The Crucible Pt 2 & Trial Pt 1

The Crucible Pt 2 & Trial Pt 1 - Paranoia is a...

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The Crucible Pt.2 Proctors resistance to the witch trials and his defiance, teaches Hales about the limits and nature of moral judgement o In Act 2, there’s a scene where Hale goes to visit the Proctors and tells him his wife’s name was mentioned in court and he wants to see himself if Proctor has a religious house o Proctor says the town is going crazy When one person starts thinking critically, others will start to as well If someone can be guilty just because someone says they are then moral judgement is arbitrary Proctor is complicit because he slept with Abigail o Ability to condemn his actions o How to be precise about what is wrong and right o What is it that makes Proctor wrong when he is wrong and right when he is right The Trial Punishment should not try to modify the character of the criminal, only their actions Paranoia o The more one fears being looked at, the more people would look at them Ambivalent: having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone
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Unformatted text preview: Paranoia is a judgement made on everyone (a way that we judge the world as being an enemy oF me) Seeing the same woman every ±me (paranoia) o This woman is a threatening, a²rac±ve character Underlying theme oF sexual guilt which gives rise to the Fact he sees the same woman every ±me o Sexism: “When I see a woman I don’t see them as their own individual, I see my own percep±on oF them which is an a²rac±ve, yet threatening character” Past experiences create stereotypes His judgement lacks empathy Complete conFusion oF public vs. private o The law appears in his bedroom o The court room is in the back oF somebody’s apartment Complete disjunc±on oF what people say vs. what they are Feeling o How do these phenomena show this problem oF empathy? Projec±ng something internal on the world The narrator takes the same perspec±ve as K...
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