In The Crucible, everyone’s personal lives are increasingly exposed. Secrets are revealedÍ¾ confessions are madeÍ¾ individuals are interrogated about their actions and their beliefs all in pursuit of the “witch hunt.” In modern day America, the government has a huge amount of power to collect data on citizens, and privacy is becoming increasingly scarce. The government tends to defend its right to collect this data for “national security.”
In one paragraph, compare and contrast the witch trials from The Crucible to modernÂday government surveillance. Use at least two quotes from the play and one online resource (cited in MLA style). In the end, conclude: In your opinion, is it okay for the government to compromise privacy of citizens to protect them?