Photo ©2015 by Heath Alseike [CC-BY-SA-2.0]

For the past few days in class, we watched the 1996 movie adaptation of the book The Crucible, and it was quite an interesting movie to watch. The movie takes place during the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts. We can see in the story how superstition and delusions have destroyed the peace that once was in the town. Everyone truly believed that the devil walked among the townspeople and influenced some to do his bidding. These influenced people were marked as witches. The delusions of the people made them believe that many of their friends and neighbors were witches. It never mattered whether or not some people were there for years; if they were said to be a witch, then they had to be one. By the time many people saw that something was wrong with all of the claims, it was too late. At least 12 people died in the movie because everyone around them supported their deaths, and most did not realize the errors of their ways till the very end.



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