Comparing Fear In Abigail Williams And The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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In these stories, fear is shown a lot there is two stories, the first one is called “Sinner in the hand of a angry god” and the other one “The Crucible”. The fear is very different from one story to the other, but there must be some similarity’s. In “The Crucible” Abigail Williams was caught dancing naked in the woods which raises some question. Everyone is claiming it is witch craft and Abigail doesn’t want anything to come out so she threatens all the girls that were with her at the time of getting caught and tells them she will kill them if they say anything. There is fear in going both ways because even though Abby threaten to kill the girls Abby is also scared because of what could happen to her family because if there is witch craft in her family they could get…show more content…
The story is about how inhumane people really are and how everyone is destined to go to hell. The story says “We find it easy to tread on and crush a worm that we see crawling on the earth; so it is easy for us to cut or singe a slender thread that anything hangs by; thus easy is it for god when he pleases to cast his enemies down to hell…” (Jonathan Edwards, page 120) by him saying this he is saying that it is so easy for us to crush and kill a worm because bugs are always killed, that its ok for a person to do this. He said it is good to punish the humans by sending them to hell or bring hell to them. The author says that the human race always does bad things even without us even knowing and humans are pure evil for doing that and should go to hell for it. In the story the author also states that he had a sermon and was talking about hell and how people are evil, the words were so powerful to some people that it made them cry. The author also throws in there that people could also redeem themselves and still go to
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