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The Crucible And Scarlet Letter Essay

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne are two stories that are based on mass hysteria and public shaming. Both stories and their topics are what helped to shape America’s early identity. In The Crucible, the townsfolk accept and become active in the hysterical climate not only out of genuine religious piety but also because it gives them a chance to express repressed sentiments and to act on long-held grudges”. This shows that there is mass hysteria in the story based on the quotation and its explain why people have mass hysteria or why they do it. A group of teenage girls is discovered dancing naked in the woods by the town minister. Knowing that the punishment for their behavior will be severe, the girls claim that they were possessed by the spirits of…show more content…
Both The Scarlet Letter and The Crucible take place in the early days of the Massachusetts colony in North America. Both of these stories take place around the mid 1700’s to the early 1800’s. During that time period, a lot of people were highly religious, and believed that things that couldn’t be explained by normal means was the result of witchcraft. In The Scarlet Letter and The Crucible the other similar them they have is the effects of sin on man and the sin of Adultery both stories also deal with male leading roles and the conflict they both go through.
Both The Scarlet Letter and The Crucible both stories have similar things between them such as theme, setting, conflicts and most plot events. Both stories also tell their own tale another thing they have in common is in both stories somebody cheats on their husband and both stories deal with villains they also have their own purpose in mind. In The Scarlet Letter and The Crucible, both authors wrote the book in the same time period being the middle and the second part of the 17th century. Both stories are focused on similar aspects such as adultery and the feeling of
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