History Theatre / TheCrucible

4th Feb '16 9:57:56 PM amphiboly
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In Salem, the villagers' way of life is deeply rooted in Puritan ideals, and the townspeople firmly hold to the conviction that anyone who opposes them is Satanic and must be purged of the devil. Ironically, [[Hypocrite the same Puritans who escaped religious persecution in England enforce it here]].
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In Salem, the villagers' way of life is deeply rooted in Puritan ideals, and the townspeople firmly hold to the conviction that anyone who opposes them is Satanic and must be purged of the devil. Ironically, [[Hypocrite the same Puritans who escaped religious persecution in England enforce it here]]. here.
4th Feb '16 9:56:23 PM amphiboly
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In Salem, the villagers' way of life is deeply rooted in Puritan ideals, and the townspeople firmly hold to the conviction that anyone who opposes them is Satanic and must be purged of the devil. Ironically, [[Hypocrisy the same Puritans who escaped religious persecution in England enforce it here]].
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In Salem, the villagers' way of life is deeply rooted in Puritan ideals, and the townspeople firmly hold to the conviction that anyone who opposes them is Satanic and must be purged of the devil. Ironically, [[Hypocrisy [[Hypocrite the same Puritans who escaped religious persecution in England enforce it here]].
4th Feb '16 9:55:55 PM amphiboly
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In Salem, the villagers' way of life is deeply rooted in Puritan ideals, and the townspeople firmly hold to the conviction that anyone who opposes them is Satanic and must be purged of the devil. Ironically, the same Puritans who escaped religious persecution in England enforce it here.
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In Salem, the villagers' way of life is deeply rooted in Puritan ideals, and the townspeople firmly hold to the conviction that anyone who opposes them is Satanic and must be purged of the devil. Ironically, [[Hypocrisy the same Puritans who escaped religious persecution in England enforce it here. here]].
18th Jan '16 2:10:49 PM JJHIL325
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* BrokenBird: Abigail. She saw her parents murdered right in front of her when she was just a child. After that tragedy, she was raised by her greedy uncle (who just so happened to be the clergy) and was used by a man she was in love with, only to be later told by said man that she was nothing to him. Not to mention that with the rumors of her no longer being a virgin, she would have never been married or hired.
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* BrokenBird: Abigail. She saw her parents murdered right in front of her when she was just a child. After that tragedy, she was raised by her greedy uncle (who just so happened to be the clergy) and was used by a man she was in love with, only to be later told by said man that she was nothing to him. Not to mention that with the rumors of her no longer being a virgin, she would have never been married or hired. So while her actions were inexcuseable, you can't help but see why she doesn't care about anybody in town.
28th Dec '15 5:40:10 PM Tommoraptor
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Whether or not Abigail is this is debatable. For being the ring leader of the affair that ruined many people's lives and killed several others, permanent exile from Salem sounds like a minor punishment. On the other hand, it is implied in the play that Abigail prostituted herself and didn't live to see the age of 18. The real Abigail was very young and died at a young age. Parris is also an example of this]]
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* KarmaHoudini: Reverend Parris. [[spoiler: Whether or not Abigail is this is debatable. For being the ring leader of the affair that ruined many people's lives and killed several others, permanent exile from Salem sounds like a minor punishment. On the other hand, it is implied in the play that Abigail prostituted herself and didn't live to see the age of 18. The real Abigail was very young and died at a young age. Parris is also an example of this]]]]

* OnlySaneMan: Proctor and Rebecca.
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* OnlySaneMan: Proctor Proctor, Giles and Rebecca.
28th Dec '15 5:31:02 PM Tommoraptor
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* BadassGrandpa: Giles Corey - an elderly, hot-tempered and muscular farmer who doesn't take crap from anybody.

* DespairEventHorizon: Hale has definitely crossed it at the beginning of the last act. So has the sherriff, who is visibly drunk.
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* DespairEventHorizon: Hale has definitely crossed it at the beginning of the last act. So has the sherriff, sheriff, who is visibly drunk.drunk. * DirtyCoward: Reverend Parris and Mary Warren.

* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Whether or not Abigail is this is debatable. For being the ring leader of the affair that ruined many people's lives and killed several others, permanent exile from Salem sounds like a minor punishment. On the other hand, it is implied in the play that Abigail prostituted herself and didn't live to see the age of 18. The real Abigail was very young and died at a young age.]]
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Whether or not Abigail is this is debatable. For being the ring leader of the affair that ruined many people's lives and killed several others, permanent exile from Salem sounds like a minor punishment. On the other hand, it is implied in the play that Abigail prostituted herself and didn't live to see the age of 18. The real Abigail was very young and died at a young age.]] Parris is also an example of this]]
13th Dec '15 3:34:13 AM JulianLapostat
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* BrokenAesop: Molly Day Thacher (Elia Kazan's wife and a theatre critic) noted this about ''The Crucible'' and it's anti-RedScare subtext. She pointed out that Miller's play has a very simple right-wrong dynamic because witches don't actually exist. Applying the WitchHunt trope to communists and liberals presumes that the latter ''aren't'' communists who are critical or opposed to the government.
12th Dec '15 3:49:55 AM PF
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original play, although he is the GreaterScopeVillain in there as well, Danforth comes off as a conflicted {{well intentioned extremist}} who only refuses the pardons because he believes it would cause a panic and lead to anarchy, and upholding the law is of the utmost importance to him. In the film, however, he's a psychotic {{knight templar}} {{hanging judge}} who blatantly enjoys sending people he ''knows'' are innocent to their deaths, and openly insults anyone who questions him or sympathizes with the people he murders. In this case, it is due his characterization [[CompositeCharacter was merged with the character of Judge Hathorne in the original play]], whose personality was like that. Although Hathorne is in the film as well, he is a total nonentity since his characterization has been taken on by Danforth.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original play, although he is the GreaterScopeVillain in there as well, Danforth comes off as a conflicted {{well intentioned extremist}} who only refuses the pardons because he believes it would cause a panic and lead to anarchy, and upholding the law is of the utmost importance to him. In the film, however, he's a psychotic {{knight templar}} {{hanging judge}} who blatantly enjoys sending people he ''knows'' are innocent to their deaths, and openly insults anyone who questions him or sympathizes with the people he murders. In this case, it is due to his characterization [[CompositeCharacter was being merged with the character that of Judge Hathorne in from the original play]], whose personality was like that. Although Hathorne is in the film as well, he is a total nonentity since his characterization has been taken on by Danforth.

* ChewbaccaDefense: When George Jacobs, a feeble, elderly man incapable of walking without sticks, is accused of climbing into a girl's room and performing witchcraft, he states that this is impossible given his health. The court then states he could have very well sent his ''spirit'' into the room using witch powers. Jacobs has no idea how to respond to that, which they claim proves his guilt.
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* ChewbaccaDefense: When George Jacobs, a feeble, elderly man incapable of walking without sticks, is accused of climbing into a girl's room and performing witchcraft, he states that this is impossible given his health. The court then states he could have very well sent his ''spirit'' into the room using witch powers. Jacobs has no idea how to respond to that, which they the court claim proves his guilt.

* CoolOldGuy: Giles Corey, both here and in {{real life}}.
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* CoolOldGuy: Giles Corey, both here and in {{real life}}.real life.
12th Dec '15 3:39:23 AM PF
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Miller says that he has no doubt that people practiced witchcraft in Salem; however, much like the fear of communism, [[PropagandaMachine mass hysteria is perpetuated through propaganda]] and turned into something worse than what it really is.
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Miller says said that he has had no doubt that people practiced witchcraft in Salem; however, much like the fear of communism, [[PropagandaMachine mass hysteria is was perpetuated through propaganda]] and turned into something worse than what it really is. was.
11th Dec '15 8:45:57 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Abigail. Just about everything that goes wrong in the story is caused by her. Pretty impressive for a teenage girl...
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* BigBad: Abigail.Abigail Williams. Just about everything that goes wrong in the story is caused by her. Pretty impressive for a teenage girl...
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