The Crucible Belonging Analysis

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The Crucible ‘The Crucible” written by Arthur Miller is set in Massachusetts Texas in 1692. The crucible conveys key concepts of belonging and not belonging. The community of Salem is a sense of belonging; they all come together as a group who has the same beliefs. Belonging also means that you belong to yourself, which is shown throughout the crucible. Not belonging also occurs a lot, like when people get removed from where they feel comfortable, which you also see occur throughout the play. A sense of belonging and not belonging is shown in act one. Parris is the minister of Salem’s church, and is disliked by most of the residents because of his greedy behavior and domineering personality. We learn quickly that Reverend Parris is a very selfish man as he is more concerned about his missing niece, Abigail Williams, rather than his ill daughter, Betty. Parris tends to isolate himself and not let people in. The end of act one is…show more content…
John Proctors wife Elizabeth becomes upset when she learns the alone time Proctor and Abigail shared and is convinced they are pursuing an affair. This shows the lack of connection in their relationship, which makes Elizabeth feel lonely and upset. The lack of acceptance shown by Proctor takes a toll on Elizabeth, as she believes Abigail will accuse her of witchcraft. Another text that relates to belonging includes the film Little Miss Sunshine. The lack of communication and acceptance is a key concept throughout the movie. A major part of the film is when Frank (Steve Carrel) try’s an attempt at suicide fails; he then becomes a major part of the dysfunctional Hoover family. Franks situation conveys very deep emotions such as individuality, anger and sadness which ultimately led him to believe he didn’t belong in the world and believed that isolating himself from the world would fix his

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