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  • The Salem Witch Trials In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

    though. Everybody made assumptions about one another and decided quickly who and who wasn’t worthy of their attention. And if you got chosen by the “popular” people you felt invincible of course. I mean, come on, you passed the test! But do you really want that? Is sacrificing yourself really worth it? Abigail continually made me wonder what people would do in order to have a good reputation. In the play Abigail only cares about herself and what she can do to protect herself. When the girls talk in Betty’s room and Mary shows weakness and wants to tell everyone about what they did in the forest, Abigail gets really angry. She threatens the girls and is not afraid to show what she is willing to do. “Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sisters. And that is all. And mark this – let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it; I saw Indians smash my dear parents’ head on the pillow next to mine, and I have seen some reddish work done at night, and I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!” (Miller 12). This quote shows how Abigail has changed and what she’d do if she was confronted with such a situation. She made the decision quickly and opted to only save herself. Over the course of the book it gets represented pretty well that she is capable of doing…

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  • Reflective Essay On The Crucible

    though. Everybody made assumptions about one another and decided quickly who and who wasn’t worthy of their attention. And if you got chosen by the “popular” people you felt invincible of course. I mean come on, you passed the test! But do you really want that? Is sacrificing yourself really worth it? Abigail often times makes me wonder what people would do in order to have a good reputation. In the play Abigail only cares about herself and what she can do to protect herself. When the girls…

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  • Theme Of Loyalty In The Crucible

    Impact of Loyalty in The Crucible The deaths of thirty-seven innocent Salem community members in a three-month span resulted from the witch trials of 1692. These deaths resulted from false accusations for selfish reasons supported by an oppressive Puritan based government in the Salem area. These so-called witch trials are so famous that there have been many works of literature as well as movies based off of them. The most notable of these is Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. It is a story based on…

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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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  • 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…

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  • As Tituba Supernatural

    With the trials soon began to overwhelm their justice system. Tituba 's confession that the devil approached her and several other witches brought over hysteria into the town, followed by a stream of accusations. Dozens of people brought in for questioning including children as young as four years old, coincidentally Sarah Good 's four year old daughter Dorothy, was one of the accused brought in for questioning. The villagers were very frightened of being wrongly accused like any woman and…

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  • Tituba Monologue

    to surround us as we gathered in the heavily wooded forest. The forest was dim and gloomy except for the gentle glow of the fire in the center of all of us girls. The night was silent except for the bubbling water and quiet crackling of the fire. Tituba hushed us to keep us quiet as we began to become giddy with excitement and whisper to each other. While we all surround the fire in a circle completely quiet each of the girls, one by one, showed what they had brought for Tituba. They announced…

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  • Tituba The Crucible

    Salem, Massachusetts is a haven for evil and accusations in the 1690’s. These wrongdoings come at a very high price in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” Evil cannot take place without consequence is demonstrated through the witchcraft in the woods, the spreading lies, and the immoral affair. The witchcraft in the woods illustrates how evil cannot take place without consequences. Tituba is facilitating the witchcraft in the woods with the young girls: “I never called him! Tituba, Tituba” (Miller…

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  • Tituba Supernatural Ideas

    Puritans believed if you didn’t go to church on a daily bases or not believing in God you were a “bad” person. Tituba was a slave that worked for Parris and she would take care of Betty. In the eyes of the Puritans they thought that Tituba was bad because she was black and from Barbados, which they do voodoo, conjures spirits, and introduce supernatural ideas. Since Tituba is black and was born in Barbados they believe she does some sort of witchcraft. Abigail told Hale, “Sometimes I wake and…

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  • Is Tituba Unique In The Crucible

    “ Oh, yes, sir. I don’t desire to hurt little children.” This is a quote by Tituba, a character in The Crucible. While being interrogated for bewitching the girls. Tituba is a Barbados slave who was bought by Reverend Parris. She was the first to be accused of witchcraft by Abigail Williams. Tituba confessed to witchcraft and told the court about other witches. Tituba and I have a few personality traits that are similar that we are unique, caring to animals and people, and an outcast to society.…

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