‘The Crucible’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ demonstrate that when the powerful oppress the powerless, both lose their humanity. The powerful, however, are still the winners.

Arthur Miller, the writer of the play ‘The Crucible’. Image taken from: https://www.biography.com/writer/arthur-miller
Arthur Miller, the writer of the play ‘The Crucible’, one of his most famous works.

The theme of oppression by a higher power is constant throughout both Arthur Miller’s play, ‘The Crucible’ and Margaret Atwood’s fictional novel, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.

A form of control in both works is imposed by the harsh power of religion and theology used as a tool for domination in both…

Shelves all across stores in Australia have been swiped clean as people raise concerns regarding supplies due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (from: The West Australian, https://thewest.com.au/news/health/coronavirus-crisis-australians-told-to-stop-bulk-buying-toilet-paper-from-supermarkets-ng-b881480058z)

All across Australia, thousands of consumers have started to panic and purchase necessities, such as toilet paper and hand sanitiser due to the COVID-19 outbreak. While this panic shopping by consumers is unnecessary, there is one key aspect to blame people’s decision to bulk buy these items.

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