The Crucible And The Scarlet Letter

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The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter have several commodities in common. A basic summary of The Crucible is, it’s about a village, Salem, in the 1600’s, wherein witchery is loose and several conflicted souls must be captured, purified, confessed, or hung. The attempt to dispose of all witchcraft was tampered with by citizens of Salem being dishonest and deceitful. Lots of the deception stemmed from the jealousy, vengeance, and other personal vendettas. The Scarlet Letter summarized is that it is about a woman who had an affair, in the 1600’s, and must be condemned for it. While the husband is torturing the man his wife had an affair with. It included lots of death and suffering. With these two texts being summarized, there are lots of…show more content…
Like Chillingworth said, “My finger, pointed at this man, would have hurled him from his pulpit into a dungeon, -thence, peradventure, to the gallows!”(154). Chillingworth and Elizabeth both wanted revenge on the mistress or lover to their spouses. A wise man once said, “Men and women who decide to flirt with adultery just once can become enmeshed in misery and unhappiness for themselves and their precious families”(Wirthlin). This quote expounds that adultery can damage lives and families. These affairs were remarkably similar by the means that both marriages grew apart, causing the affair, and both, Elizabeth and Chillingworth, wanted revenge. Both novels included people being used as examples to scare and shame others away from choosing the same course of action. The Scarlet Letter example was very clear, a scarlet letter A was stitched to the chest of Hester 's dress to wear at all times. The letter A stood for mistress. It was used to show the other people in the village who she was, what she has done, and what they must avoid doing. They also made her stand up on a raised platform so that all the village could see her and her letter. But eventually all came to accept Hester and began not to look at the letter as a sign for adultery, but for other words, even angels. The letter became a part of Hester and who she was, even Pearl didn’t want her to take the letter off. Although
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