Comparison Of Salem Witch Trials Vs America

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Witch Hunts: Comparison of Salem in the 1690’s vs. America in 2018

Witch hunts in Salem during the 1690’s was a traumatic and horrifying experience that consisted of many trials to accomplish one goal - to get rid of witchcraft in Salem. Imagine being in Salem during the 1690’s, in a time where friends, family and people around in the community were being accused of witchcraft. Also they were possibly hung to death for something they didn’t do. It created a violent uproar in the town because it split people into two sides with a middle selection not being the option. Arthur Miller writes the dramatic story of The Crucible that is a fictional story based on the true events of the Salem Witch Trials. An Allegory is a key term that connects to Miller’s purpose and describes a story that can be interpreted in many ways to find a cavernous meaning. Today there …show more content…

During the trials in Act III, Danforth was explaining to Giles Corey that you are either for God or for the devil. “You must understand, sir, that a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between. This is a sharp time, now, a precise time—we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world” (Miller 94). The battle between good and evil cause division because of the different perspectives on how things are viewed. Evil will want what is opposite of good, and they lead in total opposite directions. When Giles Corey was standing up to the court for being accused, Danforth tells him he is either for the court or against. It was an unfair thing for Giles Corey because he was accused with no evidence by the court, and he would have to confess or he would be faced with consequences. Although Giles did no evil, the different view and beliefs of what was true between Giles and Danforth was different, and they were not on same

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