Examples Of Injustice In The Crucible

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Injustice and Hysteria in The Crucible All throughout history, there were many instances where injustice was present. Injustice arises due to numerous reasons. Some may be that there is segregation among races or there are stereotypes, which leads individuals to treat others unjustly. Sometimes, injustice may arise because of the presence of a problem, such as hysteria. Injustice surfaced for this particular reason in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Most of the inhabitants of the town seek to rid Salem of evil, and because of this, there is an outbreak of hysteria that causes mass injustice to the innocent. During this time period, there is a witch-hunt that has individuals on the lookout for potential witches, whether it is their neighbors,…show more content…
She comes to me every night to go and drink blood!” (Miller 1233). Abigail blames Tituba, the slave of Reverend Parris, for their dancing in the woods. Tituba was with the girls when Reverend Parris caught them dancing in the woods, so Abigail’s accusation is believable. Also, since Tituba is a slave, the townspeople are more likely to believe a citizen of the town rather than an outcast. The reason why Abigail blames Tituba is because Abigail was with the girls in the woods, but she did not become sick like Ruth and Betty. Furthermore, she was dismissed from the Proctor’s household, and she does not want to slander her name. Abigail unjustly accuses Tituba because she knows that Betty and Ruth’s sickness have planted seeds of suspicion of witchcraft in the minds of the Salem townspeople, which, in Abigail’s mind, justifies her accusation. Another instance where Abigail unjustly accuses an individual is when she says, “Oh please, Mary! Don’t come down” (1261). At this point in the plot, Abigail and a number of other girls are called into the courtroom so that Judge Danforth can verify whether or not their acts are pretense. Danforth thought this because Mary Warren confessed that all her actions of fainting, choking, and seeing spirits were
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