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“Sin and Struggle”- Discuss the dramatic presentation of justice and morality in The Crucible.

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"Sin and Struggle"- Discuss the dramatic presentation of justice and morality in The Crucible. Sin and Struggle is one of the most common things we can come across in our life. This concept of Sin and Struggle is presented very dramatically in the play of The Crucible. The play describes the fury mass hysteria, which took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 and shows people's self-centred attitude. The dictionary definition of sin is any serious offence, as against a religious or moral principle. As The Crucible is set in a very strict Puritan community, anything, which is done as an offence will be regarded as a sin against Christianity. In the play, there is verification that there are struggles within the community and within characters themselves. Examples of these characters are John Proctor. Proctor is unable to agree with Danforth or his inner self and is a character that will go to any extent to prove what he says is right. In the other case, Mary Warren is incapable of standing in opposition to Abigail in the courtroom. The other main sources of dispute are also land, money, and religion. For example, Giles Corey and Thomas Putnam have an argument over private land. ...read more.

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On their ecstatic cries As soon as increasingly false accusations started to be made, the girls begun to enjoy the fuss that came from this. Many people were doing this and this led to more people blaming others for what they did not do. Of course, several people would rather save their life than others. The hysterical accusations showed some of the community's true natures such as greed. For example, Giles Corey made a remark that when his wife was reading; he was unable to pray. Giles Corey was type of character who wanted him surrounded by everyone and who wanted to be the centre of attention. Towards the end of the play, he realises that he had not thought about what he said and now he had jeopardised his life. As I said before, there is lot of struggling taking place in the play, mainly because he is the only individual who knows the purpose of Abigail's actions. As soon as the death toll from the witch hunting starts to rise, Proctor decides the actions of Judge Hathorne and the Deputy Governor have been taken too far especially when Reverend Hale comes to arrests his wife. ...read more.

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It is written with determination, which makes the audience take the play very seriously, and makes them change their views about certain characters. Each of the acts are concluded with a exceedingly amount of tension and this makes the audience gripped to their seats wanting to know what was going to happen next. Although this play is successful, the audience would be able to interpret the play better if they had knowledge of the political message behind it. The play of the Crucible acts as a modern parallel, which tells many stories especially of the theme of McCarthyism. McCarthyism emerged during the 1950s after the second World War. In this climate of fear, a United States Senator, Joseph McCarthy, alleged that government departments were being infiltrated by communists and he waged a campaign against them. He accused and vilified many pAt the end of World War Two, two powerful nations emerged - the USA and the USSR. Despite having been allies in the war, both countries were distrustful of each other. A battle for nuclear weapon superiority arose between the two: the capitalist United States versus the communist Soviet Union. Mistrust and hostility between the two grew - giving rise to the 'Cold War' - and the United States worked at home and abroad to oppose the spread of communismublic servants including teachers and civil servants as well as more prominent personalities.. ...read more.

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