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hi, my name is Michael mesh and in my English class I had to read the book The Crucible. The Crucible is about witchcraft and how crazy people went about it. I was supposed to relate a real world witch hunt, and I chose marijuana. U.S. new, on December,14 2017 the government shut down 26 legal marijuana dispesaries and made arrests. Also the jama network has facts that proves marijuana is beneficial. I personally feel marijuana is not a drug and is perfectly fine. I also think marijuana can change lives. I fell its medicinal values can be very important for certain people. The government is arresting people who are providing medicine for people. While they are ruining peoples lives in jail, they are also taking peoples medicine away. Marijuana is a plant that is proven...
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The crucible is about people who are to religious and can be manipulated by children and think witches exist so they start hanging people the children told them to hang. It also shows how people can be deceived and how easy it is for people who can't understand make things up to make sense of the encounter. Charlottesville spread across the U.S., many responded with disbelief, insisting that such abhorrent behavior and views were un-American. There was also a scene in they play when they thought that killing the people was unjust and bad. There were big protests and in the book crucible there were also protests. I choose this article because I felt that this related to the play and my personal connection is I feel like this kind of stuff in society needs to stop. In both the...
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The Modern-Day Witch Hunt vs Mental Illnesses An Open Letter by Bilal Jabr In the late 1600’s, a small town named Salem located in Colonial Massachusetts, was inhabited by villagers called the Puritans, a group of Christian Extremists who live and die by the order of God. If something goes wrong, it has to be blamed on somebody. Witch Craft, is believed to be in sequence when a group of girls are caught dancing in the forest, “chanting and dancing with the devil”. They are accused of working with the devil because they are seen as paranormal, and not even given a chance to prove innocence. This was almost 400 years ago, but the Witch-Hunt on the Paranormal is still very much thriving and alive. I am writing about how the bipolar schizophrenic part of society is seen as not normal...
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The Crucible is a book based in the town of Salem, Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials. In this book, many people throughout the town of Salem believe a child is dealing with the devil. This belief drives the townspeople into hysterical fits. As the child is investigated, adults and children alike are accused of dealing with the devil and people end up losing their lives for falsely confessing or refusing to give their lives to lies. Unfortunately, in today’s society, similar accusations are being given, just as in the Me Too movement. Some of these accusations may be true, but an end needs to be put to the false accusations being given just to gain attention. “Uncle, the rumor of witchcraft is all about; I think you’d best go down and deny it yourself” (9-10). Just as the...
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The Crucible is the 1953 play, written by Arthur Miller. Based on the witch hunt in salem, the mass hysteria based on false accusations (and even true accusations) caused mass murder. The accusations and yelling of the devil are very similar to the cries of how evil the gender non-conforming are. Personally I have seen students, in our class even, say that those who don’t identify as they were born, are fake. I’ve dealt with this many places. Internet, indirectly, and my friends also have. I could tell you endless stories about how trans people have been targeted, killed, suicide bated, so on and so forth. It happens to all LGBTQA+ people. Non binary, agender, asexual, aromantic. If it’s non-conforming, it’s bad to the bigots out there. It doesn’t fit the norm, so they need to hunt it...
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POLICE LIVES MATTER The united states police. Our first line of defense against criminals. They uphold the law and serve their country just like any soldier. BUT, our nation has seemed to forget that. We have time and time again, slandered their name, like it was nothing. Like we weren’t ruining families, ruining American lives. When a shooter began firing on two Baton Rouge police officers in a July ambush attack, Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola managed to take cover behind a dumpster. After calling in the attack on his radio, however, Garafola left his covered position, charging into the street to help the wounded officers. The shooter, armed with an assault rifle and a semi-automatic pistol, kept on firing, killing Garafola, Corporal Montrell Jackson and Officer Matthew Gerard....
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POLICE BRUTALITY IN THE UNITED STATES. Police brutality in the united states, it is an issue to the entire public. There is not one, not two, not even three groups this is to. This is for everyone. There are numerous examples of it. If I just mentioned the words “police shoot down black male!” you would know who I’m talking about, because everyone has an experience with it. Oscar Grant was shot dead by Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle in 2009 in Oakland, California. Mehserle and other police officers had been responding to reports of a fight, and arrested and handcuffed Grant and several others in a subway station. Grant was cuffed, unarmed and lying on the ground when Mehserle pulled out his gun and shot him in the back. He later received only 2 years in...
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In the Crucible, there was a society dealing with mass hysteria due to these random and sudden acts of witchcraft. If you were different, didn’t follow religion, or didn’t follow the ways of others around you, you were labeled a witch and called to court. Most people who were called to court though were very much not witches, just simply misunderstood by their peers. This describes our society perfectly right now. Due to many misunderstandings, we are not addressing an important issue and group of people in the best way possible. School shooters have been getting a lot of the spotlight in the news lately. Along with many other issues our country is torn, not knowing how to approach such a thing. Some people are quick to say we need gun control, some say “guns don’t kill people, people...
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In the book The Crucible, there are several elements in the story that reflected the definition of xenophobia, which is the fear of the unknown or abnormal. People were singled out for how they perceived life and performed activities that were different from their society, and when that society fell under hard times, they blamed them. Dozens of “abnormal” people were accused and convicted, 19 of which were executed. One of the strongest elements that led to such tragedy was the abuse of authority. Today, such abuse of authority is quite evident within American society. It is often referred to as police brutality. Officers of the law are meant to be looked upon as people who wish to make the world a better place, by preventing mayhem and death. It also means that these officers are to...
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THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY The crucible. It as an amazing play, in the basics, about one group against another. Just like this issue. The issue in this play, and the issue here, comes from the same seed. I chose this issue, because it was an issue that the public media should talk about. I know a few transgenders, and I know a few people who have thought about it. I don’t think it is wrong, but I think we should be able to hold our own opinions about it. I want to reach out to anyone who pays attention to the public media. The transgender community has been the circle of attention for the last decade or two. No one has a good argument for either side. I don’t believe anyone reading this does either. “they can be who they want.” Yes they can, but why does that mean I have to see...
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