Comparing The Crucible 'And Year Of Wonders'

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Expectations, commitment and independence causes individuals to suffer. Geraldine Brook’s novel ‘Year of Wonders’ and Arthur Miller’s play ‘The Crucible’, explore the impacts in which patriarchal attempts of conformity, force ordinary people to internally and externally suffer. Within distinctive communities burdened by suspicion and hysteria, characters such as the Gowdies and Goody Osburn and Sarah Good face external conflicts when their superiority of worldly knowledge detaches them from their restrictive religion of Puritanism. On the other hand, characters like Anna Frith and John Proctor face internal conflicts when their personal beliefs coincide with those stipulated by their communities. In the end, Brooks and Miller explore the adverse