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Sexual Abuse In The Crucible Essay

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Sex Abuse and The Crucible
Innocent people are accused for things they may not have done-this brings fear to everyone around them, and no one will feel safe to do anything. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, there are many people being accused of wrongdoing for actions they may have not done. The Crucible tells a story of a group of young girls dancing in the woods. They are accused of calling for the devil-they chose people who they feel may be attached to the devil and wrongfully accuse them. In a more recent event many people in the city of Jordan, Minnesota are accused of being involved with sexual assault. When heavy events occur in a town, the people are quick to come to conclusions, which will take forth many people
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There is talk that parents are now reluctant to bathe or even cuddle their children for fear of being charged with molesting them¨ (E.R. Shipp n.pag.). This shows the impact is can have and, how many people are scared of the fact that they may to be accused of something with just little evidence to prove it, whether is be true or not. Happenings like, The crucible and/ Sexual assault can leave a mark on the people. This leaves fear in the town of the parents who have children with what they can do and what they cannot do without someone thinking it as something else, therefore being accused of something false.
A common theme between witchcraft and sexual assault is the fear of being left with a reputation, or what people may think of you and your name. Proctor is scared of what people may think of him when he and Abigail had a secret relationship. He did not what to include it in any discussions and just wanted to forget about it. When proctor was asked what the 10 commandments are he left out the one of adultery ¨Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods, nor make unto thee any graven image. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain; thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy. Thou shalt honor thy father and mother. Thou shalt not bear false witness. (he is stuck. He counts back on his fingers, knowing one is missing.) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven¨ (Miller).
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