Power is the ability to direct or influence the behaviour of others

Power is the ability to direct or influence the behaviour of others. It can be determined by one’s individual social status and also by gender, as seen to be in Year of Wonders and The Crucible. Whilst the circumstances displayed in these two texts are different, both Brooks and Miller show that being born a male in this era, provided higher quantities of power and dominance. This male power can be shown through the use of Michael Mompellion and John Proctor, whilst female characters such as Anna Frith, Mary Warren and Abigail provide the reader with the struggles that are faced with being born a feminine.
Both Miller and Brooks suggest that levels of power is determined by the gender in which an individual is born. Miller shows this with Proctor and Abigail, with