Arthur Miller presents the theme of tyranny within the crucible, through his use of the girls manipulating the courts to extract revenge. For example Abigail creates the ‘bird’ that wants to ‘tear’ her ‘face’ as well as stating that Mary is using a ‘black art’. The phrase ‘black art’ connotes the idea of dark magic […]

Arthur Miller is trying to communicate to the reader that hysteria swept the gentry up as well as ordinary people and fueled the communist hunts in America during the 1950s. For example in the third act of the play when the girls are wiping up hysteria Danforth demands that Mary must ‘confess this power!’ she […]

The above statement is true for the first act and part of the second act but Reverend Hale breaks this typecast during the rest of the play. For example when the audience he is presented as a cocky ‘eager-eyed intellectual’. Hales ‘intellectual’ ability makes him cocky as he’s proud of his knowledge and feels the […]

Thesis statement: both Caliban and Frankenstein’s monster are victims of circumstance that caused them to both be rejected and oppressed. Overview Intro: state thesis and explain how it will be explored Para1 compare how in society they are both victims of circumstance include context on Shelley’s life, loving the married Peter Shelley and how slaves were treated use […]

Miller presents the theme of empowerment in the crucible through the character Mary Warren. Miller does this using both her language and reactions. Miller uses Mary Warren’s language to present the theme of empowerment. For example ‘I saved her life today!’ is used to snatch power form proctor. Mary Warren uses the pronoun ‘I’ to […]

Arthur Miller uses detailed descriptions of the setting to make symbolic and religious connections between place and the traditional and religious ideologies held within it. For example, Miller describes the ‘candle’ that ‘still burns’ in the room. The image of the burning ‘candle’ gives the room a strong religious feeling. The ‘candle’ burning connotes the […]

Both “The falling leaves” and “Futility” each present death as the underlying theme throughout the course of the poem. For example in the “The falling leaves”, “brown leaves dropping from their tree” is used as a metaphor for the soldiers dying. The leaves falling from the tree represents the soldier’s deaths and compares the amount […]