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crucible and scarlet letter

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Rebecca Carter

on 15 January 2013

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Transcript of crucible and scarlet letter

Rebecca Carter Puritanism Scarlet Letter The Crucible Thematic Statement Hester Prynne is publicly shamed Abigail is dancing in the woods to conjure up spirits Even though "Godly" or "Righteous" living was a big part of Puritanism, many people have a hidden sin that goes against their values. Examples Godly and Righteous Sins Questions Worship is plain, not mysterious, and is completely focused on God Believe strongly in marriage but not in sexual activities out of wedlock Original sin Do you think that the strict moral code that the Puritans followed helped them live a more "Godly" life or not? Explain. Punishments
public shame Against witchcraft Dimmesdale Proctor Abigail Chillingsworth They are hardworking, responsible and sober people Roger Chillingworth wants to get revenge Reverend Dimmesdale is dying of regret and he wants to confess Dimmesdale and Hester are planning to escape Dimmesdale confesses and he dies Betty wont wake up Abigail accuses many of witchcraft Think about this... Do you think that you could live in the puritans strict society today? The End! Abigail wants Proctor The town becomes a place of mass hysteria Proctor tried to tell the court that Abigail was lying They didn't believe him so he was sent to jail They must confess or be hung for witchcraft and Ashley Stegenga 6th hour
Honors English Why do you think this is? "The same platform or scaffold, black and weather-stained with the storm or sunshine of seven long years, and footworn, too, with the tread for many culprits who had since ascended it, remained standing beneath the balcony of the meeting- house. The minister went up the steps” (Hawthorne 135). "Hast thou not tortured him enough?” said Hester, noticing the old man's look. "Has he not paid thee all?”
"No- no! He has but increased the debt!” (Hawthorne 158). "Proctor: Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of mind. We never touched, Abby” (Miller 24). "Proctor: Abby - you mean to cry out still others?
Abigail: If I live, if I am not murdered, I surely will, until the last hypocrite is dead” (Miller 150). These characters all went against the strict Puritan beliefs of their societies.
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