Essays Tagged: "Thomas Putnam"

fear in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

nd wants Proctor to leave his wife Elizabeth for her. Another character with a hidden agenda is Mr. Thomas Putnam, who hopes to take over some of his neighbor's land. To amplify the situation, a group ...

(3 pages) 169 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Crucible. The question is how do greed and private motives of characters play a part in the novel and have consequences that extend into the lives of all the Salemites. Includes direct quotations.

the McCarthy era expressing these horrid events. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Reverend Parris, Thomas Putnam, and Abigail Williams have personal motives, which have consequences that extend far b ... personal motivation about his reputation caused him to falsely accuse other people to save himself.Thomas Putnam's greed and private motivation were part of the reasons that the trials continued to g ...

(3 pages) 92 1 4.1 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Learn about the greed of "The Crucible".

this whole tragedy of the trials, convictions and hangings. These three people are Reverend Parris, Thomas Putnam and Abigail Williams. Thomas Putnam was a "well-to-do, hard-handed, landowner." He val ... le among them were witches. He also used his daughter as a witness to some of his neighbors crimes. Thomas Putnam used the witch trials as an excuse to get even with his neighbors and get their land. ...

(3 pages) 20 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Crucible: The book vs the Screenplay

iceable. The play allows the reader more background knowledge of the main characters. "A word about Thomas Putnam. He was a man with many grievances..." "...Thomas Putnam felt that his own name and th ...

(3 pages) 47 1 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

meone to blame. She is envious of Rebecca Nurse, who has 11 children and is 26-times a grandmother. Thomas Putnam has a rift with John Proctor over land ownership and the two are caught up in an ongoi ... ituba!" when she is blamed for the dancing signifies this vindictiveness. It is not just Parris, as Thomas Putnam is immediately convinced, "This woman must be hanged! She must be taken and hanged!" I ...

(4 pages) 28 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Crucible - what is there about the society of Salem, which allows the girls stories to be believed?

e play. This also meant that there was much jealousy between the wealthier landowners (For instance Thomas Putnam) each seeking to expand territory.'Long held hatreds of neighbours could now be openly ... Act 1. In Act 3, Giles Corey gains the court's attention by shouting, "Thomas Putnam is reaching out for land!" Also there are numerous other references to disputes over b ...

(10 pages) 27 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Essay on How Revend Hale from The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a dynamic character by describing certain character traits.

is to determine whether witchcraft is to blame for this incident. Most people including Parris and Thomas Putnam are quick to believe witchcraft as the cause of Betty's strange behavior. However Hale ...

(5 pages) 28 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Study guide for survival and hysteria in "The Crucible".

hough temporarily, by making Proctor take the blame because he questions Parris' authority.The rich Thomas Putnam gains revenge on Francis Nurse by getting Rebecca convicted of the witchery murders of ...

(2 pages) 22 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Crucible- Themes Of Fear, Guilt And Revenge

e at work, and manifested a witch scare in Salem to punish John Proctor for rejecting her advances. Thomas Putnam also struck back at those who denied him, murdering his neighbors as witches and claim ...

(2 pages) 15 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Crucible - Character List and Personal Reactio

She was with Abigail doing witchcraft. She helps Abigail in the court room.Ann Putnam - Married to Thomas Putnam. She believes that Abigail and the others committed witchcraft. She is 45 year ... ail and the others committed witchcraft. She is 45 years old. Is said to be a twisted woman.Thomas Putnam - He supports his wife on the witchcraft story. He witnesses Abigail confess. In ...

(3 pages) 999 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The crucible-thomas putnam

Thomas Putnam plays a major role in the Salem witch hunt in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Inheriting ... g him a salient character in both the play and the indignant period of the American history. Thomas Putnam has a very large part in initiating the Salem witch hunt. He is the first character wh ... d witchcraft"(16). At this point, Putnam captures everyone's attention, and then he strikes. Thomas Putnam is behind the accusations toward many people. "Did you ever see Sarah Good with him," ...

(3 pages) 1637 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Book report on the Crucible

ing to save his wife. Next, the influence of rapacity, and how it affects the ruin of Salem. Thomas Putnam, a prominent man in Salem, is so insatiable for land that he, "… prompted [his] ... e what he is doing and confront the court with his treachery. Giles Corey proclaims that "… [Thomas] is killing his neighbors for their land" (96). However, when he refuses to reveal the name o ...

(3 pages) 460 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Crucible-fear And Suspicion Cause Destruction

ay have stayed undisrupted. She did not realize or care about the effect of her decisions on others.Thomas Puntnam also had his own personal reasons for his actions. He fought against the people defen ... ared about anyway. Because of his status in town his influence may have counted more then was fair. Thomas Putnam started out with a desire for land, but ends up having a much stronger influence then ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History


and the Devil. It is already clear in Act 1 that the high morals and ideals of Reverend Parris and Thomas Putnam are actually political tools that they use to hurt others and to achieve their own ver ...

(7 pages) 4 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues