think. SOAPSTone :. What do you remember about this nonfiction literary analysis tool?. “S” = Speaker. As you read, figure out WHO is telling, narrating the story. “O” = Occasion. As you read, ask yourself: for what reason did the person to write this?. “A” = Audience.
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What do you remember about this nonfiction
literary analysis tool?
Okay, so the story begins in a little town called Salem, MA, 1690s. Tituba, a freed black woman and young girls from Salem have been caught singing and dancing [ some nude? ] in the forest by the local Puritan minister, Rev. Paris….
What is the role of hysteria???
The word “crucible” means a place or set of circumstances where people or things are subjected to forces that test them and often make them change.
“Why I Wrote The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller sheet.
Making the Connection
The method of a hearing to determine guilt
Who determines guilt / innocence
The method of punishment
Role of hysteria?
How is an end put to it?
How one friend of Arthur Miller’s, a fellow writer, came to his defense during the 1950s and risked his own career….Soapstone:John Steinbeck’s essay, “The trial of Arthur Miller”
“S” = John Steinbeck
“O” = writes in response to Arthur Miller’s time testifying before HUAC during Sen. Joe McCarthy’s “Red Scare”
“ A” = male reader’s of Esquire, a men’s magazine
“P” = to inform the general public of the possible misuse of Congress’s power to call people to testify and to call into question the actions of the HUAC
“S” = questions what is the right thing for Congress to do– use their legal right to question or to abstain from questioning because it is the morally right thing to do
“Tone” = thoughtful, logical argument using Ad Populum patriotic rhetoric / ethos – well known American writer who often writes about social issues