Compare The Crucible To Modern Life

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The Crucibles Relatability to Modern Life Miller's play The Crucible was written in 1953 and was first performed later that year. The play is a relatively fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials in the Massachusetts Bay Colony that took place in the late 1600s. The Crucible was a relatively enjoyable play because its ability to be relatable. The Crucible is relatable to modern audiences because of the similarity of conflicts, characters, and people's actions. In act 1 of The Crucible the conflict is established. It opens with Betty asleep and Parris wondered about the town's reaction. The first conflict is that Abigail and the other girls are caught attempting witchcraft and they blame Tituba. Tituba repeats the names of the people …show more content…

All the accused is put on trial and the girls continue to lie ,saying that they work with the devil. Elizabeth discovers that Abigail accused Elizabeth of witchcraft. Rebecca Nurse, Elizabeth, and many others were taken away to holding cells. When asked about Elizabeth, Mary told the truth and said that she did not work with the devil. Mary continues to testify in Elizabeth's behalf, attempting to prove her innocence.The other girls isolate Marry Warren after her betrayal. The girls scream and cry that Mary is still working with the devil.The girls continue to accuse new people and put on a different act each time a person is charged.In Act 2 of The Crucible Mary Warren realizes that her actions are cruel. She begins to oppose the girls and their accusations, but the girls cut her off and separate themselves, which later pressures her to join the group of girls again. Abby screams “Mary, please don‘t hurt me!” (Miller, 1953, pg.115). Abby screams as though Mary is trying to hurt her. She later says she is sending out spirits claiming she works with the devil. This can relate to a personal narrative because in both stories someone is pressured into doing something they know is wrong

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