Dialectical Journal : The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Dialectical Journal 1
“They did not celebrate Christmas, and a holiday from work meant only that they must concentrate even more upon prayer.” Act 1, pg. 4
In today’s modern society, not many people around the world practice their religion as much as people used to in the older days. There may be certain exceptions, but generally religion in most places around the world is not as strict on its people as it used to be. Looking back on the Puritans in this book shows how religion was used to shape people and society itself.
Dialectical Journal 2
“The Salem tragedy, which is about to begin in these pages developed from a paradox” Act 1, pg. 6

The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a story about the tragedies that occur in Salem. This tragedy was caused by mass hysteria that spread through people like wildfire. With people not having the ability to determine right or wrong and most people still following leaders like sheep, there wasn’t a chance to stop this event. This also reflects how false information can be spread across the world with all the technology we have today.
Dialectical Journal 3
Mrs. Putnam: “How high did she fly, how high?” Act 1, pg. 12

Mrs. Putnam makes an accusation towards Betty and the girls that were in the woods with Tituba the night before. She believes that they were flying in the woods. The immediate reference that comes to my mind is the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz as she is shown flying on a broom from place to place. This also goes with the…

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