John Rubinstein

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  • The Crucible Conformity Analysis

    In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Katherine Howe’s Conversion, the overwhelming amount of pressure to uphold one’s reputation in the communities of Salem and Danvers, Massachusetts leads to an unhealthy amount of conformity. In Conversion, the daily struggles of maintaining the reputation as the ideal St. Joan’s girl, being organized, smart, and well-rounded, become overwhelming. This overwhelming sense of conformity among the girls at St. Joan’s turns to a serious mystery illness that…

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  • The Crucible And The Salem Witch Trials Analysis

    The Salem Witch Trials began in 1692; The infamous Russo-American Cold War officially began in 1947. These two dates are over 250 years apart, so how could these two events consist of so many relating factors? The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, tells a fictional story based in Salem Village and the infamous Salem Witch Trials. The book focuses on how the events began and on the slow and the atrocious mental decline of the overly religious townspeople of Salem. Guilty by Suspicion, Directed…

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  • Ethics, Morals, And Values In The Crucible, By Arthur Miller

    We all have skeletons in the closet from our past. While some accept them for what they are and try to learn and move forward from them, others may have a hard time dealing with them. Personal ethics, morals, and values can play a vital role in how you cope with and feel about the things that you have done. Throughout the play “The Crucible”, by Arthur Miller, the majority of characters were lying to each other or keeping secrets and lying to themselves. The accumulation of lies and deceit is a…

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  • Importance Of Ranch Hands In Of Mice And Men

    Ranch Hands are made to be tough. They don’t need anyone. They’re okay with living their lives traversing throughout the land. Does this mean they aren’t allowed to show emotions? In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck allows us to believe that this is what the characters think a working ranch hand should be. Candy, Slim, Crooks, Curley, Lennie and George all attempt to shy away from the topic of loneliness. Many of the characters throughout the book know that when they let others see into their…

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  • Loneliness And Isolation In Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

    Loneliness and Isolation “Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I’m most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me.” (Anne Hathaway) In the story Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck in the 1930’s, the book is about what life was like back then working on a ranch during the Great Depression. The story shows what it was like to be lonely/isolated from the rest of the world. Since it was during the Great…

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  • Resilience In Always Going And Going, By John Steinbeck

    isn’t even known if the starving man actually survives. The final act and image in the novel is also a bit out there, with Rose of Sharon suckling this grown man to keep him alive. The consecutive question is obviously what does this mean? Why did John Steinbeck choose to end his novel in this manner? Perhaps some of the best writing and classics leaves endings open to interpretation. However, there are clear messages…

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  • The Character Of Hester Prynne In The Scarlet Letter

    When Hester Pyrnne’s reputation is buried beneath a wine-colored blemish, it doesn’t alter who she is. Hester Pyrnne is a woman of immense strength of character and defiance for convention. Because of this, she refuses to crumble and lose all sight of her dreams. Like many new mothers, she simply replaces them, hanging new ones in their place. Hester once wished for what many Puritan women did-- to float over to the New World with the nice older man she was saddled with and live a quiet, simple…

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  • Racism In John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice And Men'

    In the 1930s John Steinbeck wrote the novella 'Of Mice and Men '. Steinbeck wrote the novella to highlight how society at the time was racist, sexist , ageist and against people with disabilities. 'The American Dream ' appeared to be inaccessible due to what the title connotes and because of the 'Great Depression ', which arose after economic issues (the wall street crash) and eco logical (dust bowls caused by over farming) began, adding to the strain on society. 'The American Dream ' was…

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  • The Theme Of Loyalty In Of Mice And Men

    In 1937, when the author John Steinbeck wrote the novella “Of Mice and Men”, he didn’t just whip out a tale of two men, George and Lennie, struggling to reach their dream during the Great Depression, he crafted a story about the hardships and loyalty of friendship. During the Great Depression, many people struggled to find work, and George and Lennie were some of the lucky ones.In the beginning of the story George warns Lennie that if he gets in trouble, and he will (if he didn’t Steinbeck…

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  • Summary Of The Lost Letters Of Pergamum

    The Lost letters of Pergamum This book is a series of letters from the apostle Luke converting a roman nobleman named Antipas. Calpurnius is a very smart man who is also a nobleman and also a very good friend to Antipas. Luke who we do not see until collection three, this is the Luke we know that wrote the book of Luke and acts who was one of the twelve apostles. Everything that we have already learned about Luke him being a doctor and everything else is what we know about Luke. Antipas is a…

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