Feminism In The Crucible

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In the novel The Crucible by Arthur Miller, I see a lot of feminism present throughout Salem, Massachusetts in the 1960s. One way it is present is with how men hold all the power, with jobs and they have more power than women in all. Also, Miller makes it seem like women are liars during the whole play. Lastly, the girls that declared whether someone was a witch or wizard had an absurd amount of power for a women in that time. I notice that there is a lot of feminism present in The Crucible in the ways that the men hold all the positions of power, and women are depicted as liars throughout the whole play, then lastly the way he gave the girls an extensive amount of power when they basically decided if someone was a witch or not. When reading the play The Crucible, I notice that men have more power than women do in the workforce and in general. In this time of history that was just how it was for everyone women are just not renown at all. Every…show more content…
It all starts at the very beginning when they start lying about Tituba being a witch and conjuring Ruth Putnams dead sisters. And the group of girls that accuse people of witch trial are lying pretty much the whole play. One doesn’t even know if witches and wizards are real and these girls had all of Salem going crazy thinking everyone is cursed with witchcraft. They did it all to make people lower on the social ladder than they are or to get back at people who have done them wrong. It is established very early in the play that girls are liars when Abby says, “ABIGAIL: She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold sniveling woman and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a…?”(1247) this quote is Abby lying about Elizabeth Proctor lying about her, which is a lot of lies. Miller depicts women as liars throughout the whole play and to me that is a pretty feminist point of
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