The audience continues to learn about the characters through their actions and through the dialogue. Character 4 Danforth He is the Deputy Governor of Massachusetts who comes to Salem to investigate the cases of witchcraft. We have all manner of licentious people in the village! And if someone disagrees with that assessment, then he or she must be against God. The Crucible: Act One 1. Proctor is shocked that Abigail told Mary about the affair, but he demands that she testify anyway.
We should recognize that Abigail deceives others. He was much, much bigger than that. A common use for alliteration is emphasis. For more information on tone and mood, go to The. What might be another reason? He uses it in act 3 when Elizabeth tells the court that Proctor did not sleep with Abigail even : In Act 3 of 'The Crucible', how are Dramatic Devices and Events Used by Miller, to Highlightv,ljfkf it has enabled me to think, find evidence and explain my literature texts. She has witnessed the brutal murder of her parents and suggests that she is, herself, capable of violence. These incidents happen when people consider themselves the custodians of justice and fair play.
Revenge about rumors being spread. These feelings could create a dispute with Proctor and Nurse against the Putnams and Parris, or lead to accusations against Proctor and Nurse. Proctor argues that individual conscience is the final authority. The most prominent character, Abigail, portrayed as a promiscuous young woman, represents a few women during that period. He tells her to stop judging him. Also in this play Arthur Miller uses tone.
When they're alone, Proctor tells Mary she will testify against Abigail in court tomorrow. He believes in the supremacy of Church and believes that obeying church is like obeying God, and that going against it is disobeying God. Second, The Crucible also presents a theocratic society where the Church and state are one, and no one can go against this system. Literary Device Notes Alliteration Repeating the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. He is implying that Hale is arresting Elizabeth knowing she is innocent of witchcraft. Hawthorne was actually a descendant of the notorious Judge Hathorne from the witch trials.
Hale wants to determine the character of each accused individual by measuring it against Christian standards. How does reading of a play require specialized and unique strategies? Theme 9 Jealousy Another important theme seen through the character of Abigail is jealousy. What happened when John Hale interrogates Tituba? After he wrote , he was a tremendous national sensation. Hence, they believe that women were truly guilty of witchcraft and chose to punish them without an inquiry. It is the start of the witch hunts Climax - John Proctor was accused of witchcraft by Mary Warren. To the Puritans, the forest was a wild, dark place—the abode of heathens and evil spirits. Proctor and Elizabeth are shocked.
It is 8 days later. However, when her plan fails, she runs away from Salem, leaving Proctor and a lot of innocent people face the trial and also lose their lives. She plots the whole blame to rekindle the affair with John Proctor. He achieves this tone by the terrible tragedy of the innocent people executed, and the mental struggles of John Proctor. She tells him to go speak to her, to make it clear to Abigail that she'll never take Elizabeth's place. What is the central conflict? Even in the court after confessing his crime, he tries to save his name.
In 1956 Miller is called before the House Un-American Activities Committee but refuses to confess or name names. Ann Putnam The wife of Thomas Putnam, Mrs. Elizabeth responds that she's not judging him: he's judging himself. Thirdly, a play is written to be preformed. Related Literary Works: In its depiction of Puritanism, The Crucible most resembles : Literary Techniques used in The Crucible by Arthur Miller It is written as an allegory in four acts, serving as an extended metaphor which : Standard 3 read, write, listen, and speak for critical ysis and expression.
The conflict between Abigail and Mrs. Sometimes they are used to create some sort of drama for the reader or listener, and sometimes. He is concerned about his good reputation and lives in fear of losing it. He first believes that witchcraft or a satanic plot is not a , but a reality in Salem. As in the Salem Witch Trials, hysteria came upon the community of Salem. Elizabeth continues: Mary Warren is in town, as an official of the court. His reaction clearly reveals that he respects her.
Theme 2 Hysteria Hysteria also upholds thematic significance in the play because the society in Salem is engulfed in the accusations of witchcraft. She appears only a few times in the play but plays a critical role to make the of witchcraft prominent. How does Miller create this atmosphere? He seems fearful, fawning, submissive, and groveling. She later says that the devil tempted her and showed her others who were in his service. With Proctor, she is coy and seductive. His invasion of the home space in the name of God reveals the essential nature of the trials—namely, to root out hidden sins and expose them.
Metaphor It symbolizes the cold relationship he has with his wife. Just as Hale is about to leave, Elizabeth persuades Proctor to speak up about Abigail. Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds, please-niece-ski-tree. Character 3 Reverend Hale He is a well-reputed minister and witch expert who comes to Salem to identify witchcraft. Seems to have played a key role in the accusations of witchcraft. Proctor agrees to go, but is still angry that his wife doesn't trust him.