The Crucible And Our Society Essay

1187 Words Oct 29th, 2015 5 Pages
Romans 14:10 says, “You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.” In “The Crucible”, people were quickly judged, without consideration. There are many parallels between “The Crucible” and our society today pertaining to the topic of judgement. Judgement of others brought forth the Salem Witch Trials, so we should learn from these past mistakes and not judge others.
Today people are judged harshly by their possessions. If someone does not have valuable, high status possessions, they are seen as a poor and lowly person in society. Judgement like this was very prevalent in the time of the Salem Witch Trials. People who were significantly poor and did not have many valuable earthly possessions were seen as easy targets and were picked on during these harsh times. When Salem was told there were witches living in the town, those who were of low status in society because of their lack of possessions were quickly judged and had many fingers pointed at them. It is human nature to blame those weaker than you and judge people who are of lower status than you, and this was a significant reason the Salem witchcraft trials took place.
People are judged also by their appearance. When one looks sickly or grungy, people did not think highly of them and are quick to judge them by their looks. The Bible states in John 7:24, "Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly." As people…

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