Gender In The Crucible

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Imagine, a world where your character does not matter. The truth of your words is judged upon your age and gender or the social standing of your family. This is the world of The
Crucible.The town of Salem is thrown into turmoil when the word of a young “innocent” girl who is hungry for power turns good people against each other for survival. The women's only way out is to accuse other because they are believed to be simple. The Crucible is a story of deception based on preconceived notion that women are to young women are to pure to be evil.Arthur Miller uses the age and gender of characters in The Crucible to show how when people with power are threatened with losing it, they will do anything to keep it.
Abigail realizes the power she has over the men due to the fact
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Reverend Parris uses his position as a holy figure to manipulate the town of Salem and for his own personal gain. Being the only one that should be reading the Bible put him in a position of power in a puritan society.
Thomas and Ann Putnam are two minor characters that strive for power because of their lack of. Thomas Putnam is a wealthy man in both land and money, he uses this social platform to accuse those whose land he wants for himself. John Proctor accuses him of this multiple times in the play. Like many others in the play that strive for power Thomas Putnam kills many for no reason. As stated in the afternote of the play, the land of those that were hanged was not sold for many years after the fact. Because of this Thomas Putnam not only destroyed his reputation as a good man but also go no land from it. When the Putnams go into Reverend Parris’s house they begin to accuse Tituba of witchcraft. “ Reverend Parris, I have laid seven babies unbaptized in the earth. Believe me, sir, you never saw more hearty babies born. And yet, each would wither in my arms the very night of their birth. I have spoke nothing', but my heart has
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