For Justice In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, And On The Waterfront

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Imagine the wicked House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) arrest an innocent man. The HUAC does not arrest the man because he has committed a murder, but because he is a communist. Many communists became victims of HUAC in the Red Scare crisis of the 1950s. These communists made the right decision to speak out for their freedom and against injustice. These communists also spoke out for their freedom of different beliefs. Speaking out for freedom and against injustice is also present in Shirley Jackson 's short story The Lottery, Arthur Miller 's tragic play The Crucible, and Elia Kazan 's fictional movie On the Waterfront. Ultimately, these texts illustrate that injustice, the desire for freedom, and the threat to one 's rights makes it appropriate for a person to speak out in times of crisis. Primarily, injustice makes it appropriate for a person to speak out because the person desires justice. An example of a character that wants justice is Terry Malloy. Terry wants justice for Joey Doyle’s murder. Doyle only wanted justice for his town, and to get the justice, he agreed to testify against Friendly. Friendly had murdered Joey Doyle and made his murder seem like a suicide. At the end of On the Waterfront, Terry testifies against felon Johnny Friendly. Terry testifies against Friendly because Friendly murdered Doyle. In the climax of On the Waterfront, the counsel questions Terry and Terry answers: Counsel. You were the last person to see him before he

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