The Crucible-Thomas Putnam

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Thomas Putnam plays a major role in the Salem witch hunt in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Inheriting a handsome amount of property makes Putnam a wealthy person; however, it doesn’t seem to satisfy his ambition. After the town terribly rejected Putnam’s brother-in-law, Bayley, Putnam’s bitterness has increased. Finally his prodigious involvement in the relentless accusations places him in the center of the spot light, making him a salient character in both …

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…tries to tell people such philosophies when he sees the replay of history in the 1950s. Mass hysteria, materialism, dishonesty are some of the problems human beings always have. “It underlies every word in The Crucible”(Miller 2). The society has suffered over and over on these issues. People think they learn from the mistakes they have made; however, history in the past leaves a question mark to the future: when will the tragedy happen again?