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Transcript of Figurative Langage
Situational- a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected.
Proctor: The commandments?
Proctor: Thou shalt not kill.
Proctor: Thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods, nor covet thy neighbors wives, thou shalt have no other Gods before me, thou shalt not use the Lord's name in vain, thou shalt keep holy the sabbath day, thou shalt honor thy mother and father, thou shalt not bare to false witness... thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wives.
Hale: You said that one twice, Sir.
Elizabeth: Adultery, John.
Proctor:Aye. You see, Sir, between the two of us, we do know them all.”
-Act 2 page 72
Parris: There is a party in this church. I am not
blind; there is a faction and a party.
Proctor: Against you?
Putnam: Against him and all authority!
Proctor: Why, then I must find it and join it.
Hale: “Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.”
-Act 2 page 77
“Abigail brings the other girls into the
court, and where she walks the crowd
will part like the Sea for Israel.”
-Act 2 page 54
Proctor: Pontius Pilate! God will not let you wash you hands of this!
Elizabeth: Forgive me, forgive me, John -I never knew such goodness in this world
-Act 4 page 139
Hale: Believe me, Mr. Nurse, if Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothing’s left to stop the whole green world from burning.
Proctor: Oh Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer
Mrs.Putnam: abominations are done in the forest strike out against the Devil one child left of eight-and now she shrivels
Margot, Gabby, Nicole, Julia, Ginger
Dramatic- inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped the characters in the play.
Verbal- a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning.
Proctor: In her life sir, she have never lied.
Act 3 page 114
Abigail: My name is good in the village! I will not have it said my name is soiled! Goody Proctor is a gossiping liar!
-Act 1 page 21
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: The novel's title is an allusion to Shakespeare.
Proctor: The farm is a continent when you go foot by foot
the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
"he has always believed in the importance of symbolism in garden art"
Crucible & the Church
The church pulled in traitors, melting down their integrity by tearing them down and putting them in high pressure situations or "the hot seat"
Originally, a symbol for youth and innocence,but through a persons words, becomes evil and feared.
Abigail, originally a harmless adolescent girl, through her words, caused the imprisonment and hanging of innocent people
crucible: a ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures.
Abigail plays with people the way a little girl plays with her doll; manipulating them for her own enjoyment. Controlling their actions as a puppet master would.
The community is represented by the poppet; easily damaged through fear, and pain.
Written to compare the claims of delusional girls, about the existence of witches in Salem; to McCarthy's 200+ claims, about communists infiltrating the US government.
Both ruined lives, led to increased hostility, and were unsubstantiated
Similes and Metaphors
Simile- a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.” It uses the words like or as.
Metaphor- a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”
Parris: Why was she doing that? And I heard a screeching and gibberish coming from her mouth. (She were swaying like a dumb breast over the fire!)
-Act 1 page 17
Cheever: She sat to dinner in Reverend Parris’s house tonight, and without word nor warnin’ she falls to the floor. Like a struck beast, he says, and screamed a scream that a bull would weep to hear.
-Act 2 page 80
Danforth: We burn a hot fire here: it melts down all concealment.
-Act 3 page 89
Proctor: Show a stony heart and sink them with it.
-Act 4 page 144
an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally;
“to wait an eternity.”