Examples Of Injustice In The Crucible

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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. The crucible portrays injustice by how Danforth is not following court that is ruled by religion. Evidence that shows that it's injustice is when Reverend Hale asks Elizabeth "Do you know your commandments Elizabeth?"(Miller 496). Hale is asking her this to test…show more content…
Evidence proves this when Giles says "say nothin' more, John.(pointing at Danforth) He's only playin' you. He means to hang us all!" (Miller 513). Giles is trying to point out that the court is not listening and not believing the evidence that is given. Danforth tries to turn the evidence that Giles gives against him. Parris tries to deny Mary Warren when he says "Your Excellency, this is a trick to blind the court!"(Miller 518). What he is trying to do is to turn Mary's confession to not seeing spirits against her. Parris doesn't want to look bad and tries to save himself. The people have no power to defend themselves to be innocent. In this play the crucible does portrays injustice by Danforth is not following court that is ruled by religion, Abigail intimidating the court, and the accused not having proper court rights. The people back in the sixteen hundreds did use the excuse of calling someone a witch for their land. That person then would have no evidence to prove himself innocent. The court back then was people are guilty till proven innocent when our courts today are the total
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