Lust For Power In The Crucible

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In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, we’re introduced to the Small town of Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. The town is governed by a Theocracy which means god is the almighty ruler. After Betty, last living daughter of Reverend Parris, falls “ill” and panic breaks out as the Girls of Salem are to soon be accused of witchcraft. Once Tituba and Abigail “confess” that people in the town are witches the stage has now been set. Throughout The Crucible three categories of people show their lust for power over the theocracy that rules over Salem.

The fire is lit by the Girls of Salem whom in their struggle to avoid being accused of witchcraft they actively accuse others. Their leader is none other than Abigail Williams, an orphan and unmarried girl, she
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