Comparing Justice In The Crucible And Twelve Angry Men

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In both The Crucible and Twelve Angry Men the theme of fragility of justice is shown. Fair justice does not exist, when your life is put on the line because of accusations or because of your supposed actions, your faith is not decided by you, but by the decisions of others. Fragility of justice is the most evident theme in The Crucible and Twelve angry men because the faith of others is decided solely by a jury, with no consent to the accused.
In the crucible fragility of justice is showed when Abigail Williams starts accusing people of being associated with the devil. One accusation spiraled into a countless number of people being accused. Those accused of witchcraft, were sentenced to death because of the claims of another. Your entire life can be put on the stake because of the actions of one person. It only takes one person to alter the entire course of your life. When Abiligal Williams accused Elizabeth proctor of witchcraft, she was
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Men in both The Crucible and in Twelve Angry Men were angry because of the situations placed upon them. Juror three’s bad relationship with his son was reminded to him during this case, angering him. Infuriated with the claims that Salem was impure, the court sought to eliminate anyone associated with it. Many convicted of witchcraft were either poor or of a minority group. Likewise, the boy was of a minority group, people who are viewed as inferior. For those who don’t belong to those groups, it is easy to use that against them, instead of logical facts. The well-respected men of the upper class, are less likely to be convicted of crimes, simply because of their status. The clergymen would have be convicted of witchcraft because of their position and status is society. Fragility of justice is still the theme that applies the most because it only takes one to accuse you, to jeopardize your life. Your life can be put on the line because of one person, only
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