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Whenever truth and legitimacy are tossed aside and reciprocated with partisan persecution it is the duty of any citizen who can preclude such a predicament to fulfill their natural obligation to their compatriot In The Crucible a witch-hunt is literally transpiring John Proctor and eventually Reverend Hale are two key individuals who condemned the injustice that men like Danforth proliferated Reckless accusations proclaimed by young girls are accepted as truth in a town controlled by anxiety and concern In doing so the townspeople allow fear to procure control of their intuition and even though they may speculate on the validity of the claims they do not unreservedly speak out against them Unfortunately as a result of their silence many of their friends and neighbors are mercilessly executed During the rampant McCarthyism that captivated communist-fearing citizens in the 1950s a similar condition existed however it was restrained before it led to physical injury As a Christian society the Puritans in The Crucible should have instilled upon their youth and themselves the holy writ that prohibits the giving of false testimony Out of reverence and veneration to their peers everyone should strive for the betterment of the community and thus prevent such witch-hunts as described in The Crucible Of course and individual could always stay silent and allow their acquaintances to suffer and endure hardship but this would be contradictory to the human principle to constantly assist and improve humanity A successful community or nation will succeed if its inhabitants are attentive to their actions and maintain a system of checks and balances not only in their government but in social behavior It will always remain the responsibility of the individual to ensure that that the majority does not become preoccupied and lose sense of the big picture By proclaiming and bringing notice of the wrongs of society to the public it will enable the system of balance to stop the mob rule Never should
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