Crucible Final Draft - Trethaway 1 Abby Trethaway P1 Tues\/Thurs Ross-Latham 11 December 2017 The Role of Women During Times of Crisis For hundreds of

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Trethaway 1 Abby Trethaway P1 Tues/Thurs Ross-Latham 11 December 2017 The Role of Women During Times of Crisis For hundreds of years, women have been treated as a lower class group of society, simply because of their gender . However, when it comes to certain times of crisis, women have been looked at to take on a role of leadership . Throughout history, specifically during the time of the Salem Witch Trials, in Government, and in the Court of Law, women have had a great influence on decisions made . A historical example of the leadership shown by women in times of crisis would be during the Salem Witch Trials . During this time, as illustrated by The Crucible, many of the accused were actually ‘given up’ by other women . For example, in The Crucible, a character by the name of Abigail is the leading accuser for the men and women who were accused, convicted, and/or hung on the basis of practicing witchcraft . Abigail was given a majority of the power
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