The Crucible: Women Still Relevant In The 17th Century

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During The Crucible, women were constantly being falsely accused of witchcraft and ended up having a reputation of witchery or ended up being dead. Anyone who interfered in these accusations was considered to be overthrowing the court and ended up being imprisoned. Unfortunately, during this era, nineteen people were hanged and one was pressed. And although the events portrayed in The Crucible took place in the late 17th century, the incidents portrayed in the play such as intolerance, fear, hysteria, and reputation, are still relevant in our world today. Today, Muslims are repeatedly being accused of terrorism. This stereotype was triggered due to the 9/11 incident in New York City. And now no matter where they go, they are labeled as “terrorists.”
Intolerance was portrayed in The Crucible whenever someone was accused of witchcraft, just like today, intolerance
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Reputation correlates to The Crucible since everyone in Salem wanted to be Godly and have a good reputation. The 9/11 attack was a major event that made every Muslim suddenly turn into a “terrorist” (Lichtblau). People like Ahmad Khan Rahami, the accused attacker in the New Jersey and New York bombings, are reasons why Muslims still continue to be seen as suspected terrorists (“How to really discuss radical Islam”). According to Rucker, most terrorists are Muslim and come from Muslim nations. Plus “denying that all terrorists are Muslims insults our common sense” (“How to really discuss radical Islam”). But what about those Muslims who suffer from constantly being called terrorists and get killed by those same people that call them terrorists? (Alnatour). Omar, a Muslim, is tired of people “hijacking his religion” and of other people, non-Muslims, who kill and aren’t called terrorists (Alnatour). He is also tired of saying that not all Muslims are terrorists

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