Im not good at English/literature; I have a prompt: 'conflict brings out the best and worst in people'. I have to do an expository and persuasive essay.I need help on how to write this and any...

Im not good at English/literature; I have a prompt: 'conflict brings out the best and worst in people'. I have to do an expository and persuasive essay.

I need help on how to write this and any ideas on what to write, im quite lost and its due in 3 days. Im in year 12 so I really need some help, anyone please?

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(Perhaps the following could be an introduction).

 

In The Crucible, the conflict involves young girls crying hysterically, accusing innocent people of being involved in witchcraft. This is a story in which innocent people are being hung due to the young girls' accusations of witchcraft. At the center of the story, the court believes these young girls in their outrageous cries of witchcraft being practiced by the common folk of the town. The Crucible is a play in which the conflict brings out the best and worst in the people of Salem.

(Next, you would need to plan the body of your essay).

Abigail creates the conflict in this play. She is at the center of the problem. She desires to have John Proctor with whom she has had an affair. John Proctor is married to Elizabeth. He has ended the affair and is trying to restore his marriage. Abigail and the other young girls in the play conjure up a spell in hopes of getting John Proctor to choose Abigail over his wife. When Abigail and the girls get caught, they begin crying witchcraft and turn the town upside down with their lies and evil pretenses.

The rising action occurs as innocent people are being condemned to hang due to Abigail and the young girls' accusation. The court believes the girls in their pretenses. They scream and pretend to be in anguish due to certain townspeople practicing witchcraft. The conflict brings out the worst in Abigail as she leads the girls in play acting. Abigail will stop at nothing short of lying to the courts to have her way with John Proctor.

 

 

(Perhaps these ideas will help you get started on your essay. You would need to write about how the conflict brings out the best in certain townspeople. John Proctor admits his affair to the courts in hopes of saving innocent people from dying. In this way, the conflict brings out his honesty in hopes of saving innocent people from hanging. You would need to elaborate on this type of conflict and how it brings out the best and the worst in the townspeople. You could also write about the Reverend Parris and how the conflict brings out the worst in him. He is willing for innocent people to die to protect his reputation. John Proctor is willing to die to protect others. Then finish with a strong conclusion to summarize what you have said in the introduction and body of your paper).     

**Also, I have added links that can help you summarize the conflict that erupted in the town of Salem during the witchcraft accusations. 

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