The most infamous trials were conducted by the Court of Oyer and Terminer in 1692 in Salem Town. One contemporary writer summarized the results of the trials: The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, most of them women. Despite being generally known as the Salem witch trials, the preliminary hearings in 1692 were conducted in several towns in the Province of Massachusetts Bay: Salem Village (now Danvers), Salem Town, Ipswich and Andover. The most infamous trials were conducted by the Court of Oyer and Terminer in 1692 in Salem Town.
The reason the scene was cut from the play lies in both the significance of the conversation and what it revealed about the John Proctor in terms of his affair and his character. The conversation between John Proctor and Abigail Williams had great significance to both the play itself and the setting in which it was placed. It blatantly called out the irony of the Puritan way of life and the hypocrisy going on in Salem at the time. When Abigail addresses John and says, “Oh Hypocrites! Have you won him too?” [p. 151], she is referring to the townspeople of Salem as the hypocrites and questioning John’s integrity and strength.
“Johnny Byron and Willy Loman are tragic figures” far do you agree that this statement fits Death of a salesman more that Jerusalem? Both miller and Butterworth use the characters, Willy and Johnny to portray the theme of a tragic figure. Struck by the misfortune of fate Willy Loman and Johnny Byron are trapped in their altered perception of reality which they have created using elaborate lies to mask their ordinary state, imprinting them both with the scar of a tragic flaw in which one character finds so hard to remove, it later becomes his downfall. What seems to be the most tormenting part of both plays is the characters indecision. Comparably each fictional character struggles to maintain their sanity, often reacting in rash and condescending behaviour.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN In the play, Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is, at first, set up as the character of the tragic hero. He has had goals and ambitions that he did not fulfill, and that his sons have not fulfilled, despite the pressure that he puts on them to accomplish his opinion of what success should be. However, as the story moves along, we see Willy’s tragic hero status decreasing substantially. As he desperately sifts through his past for some sort of actualization or realization, he only proves himself a to be failure, by the standards that he himself had set. There are a great many comparisons to be drawn from this play, and compared to the novel, The Great Gatsby.
Shakespeare's play Othello and Good Will Hunting directed by Gus Van Sant are two such texts, exploring the human condition through the archetypal idea. In Othello, we see a black man driven to mad jealousy, and the demise of his world as a result. In Van Sant's film Good Will Hunting, we explore an intelligent man struggling with issues of his own. In both texts, the complexities of love and trust, and segregation are explored through the outsider archetype. Shakespeare's England was not a very accepting society when it came to foreigners.
The reason Miller chose the subject of false accusation is most likely because the people of his generation accused him of involvement with the Communist party which was analogous to what witchcraft would have been in the late seventeenth century. Based entirely on the Salem witch trials, The Crucible does a superb job of turning that devastating time period into an entertaining yet tragic play. Arthur Miller, born on October 17, 1915, in New York City, was a famous American playwright who composed many literary masterpieces. Born into a wealthy family, Miller was accustomed to having whatever he desired, that is, until the Great Depression caused his family to go bankrupt. During this time of uncertainty, Miller worked several jobs to earn enough money to pay for his college.
He subtly creates a climatic and dramatic play with details that may be overlooked if not examined closely enough. While changing Abigail's age may appear to be an insignificant change in The Crucible, Arthur Miller's reasons for making this change shed light on both history and the play. According to William J. McGill Jr., Arthur Miller changed Abigail's age to make a more dramatic story possible. McGill states that "Abigail Williams, the prime mover of the Salem hysteria had been the house servant of the Proctors, developed an adulterous relationship with John Proctor to avoid an 'inartistic danger' of making an entirely innocent character suffer" (259). If John Proctor had an affair with a different person, it would not have been as impactful to the story.
Second, this shows that Tybalt was malicious when it came to the Montagues and he felt hate whenever he saw anyone of them. To sum it all up, Tybalt's unfriendly and resentful approach to the Montagues were one of the many reasons he bid farewell early in the story. Tybalt's turbulence was another one of the main reasons of his early termination in Romeo and Juliet. As an example, in the first act, Tybalt threatened Benvolio and said, "Turn thee, Benvolio. Look upon thy death."
Sympathy for Grendel Society shapes who we are. Grendel is viewed as a monstrous creature because of his actions. Grendel was only portraying what society had taught him. Grendel was both rejected and hated by man, which led him to be aggressive to fill the void in his heart. Grendel adapted because of the way he was treated by society which ultimately led to his destructive behavior.
Many others however, as in the story Death of a Salesman, view it as something that has to be achieved in order to be successful. The play takes issues with those in America who place too much pressure on gaining, rather than more worthy principles/values. The American society is symbolized by Miller’s work and shows us how a dream could turn into a nightmare. Arthur Miller’s, Death of a Salesman, depicts the author’s life and the psychological problems that brings the collapse of