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Boredom and Its Victims in Arthur Millers The CrucibleWhen bored people tend to portray or act differently to either attract attention or change society The girls in The Crucible are bored of Puritan life and want to do more to get more fun out of Salem life Boredom led the girls to perform sins that the Puritan society disagrees with entirely In The CrucibleBy Arthur Miller boredom proves to be a catalyst for murderThe girls in Salem wanted more attention and more out of Puritan life Being bored by following the strict Puritan society the girls rebel against the traditional ways by dancing singing and laughing at prayer What the girls hope to accomplish by rebellion is to draw attention and hope to change the ways the Puritans act or think Boredom causes people to act differently to get what they want With the girls in The Crucible they wanted to show others that there are things that they want to do that will not send them to hell This is true in todays world too with people getting bored of the same old tradition so they change their clothes looks music and attitude to change society The girls getting caught dancing and singing made them to believe that their fun time was over When asked about the dancing and the singing they did what any child would do in fear and deny it But soon the girls were getting bored with denying about the singing and dancing so the girls told more lies to gain attention from the others With saying more lies the girls got too much they could handle With accusing someone of being a witch they brought attention to everyone in Salem This attention excited some of the girls because they were finally getting attention from everyone Yet there are others who are afraid that all this attention will break right in front of them and expose the frauds they are
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