Friday, March 20, 2020

Crucible Monologue essays

Crucible Monologue essays Setting: (The scene opens with Elizabeth and John alone in the cell. Elizabeth has been sent to plea with John so that he will confess and save his life. The cell is lit by the light coming from the rising of the sun through the cold metal bars. The cold morning symbolizes the shivering events that are about to unfold. Both, dressed in rags and looking rather weak. Extremely heavy handcuffs chain both of their wrists together. Elizabeth and John are sitting on a bench holding each others hands, staring into each others eyes. Elizabeth is now three months pregnant, very tired, dirty, and weak. John has grown out a long beard and the only thing keeping him warm at night were the thoughts of his unborn child and loving wife. John begins to speak but Elizabeth cuts him off before he could say a word. She is speaking in a very quite and fragile voice, it seems as though every word is a struggle.) Elizabeth: Oh dearest John, how I have longed to see thee these 3 months past. I have dreamt and prayed for the chance to see thee once more. The nights have been long and cold without thee, the days lonely and sad. I beggeth of thee to confess John. I have gotten word that thou are to be hanged after sunrise. I have been sent to thee as final attempt to plea with thou to save thou life, to save our life together. (She stands up and paces around herself then stops) I am yet six month before my time, and I cannot imagine raising this child without thee. I am aware that if your life is spared by your confession that we will have a lot to work on, but I love thee John. Thou knowest just as well as I know that neither of us deserve to be in here and the town is with us as well. (Elizabeth walks over towards the cell door and leans against it, speaking in a more calm voice) There has been word that the town is speaking of rebellion against the court. The entire town realizes that all of the accusations made from each of the girls, were fr...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Come With

Come With Come With Come With By Maeve Maddox â€Å"I’m going to the movies. Do you want to come with?† A reader in England has noticed that this elliptical use of â€Å"come with† on British television and doesn’t care for it: I find it to be an expression I prefer not to use, as it sounds grammatically wrong and very odd, even though, were I in Germany, I would automatically and happily use the equivalent expression Kommen sie mit. Do you know the age of the English Come with? There is an example in the OED of a 19th century elliptical use of with without an object: in slang use, in reference to liquor means mixed with sugar, having sugar added; usually in phrases hot or cold with. 1836  Ã‚   Dickens Sketches by Boz 1st Ser. I. 84  Ã‚   Two glasses of rum-and-water ‘warm with- ’. 1843  Ã‚   R. S. Surtees Handley Cross I. x. 202  Ã‚   Fatch me up a glass of cold sherry negus with. 1843  Ã‚   R. S. Surtees Handley Cross I. xv. 322  Ã‚   ‘Take a glass of brandy,’ said she ‘hot with? or cold without?’ Where did the modern usage originate? The reader’s mention of German â€Å"Kommen sie mit,† points to the answer. Large numbers of German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Dutch immigrants to the U.S. settled in the midwest, near the Great Lakes. â€Å"Kommen sie mit† migrated into the local English dialect. English is, after all, a Germanic language. Old English mid, meaning â€Å"with,† survived into Middle English and was sometimes spelled mit. Many American speakers dislike the usage as well: Why do people say, â€Å"Can I come with† and â€Å"Do you want to go with†? That â€Å"with† hanging on the end of the sentence has always driven me crazy. That reaction seems a bit extreme. My Chicago relations say it. I find it odd, but endearing. It is, however, a regionalism that has not acquired the status of standard English. Want to improve your English in five minutes a day? Get a subscription and start receiving our writing tips and exercises daily! Keep learning! Browse the Expressions category, check our popular posts, or choose a related post below:7 Examples of Passive Voice (And How To Fix Them)Between vs. In Between50 Synonyms for "Song"