Connections to The Crucible
In The Crucible every single person in the plot is crucial to the rest of the story even if they are not the main character. Abigail is the main character and she drags all of the young girls into a big mess with her. Every one of those girls is extremely important because they testify against the rest of the villagers. Also, even though not all of the villagers have lines they are art of one community that participates in the Salem Witch Trials. Also, John Proctor is a huge character and his wife adds to who he is and makes him who he is. John Proctor would be a completely different character if he lacked the presence of his wife and his family. It would also completely change the plot because then Abigail would not be trying to kill Elizabeth in order to gain John’s love. Lastly, every one’s character and ambitions are unique to them and play some part in the story. Abigail’s ambitions are completely the opposite of John’s ambitions. Abigail wants power to conquer the village and eliminate Elizabeth Proctor, while John is trying to stop Abigail and wants the people to believe that Abigail is spinning a web of lies. The judges are also very important because they are the ones that make the decisions, but they are no more important than those that got convicted or witnessed. Each person had a reason to be in the play like Arthur Miller meant them to be and they are all unique and significant in their own ways.
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Connections to The Village

The Village is an intricate story that is formed from extremely different characters, with opposing morals and personalities. Ivy, Lucius, and Noah are all close friends that completely differ from each other and they are ever so important to what occurs in the story. Lucius and Noah both desire the love of Ivy, and when Noah does not receive it he takes out his anger on Lucius by stabbing him and giving him a large wound that can only be healed if medicine is obtained by the outside world. Ivy, because of her depth of love for Lucius, journeys into the forest where “Those we do not speak of” live and roam. Ivy’s inner strength and perseverance gets her through the woods and she even kills one of the “creatures”. Ivy returns safely with the medicine to her village so that she can save the life of Lucius. Without the people in the story nothing would have occurred as it did. The plot needed protective elders, young innocent children, daring schoolboys, and a pair of young people in love. When all of these people participated in a story it created The Village.

Connections to East of Eden
East of Eden is a classic story of peril and love. It lasts a virtuous 603 pages that is elaborately packed with an addicting story. Although it takes a long time to read it is a fascinating and I found myself on my toes the majority of the time. The two main characters are Cathy and Adam, whom have both been shaped by their pasts and the people that have surrounded since birth. Adam’s father has a huge effect on Adam’s life and so do Cathy’s parents. However, Cathy is a little out of the ordinary and it is believed that she is driven by sexual impulses the rest of her future starting at a very young age. All of the people that were involved in these characters’ life impacted them. When they met each other Adam fell helplessly in love while Cathy was only filled with hate. She births Adam’s two sons, Cal and Aaron, then shoots Adam in the shoulder and leaves him. This story is a twist on the story of Eden, and then Cain and Abel. Cal and Aaron are very different from birth in terms of personality and looks. Everyone loves Aaron and Cal finds himself very jealous. Both of them fall in love with the same girl (similar to what occurs in The Village). They have to deal with each other’s differences in their hopes to win the affection of Abra. Lee is a very important character in the boys’ lives, as he has taken care of them since birth more than their father ever did. East of Eden is an amazing example of how every person that is involved in the story has some identity that shapes who the main characters are, and this eventually leads to what happens in the end, but I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you if you chose to read this book J.
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Connections to A Rose for Emily
In this story what part did the black man take as Emily’s care taker? How was he relevant? I could possibly ask myself this question many times over, but he truly did have importance. He was part of who Emily was, and could have possibly helped her become how she was. If Emily murdered Homer then perhaps he had something to do with it. How does Homer contribute then? Simply, he proves that Emily longed for power over everyone, and she could only have complete power of her true love with him killed. We later find that Homer was kept in her upstairs bedroom and she would every so often go and sleep with his dead body (gross). Perhaps the smallest character in the story had the most importance. The pharmacist, who gave Emily the rat poison, could have ultimately been the lead cause to Homer’s death, if Emily indeed killed him with it. Everyone, no matter how inconspicuous took a large part in the unraveling of her story.

Connections to The Tell-Tale Heart
This is an especially curious story when it comes to connecting with my philosophy statement. There is one main character in this story, and he, for the most part, controls everything that happens. the only other character directly interacting with him is the old man. later in the story we are able to see the character interact with the police men. in fact, they are the ones that drive him to revealing himself and admitting to the crime. also, the neighbors that reported that they heard a scream are crucial, because they resulted in the police men showing up. even the character that have no name always have a say in what occurs in the story.
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Frederick Douglass Connections
Frederick Douglass was a slave whom escaped from slavery and made his way to the free world, where he then wrote his book; “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Written by Himself”. He was an amazing man who learned to read as a young slave. However, he would not have become what he was without the help from his first woman master and the young Baltimore boys. In the story the boys are unnamed yet Frederick claims that the reason for this was for the boys’ own safety. With these young children, when they did not know the standards of society, Frederick was able to become one of the most well known slaves. Each one of them was very important to what he became and he then moved on to better things in his life. Throughout Frederick’s life and journey out of slavery he met many people who shaped the man he became, and without one of them he could have turned out completely different.

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