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English III
Friday, 9-26-14
Common Core Focus
W.11.2: Write arguments to support
claims in an analysis of topics using
reasoning, etc.
 W.11.9: Draw evidence from text to
support reflection, research, etc.
3003.5.12 Select an additional
sentence to add to an argument within a
persuasive text.
 3003.5.13
Select a rebuttal statement
that best refutes the writer’s viewpoint.
3003.5.14 Distinguish the strongest or
weakest point of a given argument.
Bellringer (This makes entry 9 – Grading on
 Discuss hypocrisy. Proctor’s efforts to right the
situation are tainted from the beginning because of
two apparently trivial revelations by Cheever. This
character, who hypocritically cloaks himself in pious
“duty”, betrays the information that Proctor ripped
the governor’s warrant and that he plows on
Sunday. Significantly, however, Danforth does not
seem to be sidetracked or overly impressed by these
facts, saying that he “judges nothing” and resumes
his interrogation of Proctor.
 What does Hale’s comment after each of these
revelations hint about his changing attitude toward
the authority of church and state?
Due Dates
Composition Notebooks
 Character Chart
 Mary Warren Bubble Sheet
Persuasive Essay
The Act Questions were not assigned,
but if you did them—I will give you credit
(extra credit)
Read Act IV
Sarah Good
 Tituba
 Hopkins (1 line)
 Danforth
 Cheever
 Parris
 Hale
 Elizabeth
 Proctor
 Rebecca
 Hathorn
What is a tragedy?
 K.W. Krutch – Tragedy is essentially an expression of despair,
but of the triumph over despair and of confidence in the value of
human life.
 The Crucible – The essence of drama is conflict. This play
abounds in conflicts which tend to arise from human
failings. These human failings result in a lack of responsibility to
oneself and to one’s society. Three fundamentals of tragedy are
 (1.) Through a torturous process of self-examination an
individual arrives at a new realization of himself and his
relationship to the world at large;
 (2.) The individual discovers in the necessity of making a
decision in the face of insurmountable odds;
 (3.) Although the movement toward self-recognition leads to
destruction, an affirmation of life is ultimately propounded.
Discuss how John Proctor becomes a tragic hero and whether The
Crucible is, in fact, a tragedy.