The Pledge of Alliances ends with ¨ liberty and Justice for all”. The Key word in that phrase is justice. Many Individuals all around the world desire justice. Today there are movements that try to achieve justice, such like the Black Lives matter. In human nature, the need for justice is seen is in real life and stories. However, in human nature this desire for justice can be used for a way of revenge. For example in the play, The Crucible, the reader can see a desire for justice for certain characters in the book. The reader can also see how some characters ‘desire for justice’ is really a way for revenge. As seen in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, and the Black Lives Matter movement, it is human nature for man to desire justice and revenge. …show more content…
A variety of social right movements today are usually started by an incident or event that provokes a group of individuals. In an article about these incidents it explains how the Black Lives Matter got around and became popular very quickly. The author of ¨Police Brutality¨ explains, “Such incidents have also sparked the rise of the movement Black Lives Matter...From all the incidents of police brutality this caused people to want justice and then the Black Lives matter movement was started.” In The Crucible, the witchcraft cases started a movement to ´cleanse the village´ just as the police brutality incidents sparked the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. This desire for justice shown in The Crucible and Black Lives Matter could also be shown in different …show more content…
In an article called ¨Empathy for Black Lives Matter the writes explains, Each movement is made up of at least three factions: believers, political insiders and instigators. I saw these divides emerge in the Tea Party, where self-serving ''leaders'' -- but really just insiders -- tried to take control of the movement to their own benefit. People are using these justice movements for their own needs. This isn't a desire for justice, this is a desire for themselves. In The Crucible, Characters such as Abigail and John Putnam would accuse people of witchcraft for their advantage and to get revenge on people they despise. Although there are a few people that use movements for their own purposes not all there purposes could be
The main people in both The Crucible and The Red Scare also known as McCarthyism is used the witch hunts to gain power and look good in their community. For example, people stood up for themselves in both of these witch hunts. Arthur Miller who wrote the Crucible to stand up to Mccarthy about how ridiculous the communist witch hunt and was willing to stand up to the truth even though he knew he was going to get in trouble for telling the truth. Arthur Miller went to the House Committee on American Activities, “refuses to name suspected communists.” These people that stood up for themselves had punishments, “had their passports taken away, while others were jailed
Throughout history, society has pushed down certain groups of people. One daunting example is the Salem Witch Trials, which was a series of hearings and trials wrongfully accusing people of witchcraft. Those accused of witchcraft were either thrown into jail, hanged, or forced to confess a sin that they did not commit. In The Crucible, author Arthur Miller warns of the detrimental persecution of groups by society in order to avoid history from repeating itself.
In “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, several innocent citizens were killed or harmed in some way for unjustified reasons. This is highly similar to the homicides that led to rise of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. Throughout the past ten years social media has rocketed with hashtags and live protests in order to promote the current social-issues that have been overlooked. Thus creating the different movements to bring awareness to the situations and hope that the citizens will work to change and or stop these homicides from happening. In the writing of Arthur Miller he chose to place the focus of the book around the witch trials that took place in Salem in the 1400’s.
In The Crucible (1953), Arthur Miller tells his audience the cause of mass a hysteria in salem massachusetts. The crucible in salem witch trials killing more the 19 men and women for being related to witchcraft. Several young girls attempting to conjure spirits from the dead, rather than admit and take their punishment the girls accused inhabits for there actions, playing with witchcraft. The girls avoiding punishment resulted of having convicting and executed nineteen men and women. Killing and hanging people is better than taking a punishment?
Have you ever been punished for something you never did? In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller allows the reader into the minds of people living in the Salem witch trials, where being accused can end in death. Everything started at the hands of one girl, Abagail Williams, who attempts to make a potion to kill the wife of the man she loves. When she gets caught, she and other girls cover it up by falsely accusing people of using witchcraft, a crime punishable by death.
Guilt, guilt can mean many things. To most people though guilt means feeling bad for someone or feeling bad for yourself. Guilt often occurs when one is embarrassed or sad that something happened. Guilt can cause a person to assist the victim and help that person get better. Guilt is a very common theme in The crucible and is constantly shown in characters throughout the play, Reverend Hale is one of those characters.
In history there have been many major events that have shaped the times we live in. Two of the major events of our time are the "witchunts" of the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism. The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a drama and fictional story of the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-1693. Miller wrote the play as a parable for McCarthyism, when the United States government ostracized people for being communists.
Braylon Buckholdt Mr. Casper English 11 2 March 2023 Infected by Social Injustice Since the beginning of humanity, social class systems have been evident. They are not always based on financial and economic status, but can also focus on the unfairness of race, gender, and religion. While certain ideas may have changed over time, one thing remains constant, the unjust treatment of specific groups by those with more power.
When the Salem Witch Trials are remembered at face value, the sinister events that took place within the puritan community seem so surreal, so deranged, that it becomes easy to ignore the very real and dangerous implications they make of human nature and capability. It is easy to think that such heinous things could never occur in modern society. Arthur Miller, the author of The Crucible, takes that assumption and uses it to expose the absurd injustice of modern events by creating a play that employed the infamous Salem Witch Trials as an allegory of his own experiences with the Red Scare and McCarthyism during the Cold War. McCarthy, the main anti-communist leader during the Red Scare, was known as a man who unapologetically made accusations against people to undercut their credibility and bolster his own influence.
In both The Crucible and in modern day witch hunts, witch hunts are caused out of fear or for personal gain. Jill Schonebelen wrote a research paper on Witchcraft allegations, refugee protection and human rights. Throughout this article, it mentions the persecution of witches today in communities around the globe, mentioning the flashbacks of similar strategies that were used in the past, doing different types of tortures. In Modern days, recent generations have abandoned wonderful traditions. Rather, recollecting others with distasteful memories such as witchcraft.
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.
Power in our society nowadays is very misgiven and abused. When people have power they tend to use it for their own benefit and to manipulate people into believing them. In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller dramatizes the Salem witch trials of 1692 in order to show his audience how easy it was to be accused and hung for witchcraft. In the Crucible a group of young girls were caught dancing in the woods and in order to not receive a punishment they lied saying they got witched. The girls blamed many people of the town of being witches and caused conflict all over the village.
Scapegoating: Taking Heat From Someone Else's Flame In an interview on Faith and Religion with Bill Moyers from PBS, Margaret Atwood once said, “Under stress, society will always scapegoat a person or a group of people.” This belief is shown in the texts The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the cartoon “It’s okay -- We’re hunting Communist” by Herb Block, and her own poem “Half Hanged Mary”.
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.