During the Crucible, the people of Salem believed the affiliated girls. This included about 12 girls, one being Abigail Williams. She was the leader of the girls, and was very self-centered. People took these girls for their word, and many died. Today, just because of Trump saying what he has, people believe him. That these people he picks out are bad people. That they need to be sent away. That they are bad in the view of God, of just the human race. Here is where history repeats itself. People tend to follow people that go against others. The same kind of thing happened during the Holocaust. Jews were taken away, because in the eyes of Hitler, they were bad people. The hate crimes since the election have rose in large amounts. Most of this hate is towards those considered Muslims, Mexicans and blacks. Since trump want these people out and even said he would build a wall to keep them out, people have gone crazy and are willing to stand on Trump's side.
The Crucible was a play written by Arthur Miller, it was first preformed in the year of 1953. This play takes place in a Salem colony in the year of 1692, during this year lots of tragedy would unfold. Including death of 20 people, and lots in jail. During the play, Arthur makes up his who view of those during that time period. Abigail Williams, one of the affiliated girls, is the one to have called people out for being with the devil. This even included Mr. John Proctor's wife, many believed she did such a thing because she loved John and wanted to take his wife's spot. In real life this love story never happened, but it adds spice to the story. In The Crucible, Abigail along with the other girls pointed people for attention, and because they knew those of the town would believe they. Back then, the people of Salem were true believers of the devil, and witches. Being very influenced all around, they lost their heads, and killed people accused. Just like today, people are influence by trump and what he has said.
How does does race play such a huge role in both the Hate crimes of today, and The Crucible? Today the color of your skin is huge. it makes the world a worst place. In the play The Crucible, and the real Salem Witch Trails, Tituba, the salve of the Parris family was looked down on. She was blamed for much that happened in the household. In the play, she had become worried when Betty became ill. She was nervous that she would be blamed for such a thing because of her race. Tituba was one of the first to be blamed for witchcraft. She was threaten to be killed, and beaten till she confused to making witch cake. To everyone in the town of Salem found out about the dances, and singing Tituba did, everyone started hating on her. This was because they did not realize that this was her religion, and where she is from it is normal. In their eyes, it was witchcraft. Today, many see something different in someones background and they point the hate card at them. Just like back in 1692.