The Crucible Comparative Essay

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The representation of Salem witch trials in both the book I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem and The Crucible, the film are based on the real incident which took place in 1690s in the past of the New England. They are very important of that time as they linked to the practices of black magic. Almost 35 people were executed out of 344 probable practitioners of black magic captured for the trials in those years. As those trials were major and important in the history of New England, it became the interesting matter for many books, dramas and movies where writers or producers focused on many issues related to those trials such as race, gender, religion etc. Both Maryse Conde’s book I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem and the film, The Crucible represents the conflicts on those trials of Black magic (witchcraft). This occasioned from the communication of belief, values and principles, color and sex in the duration of witchcraft crisis in the 17th …show more content…
Superior of the community were dominating and Puritans were looking at themselves as special people choose by god to convey his words to idolaters who were adoring the devil earlier. Both the arts represents the theocratic community in Salem, a town of Puritans where principles and rules which regulated and controls them were primarily made by Church. Readers and Watchers of both the art can make direct comparison of the Salem trial to the McCarthy trial which took place in America in 1950s. That trial was on public figures such as Arthur Miller and other general population members, who were being interrogated by a panel created to found these fellow’s associations to the hated communism (Colburn 31). The hearing of the civic figures are linked to the Salem courts, which are associated to the disaster of