Unlike the girls in Salem, Abigail is not submissive which is why her uncle is suspicious and even more because she’s rebellious. That alone was considered filthy and impure. In Act one, Abigail states these words, alluding about her past affair with Proctor. “I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart! I never knew what pretense Salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men!
The majority of people there largely dismissed Muhammad’s teachings of the Islam religion as it so absolutely contradicted the polytheist religions they were worshipping, for instance the Arab Pagans (Islam is a monotheist relgion). As a result of such a contradictory religion being taught by Muhammad and his followers, they were strongly segregated from society and often subjected to verbal abuse publically, including their families, rocks were thrown at them, they were
Many Clergymen acted in a disobedient way and were crass to their most loyal of followers. Often, they were uneducated or even illiterate and as a result, they failed to administer the sacraments as what was expected of them. Priests having wives and children were not uncommon, despite this going against their vows of celibacy. Clerical marriage was a controversial issue that proved to be an important aspect for Luther in is argument for the corruption of the Church. The problem amounted and became so worse that in 1512, the Council of Seville requested that all their wives should leave their children.
Josh Kirkpatrick The Puritan Way: Oppressive Laws Followed to the Tee. Why? Hester Prynne is the epitome of what citizens of The Scarlet Letter’s Puritan society wanted to avoid by following laws, even if they are oppressive and restricting of free will. Rather than being sentenced to death she was sentenced to a dead life; she lost everything except for her personal values and Pearl (which was a curse in itself). Puritan society came down hard on lawbreakers and held to strict traditions set on the interpretations of the bible by the Magistrates.
Harry Potter has been subject to attacks by religious radicals and it has gone as far as being banned from school, states, and countries. There is much controversy with the subject of religion when it is combined with Harry Potter but despite the thoughts of critics, did Rowling include religious references? Harry Potter has caused quite an uproar in the past and even the present due to so-called “dangers” that it causes for children. Witchcraft has been thought to be an abomination to the Lord and therefore the subject of witchcraft and wizardry has been given a negative connotation within religious practices. According to Deborah J. Taub and Heather L. Servaty, “most religious objections to the magic in the Harry Potter books are based on various passages of scripture, most commonly Deuteronomy 18: 9-12” (Taub and Servaty 54).
She is a woman seems hard to please, stubborn, and set that the new world is failing the Christian faith. Everyone around the grandmother including her own son, daughter- in law and grandchildren seem to either lack respect, or are tired of dealing with her high expectations. All the characters around her seem as if they are highly flawed in her eyes just as the misfit is. The grandmother’s foolishness was her judging old eyes, who fooled her into thinking she were better when really she was just as flawed as they all were. If the grandmother stopped preaching about how the new world has fallen from the Christian faith, and opened her eyes to her real life, she would have saved the whole family from the misfit.
However, the creature realized that he was very different from Adam. He was helpless and alone, and began to see himself more like Satan, also an outcast. He became angry with Victor for shunning him, like with Satan, rather than treating him with respect and kindness, like with Adam. Instead, the creature would have benefited from reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. The book is about a woman who from the very beginning failed to fit in with society.
Because of their sins, the townsfolk have guilt and blame others to free themselves of it. People call out names for the witch-hunt on behalf of God; but in reality, they blame others to avoid dealing with their guilt. These accusations make the townspeople turn on their neighbors and friends, ultimately adding to the intensity of the witch trials. In contrast to the townsfolk, Giles deals with his guilt. He asks Reverend Hale to resolve his curiosity about what his wife Martha might be reading behind his back, but instead rouses the town’s suspicion of Martha being a witch.
If Emily Grierson were a regular person, the townspeople would see her actions as insane. Furthermore, the narrator stated that they believed she had to do that. By using the word “believe” it gives off the notion that they were a bit uneasy about her actions. If the townspeople were to claim she was insane now, they would accept that she was not a high class woman. An image they associated her with.
Belonging is the human need for wellbeing, acceptance and social security. One belongs to a group, a family, a unit, and one can also be isolated from groups and rejected from communities. The Crucible explores the destruction of a community by mass hysteria which was caused by members of the community accusing one another of practicing witchcraft and devil worship. As Salem was a Puritan society, to act against God is frowned upon and cannot go unpunished. I wrote this play because it relates to the McCarthyism period which was happening during that time as others are constantly accused of being communist without actual official evidence.