Justice is subjective & sometimes unjust
The Essential Question
Justice in The Crucible
God who was ultimate judge
The court system: Danforth, Hawthorne, Hale, and Parris
The guilty were put to death
-No justice on earth
-Justice for himself, his family, and his name
-His final decision brings a stop to the court
-Justice for those who have died
Justice in the Modern Society
4 types of punishment:
4. Societal protection (aka incapacitation)
- Just, unjust? Advantages, disadvantages?
- Age 23
- Arrested for conspiracy to possess LSD with intent to distribute
- (had already been arrested twice before -- both times for possession of LSD)
- Received 2 life sentences due to mandatory minimum laws (deterrence)
Furman v. Georgia
- “William Henry Furman was discovered burglarizing a home. When attempting to escape, his weapon went off and killed a resident in the house”
- Sentenced to death on the charge of murder
Grutter v. Bollinger
- “Barbara Grutter, a white resident of Michigan, applied for admission to the University of Michigan Law School. Grutter applied with a 3.8 undergraduate GPA and an LSAT score of 161”
- Denied admission
- School admits race is a factor because it serves a “compelling interest in achieving diversity among its student body"
- Supreme Court upholds the law schools ability to use race as a parameter for acceptance
Why do we still read The Crucible?
Learn from the past
Court system- the way it is run
Leadership in the Justice System- Danforth's example
Historical content- one of the few books that is based on historical events
Know who you put your trust in.
17th Century Mean Girls
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