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I think that the starting point for this essay would be to develop a statement that links all the side characters together. It might help to stress in the introduction that part of the drama's...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2012 8:30 am UTC

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Basically, she is being invesitgated because Abigail Williams is the one who determines who is going to get investigated. Abigail has set herself up as the leader of the girls who are accusing...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2010 9:19 am UTC

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Simply put, there are many. I have always seen Miller's work and Elia Kazan's work, "On the Waterfront," as opposing views on the McCarthy Era. The latter is the positive spin on naming names and...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2010 8:12 pm UTC

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The girls seek out the help of Tituba, because Ann Putnam wants to know why her babies always die. She sends her daughter Ruth to seek the answer. She, along with the other girls engage in the...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2008 5:26 am UTC

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In "The Crucible," written by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams is not related to the Proctors by blood. However, Abigail, is quite involved with the Proctors. First of all, she was at one point a...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2009 11:45 pm UTC

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In The Crucible, John Proctor initially struggles with the decision to expose the corrupt court by admitting that Abigail Williams is a fraud. The Salem community has become overwhelmed by...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2019 4:56 pm UTC

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In the beginning of the play, we see an exchange between Elizabeth and John. He has come in late after a day of working. There is absolute tension in the room as she fixes his dinner, and forgets...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2008 4:22 am UTC

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I would say that the statement is true in terms of how the people in Salem response to what is thrust upon them. Abigail's and the other girls' claims of witchcraft are essential. Yet, I believe...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2010 9:20 pm UTC

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As Arthur Miller's The Crucible was intended to persuade audiences to oppose Joseph McCarthy by illuminating parallels between HUAC and the Salem witch trials, How the characters affect...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2012 8:08 am UTC

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The only thing that Elizabeth Proctor actually did occurs before the play begins. She fired Abigail from her job as the Proctor's servant because she found out that Abigail had been having an...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2008 10:57 am UTC

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I, too, am a little unsettled about the term "difference"; however, I think a minimal case could be made for differnces causing at least some of the trouble in Salem. A review of a few of the...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2010 1:47 am UTC

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Abigail Williams is one of the most complex characters in The Crucible. While she clearly exercises bad judgment as she lies, encourages other girls to lie, and aims to kill the Proctors and their...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2019 4:30 am UTC

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I think what you are referring to with him being victimized is in Act IV. In that act,he tells us that his niece, Abigail Williams, has run off. Worse than that, she seems to have stolen all his...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2010 8:50 am UTC

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The Thomas Putnam family also struggled with land complications and the observance of the father's will. Their land issue was with the Nurse family and the issue of the will was simply a dispute...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2010 1:12 am UTC

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I had to edit down the original question. I think that Parris is more of a broken man by the time the final act of the drama takes place. It is evident that Parris is not enjoying the same level...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2012 8:44 pm UTC

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To respond to this question we need to refer to the information that Miller gives us about Rebecca and Francis Nurse and the way in which they feuded with the Putnams. We need to remember that...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2012 2:25 pm UTC

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The play opens with Reverend Parris praying over his daughter's, Betty's, bed. Betty had been out at night, apparently dancing naked around a fire in the woods, with Abigail, Ruth, Tituba and other...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2012 8:56 pm UTC

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The first Act of The Crucible demonstrates this statement at work. While the Reverend Parris is obviously having a problem at his home, he encounters all Abby's friends, the Putnams, John Proctor,...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2011 12:36 pm UTC

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The original question had to be edited down. I would suggest that one would have to be willing to examine the conditions of domestic terrorism in light of the girls' actions in Salem. Consider...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2013 4:26 pm UTC

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