Homosexuality In The Crucible

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Welcome to the twenty-first century where fingers are ruthlessly pointed at individuals primarily for being different. This generation is no different from the generation of 1692 during the Salem Witch Trials. As human beings, people allow fear to take over and negatively impact their actions. Just as in The Crucible, people miraculously imprisoned and executed innocent citizens because of the fear that they were witches. Shirley Jackson explains how, “We have exactly the same thing to be afraid of - the demon in men's minds which prompts hatred and anger and fear, an irrational demon which shows a different face to every generation.” Throughout the years, it has been shown how humans ostracize and look at African Americans and gays as being evil and dangerous just because of the great fear that has grown for people of those groups. There is no doubt in my mind that African Americans were always looked at in a negative way; whether it be from being slaves in the 1800s, or for being the first group of people to blame for a crime in today's world. Despite the fact that the color of …show more content…

Despite the fact that people are growing more accepting of the LGBTQ community, there is still a great handful of people against it. There has been multiple accounts of anti-gay violence throughout the country including stabbings at gay parades, nail bombs set off at lesbian bars, and shootings at gay bars. According to National Geographic, over twenty percent of America’s hate crimes targeted the LGBTQ community (news.nationalgeographic.com). One specific crime occurred on June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. Omar Mateen had decided to shoot and kill 49 people in a gay night club. Mateen’s parents described how he had become infuriated when he once saw two men kissing on the street. Given that Mateen had pledged to Isis, Barack Obama called this, “an act of terror and act of hate,”

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