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Themes in “The Crucible” The play The Crucible introduces us to some vital insights by the themes presented throughout it. One of these themes is that fear and suspicion are infectious and can produce a state of general hysteria that results in the destruction of public order and rationality. This theme is displayed in the past in Hollywood as well as Salem. These two themes displayed in The Crucible are applied to today’s life …

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…of witches broke loose on everyone in the village resulting in many deaths and irrational accusations. All of this havoc was in turn caused by fear and suspicion. In conclusion, the theme of fear and suspicion in society is threaded into The Crucible. This is a theme relevent to today’s as well as past society. Fear and suspicion are two very infectious emotions and can instantly contaminate a community or even an entire society.