The Reorganization Of Power In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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The Reorganization of Power During the Second World War, the Ally powers consisting of the United States, Britain, and Canada raided the beaches of Normandy, France with the intention of conquering the German Third Reich to put an end to the slaughtering and mistreatment of millions of people. Without this mighty force for change, the German regime would have continued engaging in its thirst for blood by killing innocent people. By taking much-needed action, the Allies protected countless people from persecution and prevented the expansion of the evil German empire. People should stand up for justice and what is right as is noted throughout history as well in the following works of literature: “The Devil and Tom Walker”, “The Crucible”,…show more content…
For example, in the theatrical play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, lead character John Proctor took decisive action in a willful attempt to end the insanity of an ongoing witch hunt which resulted in the hanging of a number of his fellow villagers. In doing so, Proctor confronted a court system justice and angrily argued that he and his system were “pulling heaven down and raising up a whore” (Miller 1339)! Moreover, had Proctor not pressured the court, a great amount of time may have passed before another brave soul would have as forcefully questioned the court. When authorities, administrative systems, and their personnel abuse their designated powers, people must forcefully protest their actions even though they risk backlash and prosecution from these…show more content…
This most often occurs when the majority of a populace persecutes a minority. Although extremely difficult to overcome, a remarkable triumph against an oppressive majority occurred as the result of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States during the nineteen fifties and sixties. During this era, reverend and movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. facilitated the success of this initiative. He stood up for his fellow African Americans and peacefully protested the hatred of his people by the white population. This hatred included acts of: violence, humiliation, belittling, fear, persecution, and segregation. In his combatting of the aforementioned white aggression, King wrote a letter to eight church clergymen who criticized his organized demonstrations. Written in this letter, he stated that “if the inexpressible cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands” (King 1232). King composed this letter from the confines of municipal incarceration due to his resolve for an end to the egregious acts by America’s white populace. From that point forward, King went on to lead the March on Washington and other demonstrations to end the oppression of colored people. In doing so, he risked further imprisonment

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