The Village vs. the Crucible

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The Village and The Crucible are similar in many ways. Being both a closed society, they bring about closed-minded behavior. Closed-mindedness is, in a sense, thinking outside ideals, opinions, and beliefs don’t apply to your position, that the very essence of your actions aren’t apart of others. Closed-mindedness runs within everybody. “Far from being restricted to a select group of individuals suffering from an improper socialization, closed-mindedness is something we all experience on a daily basis.” (Arie W. Kruglanski “The Psychology of Closed Mindedness” Psychology Press. Web.) Taking in account that people have their own opinions, there’s a point when they resolve themselves as being all knowing and disregarding credit towards people. The comparison here is how The Village and The Crucible portray a closed off society with their closed-mindedness, constricted by some physical or mental entity, that leads to theatricality of opinion, and becomes bare as truth is revealed. The Village, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was an isolated town that believe their agreement with the monsters of the forest was about come to an end. This small town is within the borders of a vast forest, housing hideous creatures that scare away any adventurous townsfolk. The townspeople did not know that these creatures were merely people in costumes, and had been part of a massive collection of societal rebels dreams; dreams of moving away from the conditions of the modern society. Within this collective group, there were those who wondered about the outside world. Though the town administrators did encase their world in this boundary of nature, they did not adjust for necessities they couldn’t gather without exiting their village. Forgetting these items wasn’t intended to be fatal, but only proved to be more so. “I see the world, Lucius Hunt. Just not as you see it.” (Ivy
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