The Crucible Theocracy

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One of the main ideas that Arthur Miller was trying to convey in his story The Crucible was intolerance of others. The Crucible is set in a theocratic society, where the church and state laws and officials are the same. The religion in this town at the time was an extremely strict form of Protestantism known as Puritanism. Because the town was a theocracy, the status of an individual’s soul in relation to God is a matter of public concern. There is no room for people who stray from the social norm of society, since any of these individuals represents a threat to not only to the public, but also to the rule of God, religion and social status. In Act Three Danforth stated, “But you must understand, sir, that a person is either with this court
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