Giles Corey

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  • Theme Of Crisis In The Crucible

    It is often observed within both real life and within literature, that the moment when one learns the most about themselves is achieved through having to face a conflict either mentally or physically. At this point where one learns about them on a deeper level results in the individual undergoing a change in character. Within Arthur Miller’s Play, The Crucible, this idea of conflict sparking the change within a character is a constant underlying focus as the play’s theme depicts how individuals…

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  • Cowardice In The Crucible Analysis

    Lie to Live, Confess to Die Readers of The Crucible recently discovered a serious phenomenon: cowards are the most sought after and well-admired individuals in all social situations, while brave individuals are abased to that of useless liars. It absolutely seems paradoxical and unrealistic, but this premise exists in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. In his play, the antagonist Abigail, who operates in cowardice, manipulates others for her personal benefit, and to induce hatred towards the…

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  • Revenge Vs Justice

    revenge, but also greed, for he used his daughter Ruth, who went along with the other girls who pretended to see spirits, to accuse certain people to gain rights to their land after they died. ”Danforth: Mr. Putnam, I have here an accusation by Mr. Corey against you. He states that you coldly prompted your daughter to cry witchery upon George Jacobs that is now in jail” (96). He played a huge role in initiating the witch hunt, since every chance he got he would accuse someone. Its not…

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  • Salem Witch Trials: A Sacrifice In Early American History

    The Salem Witch Trials are known as some of the most notorious and infamous phenomena to ever occur in early American history. Historians who have studied these series of events have yet to determine an exact cause(s) as to why these events occurred. One explanation is that in Salem, people would accuse victims based on superstitions or unexplained events rather than use scientifically proven facts. Consequently, this flaw, along with a religiously-based court system and biased trials led to…

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  • The Crucible Allegory

    inhumane punishments. This quote stated by Elizabeth shows the barbaric punishment some had to face. “Great stones they laid upon his chest until he plead aye or nay. They say he gave them two words “more weight” he says and died” (Miller 1269). Giles Corey stayed true to what he believed in causing him to face this harsh punishment . This quote shows how diverse punishments were. “I have seen marvels in this court. I have seen people chocked before my eyes by spirits . I have seen them stuck by…

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  • Puritans Influence

    to live, but the ones who are telling the truth (who don’t confess to being witches) are forced to die. The ones who confess, such as Tituba and Sarah Good, are shown mercy, but the ones who don’t, such as John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse and Martha Corey, are shown nothing, no mercy and no grace. These actions are what causes misconceptions about the Puritans lacking…

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  • Salem Witch Trials Film Analysis

    Most have heard of the witch trials that took place in Salem Village in the late 1600s. According to historians, these trials are Puritans’ final attempt in trying to preserve their religion. The famous Salem witch trials captured the attention of thousands over the years, thanks to the trials’ gory legend. Astonished by these trials, movie producers saw the potential of making a captivating movie within the folklore surrounding the trials, but sometimes they focus too much on the legend…

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  • Fear And Corruption In Salem

    A man named Giles Corey, who was accused of witchcraft refused to stand trial and was crushed to death (6). This, Rev. Burroughs’ prayer, and a letter written by an accused asking “if it be possible, that no more innocent blood be shed, which undoubtedly cannot be avoided…

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  • Mccarthyism And The Crucible

    Arthur Miller, the playwright of The Crucible, once said, “I think the tragic feeling is invoked in us when we are in the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing -- his sense of personal dignity.” This quote relates to The Crucible because John Proctor, a man who was accused of being a witch, and many others had lost their dignity after being accused. Also during the Red Scare, many people lost their dignity after being accused. The Crucible…

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  • Mass Hysteria In The Crucible

    Mass hysteria has the potential to tear a community apart as demonstrated in The Crucible. What is hysteria? “It is defined as an overwhelming fear and excitement that overrides all logic, and is often enhanced and intensified by the presence of others who are acting out on that fear” (Campbell). That theme is common throughout the play written by Arthur Miller. From the beginning, where the witchery begins to John Proctor getting hung, the little town of Salem undergoes major changes. That is…

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