Revenge And Science In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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Another book read and added to Goodreads, but why was The Crucible chosen to be read in class? What is the importance? This book not only made you think and reflect on your own life, but to see how things are applied and revealed in different ways. The Crucible by Arthur Miller fits its name because of the conflicts the story contains and yet can still connect today with the “crucibles” we face such as revenge and pride. A crucible can be defined in two definitions and one being, a piece of laboratory equipment used to hold and heat up liquids. How does this relate to the story? It only relates to science. On the contrary, this definition is relevant to the story. In one of the scenes, Parris and Hathorne are talking about the Salem community and what is happening due to the witchcraft trials. “I’ll tell you what is said here, sir. Andover has thrown the court, they say, and will have no part of witchcraft. There be a faction here feeding on that news, and I tell you true, sir, I fear there will be a riot” (79). Everyone in Salem is getting irked and bewildered with the witch trials. There is uncertainty within the court and the townspeople that riots will occur within Salem. Just as the laboratory equipment can be full of violent reactions, the Salem village was the same way with the courts and all the chatter of witchcraft. The court and people are just lingering for something to explode because of the fear of witches and the anger from people being falsely accused. Just
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