The Crucible4

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Lauren Seaman 9/25/00 Period E The Truth Comes Out In the play, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, Americans face pressure to conform in the town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The witch trials bring about the hidden truths about the citizens of Salem, and in fact are not really about witchcraft. Everyone has their enemies, and the witch trials provide an outlet for the expression of the hostilities people have. In Salem, if a citizen suspects …

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…those who did not have power before, and use the power to their advantage. Also, with so many different cases brought about during the trials, anyone can be the accused victim. Some already with power, like the judges, will do anything to maintain their authority and even make unjust decisions to do so. People feed off of other people’s anger, and it drives them to seek revenge in ways they would not normally do.