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Tituba Crucible

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Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible” in 1953. Miller wrote “The Crucible” because one of the most common issues in society is when an individual's freedom goes against the conformity of others. In “The Crucible” there were similarities to several investigations that had created fear and suspicion in American society. During the play there were several who were investigated because they created fear and suspicion among those who accused them of witchcraft. Many consider the play to be an attack on Joseph McCarthy, who had led all the series of investigations held in search to find communists that created fear and suspicion. However, “The Crucible” not only referred to the time period. Only because it has been a universal conflict. Witchcraft …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that arthur miller wrote "the crucible" in 1953 because freedom goes against the conformity of others. the play was similar to investigations that created fear and suspicion in american society.
  • Analyzes how reverend parris was responsible for the confusion situation in salem. he had been stalking his daughter and niece abigail long enough to come to a belief that they were part of the witchcraft ritual.
  • Argues that tituba was the person most responsible for the confusion of witchcraft situation in salem by the end of act one in "the crucible".

In “The Crucible” Tituba asserted, “ Mister Reverend, I do believe someone else be witchin’ these children”(Pg.1109). Frighten Tituba make false accusation to protect her from being whipped. In act one Titube describes, “ Well, they were always talking; they was always runnin’ round and carryin’ on”(Pg.1110). Tituba recalled seen the Salem witches causing fear and suspicion among everyone. All in all Tituba just pointed fingers to save herself from being whipped, creating a fear in the town. This point of view sounds convincing at first however Reverend Parris was the one most responsible for the confusion of witchcraft in Salem. If it were not for Reverend Parris making a big deal out of the girls dancing in the woods no one would have know of the witchcraft situation. Reverend Parris blew out of proportion the situation with his daughter Betty, and bringing in Reverend Hale was what expose fear and suspicion among the town folks. The confusion of witchcraft was not because Tituba made false accusation but because Reverend Parris turned mad and threaten to beat Tituba. Tituba made up things to protect herself from being beaten. To sum up Tituba was not the cause for the confusion of witchcraft situation, however Reverend Parris was to blame for the confusion of witchcraft situation in Salem that created fear and suspicion among the towns

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