Role Of Patriarchy In The Crucible

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Arthur Miller a great American playwright who wrote the play of “The Crucible” shows a picture of justice in the seventeenth century which oppresses women through patriarchal interpretation of the law and hysteria which took place during their legal system of which still affects society today. During 1692 in Massachusetts, women were expected to behave under biblical law and under a theocracy society where people were told what to do by a religious human power. The contemporary workforce still reflects the imbalance of hysteria and a patriarchal society that we still leave today and we are influenced by the society and we are told to live in a certain way by our legal system regardless to the rights that we had since the Civil War. Arthur …show more content…
Jalalzai shows that during Tituba’s Salem time she was being obligated as others to follow the rules of a person that was showing sovereignty over the town. This also shows the fact of hysteria when Tituba is also accused of witch trial because of her race. In the current legal system, the need to defend traditional power dynamic still affects society. The normalization of homosexuality is affecting society in the United States and in many parts of the world. Few people in America agree with homosexuality which makes a difference during Salem period but on the contrary many religious people are against homosexuality because they rely on the bible. According to Gnute “1 Corinthians 6:9-10” as many other passages in the bible show that people who are homosexual or are in sin will not inherit the kingdom of God. The social issue where patriarchy also takes place and is affecting our society and has made people be discriminated for their differences that people have created that made others look different. In some cases, discrimination acts have reached hysterical levels. For example there are many homophobic people who create hysterical behavior over homosexuals. Even …show more content…
The opportunity to accuse others was a good way to ruin respected people’s name. In our contemporary society people still live in a world where people act in their own benefit and shows a way that even if the small things hysteria can affect or benefits others. According to the article of “Sexuality and power in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible” by Emic Tunc he said “Accusations were based on Ancient Greek corruptions of hysteria and the medieval belief that as the inheritors of Eve’s “original sin”. He highlights how this affected especially women because they believed it was their blame. In a patriarchy society where people, especially women are taught that man are the head of their lives and we can see now that we still have influence by our ancestors with this opinion that haven’t changed and they were also accused by this social

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