Rough Draft “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” Edmund Berke said. In this story the crucible by Arthur Miller. There is a small town in Salem where an outbreak of witch trails has happened. The people are being accused by a group of teenage girls. Many people are hanged for crime of witch craft…many for their land.
Once he has put them around all of their necks, he walks over to Reverend Hale and pulls the lever beside him. The girls have now been hanged and are now dead as a result of witchcraft. I would then go back to the line ‘Abby, we’ve got to tell. Witchery’s a hangin’ error, a hangin’ like they done in Boston two year ago! We must tell the truth, Abby!
By the time it is all over, countless numbers of people are accused and nineteen men, women, and children, are hanged. Reverend John Hale, who specializes in dealing with witchcraft, is called into town to help. The existing question is, was Reverend Hale a sympathetic character in this play? In act one Hale shows no amount of sympathy, nor does he appear unsympathetic. Reverend John Hale of Beverly is in his forties and is experienced in dealing with witchcraft.
Connor Owens October 27, 2009 American Lit. “It’s The Space Between” An analysis of John Proctor’s dissent over his confession in Miller’s, The Crucible Throughout history, the conflicts between the judicial system and civilians have caused great feuds between the two groups. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the two collide once more in a setting based on the historical Salem Witch Trials, in which the theocratic judges of Salem ruled the court. During these trials, as many civilians were put to death by the court for witchcraft, very few people had the courage to step up to the judicial system and pose as some sort of opposition. When John
Characteristic of Hale In the book “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, there is a very creepy and interesting old man. The story is about a village that are all puritans and some teen age girls start blaming each other of witch craft to avoid a death sentence or to get out of trouble. The man happens to not be part of the village but a vaster just passing by, who in my mind over stayed his visit. Hale is an old preacher who has been searching for proof of witches and finds a village that is said to be filled with them. “Nearing forty, tight skinned, and eager eyed,” So just imagine a man that is really old with bulging eyes looking for witches.
October 2, 2012 Case Brief Cupp v Murphy 412 U.S. 291 (1973) Facts: Daniel Murphy was convicted of murdering his wife in the second degree. After he found out of the murder he called the police and voluntarily submitted himself to questioning. In the middle of his questioning the police noticed a dark spot on his finger and they asked if they could get a sample and he refused. The police did not respect his wishes and they took the sample anyways of what was under his fingernail. They processed it and later found out there was traces of his wife’s nightgown, skin, and blood all from the deceased victim.
A crucible is a severe test as of patients or belief, a trial. The play The Crucible is a journey through the trials of many townspeople caused by the superstitious belief of witchcraft. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller progresses and evolves the outlooks and views of the townspeople of Salem and shows how events, people, and catastrophes cause the characters to change their views on whether the people prosecuted were guilty or innocent of witchcraft. Reverend John Hale changes his view, more and more drastically as the play advances, as a result of the events that he underwent and the experiences he had. Soon he had total belief in the innocence of all those convicted and hung in Salem.
Excessive Pride Overtaken by rumors, the small town of Salem takes a turn for the worst when children make accusations that many of the townspeople partake in witchcraft. John Proctor, a well known farmer in the area, becomes one of the accused. Stuck in a paradox, he holds to his honorable name by defending himself and others. John Proctor fit the description of a tragic hero because of his tragic flaw of committing adultery and his predictable downfall of death. While working in Proctor’s home the previous year, Abigail engaged in an affair with Proctor.
Starkey points out that none of these women attend church. Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne claim to be innocent of any witchcraft all the way up until when they were hanged. When Tituba is on trial she explains that the devil made her do it, and that Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and the three others where involved. Two others are accused of being witches; Martha and her husband Giles. When the trials began, many accused others of witchcraft and this lead to them accusing even more.
The church lost man power and impoverishment through not being able to cultivate their vast tracts of land. Many important people including a medieval doctor, Ibn-al–Wardis, and a philosopher named, Gental-da-Foligna died while studying the ways to cure Black Plague. The plague also affected agriculture because their was few peasants to tend to the fields because they were dying and the few left wanted more money because they were doing more work. Next there were many worries and responsibilities during the Black plague. The main way the plague was spread was from person-to-person and breathing on someone.