We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Crucible

I found The Crucible quite interesting from the beginning, as one always wonders about whether or not the super natural actually exists, this play offers an answer to that - saying that the witchcraft that has been alleged in Salem was all a lie.

What made The Crucible more interesting to me was finding out that it has been based on the transcripts of the actual Salem Witch Trials. It has a very poignant purpose to show us how detrimental it often can be when people falsely cry wolf. Or in the case of The Crucible, crying 'Witch!' with the outcome being hangings and burnings.

This was a very entertaining, or rather I should say enthralling read, and I recommend it to anyone in the mood for a good play or for learning something of historical importance without actually reading an encyclopedia or history book.

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