Quotes From 'Black And White In The Crucible'

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"You must understand, sir, that a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between. This is a sharp time, now, a precise time-we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world. Now, by God's grace, the shining sun is up, and them that fear not light will surely praise it."
First we must look into how the Salem Village lived at that point in time. Back in those days, the Salem village people all were expected to go to church. All were expected to know the commandments. If the people didn’t know them then they were thought to be working with the devil. With this being said, you would think the first part of Danforth's quote pretty much summed up the Salem Village.
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There was no road between. The second sentence in his quote talks about all of the Witch Trails and unnatural causes happening. This shows a world in "black and white" by showing how the Salem villages felt about witches. At this time if you were accused of being a witch than you had to go on trial
. If you were not accused of being a witch than you wouldn't have to go on trial. There was no road between the two. You couldn't be accused of being a witch and not go on trial. With that being said, if you went on trial as a "witch" you either pleaded guilty or not. Again, there was no road between the two. Once you pleaded guilty you were to sit in jail, if not you had to be hung.
This quote full summarizes the attitude of a world viewed as "black and white" It shows that not only if you didn't follow God's grace but you were accused of being a witch if you merely missed a few days of church, weren't familiar with the commandments, or you were hated by one of the girls that accused
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