Isolation In The Crucible

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It is society’s choice and natures control that demands isolation within communities, allowing for doubt and fear to spread. Geraldine Brooks’ novel Year of Wonders and Arthur Miller play The Crucible explore the impacts of segregation from the outer world within rigid Puritanism societies and the crisis which arises as a result of individual’s refusing conformity. The fear of unknown repercussions and harsh social expectations enforced upon naïve towns allow for panic to withhold power of individuality and freedom. Characters John Proctor and Anna Frith similarly question God’s ability to protect, as the effects of isolation within their respected communities reveals the flaws within those around them. Women not bound by marriage often become