Theme Of Injustice In The Crucible

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In the town of Salem, Massachusetts, a god-fearing, pious town, an ironic point was reached as citizens accused of witchcraft had their lives “saved by the devil” if they admitted, despite its truth, to dealing with Satan in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. This supposedly Christian society caused serious injustice to the citizens by only allowed those who plead guilty to their dealings with the devil to live and killed the strong and innocent in a failed attempt to purify the town. Those accused of witchcraft faced extreme injustice through impossible options, harsh punishment for their nonexistent wrongdoings, and a faulty trial. The injustices suffered by the accused during the witch trials in Salem were great in both number and significance