The Crucible

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Conflict is born of ignorance, intolerance and fear

* Ignorance: lack of knowledge or information
* Intolerance: not tolerant (allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of without interference of others) views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one's own * Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat

* The girls fears the consequences of their actions
* Makes up lies, knowing the ignorance of the town
* The main cause of conflict within the play

* John Proctor not tolerating the girls’ behavior, lies * Many people accused due to ignorance and needing an answer * Elizabeth Proctor also accused of witchcraft
* Led to many deaths of innocent people

* The town’s ignorance towards ‘witch craft’
* Believes what the girls say and do, that they aren’t lies * That the accused victims are in compact with the Devil * Leads to conflict within the town, accusing each other/ neighbors and friends

Conflict is born of ignorance, intolerance and fear

The three main upbringing causes that lead to conflict are ignorance, intolerance and fear, which can be demonstrated in “The Crucible”, written by Arthur Miller. During the ‘witch hunt’ times in 1692, the town of Salem experienced suspicion and paranoia towards witchcraft within the town. The young girls in the play hid the whole truth with lies, because they were fearful of the consequences that would strike them if they were to be honest about their actions. The corrupt behavior of the girls caused many ‘innocent’ people to be accused and punished with hanging. This was not tolerated by the town folk. Most people were too ignorant to see past these lies that the girls brought up; hence these events show fear, intolerance and ignorance were the main causes of the conflicts that occurred in the play....
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