Friday, December 12, 2014


In Arthur Miller's introduction to The Crucible, it states, "It is still impossible for man to organize his social life without repressions, and the balance has yet to be struck between order and freedom." I believe that what Miller says is true.  We haven't truly experienced complete order or freedom.  I was never not “free” so how could I know what true freedom is. People who have experienced not being free have the best understanding of the situation because they know both sides of the argument. In the Crucible there are an exceeding amount of faulty storytellings and it creates a society with little to no order.  If a person confirmed that they have seen the devil then they won’t hang, but if they deny it they will be hanged. Why would anyone deny it, even if they are innocent, it’s not worth dying over just to say you’re not a witch. During the time of the Salem Witch Trials I believe that society had no order.

Today, our society had more order to it, but there are still flaws. We are not perfect.  For example, if a man is accused for a crime, he can hire a lawyer with money that will win more often than an average lawyer.  Money can buy freedom in our court system, not directly but the chances of succeeding go straight up if the defendant has the money to protect themselves with a lawyer.  Our society has come a long way from the times of the Salem Witch Trials and hopefully we will continue to strive for success and maybe one day accomplish complete order and freedom.

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