Total Depravity In The Crucible

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Spanish philosopher, George Santayana, is attributed with one of the most famous quotes in all of history. “Those who do not learn from their past are condemned to repeat it.” During the Puritan era and McCarthyism periods Americans let greed and fear get the best of them. These times were the inspiration that Arthur Miller used to write The Crucible. Puritanism is a dark time in American history because of the events that happened. There is nothing we can do to change the past but, we can learn from history and not let it repeat itself. In the 16th century a religious group of Christians broke away from the England Roman Catholic Church because of corruption found in the church and state. They were called Puritans because they searched for a “pure” form of Christianity. In the 17th century they fled to the New World because their life’s were in danger. The Puritans are an excellent example of irony because they left England because of intolerance of their religious beliefs but, when they got the America the persecuted others just as they had been persecuted. The Puritans had many beliefs and things that they lived by. They lived by something called Five Principles Of Puritanism. Total depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints were the five principles. Total depravity states that through Adam and Eve's fall, every person is born…show more content…
The Red Scare had information provided by adults and many of them were adults. The Red Scare was a backlash threatening ideology and it did not impose religious standards upon society. The Salem Witch Trials and The Red Scare had many similarities but they were at different times and had different outcomes. Both movements targeted individuals on the basis of non proven testimonies provided by their
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