Women 1950 vs. Women in the Crucible

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Women in the Crucible vs. Women in the 1950s When women are portrayed in different eras in history ,they often show comparisons and contrasts between stereotypes,cultures,religious values , and their typical day to day life. As mothers ,workers or both and also how much women have accomplished throughout the years. In the novel “The Crucible” based on the Salem trials of the 1600s, shows how women were potrayed and how the attitudes have evolved through diferent era in the 1950's. Women potrayed in the Crucible The outlook on gender roles in today’s advanced society is in drastic contrast to the views portrayed in The Crucible, set in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, depicts women as weak persons, who are expected to submit to men, and whose only access to power is through dishonest means. None of the females in The Crucible possess extreme power, but the truthful, pure-hearted, and family oriented women seem to be even less powerful than the others. Elizabeth Proctor and Rebecca Nurse are two of the less powerful women in The Crucible. Both of their lives are led by an instinct to serve their families and communities . Elizabeth Proctor is convicted in participating in witchcraft even when it seems obvious to her loved ones and most others around her that she had never involved herself with demonic forces . Elizabeth never confesses to witchcraft, but fortunately, to her advantage, she is found to be pregnant. The Puritan leaders would never sentence an innocent baby to death; therefore, Elizabeth’s life is spared for the remaining months of her pregnancy. Rebecca Nurse was also implicated in participating in witchcraft, regardless of the fact that she presented herself as an upright, God-fearing woman. However, the honest people were more often the ones executed, because they were not
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