Theme Of Groupthink In The Crucible

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The way groupthink is portrayed in “The Crucible” changes our interpretations of how a character is influenced by society, and changes one’s views on life. Groupthink is a major theme that comes up frequently in the play through the work of Salem’s society. A character who is persistently a victim of groupthink is Mary Warren. Mary Warren is a seventeen year old girl who is the servant of the Proctor’s house, and is influenced by groupthink by Abby’s group. Abby’s group of teenage girls is speculated of practicing witchcraft. Mary’s character is consistently timid, naive and easily influenced making her an easy target for groupthink which impacts her decision to reunite with the group after she was so close to obtaining her own voice.

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