Compare And Contrast The Scarlet Letter And The Crucible

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Thomas Brooke says the following, “Pride grows in the heart with the decrease of other sins and thrives on their decay. Satan is subtle. He will make us proud of our very graces. He will make us proud that we are not proud.” Today, there are many religions all over the world, spanning to Christianity to Buddhism to Judaism, all of those mentioned and all of those not mentioned have evolved over the course of hundreds to thousands of years as everything began here on Earth. A handful of them are different, while a few of them are so alike that the two religions might as well be the same from then on out, but everybody tends to separate themselves from others because, well, the sects believe in different bits of information than from the other one. However, in saying this, what was religion like a long time ago when the people were expected to follow a church because those were the rules, which cannot be broken. Puritans were the main focus when the British originally arrived in the Americas, Puritans were a group of English Reformed Protestants, so not exactly Christian, more of a Catholic type of people. For the purposes of analysis, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter and Arthur Miller’s “Crucible” will be compared and contrasted in the ways that are, adultery, witchcraft, and finally the symbolism of the forest.
Throughout the course of reading both Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter and Arthur Miller’s “Crucible”, it has become apparent that adultery was a recurring issue with

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