Although the play was also written for personal reasons, one of it’s main purposes was to make a connection between the Salem trials and the Red Scare. Arthur Miller has achieved his goal in educating the population about social responsibility, conflict and injustice, which can be seen through the importance and value that his piece holds. One of Miller’s main reasons for writing the Crucible was to reveal people’s hidden motives. In the Crucible, the personalities and motives of the characters were crafted .Arthur Miller wanted to make it clear that he wasn't trying to write (or rewrite) history. This would have been impossible for him, given the lack of documentation about some of the key players of the Salem Witch Trial.
This is highlighted during Prometheus’ attempt to steal the fire from the immortal’s to give to the mortals that led to the punishment of man working to find his food. Also, it brought a rise to civilisation as well as progress into the human world due to fire being a metaphor for technological and artistic advancement. Another consequence to Prometheus stealing the fire was the creation of the first mortal woman Pandora, the ultimate punishment for men, is responsible for unleashing evil into the human world. Ultimately Hesiod blames Prometheus to be the cause for humanity’s unenviable existence. 2. Who is Pandora and why is she created?
However, before the election took place: Hitler issued the Decree for the Protection of the People and the State. This gave him powers to suspend the basic civil rights of German citizens. He was able to imprison political opponents and ban communist newspapers. Since he now controlled Germany’s police force Hitler could make sure that they were hopeless to the activities of the SA. This was a good platform for Hitler to establish dictatorship because the Reichstag fire was an excuse to blame the communists, something he mentioned in ‘Mein Kampf.’ Also with this happening it allowed him to make Hindenburg pass the decree for the protection of people and the
But Capote's questioning of the relevance and righteousness of small-town values and priorities could be his own angry criticism of the world he himself inhabited: a false meritocracy in which his talents were inadequate unless accompanied by a biting, unrelenting charm. Capote depicts the hypocrisy of Smith and Hickock's trial and execution with similar precision; murder by an individual was illegitimate, but murder by the state was an accepted, even necessary means of satisfying a sense of reckoning and restoring order. Once they had fallen off the generic, automated mechanism of upward mobility toward the American dream, the barriers to re-entry were too high to scale again, and, Capote implies, not interesting to Smith and Hickock. Perry Smith is in many ways the central character of the book. He confesses to killing all four members of the Clutter family, a fact he later denies and then reiterates.
Bradbury uses symbolism to provide examples as to how governments had resorted to strict censorship and uses of propaganda to influence popular opinion. Bradbury lived during Nazi Germany’s terrifying reign of power and symbolized the government held book burnings to the firemen in Fahrenheit 451. These book burnings became a symbol of Nazi repression. The Nazi hierarchy did this to prevent the spread of revolutionary ideas and to keep the people in a proverbial “line.” Bradbury goes as far to include a fact in the beginning of his book, “Fahrenheit 451- The temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns” (Bradbury). In a blatant way, Bradbury ties the entire idea of the firemen and their pursuit of complete censorship of all outside ideas to a historical happening, in which book paper did, in fact, catch on fire and burn.
Hitler used this to express fear of communism and display anti-communist messages through media and speeches.He also used this to pass down a Law for the Protection of People and State, this presidential decree was regarded by historians as an important factor in Hitler establishing a one-party Nazi state. It enabled him to arrest a large amount of communists and hold them for a long time without trial,imprison anyone considered opponents to the Nazi and suppress any publications and newspapers that were not friendly to the Nazi cause. The anti-communist messages they used and the Reichstag fire used to justify this message and the imprisoning of opponents were indeed effective as in March 1933 the Nazis achieved their best ever election result (44% of the votes). The enabling act aslo was important to establish a dictatorship in Germany. The Reichstag voted itself out of existence where the communists were banned from voting and the Social Democrats and Centre Party voted for the Enabling Act to be passed down.
Garry Wills argues in Witches and Jesuits, his provocative book on Macbeth, that most psychologically oriented modern productions have failed to provide the coherent spiritual framework essential to making Macbeth's downfall understandable; Welles seemed instinctively to grasp that voodoo would substitute nicely for the Elizabethans' belief in witches as servants of the devil. The total effect was of a violent universe ruled by evil. Rewritten by Welles, the ending no longer suggested reconciliation and rebirth; instead, Malcolm seemed likely to be the witches' next victim. Though Welle's interpretation was not overtly political, this nightmare vision had obvious resonance in a world menaced by fascism and the threat of world
The question arises in any novel whether the narration may be trusted or whether we should rely on our own judgement. In both The Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby the narrators could be described as unreliable but does this mean they are unable to be trusted or is unreliability merely a human trait used by Salinger and Fitzgerald to strengthen our empathy for the character? Both Salinger’s, and Fitzgerald’s novels fall prey to unreliable narration due to their structure. In both novels there is a retrospective account of events. Holden Cauldfield, begins the novel with the statement “I’ll just tell you about this madman stuff that happened to me around last Christmas.” Nick Carraway begins with “when I came back from the east last fall”.
Creating a story involving witch craft was safer alternative for Abigail instead of admitting the truth and her other adulterous motives. Little thought seems to be given to how her alternative truth would affect the community of Salem as a whole. Similar to Abigail, many felt that Senator McCarthy’s quest for the communist of
However, oppression is a form of a mind game as well that many of us do not recognize. We recognize oppression as states of unbalanced power but fail to realize the creation of distort power. Power is given not created, thus recognizing the distorted power or disturbance is the first step to breaking free from the oppressed state. Martin Luther King is known for breaking the oppression between black and white powers. King’s article, “Three Ways of Meeting Oppression” describes the ways to confront the unbalance of influence.