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Was John Proctor a Hero or a Fool for Giving Up His Life?

John Proctor: A Hero or a Fool?In Arthur Miller’s famous allegorical play The Crucible ,the main characterJohn Proctor, a young defiant yet respected farmer, shows heroic characteristicsthrough intricate situations of theocratic injustice. Set in hysteria and chaos,the witch trials of Salem village as the trials unfold Proctor finds himself in adifficult situation in which his…

Abigail williams

In 1692, in the town of Salem, Massachusetts, several young girls experienced a conjured illness, triggering the beginning of mass hysteria in the town. The unexplained illnesses were thought to be the devil’s doing; using witches to stain the town. The hysteria spread within the strictly religious town and allowed for revenge and old jealousies…

The crucible written by Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller brings the scene to its climax by the entrance of Ezekiel Cheever. “Enter Ezekiel Cheever. A shocked silence.” Tension rises dramatically as the audience are aware that he is a member of the court and therefore any thing to do with him would mean trouble. When he mentions that he has come with…



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Natalie & Ashley

In this scene, Proctor and Abigail meet, and Abigail tries to seduce Proctor but gets rejected as Proctor explains that he regrets what he has done and that nothing else will ever happen. Natalie played Abigail very well, and she used body language to show the audience that she fancies Proctor. For example, when Abigail…

A view from the bridge

The immigrants travelled to America to escape the extreme circumstances in their home countries. They went in search of the American Dream, which was denied them because of the discrimination they suffered under the right wing Government established in America at the time. The policies of the American Government forced the immigrants to live in…

Act one of the crucible

Most of the names shouted out may be random, but Abigail has a vengeance to settle. This is why Elizabeth Proctor is later called to trial. Act One doesn’t show Abigail shouting out Elizabeth Proctor’s name because it would ruin the climax when Elizabeth must go. It would make it far too obvious and the…

Is presented in the 1997 film

Hale is upset because he knows that John is innocent and he feels guilty because he was involved and doesn’t want to see an innocent man hang also he realises hoe precious life is and doesn’t want John to give it away: “Life is god’s greatest gift” Parris and Danforth are annoyed with John because…

A vew from the bridge

Oh, there were many here who were justly shot by unjust men. Justice is very important here. ” (page 4) The Greek chorus is essential to the making of a Greek tragedy as it allows the audience to reflect on the happenings, to have a break from the intense tragedy and a change in dynamics….

A view from the Bridge

‘ Eddie could not, but Marco lifted the chair by one leg and held it above Eddie’s head. From that point on Eddie’s relationships with all of the family, including the immigrants, became very tense. The first climax of this argument comes shortly after the start of Act Two, when Eddie comes back to the…

The end of the play

But Alfieri respects Eddie for being willing to lay down his life for what he sees as justice, even if he does not have the backing of law, when he says ‘ the truth is holy’. Arthur Miller wrote in the NY Times article that ‘Tragedy arises when we are in the presence of a…

American Society of the 1950’s

He is attacking the American society for not doing it earlier, as Hale is only shown to realise what is happening when it is too late. Miller’s slow build up of tension throughout the scene emphasises the emotional trauma suffered by the victims of both Salem and McCarthy. Abigail’s dramatic entry, right at the climax…

Tragedy and Realism

John also portrays the ‘tragic hero’ in ‘The Crucible. ‘ His hanging shows the audience incredible strength and is incredibly admirable. The role of a tragic hero is filled by this character because John has not upheld morals as well previously in his life, shown by his affair with Abigail, but makes the right decision…

Trial the development of Joe Keller

The audience’s sympathy for Joe Keller oscillates throughout the play. Ranging from deep compassion to undisputed rage, the audience has plenty of time to view Joe Keller’s development as the central character of the novel. His emotional growth from beginning to end facilitates the empathy that the audience shows; hence, Miller uses Keller as a…

The Miller’s Tale

Similarly to Alison, Absolon is introduced through an extensive description and is arguably the most interesting of all the characters in the tale as he is portrayed with a detail and complexity not matched in the other portraits. Ostensibly, he resembles Nicholas in that he’s an attractive, youthful man with many talents, however, unlike Nicholas…

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller is a renowned play- writer who was born on October 17th 1915, in New York City. His parent’s originally had came from Italy but soon migrated to America perhaps searching for the American dream. His family lived in prosperity due to the success of his fathers clothing manufacturing business however, as a result…

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