The Crucible By Arthur Miller Essays

1770 Words Dec 15th, 2015 8 Pages
During the Salem witch trials, the innocent were murdered. The accusers of the supposed witches often wanted to seek revenge, hope for a better life, and have a role in society. Abigail Williams defines this description of an accuser in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Abigail Williams immorally accuses others of witchcraft in order to gain power, which is her motive for vengeance and her desire to be accepted for who she is, contrasting the ideal image of a powerless Puritan woman in society. This rise to power in order to gain attention in society thus creates an outbreak of social hysteria evident in the play.
Women in all societies are submissive to their husbands. There are different levels of submission in different parts of the world. For example, in the Middle East, women are very inferior in comparison to their husbands. They are expected to wear head scarfs and must wear burqas or full body coverings in order to conceal themselves from other men. They are also expected to be housewives. Formal education is not recognized as much in Middle Eastern countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan as it is in the West. Thus, men usually provide the household family income. In more developed countries such as the United States, women are usually treated more equally in comparison to their husbands. However, in the working atmosphere, women tend to get paid a little less than men for the same job. This sexism exists all over the world, even though rights for women have been…

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