The Crucible Hypocrisy Essay

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Defeating Hypocrisy and Eradicating Corruption
The absolute power of aristocracies is a scourge on society that corrupts minds and imposes too much of an impact on the lives of the majority. At the time when Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible, society was subject to McCarthyism, the unquestionable authoritative force that could and did ruin the lives of those suspected of communism. Yet, of these people who suffered the brunt of punishment from authority, a numerous percentage of them displayed hypocrisy in accusing others out of survival. In The Crucible, Miller reflects this idea of hypocrisy in an environment where unquestionable authority reigns. His work displays the essentiality in rising out of such an insincere state and acting upon what
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Hypocrisy runs high in American society as alternative energy supporters are forced to use fossil fuels out of necessity. The monopoly on energy that oil and gas corporations operate creates an environment where renewable energy proponents must use nonrenewable energy in their daily lives, including the use of gas for cars and the burning of oil for heat and electricity. In The Crucible, John Proctor reflects upon his own dilemma, not unlike this one, stating, “You would not; if tongs of fire were singeing you you would not! It is evil. Good, then - it is evil, and I do it!” (138). He realizes the hypocrisy of his actions in confessing of witchcraft, yet it is an evil done out of survival due to the unquestionable power of authority. Society also reluctantly obeys the aristocracy of current energy businesses since it would fall without them. Miller reflects this kind of irony when Mary Warren cries, “No, I love God; I go your way no more. I love God, I bless God ... Abby, Abby, I 'll never hurt you more!” (119). Mary faced an ultimatum in which she must either confess and be hanged or defy God by lying and

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