Suspense In The Crucible

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Luz Linares

Mrs. Alicia Ferrell and Mr. Blake Johnson

American Literature 3rd block

24 August 2017

“The Crucible”

In the Play “ The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. The play is full of suspense, mysterious, and tragedy. Based on the play we can see the same thing that happened a long time ago is happening again throughout the years. The Salem Witch Trial has been according in Modern years. For example The Holocaust, The 911 terrorist attack, and many more events throughout the years. There were innocent people that we accused and blamed for things they have not done like in The Salem Witch Trials. In the 1600s, many England immigrants’ settled in New England. Many immigrants were Puritans and the Puritans didn’t like their church in England. They were very devoted people because they would read the bible and had strict rules in the community. In the 17th century, witchcraft was a crime in their town. In 1620 - 1700, sixteen colonists were executed. This execution happen because of Betty Parris which she was nine years old and her cousin Abigail Williams which she was eleven years old. Every month they would hang different people that was accused of witchcraft because that way they would have a lot of people watching the hangings in the town. Many innocent people were killed due to to jealousy, lying girls, and the town division by wealth and power. The Salem Witch Trials Hysteria of 1692 was caused by jealousy, lying girls, and due to
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