The Crucible : The Community Is Very Close Minded On Their Way Of Living

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Destiney Sandle
Mr. Lilik
Honors Literature
September 28, 2015
In The Crucible, the community is very close minded on their way of living. Close minded to other religious, other than the Puritan belief. The first Puritans saw God as someone that was never wrong and was always right. This belief was formed by theocracy. Their government was based on the divine guidance of God. It is stated several times that the communist and the capitalist are of the devils making. Theocracy only deals with the Christian beliefs. So when others believe that there is something else, they were quick to turn against each other. They shared the belief of predestination- who goes to heaven and who will go to hell. The Puritans believed that if a person was to receive good fortunes they were go into heaven whereas if a person were to receive bad fortunes then they were cursed to hell. It’s outrageous to think that is how there society were built upon. Throughout The Crucible, many of the authority figures had positive attitudes towards puritan beliefs.
The battle of theocracy was represented in The Crucible in the fight whether theocracy was just in the Town of Salem. Among many of the citizens, very few saw the truth about theocracy. The others in Salem struggled to see the truth. One of many was Reverend Hale. Said Reverend Hale himself, “Our difficulty in believing the - for want of a better word - political inspiration of the Devil is due in great part to the fact that he is called up and…

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