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
One of his weakness are lying. 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.
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. He lied to his father about the money that he found with Tom and gave to Judge Thatcher.
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. Throughout the movie Rosemary’s Baby we learn that honesty is not a well-kept promise between Guy and Rosemary.
Another example is when Holden calls his brother D.B a phony for wasting money. 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. Actions as such bring up the issue that while he tries to foster the marriage, John is also repeatedly lying to her and continuously being caught.