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Examples Of Morality Play In The Crucible

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A Morality Play The McCarthy hearings (The Red Scare) in the 1950’s with the political issues that were happening during those years could be depicted as the 1692/93 Salem Witch Trials. Accusing people of being communists is the same as accusing people of being witches. Arthur Miller, the author of the play,The Crucible, that was based on the Salem Witch Trials is a good example of a morality play. In 1692, there were accusations against innocent people in the town of Salem. In The Crucible, a group of teens accuse others of witchcraft even though, they are trying to cover up their mistakes that had been caused. After John Proctor had an affair with Abigail Williams this had opened a full can of worms throughout Salem. The Crucible displays characterization and bold symbolism and is represented in good and evil morals during the Salem Witch Trials. In The Crucible John Proctor had an affair with Abigail, Reverend Parris had caught them dancing in the forest then in front of the court denies he had. It started a whole situation that could have greatly been prevented. Abigail wanted to get Elizabeth Procter, John's wife out of the picture so she could take her place. Abigail thinks that Elizabeth is out to get her but that's not the case, in this quote from the play The Crucible, Betty tells what Abby did in the forest, “You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!” (Miller 19). By trying to start a spell with
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