Comparing Crucible With 9/11 Attack

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After the terrorist attacks on America, people of Islamic culture have been derided, punished, and are terrified of. Clearly displaying the results of discrimination against witches in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, we as Americans must not discriminate against others, especially Muslims. We must prevent this from recurring by educating the public, learning from prior situations, and living in accord.

The task of educating the public is often a very difficult and daunting challenge. Subsequent to the attacks on America, Muslims have been reprimanded because of their race and religion. The public must be educated that not everyone of the Muslim group and Islam faith is part of the terrorism. To do this, the government should have classes teaching citizens about the Muslim people and Islam. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller shows the lack of cautiousness in the government of Salem. Everybody accused of being a witch was arrested and it was not until too late that the people of the trials were cleared of the charges and reparations were made.

Following John Proctor's example in The Crucible, people today should not jump to conclusions about the Muslims and see what is happening.

Past situations showed that mass hysteria and a mob mentality have placed an unjust and biased burden upon groups of people that have resulted in some very heinous and severe consequences. Arthur Miller seizes the essence of the witch-hunt by showing how a few people that are able to play off the collective fear of the society can cause a lot of damage. Three Arabs were trying to get back home, but passengers riding the same plane as the Arabs refused to ride in the same plane as them, terrified of suspicion of terrorism. The three Arabs were not allowed to ride the airplane. In The Crucible, Hale...