Summary Of The Crucible

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In 1606 Early European migrated to North America in desire for money and land. (Jamestown and the Founding of English America). But as time passed, a Village called Salem in Massachusetts around 1692, Puritan minister Reverend Parris finds a group of girls dancing naked in the forest, while he slightly witness the girls dancing among themselves, they were doing rituals to make their crushes fall in love with them. Among them are his niece Abigail and daughter Betty, who faints upon being discovered by her father. The motive of Betty fainting was due to fear that her father would punish her for her actions, so saying that she was possessed by the devil would get her out of trouble . Knowing that they've sinned and fearing that they will have …show more content…
He admits his adultery, only to be accused of devil worship when Abigail denies the affair. John and Elizabeth are convicted of communing with the devil. The pregnant Elizabeth remained to be alive, but John is was executed. The historical significance in Crucible is that the Salem Witch trials and how corrupt our judicial system was during those stages of our history and how religion played a truly important part in the society and governmental processes before the separation of church and state were implemented. It also talks about human corruption and how we will lie if confronted with choices that could affect our own life and how our selfish instincts may even make us turn against our friends and neighbors for our well being. There are several aspects of this film that had historical significance, the first being the reason it was written. Arthur Miller wrote this as a counterattack for being forced to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956, at the height of the McCarthy/Red Scare era. The story of the witch-hunt at Salem was used as a framework for a moral assault on political witch-hunts.The second significant aspect is that it brings an episode in American history to light that we should be aware …show more content…
Religion leads to a society with strict laws and morals, which influence individuals to react differently than before and result in religion influence the society. Religion is woven into the everyday life of Salem in The Crucible. (Colonization and Settlement, 1585–1763). The townsfolk practice a form of Christianity centered on a set of clearly defined rules: you go to church every Sunday, you don’t work on the Sabbath, you believe the Gospel, you respect the minister’s word like it is God’s, and so on. For people accused of witchcraft, any deviation from these rules in the past can be used as evidence for much greater sins in the present. But ultimately, even good and respected and highly religious women like Rebecca Nurse are accused and put to death, so past respectability and religiosity doesn’t necessarily protect anyone. The puritans who settled New England in 1630 were not coming to America to promote religious freedom for all, but to achieve for themselves a freedom from the church and civil officials in England who had prevented them from pursuing their faith as they believed God wanted them to. The settlement of Massachusetts presented the colonists with their first opportunity to decide what views and actions were acceptable and to

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