Back in the late sixteen hundreds the people during that time are very strict on religion. During the time a colony in the Americas called the puritans believed in witchcraft. People that are accused are guilty till proven innocent. In the Crucible it portrays injustice by how Danforth is not following court that is ruled by religion, Abigail intimidating the court, and the accused not having proper court rights. The following reasons will explain why the crucible is injustice.
Society today is really judgemental. If you don’t wear the right clothes or have the right car then you will get judged. It’s kinda like in the book The Crucible if you weren't a puritan then you were an outcast or you might have been a witch. One of the puritan girls Abigail Williams blamed a lot of women who were called puritans and lived the puritan way. In this case people just judged them without looking into far more research. So once Abigail said they were witches they had to be killed for their wrong doing.
What if there was a society where God was loved the same amount as His wrath is feared? Well, in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the Puritans were a society who loved and feared God equally. They loved and feared Him to a point where they blamed others for their sins. A group of young girls were caught doing witchcraft in the forbidden woods. The girls put the blame on others so they would not be the ones in trouble and the accused Puritans were all innocent of doing witchcraft. This is called scapegoating. Although some believe that vengeance is the main purpose, it is actually scapegoating.
Young ones are seen more as pure and innocent often leading adults to believe them. In The Crucible, the children accused many civilians of being witches. The weighty magistrates and other adults accounted the children’s words and took it to court. Accused and some of who were not accused rational adults tried to make sense of the situation were ignored. The children were trusted due to religion and some benefitting from their accusation.
Is it possible to find redemption for a shameful choice one has made? If so, How might one find redemption?
Through the Salem witch trials, twenty-four innocent people lost their lives due to betrayal. They were hung because they were accused and found to be guilty of witchcraft. In reality, everyone that was accused and had died were innocent, but used as targets by others to save their own lives. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, out of fear, Abigail Williams, Mary Warren, Mercy Lewis, and Reverend Hale betrayed their morals to save themselves. As a result of betrayal, lives were taken, relationships were ruined, and trusts were broken.
John Proctor demonstrates this sense selflessness during the entire course of Salem’s witch trials. From the beginning of the hearings and at his own expense, he strives to reveal the truth about the children’s stories and to expose the underlying motives behind their false accusations. When Mary Warren’s testimony fails to convince Judge Danforth, he goes as far as to publicly admit to his adultery: “God help me, I lusted...But it is a whore’s vengeance, and you must see it.” (P.110) This confession not only provides a logical explanation for Abigail's false accusations, it also casts a shadow on the story of every other witchcraft plaintiff and puts into question the court’s judgement. More importantly, however, it highlights Proctor’s good
Guilt is a feeling of remorse for some offense, crime, or wrong. “We all feel guilty for things we could have done better. But we need to let go of the guilt and remind ourselves to do better next time.” Steven Aitchison. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller,there was guilt with a lot of different characters like John Proctor,Reverend Parris and Giles Corey.
He was the first man to be accused of witchcraft in Salem. When accused he was sent back to jail with Elizabeth alongside. John admitted to adultery which put him in jail in the first place. He was persuaded to confess. After thinking about how it could ruin his reputation and his kids reputations he decided to ruin the confession paper. He was eventually still hung. From Elizabeth's perspective it could be led to believe that she would have no clue why John would rip up the confession. She was told to convince John into confessing and she accomplished. She did not think John would rip up the paper. From Abigail Williams perspective she liked it because he was standing up for what was right so the court couldn't take advantage of the others accused of witchcraft.
Usually, scapegoats are made of those who are the least protected or privileged. Scapegoats are the people that different in some way or misunderstood or misjudged. Therefore, poor and mentally unstable individuals as well as representatives of racial minorities are often became scapegoats in narrow-minded and superstitious societies. In Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible”, Aframerican servant Tituba and homeless, half-witted Sarah Good are used as scapegoats and are blamed in all misfortunes of the village, just because they are representatives of unprivileged stratum of society.
Have you ever gotten in trouble for something you didn't do because you didn't have enough evidence or power to convince them? Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" has a lot of problems in it that are corrupted. Elizabeth, who is John Proctor’s wife is convicted of witchcraft and is now on trial to get imprisoned or even hanged. An example of this is when John Proctor is saying the court is getting tricked by girls who are playing a game, and the court takes that offensive. John is now on trial to prove the girls are playing a game but it's not going so well because the leading girl, Abigail who loves John and wants to be with him, is the one who accused John's wife of witchcraft and Parris, the minister of the church, is against John as well and is pointing every little thing John does wrong. In the end the girls win and John gets imprisoned. John had an affair with Abigail, she's not over it and wants John to herself. In order to do that she has to get rid of John's wife Elizabeth. Abigail says it's all a game, but when John and her were alone so he has no proof and Abigail was telling him he doesn't need Elizabeth and that he wants her instead. Parris is pointing out every possible thing that is wrong with John like
A healed sin becomes reconciling friendship, becoming a source for fuller healing that embraces all. One can only redeem their sin if their redemption is done by heart and is meaningful. People who do not experience forgiveness, guilt swallows them up and they feel as if they are drowning. As Richard Baxter said, “that sorrow, even for sin, may be overmuch. That overmuch sorrow swalloweth one up.” Hence, a true redemption can only lead to a healed sin.
Has anyone ever done anything bad that has stuck with them their entire life? In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner Amir sees his best friend and servant, Hassan, getting beaten up and raped and does nothing to stop it. This leaves Amir with tremendous guilt and it lingers for the rest of his life. Amir even tries many things, including going to Afghanistan to save Hassan's Son, but in the end, Amir’s guilt has destroyed his life. Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner shows that guilt will destroy any life, no matter what a person tries to do to fix it.