Sarah Good

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  • Hypocrisy In Salem And The Crucible

    To what extent does hypocrisy affect society? Hypocrisy is normally seen as a personal issue and it’s societal impacts are often overlooked. During the Salem witch trials, hypocrisy played a huge role in the hangings of 19 people. It created mass hysteria, which deeply affected how Salem’s societal values were interpreted. Hypocrisy is ultimately responsible for the events in Salem and The Crucible, as characters try to cover up their own flaws with lies, leading to innocent people being hanged and killed. In Salem, most characters have flaws about them that they do not want exposed to society. After Abigail claimed to have told Reverend Parris everything, Betty disagrees; “Betty. You drank blood, Abby! You didn’t tell him that! Abigail. Betty, you will never say that again! You will never- Betty. You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!” (I.444-450). Betty exposes the full extent of Abigail’s episode in the woods to the reader, revealing that she drank blood in hopes to kill Goody Proctor. It is the first example of hypocrisy, as Abigail does not was the whole truth to be revealed in order to keep her name clean. Later in the same scene, a conversation between Abigail and John Proctor arises “Abigail. Give me a word, John. A soft word. (Her concentrated desire destroys his smile.) Proctor. No, no, Abby. That’s done with.” (I.525-529). Through this conversation, the reader begins…

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  • Theme Of Loyalty In The Crucible

    would not; if tongs of fire were singeing you you would not!” (Miller 138). This proclamation portrays the strength of Elizabeth’s loyalty and the things she would go through to remain loyal to John. “Elizabeth lies to Danforth to save Proctor’s name and ironically condemns him as a perjurer.” (Sundstrand 2). Elizabeth is loyal to what she believes John would want her to say and attempts to save his good name. Unfortunately, in doing this she condemns John as well as others and extends Abigail’s…

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  • When School Was Scary And The Ballad Of Birmingham

    The article “When School Was Scary” and the poem “The Ballad of Birmingham” both show very harmful events. The event that happened to the little girl in “The Ballad of Birmingham” is very different and more effective/powerful compared to what happened in “When School Was Scary”. In the article, Elizabeth got verbally and physically abused, but in the poem, the little girl walks into a church and then it gets bombed. Getting blown up is more destructive than getting bullied. In the article “When…

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  • Abraham Character Analysis

    Eve, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah, and the list goes on. All of these characters play an important role within the overall story of Genesis. Although all of these characters are crucial to the makeup of Genesis, Abraham may be one of the most influential and crucial characters of the Genesis story. The life of Abraham covers thirteen out of the fifty chapters in the book of Genesis, and Abraham is seen as one of the first prophets within the Bible. God says, “…I will make of you a great…

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  • The Role Of Judge Danforth In The Crucible

    Ever been accused of something that you didn't do? During the year 1692 to 1693 The city of Salem helds the witchcraft trials. In "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, The people of Salem were falsely accused of witchcraft due to Abigail Williams and many girls who say that they had seen people with the devil.Many of the people were hunted or stoned due to having connections with the devil. So Judge Danforth came to town to cleanse the town. But Judge Danforth just wanted to get out there and whoever…

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  • Genesis 16: 1-21 Analysis

    delivers a prophecy and blessing to the child that Hagar was carrying (Gen. 16:10-12). Upon hearing the words of the angel, Hagar has a change of character; and instead of submitting to standard social norms she takes initiative of her own and “names” the LORD, the sacred power who spoke to her, El-Roi (Gen. 16:13). Genesis 21 is a continuation of the previous narrative, which adds to the already dramatic tale of Hagar and her son Ishmael. The chasm in the relationship between Sarah and Hagar…

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  • Poem Analysis: Begin At Home

    The writer is writing for a male elite Israelite audience. Abraham is a man in power with land, cattle, and servants. He is preforming acts of hospitality and serving, what the reader understands to be, The Lord. This shows Abraham as an upright man. The text offers some insight into the culture of the time. Hospitality is regarding highly in the culture. This can be seen in Abraham and Sarah’s response to the strangers. The culture also was dominated by men and women’s roles are assumed…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Caseworker

    It was another pandemonium day locked up in a place where no one wants to be. All I heard was someone yelling my name Sarah Sarah get up you have a phone call All I could smell was bleach and clorox. With the sour taste of my morning breath on my lips, I sluggishly get off my cot, And went to the phone. It was my caseworker. I had asked her what she wanted and she told me that she wanted to talk. I asked her what about and she told me that she would talk to me about it when she got there.…

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  • Richard Nysse's Source Analysis Of The Flood Story

    Diversity in Interpretation.” Her interpretation of the interpersonal relations between Sarah and Hagar being a mirror for human tendency are a notion that I feel is important for my congregation’s context. Society’s stratification of importance based on gender, race, economic status, educational levels, and the like greatly afflict this white, rural context. The conflicts found within this ancient world of women are more universally known than most would care to admit. The fact that God…

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  • Ron Raske Character Analysis

    Than look more into the character of Isaac Holcombe and see why he is so important to the author. Isaac is significant in Ron Rash’s novel “One Foot in Eden” because he parallels the biblical story of Isaac in the Bible, which also play off Rash’s concern for Nature in Southern Appalachia. Isaac is a significant character in the story “one Foot in Eden” by Ron Rash because he parallels the biblical story of Isaac in the bible. There is a character named Isaac, which can be seen throughout the…

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