How Does Arthur Miller Present Injustice In The Crucible

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The Injustice Named Salem In an era of super-constriction, hysteria, and the construct puritan belief of religion ruling all, Arthur Miller uses the conflicts of the Salem Witch Trials to relay many underlying messages in reference to the 1953 red scare and McCarthy era. One problematic theme Arthur Miller repetitively portrayed ignites that, because too much power can lead to corruption, Danforth is established as the center of authority in order to continuously display his lack of mercy throughout the unjust story of “The Crucible”. In doing so, Miller reveals Danforth’s hopes to demonstrate and with hold his power over the town. After giving evidence of Putnam’s greedy responsibility for the hangings of those who held threat to his land, Danforth, convinced, demands Giles “the name of who reported Mr. Thomas Putnam” or be put in jail (Miller 187). Although blatant Giles is guilty of nothing, Danforth looks past the incriminating evidence against Putnam only perceiving Giles’ rebellious refusal to his demand. So blinded by his compulsive obsession with his pride and place of authority, Danforth proceeds to have Giles Corey killed with “great Stones” layered upon him as they commanded he answer (Miller 207). Infinitely guided …show more content…

By doing so Proctor intended to prove Abigail’s hidden intentions that gave her motive to create such a deceitful lie that causing the exile of innocents, particularly his wife. Even after Hale is convinced Danforth, still condemning Elizabeth, chooses to show a blind eye to the apparent rationality that Elizabeth was only trying to protect her husband’s good name when questioned, claiming “She spoke nothing of lechery, this man has lied!” (Miller 195). As presented during this scene of act 3, when in possession of great power, a person’s moral compass is guided by irrational thoughts clouding their

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