The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is based on the real life witch hunts as well as his own experience with the anti-communist campaign in the United States during the 1950s. In the 1692 Salem, Massachusetts the superstition of the existence of witches existed and the inhabitants of the town were Puritans who followed the Bible in a very strictly. A small group of powerful people wrongly accused and killed many people out of their own fear, ignorance, jealousy, or vengeance is a main point in the play. An abundance of people in Salem believed or pretended to believe the show the girls put on from what they felt was the Devil’s work.The Salem witch hysteria would not have occurred if the people of the town did not follow the rules of their religion as severely as they did.
The townspeople in Salem had the same mentality as the townspeople in Beauty and the Beast since both people did not think for themselves and believed someone else. The character Gaston in the Beauty and the Beast makes the people in the town crazy to kill the Beast simply because he felt that the Beast was evil, when he wasn’t, none of the townspeople felt that way until Gaston shared his feelings on the matter. The majority of the town believed anything that officials of the court, or those higher up in the town had said throughout the witch hysteria which is…

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