The Crucible Puritan Analysis

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Based upon Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible and the actual historical reports of the Salem witch trials, the Puritans’ beliefs interfered with their lawful decisions, and simultaneously ruined the lives and reputations of the innocent. The three of these topics were all united with the same idea of the court: it was not about the accused trying to prove themselves innocent but rather the disinclination of the illiterate court officials to believe that they are not guilty. The ideas of evil and witchcraft wreaked havoc across Salem in the utmost horrible ways. Puritan Analysis Puritanism was a religious reform movement that arose within the Church of England in the late sixteenth century. Well into that century, many priests were hardly literate and often very poor (“Puritanism,” 2009). Puritans became noticed in the 17th century for their moral and religious earnestness that informed their whole way of life, and they sought through church reform to make their lifestyle the pattern for the whole nation. Their efforts to transform the nation contributed both to civil war in England and to the founding of colonies in America as working…show more content…
The harsh realities of life in the rural Puritan community of Salem Village (present-day Danvers, Massachusetts) at the time included the after-effects of a British war with France in the American colonies in 1689, a recent smallpox epidemic, fears of attacks from neighboring Native American tribes and a longstanding rivalry with the more affluent community of Salem Town (present-day Salem). Amid these simmering tensions, the Salem witch trials would be fueled by residents’ suspicions of and resentment toward their neighbors, as well as their fear of outsiders (Salem Witch Trials,

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