In The Crucible, Arthur Miller uses situational, verbal, and dramatic irony as a way to demonstrate how the lies about witchcraft turned into chaos in just a short time in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The accusations of witchcraft that led to the witch trials, resulted in 27 people convicted, 19 people hanged, and one man crushed to death in just 8 months. Situational irony is used in the play very often because what actually happens, is completely the opposite of what is expected. When John Proctor is asked what the ten commandments are, the one he forgets is adultery. It's ironic because John Proctor loves his wife, and he cares for his reputation yet he puts himself at risk with Abigail.
By Lennie not speaking it really annoyed Curley and Curley thought Lennie was mucking him around so Curley got really angry at Lennie for not speaking and they ended up having a fight and they both got hurt. So there is a perfect example of how conflict is heightened when people are not permitted to speak and this shows that telling people what to do can sometimes lead to people getting hurt. Another reason why conflict is heightened when people are not permitted to speak is the part in the book where Lennie is with Curley’s wife and she tells Lennie to feel her hair, so of course, Lennie feels her hair but he starts patting it a little bit too hard so Curley’s wife starts screaming but Lennie covers her mouth so no one can hear her. If Lennie didn’t talk to Curley’s wife like he was told then she would still be alive and Lennie would probably still be alive as well. This tells us that sometimes
This novel also asks the question, what does it mean to be different from everyone else? This comes out in Peter as he is always tormented for being different and also in Josie who almost hates herself for not being real. A final theme in the book is the idea of hiding behind facades and failed relationships, for example the relationship between Josie and her mother is so false but neither one of them is willing to acknowledge they hardly even know each other anymore. In the novel the idea of the media is partly blamed for fuelling the panic. The author in this case is trying to test the idea of blame and the security it brings within her characters in the novel.
The character Dr. Kim Reggis acted impatient when he wanted to know what was wrong with Becky. For example when he was in the waiting room with his ill daughter him being impatient caused him to be become very upset. When he went to the counter to see if he could get his daughter in to see a doctor sooner and was told that he had to wait just as long as the other people in the waiting room he said “I’m going to complain about that woman. Kim said 65”. Kim thought that since he was a doctor there he could get special treatment.
He speaks carefully, weightily, and has a disconcerting habbit of looking hard at the person he adresses before actually speaking" This continues the idea of how the Inspector has a large affect on people and shows how he is going to interogate each family member later on in the play. This is an effective description as it conveys how Inspector Goole can be rather intimidating in the way he looks and addresses the characters in the
This makes him look pretty hostile and antisocial as he does not want to associate with people who follow the same ideologies in the society. It is also evident that Lenina likes Bernard as she tells Fanny that she has agreed to go with him to the Savage Reservation. She also believes that he is handsome even though Fanny thinks otherwise, “Well, he won't be alone when he's with me... I rather like his looks”. (chapter 3, page 38,39) This shows that the feelings Bernard has for Lenina are requited which may be a reason to why he is infuriated when other men talk about
He is desperate and perhaps bitter about his situation; this is expressed through his tone and sarcasm. Stanza 1 starts off with ‘Of all the public places, dear to make a scene, I've chosen here.’ The first stanza of “Give” is a rhyming couplet, but Armitage's use of enjambment where the first line runs into the second creates a more unusual effect. The phrase ‘to make a scene’ usually means to have an argument whereas in this case it could literally mean to put on a show.
How Affective is Act 1 Scene 1 as an Introduction to the Play Hamlet? Straight from the opening of the play, Shakespeare manages to take hold of the audience with suspense and awe through the introduction of ghosts, allusions to regicide, talk of war, uncertainty of religion and death. Both the 17th Century and 21st Century audiences are already gripped, without Hamlet actually making an appearance. The story begins immediately with no drawn out introduction to the plot but a concise overview of the state of affairs in the court of Denmark and thus, captures the interest of the audience, Setting is partly responsible for the feeling of intrigue and uneasiness the audience is feeling throughout the first scene. The play opens high upon the battlements of a castle during night-time with a group of soldiers standing guard.
What follows is an example of a constant theme throughout “The Crucible” – The contrast of private and public environments. In this scenario the couple’s intimacy is invaded by a figure that represents the theocrasy of Salem. For Elizabeth and John his character signals the intial threat to their not belonging in Salem society. Proctor’s cautious enquiry of his guest, “Buisness of the court?”
First and foremost, the revelation of guests shocking secrets can be devastating. Also, It can cause some people to give up on their lives. Imbers-Black makes a good case about the harmful effects of secrets on guest and viewers. He goes on to explain the embarrassment of the guest secrets. Furthermore, these talk shows are so disrespectful to others and can cause families' lives to be at stake.