Short Questions and Answers of “The Crucible” by Aurther Miller

What is a crucible?

A crucible is a container used to melt metals on very high temperature. A crucible also means severe test or trial.

Why did Arthur Miller write “The Crucible”?

Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible” because he has a story and through this story he satire on the event in 1950s in which the communist were killed.

Why was Abigail dismissed from her job at the Proctor’s house?

Abigail was dismissed from her job at the Proctor’s house when Elizabeth Proctor knows her affair with her husband John Proctor.

How does Abigail thrives on the attention of all in the court and become the centre of excitement?

 

Abigail thrives on the attention of all in the court and becomes the centre of excitement by pretending witch hunting.

Why does Abigail accuse Proctor’s wife?

Abigail accuses Proctor’s wife of witchcraft, because Elizabeth dismissed her from job and secondly she want to remove her that she herself can marry to John Proctor.



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Short Questions and Answers of ‘Love and Divine Poems’ by John Donne

What is sensuous love?

Sensuous love is a physical love or sexual love. In this love the animal passion for bodily love.

Define conjugal love in Donne’s poems?

Conjugal love is the married life. Donne’s poem  “A Valediction: forbidding mourning” is one example of conjugal love.

What are the three moods of love in Donne’s poems?

The three moods of love in Donne’s poetry are cynical love (anti woman), conjugal love(married life) and Platonic love(spiritual).

What is metaphysical conceit?

Metaphysical conceit is a comparison between spiritual aspects and worldly things. In other words the two heterogeneous ideas were yoked together. For example: “He compares himself and his beloved with two hemispheres of the world ” in ‘Good Morrow‘ by John Donne.

Define metaphysical poetry?

Metaphysical poetry is a highly intellectualized poetry with the use of wit, imagery, conceits and paradox etc. It is obscure and rigid. For example: “John Donne’s poetry“.



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Critical analysis of ‘Philosophy and Politics’ by Bertrand Russell

General introduction of philosophy

What is philosophy? Philosophy is love for wisdom or knowledge. There are Three branches of philosophy:

Epistemology

Study of knowledge

Ontology/ metaphysics

Study of really real

Axiology

Study of value

Note:- It is divided into two main parts

Ethics

Study of moral or values of human behavior

Aesthetics

Values in sense, taste or beauty.

Introduction of this essay

Bertrand Russell in his book ‘ Unpopular Essays‘ he wrote this essay. In this essay he attack on the Hegel’s philosophy of dogmatism and defended the Lock’s philosophy of empiricism.

Background

Russell starts his essay with the philosophic background of England  and Germany. He says that British has produced brilliant philosopher and British nation holds philosophy as such in dissatisfaction. It is British nation’s attitude towards philosophy, so the connection between Philosophy and politics is weak in England.



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