Literature;Crucible.

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Most people have probably read the play "The Crucible".
in his autobiography, Timebends, Arthur Miller writes that "the real story" of the Salem witch trials is to be found in "the breaking of charity" within a human community.
i need help understanding what Miller means by this statement.
my question is could this "breaking of charity" destroy a community today.please explain if you know

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    http://www.answers.com/charity
    Take a look at definitions 5 and 6. Then let me know what you think.

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    so breaking of charity means breaking the love or relationship between one another?

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    Yes -- breaking the close community they had built together.

  • Literature;Crucible. -

    ok. so "breaking of charity" could definitly destroy a community...

  • Literature;Crucible. -

    In the case of this particular community, it ripped the community apart. Yes.

    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/crucible/
    Read the section on "hysteria."

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    ok

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