Betrayal is the Result of Fear and Low Morals of Characters Caused by Witchcraft Trials

&nbsp.In his play, Miller raises an important issue which does not often discussed in the literature. It is important to note that betrayal is not the common feature of human’s personality, so Miller identifies the causes and events that push friends or neighbors to betray each other, especially if their actions will cause the death of another person. Miller identifies and vividly portrays the inner nature and morals of people involved in the trials which heated human’s envy and baseness.
Thesis. Betrayal caused the death of many innocent people because of fear, dishonor, falsehood, and low moral values. The population of Salem was not strong enough to resist the feeling of fear and protect themselves. Instead, the absence of friendship and universal virtues were closely connected with witchcraft trials and fear of people to be accused and hanged.
Discussion. In the play, Miller describes the witchcraft trials which were often during the Middle Ages period. Betty Parris, the daughter of the Salem minister, was ill and, her father thought that the illness was caused by witchcraft. In the 17th century, witchcraft was the most serious accusation.
If a person was found guilty he or she was hanged. In the play, a lot of innocent people were accused because of their friends’ slander. On the one hand, betrayal was used as the tool to do away with the enemies. People in Salem had no chance to save their lives because their inner strength had been subdued by fear to be hanged.
1.1. When fear starts to dominate people act in their own interests, they degrade as the keepers of customs and morality. It remains disappointing that the social issues that are generally identified as pertaining to religion deal with questions of individual choice, rather than of communal responsibility. “This is a sharp time, now, a precise time—we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world.&nbsp.&nbsp.