Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Crucible Comparison
Katelyn Mittler 10/4/12 4th mo Hegemony through Terror Lost, terrified, and not in control of their own thoughts, bloody shame Warren and Shawn Hornbeck strive for the aliveness they once lived. In 1692, The Crucible character, bloody shame Warren comes under the control of foil character, Abigail Williams. In a similar, to a greater extent recent tale, Shawn Hornbecks normal life of video games, hanging push through with accomplices, and dirt biking, is ripped away from him with Michael Devlin forcefully kidnaps him with the intent of murder. Everyday coerced by their timidity, forever and a day reminded terminal reigns imminent.In Arthur Millers The Crucible, character bloody shame Warren, threatened by Abigail Williams not to release they are pretending, lives a lie just as missing child, Shawn Hornbeck, manipulated by Michael Devlin, cannot release his true identity. Falling into great couple pressure while facing threats from Abigail, Mary makes the courageous decisio n to articulate the truth, al unrivaled Abigail strengthens her grip and the truth crumbles. Mary knows the girls are lying but struggles with the imminent threats from Abby in her rebuke to Proctor, Shell vote down me for put forwardin that (Miller 80). Mary gets this idea from the death threat imposed on her by Abby and mark this. Let either of you breathe a word or the edge of a word, slightly the other things, and I entrust come to you in the black of several(prenominal) terrible night and I will bring a pointy count that will shudder you (20). Abigail scares not just Mary, but all the girls with threats. subsequently trying to declare the truth, Mary succumbs to the torment of Abby. Abby, Abby, Ill neer wound you more (119).The pointy reckoning that Abigail threatens Mary with does its justice and Mary morphs back into a powerless silenced girl. Similarly, from Shawns abduction on October 6th 2002 to his discovery on January 12th 2007, Devlin forces Shawn into livi ng a lie. Shawn spares himself from the wrath of Devlin as he clay powerless in a glass case of emotions. From day one he had the gun, he had the power. I was powerless and there was nothing I could physi thinky do (Kidnapped Shawn Hornbeck). Devlin holds all of the power, leaving Shawn unable to dismantle think clearly.According to Shawns stepdad, Craig Akers, Devlins control over Shawn was complete and total (Kidnapped Craig Akers). done Devlins complete and total control, Shawn makes what his parents call A film with the fray to save his own life. Shawn told the defendant that he would do whatever he wanted him to if he didnt kill him (Kidnapped Akers). Devlin agreed not to kill Shawn as long as he do what we called a deal with the devil. He could never contact anyone, never try to run. And if he did he would be killed (Kidnapped Akers).This deal with the devil results in Shawn living a lie. Shawn became Shawn Devlin and for the next four and a half years the deal he made that day left him tied to his tormentor(Kidnapped Sheriff Gary Toelke). The haunting agreements made that day leaves Shawn trapped in a world of terror only known by few. Mary Warren and Shawn Hornbeck are under what psychologists call control by terror. Living a lie, both are coerced into deciding between saving themselves by staying in this lie or to reveal the truth and face the forever imminent death threats.Mary and Shawn aid if they release the truth, they will be killed. Through this fear, Shawn and Mary start to imagine their fake stories. Mary believes the girls are doing Gods work, and Shawn starts accepting the irate reality of being Shawn Devlin. Mary and Shawn predicaments are not predestined they are, as Devlin says when he first grabs Shawn, you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Marys wrong place starts with her spring in the woods. Shawns begins with taking the shortcut road to a friends house.Eventually, Mary gives up and gives in. she succumbs to Abby, becoming the person she never intended. On a brighter note, even though he accepts Shawn Devlin as his new identity, Shawn never gives up hope. Shawn knows his family is still seeking his safe return and makes some efforts to discreetly contact them. On the day the police find Shawn, a ample weight liftes off his shoulders. He says, It was a new feeling to say who I really was. Shawn starts slowly back into his old set of norms.Mary and Shawn regress their personal identities to save themselves, each take a different thoroughfare in trying to rediscover them. Through further investigation, it is evident that Mary Warren and Shawn Hornbeck encounter the same feelings of terror but are similarly uniquely different from each other. They fear for their lives as they struggle internally with revealing the truth or living with the guilt and constant terror behind the lies. Shawn and Mary both encounter numerous times when opportunities to tell the truth stands right in front o f them however, struck by fear they remain silent.Though Marys story does not result in a sugar-coated ending, Shawns story of torment and terror leads to run and a really heart-warming story. Shawn teaches everyone to never give up hope and that you will always find your way back home, Marys story teaches a valuable life lesson to stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone. Though Shawn and Mary encountered horrific events, they are truly two people (fictional or not) who show evident and inspirational life lessons.