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50 The Crucible Quotes about Individuality in the Face of Extremism

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These Arthur Miller’s The Crucible quotes help us think critically about our individuality in the face of extremism. Miller masterfully uses historical events to bring to life the Salem witch trials.

Today a “witch hunt” is understood to be a campaign directed against a person or group holding unorthodox or unpopular views.

However, Miller gives us the stark, brutal reality where this term originated. A saying from Japan suggests the nail who sticks out gets hammered down, meaning those who are different from the majority will be punished.

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