If turmoil comes over your town, would you take advantage of it? The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a shocking novel about witchcraft in Salem in the late 1600s. Many girls, including Abigail, were caught in the woods doing what was thought to be “witchcraft”. Once the rest of the town hears of this the accusations start. With little evidence to prove innocence, confessing or hanging were the only options.
This issue invaded people´s mind with insane ideas; this caused hysteria, causing chaos around the whole village. Trials were made to some people that supposedly committed witchcraft; but these trial were unfair. The only way so save their lives from hanging in a rope was to confess. Lots of people were accused unfairly so, they did not wanted to confess something false. But, during this hysteria in the whole village many people got some power from these events.
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck Finn lies to people that help him, lies to his friends, lies to his father, and lies to get out of trouble. He lies so he doesn’t get in trouble, lies because he enjoys it, and he lies so he can help Jim escape from slavery. Huckleberry Finn may lie a lot, but is there any other 14 year old boy in the 1800’s that would lie to save a different race from slavery and risk their own
He lies to everyone, and will do anything to come out like the winner. He lied to his friend, by telling him his wife is possessed by the ghost of her grandmother Carlotta Valdes. He tells him that she sometimes pretends to act like Carlotta, but doesn't remember anything that happened. Another flaw of Elster is he doesn't have any remorse ruining someone's life. For instance, he hired Judy so she would pretend to be his wife, given him the perfect opportunity to kill his Madeliene.
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, you see how much people lie. People lie to protect others or for selfish reasons is a recurring theme shown through Huck, the Duke and the Dauphin and Tom Sawyer. Huck lied to protect himself and Jim throughout their journey. Right from the beginning of the book, Huck was lying.
In The Crucible, there could be many suspects to blame for the innocent deaths that happened in Salem. Proctor could be blamed for the innocent deaths because he lied about his affair with Abigail. Speaking of Abigail... in my opinion Abigail Williams is the one to blame for the innocent deaths because of the lies she told, the accusations she made, and the affair she had with John Proctor. Abigail Williams told many, many lies in The Crucible. The reason the witch trials began in the first place was because of the lie she told about being in the woods.
The things that you think you know about the ones around you could be completely opposite. Take Guy for example, after pledging his life to his wife and promising to be honest he still betrayed her. The whole pregnancy he lied to his wife and led her to believe he was solely happy about finally having a child with her. When in actuation, he was only doing this for his own selfishness, fortune, and fame in his career.
Lastly, Holden calls Marty phony for lying. Due to his ideology, phoniness is something he expects everywhere he goes, although he carries it with himself. Holden calls Mr. Hass phony for using people to his advantage. Yet in the novel Holden uses multiple individuals to get what he wants, making it hypocritical to call Mr. Haas phony.
One of these issues is that she often catches John lying to her face, and decidedly goes past him to catch them. For example, when being questioned about his whereabouts, John states, “Why? I have no business in Salem”, and is rebuked with the statement “Mary Warren’s there today” (Proctor 49). This is just one example of him being caught in his own lie.
Many innocent people were put to their death over foolish accusations of being involved with witchcraft. No one really knows the true reasons for why the young girls started to say they were possessed and that people they knew were witches, or even why the villagers decided to believe them. Over the years, many people have come up with different assumptions to try to explain what might have actually been going on during the trials such as the idea of the girls simply wanting to receive as much attention as they could possibly have. Another idea individuals have come up with was that the bread the villagers were eating included a mold which simulated the effects of LSD. However, no one actually knows the truth of what happened in the village of Salem during the trials except for the people who were actually involved.
You mistake yourself” (Miller ). He doesn’t believe that could have been the only thing so he pressures her to confess but she lies again by saying, “ There is nothin’ more. I swear it uncle” (Miller ). Abigail was believed to be telling somewhat of the truth but as we come to find out, she lied throughout to her uncle about what had happened. Many things had occurred while she was in the woods but nobody knew but
Furthermore, throughout the entire story Abigail is starting stuff, she just continues to stir the pot and makes it worse in the town. She lies to her uncle’s face about what happened in the woods, too she lied about the needle in her stomach. Through the story do to the few lies she did tell started mass caos in the town. Everyone began lying to and about everyone to save themselves, innocent people died, everyone
In The Crucible Thomas Putnam’s main motivations are greed and selfishness. He shows this throughout the book, by accusing people of witchcraft. Thomas Putnam’s brother in law was prevented from being elected the office of minister. “Thomas Putnam felt that his own name and honor of his family had been smirched by the village, and he meant to right matters however he could” (Miller1221). To right his name and honor from being smirched he accused many
Though there were many people who contributed to what happened in Salem, I believe that Abigail Williams was mostly to blame. I think this because she lied to save herself, made up false scenarios and blamed innocent people, and enjoyed the attention and power. In the beginning of the play, Abby is caught dancing in the woods. She herself drank a blood charm in which she wanted to kill Elizabeth Proctor. Though Abby wasn’t the only one who was caught, she lied to Reverend Parris so that she would not be hung once witchcraft was being talked about throughout the village.