Witch Hunt In The Crucible

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It’s 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts and the town is in shambles and the stench of death is in the air. “Witch hunts” are the cause and everyone is fearing for their lives. These “witch hunts” were very violent and were a way of accusing those who look and and live differently than the others, whose judgement and thinking may differ from what we want, and those who have committed actions considered very sinful and horrifying. The Crucible has expressed these circumstances in ways that can easily be seen and related in our society today. We as a society are trying not to judge or think of others differently because of how they look and how they live their lives, but more or less it happens. We quickly make assumptions based on the person’s appearance and customs they perform. This can be noticed in The Crucible when Tituba is seen dancing and singing …show more content…
In The Crucible, we are able to see how the townspeople react once they have heard the news of the sinful act that John Proctor has committed. “DANFORTH: You—you are a lecher? FRANCIS, horrified: John, you cannot say such a— PROCTOR: Oh, Francis, I wish you had some evil in you that you might know me. (To Danforth:) A man will not cast away his good name. You surely know that” (Miller 68). Danforth and Francis have just found out that John Proctor has committed the sinful act of adultery and in that moment they are most likely making accusations about him without knowing the whole story and what was going on. We today tend to make false accusations about people all the time, but we base them on the actions the person has committed not on the real personality of that person. We hastily make decisions about each person we meet without getting the whole story, knowing what makes them up, and finding out what they have been through. These situations have caused us to believe the faults in our society and act upon

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