The Causes Of Passions In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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In Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, passions turned into problems. Witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts became a remembered event since 1692. Three girls were said to have interactions with the devil. When they were confronted about it they denied every interaction the people who were convicted they would say they weren’t a witch and would bring someone else’s name into the equation. Those who would admit to being a witch would go to jail, but for those who denied having interaction with the devil would have been trialed and hung, so really, anyway you put it it’s a lose-lose situation. Things like politics, religion, imaginations, and fear of people were just some of the main factors of what aided people into believing that Satan was upon the town of Salem. They believed that the humans were with devil and doing as he said which in turn gave them the power to harm others. One girl named Tituba was trying to save herself by confessing to witchcraft. She didn’t just confess but she also accused many other women about being witches and she said that they all were in the “hands of Satan”. The girls who were accused also…show more content…
There are obviously theories about Salem such as, actually having the Devil take over bodies, having the rye in the wheat and bread which every family ate. The fact that Salem had its coldest winter in years and that they were still suffering from Indian attacks, played a role in some people as being the most reasonable theory out there. Religion was very important to them, hence why they were told to recite the Lord’s Prayer, and if they couldn’t they weren’t strong in their religion which in turn makes people say that the Devil is upon them, punishing them. No one but the people who lived through this time period would know what happened, but us, we will never know exactly why what happened in Salem
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