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The Crucible 'And Extended Forecast: Bloodshed'

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Fear influences people to take extreme measures and act irrationally. In The Crucible, fear plays a major role in prompting people to pursue their personal desires and use their power to harm others. On the other hand, in “Extended Forecast: Bloodshed”, fear leads to violence and upheavals as an explanation of superstition for drastic climate changes. In The Crucible, the initial fear of Abigail and her friends getting in trouble for the dancing in the woods prompts the girls to start accusing people. Abigail’s nature and threats leads the girls to keep up their charade of accusations and abuse at the hands of supposed witches. Throughout the trials of the people living in Salem, no evidence was found to convict anyone of witchcraft. As Abigail wishes to have John Proctor to herself, she takes advantage of these threats to her own benefit, killing innocent lives of the citizens. "And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it;"…show more content…
In contrast to The Crucible, the consequences of modern time’s usage of greenhouse gases have impacted poor countries, leading to witch burnings, violence and the search of explanation. Paul Collier, an Oxford University expert on global poverty, “found that economic stagnation in poor countries leads to a rising risk of civil war” (New York Times). “Ethnic conflict in Darfur was exacerbated by drought and competition for water, and some experts see it as the first war caused by climate change,” (New York Times). As some regions are already facing religion and economical conflicts, the drastic climate change leads to intensified conflicts and the search for a
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