The Crucible: Conflicts Between Individuals And Society

In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, there was a conflict between individualism and society. Throughout the story there were those who symbolized individualism, the Puritan belief that conflicted with individualism, and Miller conveys the play about individualism and the responsibility of the individual of her/his society. The Crucible was an indirect description of what was happening during Miller's days during the time of Russian Communists immigrating to America. Americans treated the Russians the same way the people in Salem treated those who were accused of being a witch. Russians represent the society because Communism's theory exercises toward the community, and in the American ...

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person who symbolized individualism would be Abigail Williams. Williams, as an individual twisted the courts into taking the life of the one person who stood in her way, Goody Proctor. Williams was an individual even though she was with her friends because she only thought about what she wanted. She took lead and influenced the girls and the courts to believe follow her, and accomplish her wants or needs.
Puritans believe in the word of God that comes from the Bible. Teachings from the Bible would include the Ten Commandments, and the parables that Jesus used during his days. Puritans would have a hard time practicing individualism because they believe in the teachings of Jesus. Jesus taught that you help one another and not to focus on yourself. Individualism believes in the theory that advocates the liberty, rights, and independent actions of the individual. In the Bible, Jesus taught to not put you before others, but to put other before you. Puritans originated ...

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