"He have goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!" What leads Elizabeth Proctor to make this powerful and disturbing comment on her husband's decision and why do you think Miller lets these words bring the play to an end?
"He have goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!" What leads Elizabeth Proctor to make this powerful and disturbing comment on her husband's decision and why do you think Miller lets these words bring the play to an end? I think Miller ends the play with these words to show that Elizabeth has forgiven John of his adultery and that John has finally after a lot of mistakes made the right moral decision- which has given him back his ''goodness''. The word goodness has many different meanings. Its first meaning is the state or quality of being good. The second is generosity or kindness; the third meaning is moral excellence, piety, or virtue. The fourth meaning is a euphemism for God: used as an exclamation of surprise (not relevant to this) and the final meaning is 'what is good in something; essence. Different definitions of goodness can be applied to different characters within the Saleum community: For Reverend Hale it may mean moral excellence as he takes on the role of a judge in court. For Elizabeth Proctor it would be appropriate in several ways because she has unshakable religious faith (piety), is honest, never lies, leads a moral life following the ten commandments but stands in judgment on her husband. For John Proctor he is basically a moral man, despises greed (i.e. Reverend Parris demand to own the preachers house), he is rational rather than
Havering Upminster Gaynes 12847 Candidate Number: "How Are Truth and Lies Conveyed in 'The Crucible'?" Arthur Miller was a Jew living in 1950s America. At this time, the Senator, Joe McCarthy, led an anti-communist movement. American citizens would be forced to give all names of people involved in un-American activities. If those accused did not stand before the committee, they would be blacklisted and they would have problems finding jobs. Arthur Miller himself was accused of communism and he wanted to display his feelings about this matter. The story, 'The Crucible' is based on fact but it is an allegory. Miller used an event, the Salem witch trials, which occurred many years before, to reflect his views on the anti-communist hysteria. He believed that both events were very similar in the way that both involved people accusing others to protect themselves. The play is set in Salem, Massachusetts, which was a theocratic society, which means that it was governed by the church. It was a very strict society and no pleasure was tolerated. In fact, people who indulged themselves in pleasure would be excommunicated. People at that time would have believed in witchcraft and the supernatural, and they would accuse people they didn't like of being witches because they knew that it would be regarded as a very serious crime and the punishment would be severe. The
"I Want My Name" How Far Does Pride Dictate The Events Of The Play The play is set around an Italian- American family living in Red Hook, "the slum that faces the bay on the seaward side of Brooklyn Bridge." The main scenes are set in the living and dining rooms of the Carbone's residence. But the street is also used in a few scenes especially towards the end of the play. In this play pride is a huge factor in dictating its events. This is the main reason why Eddie Carbone takes in his wife, Beatrice's cousins from Sicily, to make himself seem hard-working family man who is risking helping his family, Marco and Rodolfo. As we read through the play it becomes apparent that there are some serious problems between Eddie and Beatrice. But again Eddie's bullish pride stops them from talking about their problems and sorting them out. It is as if Eddie is shy about this issue, or maybe there is another agenda where he doesn't want to work out their problems. On page fifty-one Eddie says, "What I feel like doin' in bed and what I don't feel like doin'. I don't want no." This shows us that Eddie has almost no feelings for his wife anymore and there is certainly no love in the relationship. Beatrice stays in her home as a housewife and takes great pride in keeping her house pristine and presentable. When she begins to talk about where her cousins will be sleeping she begins to
"Imagine you are Marco. Write a letter to your wife telling her about your journey to America, where you are staying and your work."
"Imagine you are Marco. Write a letter to your wife telling her about your journey to America, where you are staying and your work." Eddie and Beatrice Carbone 441 Saxon Street BROOKLYN NEW YORK U.S.A Dear family and friends I am missing you all desperately. It has been two months since I have seen you all. The journey was in cramped conditions, we experienced a mix of storms and showers. This didn't bother Rodolpho or me as the fishing trips to Africa and Yugoslavia prepared us well. I spent most of my time conversing with another group of Sicilians. We shared our hopes of America. Our main worry was that we would be caught getting off the boat and deported. The travelling was long and boring with loud thunderstorms at night, which made it impossible to sleep. Because of the large amounts of people on the ship it was very cramped. We had to sleep on the floor, which was hard and uncomfortable. The only way I stayed sane was thinking of succeeding at the American dream and returning to Sicily as rich as some of the tourists! When the ship docked in Brooklyn a very kind and hospitable man named Tony Bereli met us at the pier. He dropped us off at Beatrice's house were we are temporarily staying. I was surprised at how nice Beatrice's house was after Bereli described it as a slum. Over here in America people live in
"In what ways does Miller succeed in making the moment when Proctor tears up his confession particularly dramatic?"
"In what ways does Miller succeed in making the moment when Proctor tears up his confession particularly dramatic?" Miller succeeds in making the moment when Proctor tears up his confession particularly dramatic by making the situation that Proctor is in an outwardly simple decision, though his life depends on it Miller adds a certain irony to the situation, however as Danforth claims (after Proctor says he will confess, but the confession is a lie) that he 'will not deal in lies', when in fact, he has been dealing in lies through the entire play. Following the hard decision between living with a bad name or being murdered with a good one, Proctor destroys his confession which leaves the characters who are present, and the audience, in shock. Proctor has accepted his fate and decides to have his good name over his life. The stage directions play a large part in creating a dramatic atmosphere in the play also, where Proctor's directions are "His breast heaving," (showing heavy breathing), "his eyes staring," (perhaps assuming a state of anger, if not concentration), "weeping in fury" (I think that this part of the stage direction shows Proctor's raw anger, where the term 'weeping' is used to show how amazingly enraged he is at that point in the play). This part of the play is more dramatic than most other parts of the play, just like in a modern-day film when a main character
"John Proctor is the tragic hero of The Crucible". How far would you agree with this statement? A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. During the play The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, the character John Proctor suffers a change in fortune from happiness to misery. Proctor is an honest, brave man that carries a hidden fact, a fatal flaw. Proctor's flaw is his lust for Abigail Williams that throughout the play leads to jealousy and hysteria and in the end results to his own death. Proctor is considered to be a tragic hero; this is because he suffered from his bad decisions, which were the causes of the trials. Abigail, a true symbol of evil, defeated him. She influenced him to betray his wife Elizabeth, leaving her lonely and forgotten. Proctor tremendously regrets his flaw and feels guilt even though Elizabeth forgave him. Proctors marriage still existed but it was very cold and suspicion was everywhere. Everything leaded by Abigail that seduced Proctor. All she wanted was to be better than Elizabeth and defeat her. It was Abigail's hate and envy that lead something that wasn't a big thing, into a big confusion. Proctor certainly made mistakes, and he paid for them with his life. No one is perfect, every human being has flaws. Many are
In What Way is This Scene Important in the Play? How does Arthur Miller make it particulary dramatic?
In What Way is This Scene Important in the Play? How does Arthur Miller make it particulary dramatic? The book 'A view from the Bridge' is written by Arthur Miller and is set in the late 1940 early 1950. The scene takes place in a town called Red Hook, which is situated in Brooklyn, New York. This scene is important to the play, 'A View from the Bridge' because it adds a lot of love, hate, jealousy, and tension between the three characters. This scene is also important to the play because it reveals different themes, and shows changes in character loyalties. Arthur Miller the writer of 'a view from the bridge' adds tension by using 'pause' and 'halts' to create a dramatic atmosphere between Eddie, Catherine, and Rodolpho. When Arthur Miller uses tension it reflects on the characters by desperation. This is the most important part of the play because Eddie is turning his back on his wife's cousins even he told Catherine and Beatrice about the story of the little boy who told. I think that Eddie had no choice but to call immigration out of desperation because he is only trying to protect Catherine like any loving uncle would do. In a way I do feel sorry for Eddie for only trying to look out for Catherine, but I also understand why Catherine feels that she is being treated like a kid. Arthur Miller also use's love, which is present between Eddie and Catherine, 'her
"How does Miller introduce and dramatise the main theme of the play in the first act? How does this act relate to later tragic events in the crucible?" The entirety of the play 'The Crucible' revolves around: reputation, personal grudges, revenge, guilt, loss of innocence and dangerous implications, especially in Act 1. Due to this, I will analyse and elaborate upon the ideas by the playwright 'Arthur Miller' in this act. This was a true account of the terrifying era whereby a story of witchcraft destroyed a flourishing society. Furthermore this play typifies the predicaments still present in the world; it would suggest that socially, humans have not progressed positively, otherwise advancing in technology and lifestyle etc. Arthur Miller's account of the Salem witch trials was published 264 years after the story took place; the original story was based in 1692. This period of unquestionable injustice fascinated Miller to search for the real truth and facts behind it all. After lengthy burrowing into court records retained by the Massachusetts crime courts, Miller had the sufficient information to build his four-act play into a success. Later on, I will reveal how this play explores themes that are centred on evil. A word about the title; a 'Crucible' is a scientific instrument or vessel, in which metals are heated to extract and eradicate impurities. This is the hidden
In The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger uses the symbol of the ducks in the lagoon at central park to contribute to his overall message of this novel. Holden's determination to find out "where the ducks go" can symbolize many key issues throughout the story. The obsession with death that Holden possesses can be the first recognizable relation to the ducks at central park. The in between stage that Holden is trapped in, is another issue that the ducks can symbolize. The loss of safety and security, what Holden fears most, is also connected to the ducks in a number of ways. The unconscious fascination with death that Holden repeatedly ponders can be observed through his conscious thought in the search for the ducks at central park. The ducks disappearance is associated with Holden's obsession with death due to his theory that death means to disappear. Holden developed this theory from his experience with Allie's death. When Allie died his physical form was not around anymore, so to Holden he disappeared. "Allie, don't let me disappear. Please, Allie". In Holden's own words he unconsciously admits that he associates death with disappearance. When he is crossing the street and feels he is going to die he asks Allie not to let him disappear, meaning not to let him die. This is why Holden is so determined to find out "where the ducks go" when they disappear, and return in the spring.
How much does the impact of the play depend on Eddie's character and Catherine's innocence "A View from the Bridge" contains two central characters, Eddie and Catherine. Eddie is an Italian American dock worker who lives in a working class of Brooklyn, New York with his wife and her niece, Catherine. Eddie and Beatrice (his wife) are the legal guardians of Catherine as Catherine's mum died. Eddie is a man of Sicilian background and this builds up his character of a macho and stubborn man. Being of Italian descendant, he demands respect from Beatrice and shows sense of masculinity. Eddie's views are narrow minded about the man's working and protecting his wife, while the woman's job is in the kitchen and in the home, knitting and cooking for her family. Beatrice, being a religious Catholic, stands by and obeys her husband. Eddie thrives on the respect he has from his neighbourhood in Brooklyn because in Sicily, people are in close-lit communities and so people that do not get respect from their community are isolated and hated. Being Sicilian, he also brings about the strong theme of justice into the play. This can be seen in the beginning when Eddie allows Beatrice's cousins Marco and Rodolfo who arrived to New York illegally without informing the Immigration Bureau. He agrees because he believes that the law does not matter and your own rules, in terms of justice. These