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Crucible : Sterotypes

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Aesha MasoodMs.Smith
Period 912/12/12

The Crucible
Time from time , the way women are portrayed and seen in society has been changing. According, to the society and time women are either considered suprerior or inferior to men. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, there are many sterotypes regarding women; women are only seen as either wives, mothers, daughters or sisters in the patrioarchal society in Salem. They cannot do anything on their own and are only bound to their homes and families. No matter how much they wanted or wished to, they could never cross the boundary of their house. However, in the modern society the role of women is very different than of the role of women in The Crucible. Women in modern society are able to stand up for their rights, have the freedom to do what their heart says and pursue any career they deserve. However, in the society portrayed in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, women are meant to stay in their house as housewives and obey their husband. They are not allowed to do anything other than what their husband say evem though they disagree with their husband. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, there are many stereotypes regarding women. Arthur Miller portrays women inferior to men. In the Salem society, men are able to do anything they desire or wish for. However, the same rules do not apply for women in the Salem society. Women in Salem can only be wives and take care of the household work. If a women does something other than what they are supposed to do, they are accused as being witches because they did not follow the norms of the Puritian society. Miller states where the daughters of the towns would assemble at night and, sometimes with a selected young man, give themselves to love, with some bastardly results. The church sharpeyed as it must be when gods long dead are brought to life, condemned these orgies as witchcraft (35). This shows that even though both men and women engaged in the same...

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