themes In The Crucible

    Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is a play that exhibits brutal accusations, human indecency, and a scramble for power. My Chemical Romance’s song, “Teenagers”, is about fitting in, taking a stand, and class struggle. There are numerous parallels between Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and My Chemical Romance’s “Teenagers” including class struggle, fear, corruption of power, in and out groups, image, and human nature. Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible” as a result of the fear of communism in…

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  • Sin In The Scarlet Letter And The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    adultery. By not signing his name, John knew that execution would await him. He was okay with this because he knew he was going to be with God. Therefore, both main characters come to terms with their mistakes, accepted them and became free. Also in Act 4 of The Crucible, John says, "Damn the village! I confess to God, and God has seen my name on this! It is enough!"(239), showing them he knew that he does not have to show the whole town to be forgiven by God. At the end of the novel, The…

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  • Great Expectations: An Analysis Of Merricat's Narrative

    Merricat believed everything in her life was standard, there were routines to follow each day and the sisters rarely strayed from their habits. Their “castle” was more of a fortress, most people weren’t allowed in and those who were rarely left. When Charles visited, Merricat treated him as an invader and felt disgusted when he “tainted” everything. Constance also developed agoraphobia from being out of touch with the outside world. Merricat eventually burned the house down to get rid of…

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  • Why Is John Proctor Bad In The Crucible

    witchcraft. John Proctor has done some really good things. He also done some really bad things as well. The bad things Proctor should have burned in hell but, because of the sacrifice he made, John Proctor Saved his soul. John Proctor is a good man. John Proctor is a good man because “I nailed the roof upon the church, I hung the door”(act II 527-528). John Proctor help build the church. John also grows food that he sells to the people. Proctor provides for his family and some others that he…

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