Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Crucible Post 1
Power in "The Crucible" is very important, because it determines one's social status. In the beginning of act 1, the power seems to be in the hands of Reverend Parris, but the power shifts at the end of the act. The power shifts to the girls, which is surprising because women did not have much influence in Puritan society. The girls(Abigail, Betty, and Tituba) get the power by accusing others of being witches and working with the devil. They just started spitting names out left and right at the end, which ended up saving their own butts and giving them major power over the town.