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Andrew Mennenga
The Crucible
Arthur Miller, the author of The Crucible
 Inspired by the McCarthy hearings of the
1950s, Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible,
focuses on the inconsistencies of the
Salem witch trials and the extreme
behavior that can result from dark
desires and hidden agendas.
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The Village
M. Night Shyamala was the writer and
the director.
 The population of a small, isolated
countryside village believe that
everything is coming to a end.
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Modern Day
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Riverside High School
The Crucible
Fear
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They were afraid of being accused of
witchcraft/and which craft its self.
Rev. Parris feared it and he did not want it in
his congregation.
The fear brought the whole town together.
Everyone was afraid of being accused of being a
witch, they didn’t want to die and or loose there
name.
Which craft goes against puritan religion.
The Village
Fear
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-The Village feared “the things we do not speak
of”.
-They were afraid of the color red, due to the
fact it attracted the things we do not speak of.
-They weren't aloud to go into the woods, and
they were also afraid to go in as well. If they
went in the town would be attacked.
-The Fear Brought the town together.
Modern Day
Fear
-Riverside High school.
 -Students afraid of getting truancy
charges, bad grades, and not
graduating.
 -They fear violence and getting in
trouble.
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Similarities
They both were afraid of being attacked
by people/creatures
 Afraid of being accused
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The Crucible
Scapegoat
Innocent people were getting accused
so the person wouldn’t die.
 Abigail started the accusing of people
being witches.
 Abigail throws Elizabeth Proctor under
the bus in order to get with John Proctor.
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The Village
Scapegoat
They were blaming the attacks of “The
things we do not speak of” on the people
who go into the woods. When really it
was the elders in charge of keeping
people in the Village.
 They used Noah as a scapegoat so they
can keep everyone in the Village.
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Modern Day
Scapegoat
Riverside, blaming kids for being late to
school when it wasn’t there fault (if they
don’t drive)
 Some could blame the students to try to
cover up what they did or to avoid
getting in trouble.
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Similarities
Innocent people get blamed
 Throwing people under the bus
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Government Control
The Village
They are governed by the Elders.
 They were reliant on them selves.
 They just went along with everything,
and if someone did something wrong
they would just go and throw them
selves under the bus.
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Government Control
The Crucible
Theocracy, they were governed by
religion
 If you didn’t follow all the rules, or made
the slightest mistake, they could get
blamed for being a witch/and or taking
part in which craft.
 And the court pretty much ran the town.
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Government Control
Modern Day
Riverside is a dictatorship.
 The handbook is a good example.
 When you show up here, they take away
some of your rights/freedom of speech.
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Similarities
All controlled either by religion,
dictatorship, or them selves.
 They throw them selves or other people
under the bus
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Conclusion of Self
Fear death, losing my brother, and not
being successful.
 Blamed people friends/family to avoid
getting in trouble.
 My parents were always the ones in
control when it came to Christmas.
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