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Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly Malcom XDuring the summer of 1692 there was great hysteria in Salem Massachusetts This period of great chaos would be known as the Salem Witch Trials a one of the worst of the proceedings that went in front of a colonial court These trials and the actions resulting in them and during them is the story line for the show The Crucible by Arthur Miller There are numerous themes that one might say lead this mass hysteria in Salem The biggest theme made clear throughout the whole show is envy specifically the two peoples Ann Putnams envy of Rebecca Nurse and Abigail Williams towards Elizabeth PutnamOne of the most clear examples of envy in The Crucible is Goody Putnams towards Goody Nurse During act one this hatred like envy becomes very clear when Mrs Putnam gets into a rage of jealousy over the fact that Rebecca Nurse has not lost one child or grandchild while Ann Putnam has lost all but one child But I must You think it Gods work you should never lose a child nor grandchild either and I bury all but one 841 Goody Putnam is very upset because she believes that her daughter Ruth is under the control of a witch and Rebecca wishes to look to God for the solution Thus causing Ann to get into a rage and start making her jealousy over the fact that he lost almost all her kids and Mrs Nurse lost none Another point of jealousy can be inferred in act two when Francis Nurse tells Reverend Hale that Rebecca Nurse has been arrested for the marvelous and supernatural murder of Goody Putnams babies 858 Although it is not mentioned in the show one can guess that the only person that would have the motives to charge Goody Nurse
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