The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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In a perfect world, every citizen would be beatific because of their wealth, fame, and fortune. Each person would have a reason to smile every morning, and would not face any consequences if they took part in immoral actions. However, if one person seems out of place in a utopia, he or she may be a victim to oppression. In most fables, the unique character, or underdog, finishes victoriously: becoming the hero, winning over the girl, and so forth. This story line has been seen in many different fairy tales. The Crucible follows that same plot, but twists the typical denouement into one that portrays the darkness of a society meticulously. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible highlights the significance of conformity in a society of people and growing suspicion that will begin to lurk throughout a community if one is different. This is portrayed accurately by the vehement John Proctor, who had the ability to influence society conspicuously because of his refusal to act as a typical Puritan.
Throughout The Crucible, it is evident that the citizens in Miller’s recreation of Salem act extremely similar. The Puritan people described in the book undoubtedly share their faith, building a theocracy in the village. The augmentation of Puritan hubris occurred because of their inability to convert the polytheistic Indian community situated within the forest. The Puritans, failing to ‘help’ the Indians, labeled the Indian residency as one belonging to the Devil where “heathen…

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