The Crucible Change Analysis

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The Beauty in Change That Salem Never had

In the play, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller there are executions due to the Salem Witch Trials. The main reasons the witch trails even got that far is because no one was willing to accept change. They also weren’t willing to see the real issues within themselves. Literally the name of the play is The Crucible. The direct definition of crucible is a place of occasion of severe/ test or trial. People tend to make immense changes within their true character when it is being tested. In this case everyone was being tested but some people changed for the bad but others also changed for the good. Change is better than no change. In the end changing is better than not changing at all because no change means
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First off, the people that do not change have various reasons why they don’t but in the end people who don’t change. A good example of the bad is a woman named Anne Putnam because she is a woman that has been through tragedy. She’s been pregnant 8 times and out of all those times only one of those babies as shown in this quote, “I have laid seven babies unbaptized in the earth. Believe me, sir, you never saw more hearty babies born. And yet, each would wither in my arms the very night of their birth. I have spoke nothin', but my heart has clamored intimations. And now, this year, my Ruth, my only—,” So Mrs. Putnam understands grief but the people around her started saying things like since god wont bless goody Putnam with a good amount of children she is going to hell. This is completely wrong in today’s world but back in those times it was reason to them. That time it was a regular thing. If you didn’t have something a neighbor had god didn’t bless you like he bless them. Society’s doesn’t accept goody Putnam because she has a different life and that is the root of her insecurities and issues within herself.
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