Mettle Essay - Mettle Essay In the play The Crucible...

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Mettle Essay In the play “The Crucible” written by Arthur Miller, it places during the time of the witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts. During this time era, multiple people became convicts for witchcraft. Trials have been put forth in order to crack the cases of girls shrieking hearing the Gospel, dying babies, and sudden injuries. There are many who had supposedly confessed of witchcraft in order to save their life. Those who did not confess suffered a death sentence. The main character John Proctor, goes through tough mettle in which he proclaims this message before his death sentence: "I can. And there’s your first marvel, that I can. You have made your magic now, for now I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor. Not enough to weave a banner with, but white enough to keep it from such dogs. Give them no tear! Tears pleasure them! Show honor now, show a stony heart and sink them with it!" (144) Courage and fortitude is the precise definition of mettle (www.dictionary.com). However, in terms of the play, “The Crucible”, John Proctor faces rigorous conflict with the court and himself. He is placed with his
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course AML AML2010 taught by Professor Sakal during the Spring '10 term at Broward College.

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