DirectionsSelect one of the following topics for your minim

Directions:Select one of the following topics for your minimum 600 word literary analysis essay. A literary analysis focuses on a key element or character in a work of literature and examines how the author has developed that element or character. It is imperative that you make an arguable claim about the text and support your claim with specific paraphrases or quotations from the text.Possible Topics:Think of what you mean when you use the words “honor,” “truth,” “justice,” or “courage.” Choose one character that exemplifies your idea of one of these ideals and explain how he/she lives up to your standards (or do the reverse and show how the character fails to live up to your standards).What motivates Abigail Williams to lie about her affair with John Proctor? Is a good name more important than the truth? Explain your answer using at least three examples from the text to support your opinion. One piece of your evidence must be John Proctor’s dialogue in Act IV, when he says, “[With a cry of his whole soul.] Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” What is John Proctor trying to explain with this outburst, and how is it related to your answer to this question?Reverend John Hale enters the play’s action during Act I as an authority on witchcraft. He believes that through objective investigation, he can work as an advocate of the court to root out witchcraft, should it be proven to exist in Salem. By the end of the play, he has quit the court and presses the innocent to offer false confession to save themselves from the corruption of the court. Develop an essay that analyzes Reverend John Hale’s transformation over the course of the play. In your analysis, include examples of factors (characters, events) that influence Hale’s evolution. Do NOT just summarize the plot.“Tragedy” is defined as a drama in which a character, usually a good and noble person, is brought to a disastrous end in his or her confrontation with fortune, the gods, social forces, or universal values. Additionally, the tragic hero typically suffers a downfall as the result of a fatal flaw in his or her character and comes to understand the meaning of his or her deeds and accepts an appropriate punishment. With this definition in mind, explain why you believe that John Proctor is or is not a tragic hero. In your analysis, include specific examples from the play to demonstrate your point.

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