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    Defense of Giles Corey Giles Corey comes before the court today for the charge of contempt of court by withholding information. In Corey’s attempt to reestablish the integrity of Salem’s courts, Judge Danforth and his fellow abusers of power strive to silence Corey from exposing the court’s corruption. Although he selectively withholds information regarding his accusations, Corey remains innocent and deserves acquittal from the charge of contempt of court, since his actions intend to improve the court, not undermine it. Corey represents the honesty that remains in Salem’s society, emphasizing the invalidity of this accusation against him. When dishonesty erupts in the town, Corey automatically defends those who are innocent, making him a target…

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    Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness. Greed plays a role because their would be people who would want someone's else land or they wanted a higher paying salaire or they were just jealouse of someone else, so they would go and call out witchcraft. Thomas Putnam is one of the main characters who has this sin he was fighting with Giles Corey for his land. Giles Corey was later on accused of witchcraft because…

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    As darkness and deceit looms over an enclosed exhibit, sacrifice causes the veiled eyes of humans to be freed from a glazed state and becomes the impetus for the diffusion of this new sight throughout a community. In Arthur Miller’s drama The Crucible, sacrifices to restore equilibrium within oneself are crucial, for the birth of a sacrifice from one person inspires the spread of healing into a community and stops the copious flow of evil from one liar. With trembling hands full of the blood he…

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    Giles Corey is wrongfully accused and tortured to death, despite having innocent and reasonable motives, filled with both resentment and curiosity. Giles is an old man, old enough to maintain a hateful relationship between the Putnams and him, which started a long time ago with Thomas Putnam’s grandfather and Giles fighting over land. He says to Proctor with Putnam in the room, “...he nearly willed away my north pasture but he knew I’d break his fingers before he’d set his name to it” (32).…

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    town’s wrath, starts his journey as a respected farmer, but the deceitful Abigail Williams soon turns on him. The same fate awaits the wife of Proctor, Elizabeth. In addition to this a good friend of the Proctors, Giles Corey, came to his demise in a similar way. Giles Corey displays courage by standing up to the court, Elizabeth Proctor displays courage by letting her husband go, in addition, John Proctor displays courage by denying his confession and holding to the truth.…

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    Hysteria in The Crucible Hysteria is a prominent theme In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Hysteria is the underlying cause for everything that happens in the play; it is what moves the story along and urges the reader to think critically about the character’s actions and choices or rather their lack of critical thinking and choice. While there are many factors that potentially contributed to the hysteria in Salem, what is depicted in The Crucible is something man-made and perpetuated through…

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    The Crucible The most evident theme in The Crucible is that selfishness interferes with morality. The witch trials in Salem show that people will do or say anything to get something for themselves. If they wanted something, they would say anything to get it. They forgot about their morals and values. A lot of the characters in The Crucible claimed to be very pious, even though they only cared what people thought of them. Everyone in Salem let the whole town go crazy. They were willing to…

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    In the poems “Medusa” by Duffy and “The Laboratory” by Browning both authors explore the theme of jealousy and its destructive nature on people and society as a whole. In Duffy’s poem “Medusa” she critiques society on its treatment towards women, demonstrating how those without beauty are only corrupted with jealousy and how this behavior has survived through the ages. While Duffy focuses on the impacts of jealousy on the individual Browning looks towards its impacts on society, and its power to…

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    In the tale of the Salem Witchcraft trials the entire town becomes engulfed into the web of confusion and lies. The play that tells of different parts the story talks about how people’s whole lives were changed by one persons lie. The way that a person protected was to say that it was true that they were a witch and they would live. The downfall was it taking the easy way out was other names had to be told to the people of Salem. That is where the names Giles Corey and John Procter come in to…

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    argues the evidence given throughout the trial to prove not guilty with reasonable doubt. This sets both plays a part in the sense that John does not have supporting evidence to prove his ideas while Juror #8 does. The theme of both plays eventually come back to the idea that compassion and fairness need to be displayed in our judicial system, meaning the courts. Although we know that justice is not served in The Crucible an attempt at trying to gain justice is made. Proctor states, “If you’ll…

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