The story The Crucible by Arthur Miller is an excellent example of the search for justice is the book one of the times that the theme is used is when Mrs. Putnam states “Reverend Parris, I have laid seven babies unbaptized in the earth. Believe me, sir, you never saw more hearty babies born. And yet, each would wither in my arms the very night of their birth. I have spoke nothin', but my heart has clamored intimations. And now, this year, my Ruth, my only – I see her turning strange. A secret child she has become this year, and shrivels like a sucking mouth were pullin’ on her life too.” (Miller 1242) In this quote there is a person looking for a reason why her seven babies died, Mrs. Putnam is this person looking for justice on why her babies died and she is insistent on saying that it was a witch among the village, claiming that person is Tituba calling her a conjurer of spirits and that she murdered all seven of her babies. The Putnam are concerned about getting justice for the death of their babies a natural wanting for intimidate justice and closure.
Another book that displays this theme is King Lear By William Shakespeare, King Lear seems to be a victim of many injustices and is in the constant search for justice and hoping that once he finds it that thing will get better. In this quote from the book, “Rumble thy bellyful! Spit, fire! spout, rain! Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters: I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness; I never gave you kingdom, call'd you children, You...
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...is always someone or something that is looking for justice it is the basis for almost all movies, games,book, and more with out this theme in many of the things we watch, play, or read would seem to be lacking and dull.
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