The Danger of Assumed Accusations in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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In the 1690’s based play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays and displays the danger of assumed accusations, emphasizing the importance of a fair adversarial judicial system. During these times of religious governing, the puritan town of Salem accumulated a great deal of grudges, as it was the duty of God only to judge his people. This religion submerged town was unable to express nor confess it sins and confrontations, and as a direct result, each citizen was forced to bottle up their individual affairs, left to fester up inside of them, bound to boil until someday these emotions might burst, as the housing market one did, causing great chaos and downfall. The individuals of Salem finally saw their chance to out these emotions, inflicting their victims with vengeance, through the epidemic of witch crazed accusations brought to the town. Our first scoped view of these grudges is the controversy between Abigail and Elisabeth Procter. We are told that Abigail, previously a maid to the Procter house, was fired by Elisabeth upon her realization of an affair between her husband, John, and Abigail. Abigail’s unbearable love and lust for john left her jealous of Elisabeth, and therefor would stop at nothing to obtain her desired husband. We are able to witness Abigail’s hatred toward Elizabeth when she tells john, “She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a-” These words
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