History YMMV / TheCrucible

18th Jun '17 9:44:57 AM ACW
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** [[WouldHurtAChild Headmaster Lee Kang-bok and Administration Chief Lee Kang-suk]] are [[CreepyTwins identical twins]] whose similar appearances reflect the same amount of evil in one another. As the heads of [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Benevolence Academy]] for the hearing impaired, the [[SiblingsInCrime Lee brothers]] secretly use their positions to [[SerialRapist horrifically molest and rape the young girls]] who attend the school. While Kang-bok enjoys recording his rapes and watching them over and over again, Kang-suk simply bribes the girls with candy and the like, then forcing himself on them even if they refuse. Keeping the kids quiet by threatening death to them and their friends, the Lee brothers also utilize the vicious Mr. Park to bully and abuse any kids who step out of line. When brought to court for their crimes, the Lee brothers first ensure to attack the prosecuting children personally, first claiming they were lying before saying they "wanted it", after which they pay off the judge to get themselves off incredibly light, laughing later about how easy it is to get away with their truly wicked deeds.
**The aforementioned [[WouldHurtAChild Mr. Park Bo-hyun]] is a [[SadistTeacher sadistic teacher]] who uses his spot in Jae-ae Academy to [[WouldHurtAChild abuse, beat]], and [[SerialRapist rape any young boys]] he wishes. Though noted to have targeted several other children in the past, Park's despicable treatment of brothers Jeon Min-soo and Young-soo is particularly depraved, as he often beats and rapes one brother while [[ForcedToWatch forcing the other to watch]]. Even when not engaging in outright molestation, Park brutally beats his students bloody, knowing none will speak out lest they too be assaulted, and his violent nature is so bad that on one occasion he is seen [[GolfClubbing taking up a golf club to use on Min-soo]]. After his abuse leads to [[DrivenToSuicide Young-soo committing suicide]], Park later evades any major punishment for his crimes due to paying off Min-soo's grandmother to drop the charges against him. When Min-su attempts to stab Park when the sick teacher tries once more to rape him, Park decides to flat out beat the boy to death as payback.
16th Mar '17 3:44:48 PM Kinola
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* NightmareFuel: The scene in the forest. Originally, Tituba was creating a love spell so that the men the girls chose for the ritual would fall in love with them, uttering an eerie chant to go with it. Then Abigail kills the chicken Tituba was using and drinks some of its blood. Those other girls go crazy and start screaming and dancing around.
2nd Aug '16 12:14:59 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Abigail. Either she is a [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]] who managed to achieve mass murder via [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]], or she is a major KarmaHoudini who doomed the [[TheWoobie more sympathetic characters]] like John and Elizabeth Proctor, Rebecca Nurse, and even Mary Warren, [[TearJerker who suffers a nervous breakdown after]] [[DirtyCoward the girl she had been loyal to accuses her of withcraft]].

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Abigail. Either she is a [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]] who managed to achieve mass murder via [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]], or she is a major KarmaHoudini who doomed the [[TheWoobie more sympathetic characters]] like John and Elizabeth Proctor, Rebecca Nurse, and even Mary Warren, [[TearJerker who suffers a nervous breakdown after]] [[DirtyCoward the girl she had been loyal to accuses her of withcraft]].
14th Jun '16 9:16:42 AM bellarmire
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** Mary is also a contentious figure. While she is a tragic character who's constantly beaten and manipulated, she's so weak and prone to switching sides (and is eventually the one who dooms Proctor) that for many she's an annoyance.
26th Mar '16 9:45:00 PM tropette
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** Act 2, Scene 2 can also be played as Abigail deliberately "believing" her own lies and playing to Proctor's doubt and pity to appear sympathetic or at least deluded, rather than ruthless -- her plan, such as it is, relies on him not completely despising her, and it wouldn't be any less far-fetched than what's going on in the courtroom.

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** Act 2, Scene 2 can also be played as Abigail deliberately "believing" her own lies and playing to Proctor's doubt and pity in an attempt to appear make even him find her sympathetic or at least deluded, rather than ruthless -- her plan, such as it is, relies on him not completely despising her, and it wouldn't be any less far-fetched than what's going on in the courtroom.
26th Mar '16 9:44:19 PM tropette
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** Act 2, Scene 2 can also be played as Abigail deliberately "believing" her own lies and playing to Proctor's doubt and pity to appear sympathetic or at least deluded, rather than ruthless -- her plan, such as it is, relies on him not completely despising her, and it wouldn't be any less far-fetched than what's going on in the courtroom.
23rd Jan '16 6:25:28 PM randomguy399
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* EvilIsSexy: Abigail. Though underage, she ''is'' played by Creator/WinonaRyder.
10th Jan '16 1:44:20 PM GothicProphet
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* WhatAnIdiot: After [[spoiler: Min-su's suicide]], the police officer tries to break up the rally by speaking into a megaphone. ''To deaf people.''

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* WhatAnIdiot: After [[spoiler: Min-su's suicide]], the police officer tries to break up the rally by speaking into a megaphone. ''To deaf people.''''
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6th Jun '15 8:22:32 PM beack7
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* {{Anvilicious}}: A common accusation of many Miller plays, then and now. In the case of ''The Crucible'', Molly Kazan (Creator/EliaKazan's wife and a playwright and critic) felt that the play had a weak argument. She pointed out that the metaphor of a WitchHunt for anti-communist persecution or government persecution of "subversives" does not translate to the Salem Witch Trials because witches don't exist whereas political groups and other subversives do exist, and many of its members take actual political positions for and against the state.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: A common accusation of many Miller plays, then and now. In the case of ''The Crucible'', Molly Kazan (Creator/EliaKazan's wife and a playwright and critic) felt that the play had a weak argument. She pointed out that the metaphor of a WitchHunt for anti-communist persecution or government persecution of "subversives" does not translate to the Salem Witch Trials because witches don't exist whereas political groups and other subversives do exist, and many of its members take actual political positions for and against the state.
6th Jun '15 7:49:19 PM JulianLapostat
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* {{Anvilicious}}: A common accusation of many Miller plays, then and now. In the case of ''The Crucible'', Molly Kazan (Creator/EliaKazan's wife and a playwright and critic) felt that the play had a weak argument. She pointed out that the metaphor of a WitchHunt for anti-communist persecution or government persecution of "subversives" does not translate to the Salem Witch Trials because witches don't exist whereas political groups and other subversives do exist, and many of its members take actual political positions for and against the state.
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