Fear, it causes people to be blinded by the truth. People can’t tell right from wrong. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible to show how no one could see what was right. During the 1950’s communism was spreading throughout Europe like a wildfire, then it slowly made its way over to the U.S. This was known as The Red Scare. People were terrified of communism spreading to the United States, so when accusations started floating around everyone would believe them. McCarthy accused people of communist behavior, although many were falsely accused, no one knew better than to think they were guilty because of how scared they were of communism spreading. This resembles how certain characters were accused of witchcraft in The Crucible. The Red Scare caused nationwide hysteria just how the Salem Witch Trials caused hysteria to the people of Salem.
In Salem, Massachusetts a series of hearings and prosecutions started, commonly known as the Salem Witchcraft Trials. The witchcraft trials in Salem became a big concern after two-hundred innocent people were accused and twenty people were executed. Many people of Salem believed the court was just in accusing all these victims. A seldom amount of people went against the court in saying that the court was a fraud and that the decisions were biased being made. Abigail Williams held all the power in the court and determined who was “guilty” or not. She is the most to blame for the actions made and the deaths that took place in Salem.
The Crucible written by Arthur Miller takes place in the 1700s during the Salem Witch Trials. All of the citizens in the town are extremely concerned with maintaining a clean and respectable reputation. After all, as they are Puritans, they are all concerned with dedicating their lives on Earth to God, so when they die, hopefully they will be welcomed into God’s kingdom. The Witch Trials provided people with a chance to falsely accuse their neighbors of witchcraft because they wanted revenge on them for the way they had treated them. John Proctor, Reverend Samuel Parris, and Judge Danforth are all characters obsessed with maintaining a good reputation in the eyes of Puritan society.
The girls in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible lied about the elders in Salem resulting in the excommunicating and deaths of several of the townspeople. The lies they told the community affected the community and who they told the lie about instead of affecting the girls. The
The Crucible is a play with themes largely applicable to major current events of today. The matters that we face as a society that are featured in this book are: discrimination in the court system, what is a lie, and the freedom to criticize our government.
Imagine living in Puritan New England, near the end of the seventeenth century, specifically a small village by the name of Salem. While life in Salem is usually peaceful, in the year 1692, a series of events, summarize to be the Salem Witch Trials, would become famous for the death and destruction they caused. The playwright, Arthur Miller, investigates motive and blame connected these trials in his play The Crucible. Miller uses dialogue and plot to show that it was mainly hysteria caused by self-preservation that is to blame for the event in the play.
“The Crucible” is a novel by Arthur Miller that focuses on what fear and ignorance can do in society. This book is a tragic tale in which the other woman, Abigail Williams, seeks vengeance when her lover, John Proctor, turns from her and back to his wife, Elizabeth. Abigail is the most responsible for the deaths that occurred during this time because she was the ringleader of all the young girls during this witchcraft escapade. Although she is guilty for these crimes, she does not feel remorse for it, except perhaps her lover getting caught in the crossfire. Reverend John Hale, the self proclaimed witch expert, feels the most guilt due to the fact that he was the one who signed off on the death warrants.
Good day Sir, our names are Logan Bosak and Kiera Markham, and we are pleased to represent Rebecca Nurse on this vitally important case. Your Excellency, the defendant stands hither accused falsely of witchcraft, a severe crime that should be dealt with the utmost care and understanding. You see Sir, Rebecca is a pious woman of high standing within the community, and as such, many citizens are surprised that Rebecca would be suspected of dealing with the devil. In fact, over thirty of the most prominent members of the community signed a petition attesting to Rebecca’s innocence and still others wrote individual petitions as well (Linder). Your Excellency must recall that Rebecca has not once strayed from her claim even as she was barraged with
Terry Brooks, an American fictional author once said, “We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.” This quote relates to the characters in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller because of the problems that they face. Already challenged with tough decisions, the characters continue to test each other throughout the play by the ways that they lie, the ways that they make false accusations, and the ways that they ultimately die for a cause.
Salem, Massachusetts declared itself as a religious community in while which evil was going on. Salem's people considered the forest the center of the Devil. Salem was surrounded by forest. The Crucible tells the story of three girls that danced in the center of the devil which in the long run causes a number of unfortunate events. Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Senator, made false accusations that more than 200 card carrying members of the Communist party had went against The United States Government. He had no proof to back up what he was saying delusional girls make unsubstantiated claims about the existence of witches in Salem, and they are doing things to them. They have no proof. The witch trials and McCarthyism had a huge effect on the public
In a society where teenagers are envious of those who have more followers than they do on social media, reputation and status are extremely paramount. While these ideals are so prevalent in the life of modern-day high schoolers, teenagers of the 21st century did not invent the need to feel accepted. This theme of an overwhelming concern of one’s reputation can be traced all the way back to the 17th Century, during the era of the witch hunts. The renowned and esteemed novel -- The Crucible -- by Arthur Miller, provides a historical account of the Salem Witch trials while honing in on the convoluted relationships of the citizens of town. The major characters in The Crucible reveal the true essence of their personality through
“The Crucible” is a fiction story that took place in a small town called Salem in the state of Massachusetts in 1692 during the spring time. The plot of this story is about a group of girls who went into the forest led by a black slave named Tituba. They were all dancing in the forest until Reverend Parris caught them dancing in the forest and even saw one of the girl naked. Parris’s daughter Betty who was there in the forest falls into a coma-like state when Reverend Parris caught them. Reverend Parris only noticed his daughter was sick the next day and accused Abigail William, who is Reverend Parris’s niece, of witchery and caused his daughter to go into a coma-like state. Abigail told Reverend Parris that they were just dancing and that they didn’t do anything else. However, Reverend Parris didn’t believe her and ask Reverend Hale, an expert on witchcraft, for help. Reverend Parris didn’t want to be accused witchcrafts happening in house so he tried to calm the people of Salem. Later on, Abigail talks to some of the girls and told them that they were only dancing and nothing else and if they didn’t cooperate with her she would murder them. Then John Proctor, a local farmer, came to Reverend Parris’s house and end up alone with Abigail who was blamed and kicked out of John’s house for having affair with him. Abigail was still in love with him,