The Crucible

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Arthur Miller’s The Crucible explores tolerance through a variety of situations all based around the accusations, and the actual Salem witch trials. Tolerance is a result of different people’s experiences, such as conflicts with each other, or themselves, the actions of the characters, and the different themes that tie into the novel. Whether it is how “witches” are taking over Salem or how adultery is ruining people’s marriages, Miller makes sure tolerance is portrayed. The tolerance that the characters have results from the commotion of the witch trials, in that everyone was waiting for the persecution of the people to benefit themselves. Therefore, the representation of tolerance is established in Arthur Miller’s play through the clear…show more content…
We must go and overthrow the court,” he says!” (119). During both of these outbreaks, Mary Warren is pointing at Proctor thus revealing her means of persecution even more. These people will put their own lives in danger to tolerate the witch trials, just so they can persecute who they want. Peoples struggles, lack of morals, and the pointing of fingers all reveal how tolerance is portrayed in The Crucible. As it is seen in the text of the play Abigail is the ringleader of the atrocities in Salem. Her character makes her tolerate anything to accuse or cause a conflict with someone. The conflicts seen by all of the other characters are what made them tolerant, so much that they will tolerate the accusation just to see their enemy die. Persecution is the motive behind the people, and they will tolerate anything to reach

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