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What responsibility does the individual have to speak out against social injustice community wrongs or civil law Should a person speak against the majority against all the odds to convey his ideas weather they be correct or not Should he be punished for what he has to say even if what he says is true Can society accept his ideas or will he just be persecuted for speaking out Should one take the punishment to speak out In the Crucible by Arthur Miller a character by the name of John Proctor speaks out against the town because he is being accused of witchcraft Against all odd he boldly defends himself In a society ruled by the praise and prayer of God Proctor speaks out against the entire society by declaring God is dead in his effort to defend himself from false accusations While being falsely accused by Abigail and the girls he states I say- I say- God is dead Miller 119 Declaring that God is dead in a society where God is the Governer of their way of life could have serious reparations Proctors ultimate punishment was his death but throughout the play he never admitted to witchcraft or wrongdoing He stood up for what he believed in and was killed for it all based on circumstantial evidence Actually he was killed based on the girls testimony which was all lies In the past civil richouness would have gone hand in hand with punishment or even death Today people have the freedoms to speak out against the society Many people have spoken their beliefs about the tragedy that took place in New York on September 11th Muslim Americans have been under intense speculation yet many feel it necessary to speak their mind weather we want to hear it or not And most are not persecuted against I say most because some racially aggravated attacks occur and nobody can stop that but for the
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