The people of Salem can hardly be condemned for their actions during
the witch hunts of 1692, as described in the play The Crucible, for they were
merely products of their time. This is shown through an examination of the
theocratic society in which they lived, the patriarchal snobbery they
exhibited toward each other, their lack of medical technology and in depth
knowledge of disease and of an analysis of the fear they displayed of the
unknown. This is important as it shows that the Salemites were not entirely
evil people, for they were only reacting to a situation in the onl…
- Essay written about the hero of the play, The Crucible.
- The Crucible
- The Crucible. The question is how do greed and private motives of characters play a part in the novel and have consequences that extend into the lives of all the Salemites. Includes direct quotations.
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