Danforth shows Salem his authority by wrongly convicting citizens, controlling the court, and enforcing society’s laws. In the play The Crucible, Danforth is considered to be a minor character due to his help in the exposer of the main characters personalities throughout the court room. Also, he is very straight forward and has a static character, which matches his composure due to his belief of being aided by God himself within the court. Some may consider the conflict to be external conflict, or man verses supernatural conflict, in the story because it displays the conflict between the citizens and the Devil, but there is evidence that suggests otherwise. Danforth is a very ethical man, and believes he is very truthful and only convicts those who have done wrong.
There is definitely a tendency to mock the remarks made by the females of the play just because they are women. This conduct aids as the backdrop of the play: a male-dominated society which does not respect the rights of women and will never consider their needs as valid. This is what leads the men to take value away from the women's thoughts and opinions. The conflict between justice and law can be seen when the woman start to consider the actions of Mrs. Wright as appropriate. Exposition: -Characterization George Henderson: Mr. Henderson is the county attorney who has been called to
“(1.3.47-49) These three lines are extremely crucial to the play because it gives Macbeth his beginning thoughts toward receiving the throne. Shakespeare made the witches deceive Macbeth and Banquo who begin to believe they are invincible and have much to look forward to. This proves misogyny in Shakespeare because it ultimately put the witches to blame for all the horrible events in the play. Shakespeare also portrays his misogyny through Macbeth as he belittles the witches by saying, “How now, you secret, black and midnight hags.” (4.1.47) In Shakespeare’s era, chivalry and respect toward women was big. By having a character in his play say this to three so called women, seems
This can be seen through many societies throughout history and we can see an example of this in the town of Salem Massachusetts. A closed society where perceived truth too often took over the actual truth which became a breeding ground for ignorant people leading to major conflicts. Often people refuse to see the opposing argument and as a result ignorance brews. When people who are already in conflict continue to turn a blind eye to their opponents and refuse to understand their situations even more it helps their ignorance prevail and continues to harm people further. No matter how much a person tries to avoid conflict and feel that ignorance is bliss, it will take it’s toll one way or another.
A man who once was all powerful and very stern broke down into a man who became limp and like a ragdoll when his own machine turned against him. The officer wants his body to be inscribed with “Be Just.” A reason could be because he is so disciplinary and he won’t change his morals and rules. Being just means to be fair and according to him being fair is to follow the ultimate code of governance. I think justice has been served to the full extent at the end of the story. The cruel, ruthless machine once constructed by the officer turned against him.
Tension is the suspense that is felt by the audience. A surprise outcome of any action that is accomplished by certain characters, in this case, in the play of Arthur Miller: The Crucible. Arthur Miller has created different techniques in the three acts to establish an abundant amount of tension, to produce an excellent written play. The Crucible is a play that is surrounded by tense scenes that follow because of the Puritanism religion. These scenes are guided by stage directions which is the principle technique Arthur Miller has used.
Examine the role ‘the devil’ plays in both Othello and Dr. Faustus Dr. Faustus is a play by Christopher Marlowe which was first published in 1604. The play revolves around the central character of Faustus and his thirst for power and knowledge that leads him to sell his soul to the devil in exchange for twenty fours years’ service from Mephostophilis, a devil who carries out Faustus’s demands. The play focuses on the idea of the downfall of those who desire too much, and the damnation which falls on them. Othello, written by William Shakespeare and first published in 1603, is very much as different play to that of Dr. Faustus. Othello is the story of a Moorish general of Venice, whose life is torn apart through deceit and his own faults and insecurities, leading to tragedy.
One of the themes in “The Minister's Black Veil”, readers is likely to recognize the reaction of the townspeople to change, especially when a change is associated with their religion or religious figures. This is clearly not an accepting community and it is worth thinking critically about the way the whole community comes together to shun him. The veil makes the Reverend look dark and gloomy and instantly, even before one day is through the people in town are witnessing supernatural events. It seems there is something to be said about the group mentality of Puritans and their quick tendencies toward superstition. Elizabeth is the only exception
For the prisoners, they became depressed, psychologically distraught, dehumanized, and powerless. On the other hand, the guards made the most of their power to maintain prison standards by way of harassment, pornographic behaviors, and mind-bending tactics. In both situations, there was a incident of a rumor of a prison riot with didn’t occurred but aggravated the guards, which lead to more humiliation. The reality of these particular events is the simple fact that what occurred at Abu Ghraib was real, as for the Stanford Prison Experiment was nothing more than a research study on human behavior. When the Stanford Prison Experiment came to it’s end, the guards didn’t receive any form of punishment for their actions.
The audience is made aware that this is a society where swords are drawn for very little or no reason at all and that the honour of a man’s household must be defended at all costs. Finally, the fight is broken up by Prince Escalus, and then he forbids any further conflicts and threatens them with the death penalty if they disobey him. The brawl ends, but the hatred between the families continues to grow. Benvolio, Lord Montague (Romeo's father) and Lady Montague (Romeo's mother) are the only people still in the scene and Lady Montague is concerned for Romeo because he had been seen outside Verona. Romeo is now introduced to the audience and you find out he has an unrequited love for Rosaline.