Judgement Day : Judgment Day In The Crucible

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Karli Eckert Boudreau Hon. English 11, Period 3 13 October 2017 Judgment Day: The Crucible Love and lust for a specific individual is a common attribute for personal rivalries today. A universal understanding for rivalries is the competition for the same objective or superiority in the same field. Many rivalries are established in the chronicles of the Salem witch trials. These often correlate to the lust or love rivalries between two or more characters. Arthur Miller's timeless classic The Crucible demonstrates the fight between good and evil of rivalries through an engaging plot. Personal rivalries shape the play to share Miller's well-established theme. Loyalty within one relationship, even friendship can cause many rivalries among themselves. During the time when the accusations of witchcraft arose Reverend Parris was known as a scapegoat. Many people had rivalries with him regarding their religious ruling, therefore he was an easy target to blame for the incidents. For example, Abigail Williams, his niece, was known as a witch and Reverend had full control of her at this time. Reverend appalled at the statements that were made said, "No-no. There be no unnatural cause here". Understanding that people around town are trying to set Parris up caused by their religious rivalry with him. They also began to spread false information on his niece which in return will hurt his reputation (Miller 9). Along with Reverend Parris' fright, he becomes frantic

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