The Crucible: Play Analysis

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The theme in this play that our adaptation would be focusing is on Hysteria and Demoralization. We will be adapting this to modern society’s issues of bullying specifically cyber bullying. The definition of cyber bullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Today, Cyber bullying affects many teenagers because they are being harmed by others. In The Crucible, Abigail ends up ruining Proctor’s reputation as well as many other characters by accusing them of witchcraft. Abigail is seen as the villain in this story which aligns to cyber bullying because the person doing things to hurt the other person is the bully. Although the importance of reputation is not as important today as in The Crucible the similarities between Proctor and cyber bullying victims is that they could not take the bullying anymore.
The Ryan Halligan Case, a special education student who was being bullied from fifth to seventh grade by other students who spread the rumor that he was gay. The bully pretended to be Ryan’s friend just to get personal messages from Ryan to then post them online and share it with others. Ryan committed suicide after being embarrassed through technology. There were no criminal charges against the bully because there were no criminal
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Abigail took advantage over the fact that many would believe her, but then things started to get out of hands. She bullied many people, who were the victims of witchcraft, to the point where many accused victims demoralized and caused a lot of hysteria in the town. The cyber bullying case and The Crucible were similar because in both one person wanted to do harm to others. Many things are being done to try to stop these social issues but, it is still happening to this day. There are many other modern “witch hunting” but, the most affected are young
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