Examples Of Social Injustice In The Crucible

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Fear is an interesting concept. Fear can be spread like wildfire, it is like a disease that makes people do irrational things that they normally wouldn’t do. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, fear takes grasp of the whole village and throws it into chaos. Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible” as a parable on what was going on during the McCarthy Era. The play was to show the social injustice that was going on in the 1950s. In Salem witchcraft was a big deal, people believed in it because christianity was the basic religion in those parts. Christianity believes in the 3 worlds, heaven,hell, and the present. So when there were accusations of witchcraft the town blew up with commotion and it turned everyone's world upside down.

It all starts out with the dancing in the woods with Tituba and the girls from Salem. Mr.Paris sees them dancing in the woods but doesnt think much of it. After that scene we see betty laying in bed unconscious with the town physician suggesting it was witchcraft. This is when the heat starts to rise because Reverend Parris recalls them dancing in the woods, and says he saw Tituba mumbling some words around a fire. After reverend Hale the “Witch Doctor”, questions Tituba with forceful manner, Tituba gives in and says the devil has her soul. Of course she knows the
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The court is part of the church so if you argue with the court you are going against God, which makes any trial useless because you die either way. Giles Corey puts it in perspective when he accidentally lets it slip that his wife is reading strange books, she is condemned for witchcraft, but he knows that she is innocent so he tries to defend her. In doing so he goes against the court and is condemned himself. As we find out later in the story he is pressed to death by rocks. He had refused to go to a trial for the crime of arguing with the court and his punishment was

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