Hypocrisy In Scarlet Letter Essay

In Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the respected minister Arthur Dimmesdale deceives his community, preventing the townspeople from seeing the truth that he has sinned and hidden his secret. When his guilt finally overcomes him, he fantasizes about confessing the secret of his adultery to his congregation seven years after he committed the sin, but the … Read more

Elizabeth Proctor, Reverend John Hale, and John Proctor

Circumstances cause adaptation. Drastic circumstances cause drastic adaptation. The Salem witch trials of 1692 were definitely drastic circumstances. Society’s hysteria, greed, and vengeance led to accusations that changed many lives, even changed some of those lives to death. Elizabeth Proctor, Reverend John Hale, and John Proctor were three characters that were altered during Arthur Miller’s … Read more

John Proctor: Tragic, or Pathetic?

“I have given you my soul; leave me my name! ” (138). This is the disturbing vision we are left with at the end of Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. This scream is let out by the main character John Proctor; who has been accused of witchcraft, and is to be hung on that merit … Read more

John Proctor’s Role In The Crucible

It was with ardent horror that the prehistoric man first witnessed a solar eclipse—the sun swallowed by the predator moon until all light ceased and darkness fell on to the land. We, the more enlightened descendants, have also suffered eclipses. One such eclipse was the darkness of evil that fell upon Salem in 1692, when … Read more