Theme Of Judgement In The Crucible

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Judgement: The Crucible What could possibly be responsible for the mistrial and execution of innocent citizens based off of one sickeningly effective reason? The answer: judgement. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the term “judgement” as, “the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing,” (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate dictionary). In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the judgement of others based off of nothing but hearsay lead to the death of several characters and imprisonment of many more. This fictional novel was written in 1952, but the events that occured could still happen in contemporary times. Judgement was responsible for the atrocities in the novel, wrongful conclusions in modern times, and makes the events of the novel repeatable. It all started with a few young girls in the woods having some mischievous fun, yet it…show more content…
Many people are shunned by a multitude of people; they are forced out or unwelcomed because of unproven reasons. Recently in Los Angeles, a 16 year old girl, Mary “James” Salazar, was pulled out of class for wearing a red spaghetti-strap dress on a hot October day. The office told her to put on a sweater because her clothing was too revealing and distracting. Since this incident of slut-shaming happened James has left the school and gone to homeschooling. “Slut shaming is the action or fact of stigmatizing a woman for engaging in behavior judged to be promiscuous or sexually provocative,” (English Oxford Living Dictionaries). Endless amounts of girls and women have been judged for this same reason. They have left schools and jobs; they have isolated themselves becoming depressed, and for some it has gotten to the point of suicide. If Abigail had not blamed witchcraft for the mysterious actions that went on in the woods, then her reputation and life would have been destroyed from rumors, accusations, and
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