This quote is a perfect example of this. Sybil is also unaware of her son’s problems. Throughout the play she keeps getting surprises about her son -and not good ones. At the beginning of the play she finds out from Gerald that Eric has a drinking problem, when he says“ I have gathered that he does drink pretty hard.” This leaves Mrs Birling astonished, baffled and quite angry. She reacts the same when she finds out about Eric being the father of the baby.
The dramatic story really attracts readers’ attention, and what’s more, the meaningful themes of this outstanding work laid the foundation of its unique significance. The first theme I would like to discuss about is the sin of the three main characters, which is prevailingly illustrated in the novel. At the very beginning the sin is Hester’s adultery: a very serious breach of Puritan morality. Then it had its forms of Dimmesdale’s disguise and Chillingworth’s revenge. I have no beliefs in Christian, so Hester only appears to me as a woman who pursues her liberty and protects her true love.
Crucible Act I and Let’s All Feel Superior connections Connections between Act I of The Crucible and the article Let’s All Feel Superior by David Brooks There are some very obvious connections between The Crucible and “Let’s All Feel Superior”. In both of the pieces, the authors portray that people when put in decisions that could affect them will lie to save themselves. In The Crucible, Abigail is questioned about being involved in witchcraft and turns the attention to Tituba, who is innocent in the situation. “[MRS. PUTNAM enters with TITUBA, and instantly ABIGAIL points at TITUBA.] ABIGAIL.
Body Paragraph #1 A. Topic sentence : Arthur Miller’s development of Fear in The Crucible is parallel to the fear that was experienced in the 1950’s. B. CD #1: Abigail accuses Tituba of being a witch and to prevent herseld from being hanged, Tituba confesses that she was doing witchcraft (Miller 45-49). C. CM #1.A. : Being accused of being witch in Salem, Massachusetts was alarming because even if one was innocent, they are still held guilty D. CM #1.B: One could infer that the morals of society dictated that a person wasn’t “Innocent until proven guilty” but rather they were “guilty until proven innocent.” E. CD #2: “ [ In Hollywood] blacklists were quickly circulated of
Topic 2 Many male teenagers have a sense of invincibility. They believe they are better than everybody else; they are inherently self-absorbed and selfish. It has been suggested that the protagonist of Dr Peter Goldsworthy’s novel, “Maestro,” a pianist named Paul Crabbe is such a person. Throughout a large portion of the novel, this is reflected in his relationship with his piano teacher, Herr Eduard Keller, and the treatment of his peers. However, his egocentric, conceited attitude is largely due to the treatment he receives from his parents, and a result of puberty.
Tituba: A Woman of Words Tituba was the most compelling character in the work because unlike others, she was the first woman to admit that she is a witch rather than deny the fact and say she is innocent. When the judges ask her if she hurt the accusers, she says: “Yes, but I will hurt them no more; she figured out a way to agree with their accusations while always excusing herself” (82). When she says this to the jury, she knows that not only will they be pleased with her answer, but let her live. Tituba is very keen for she finds a way to change the system so it can be in her favor. After she confesses that she is a witch, she goes on with her story when she talks about the devil and his promises to her: “The devil came to her in the form of a hog and also a giant black dog; he promised her many pretty things if she would serve him” (83).
He had a chance to tell the town, and the court, that Abigail’s claims were false. Nevertheless, Proctor did not open his mouth. He feared that revealing the truth would put him down on the social ladder; innocent people had to pay, for his flaw, with their life. Proctor was a proud man who values his good name. He would do anything to keep his name.
Hannah Jones English 1540- Mondays 6:30pm Much of Flannery O’Connor’s writing shows how she thinks the heart is dark and complex: a battlefield of mixed emotions such as greed and religious feelings. Her writing connects with inner personal beliefs and experiences, and shows how cruel and unusual a crooked heart can be. “Good Country People” has the cataclysmic encounter of pride of intelligence versus the corruptness of any human heart in any so-called “good” people, which is the theme of O’Connor’s story. Two of the main characters, Mrs. Hopewell and Mrs. Freeman, display how even the simplest of people can be corrupt. Mrs. Freeman, who is referred to and has convinced herself that she is a “good country person”, is corrupted by her obsession and fetish with the incurable sicknesses and illnesses that plague many people in that era.
This is demonstrated in the text “Those who had before known her, and had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud, were astonished, and even startled, to perceive how her beauty shone out, and made a halo of the misfortune and ignomity in which she was enveloped” (40). The letter might be a sign of sin to Hester and the Puritan village, but Pearl sees it as something else entirely. The scarlet letter is both a part and a connection to her mother, for they both are the physical manifestations of Hester’s wrongdoing. After Hester takes of the letter, Pearl refuses to come to her. She refuses to recognize her mother, only coming to her after the “A” has returned to her mother’s bosom.
The trials start, in which the girls act as though they have a direct connection to God, led by the now powerful Abigail. Townsfolk soon have suspicions of Miss Williams affair with John, Abigail finds this power she has and takes advantage of it. One accusation against even the most well-respected villagers accused of devil worship was prosecuted. Abigail is convinced that after her affair with John Proctor, that he is in love with her, her jealousy of his wife and desire for him gets out of hand, she is labelled a “whore” and a “harlot”. John Proctor – John is an honest, blunt-spoken, good man with a temper.