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In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, the superstition of witches existed. In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, a group of young girls act up and are then accused of being witches. These girls then blame other peoplein order to get out of trouble and even pretend to be "bewitched" infront of the court during a trial. This leads into the deaths of someinnocent people who were accused found guilty. The leader of thegroup is Abigail, who is in love with John Proctor. Many situations inthe poem can still be found in modern examples. It can be comparedto an article about protecting children from social workers who want tohave the children removed from their home just because their parentsdidn’t get them a vaccination. They both involve isolation fromdifferent believes, innocent are accused of a crime, and people refuseto go against their beliefs. The Puritan society was led by a church that promoted isolationfrom any other group of people with different beliefs. The church wasagainst dancing, singing and chanting as related to devil-worship. Itwas a time of anxiety and skepticism. After the girls in the villagewere caught dancing in the woods and one of them falls sick, rumorscirculated about witchcraft going on in the woods, and that the sickgirl has been bewitched. Once the girls talk to each other, theybecome more and more frightened as being accused as witches, soAbigail, the main character and the principle accuser, starts accusingothers of practicing witchcraft to save her friends. It results in thehanging of many innocent people. The parents of the children in thearticle distinct believe that it is safer if their children aren’t vaccinatedfor tetanus. So when the children do get tetanus the social workerstry to take the children away. This is like punishment for the parentswho are totally innocent. All they wanted to was keep their childrenhealthy. Both the group of girls and the social workers, who havedone wrong...

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