Summary Of ' The Crucible '

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Jordiie Smith Chance English 11 D1B2 21 October 2014 Why is Extremism in Any Form Dangerous? I feel that extremism is dangerous because it can lead to intolerance, lying and hurting others. Misconception and fright can lead to prejudice. In Arthur Miller’s play, “The Crucible” people who refuse to admit to dealing with the Devil will be hanged. In fear of dying, people who have been accused but haven’t actually dealt with the devil admit to something they haven’t done in order to escape demise. Reverend Hale says to John Proctor, “Mister, I have myself examined Tituba, Sarah Good and numerous others that have confessed to dealing with the Devil. They have confessed it.” and John Proctor says back, “And why not, if they must hang for denyin’ it? There are them that will swear to anything before they’ll hang; have you never thought of that?”. Extremism in this sense still goes on today, too. In Los Angeles, California, the ACLU sued the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service because they denied a 50 year old Egyptian Muslim man’s naturalization application based on misleading FBI files and “questionable” tactics. This denial is part of what the ACLU thinks is a pattern of racial and religious profiling. Extremism can lead to lying to cover up the truth. Abigail was obsessed with convincing everyone that Elizabeth was a witch, so Abigail drew the other tweenage girls into her efforts to mingle with the Devil. Although this started as a small group, she lied to cover it

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