Trials In The Crucible

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Crucible Essay What is a crucible? According to the Oxford Dictionary, a crucible is a situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new. Many trials occurred throughout the book and play The Crucible written by Arthur Miller, and that is why this play is called The Crucible. You can see through the characters’ own struggles through the course of the play that trials and hardships are just a part of life, and all of their trials are real world problems in today’s society as well. John and Elizabeth Proctor faced a lot of trials through the duration of the play. To begin with, John Proctor cheats on Elizabeth with a younger girl named Abigail. As if that is not hard enough, Elizabeth…show more content…
Abigail didn’t have the perfect the normal teenage life you would assume she would have. She is stuck living with her uncle who is a reverend in town and that nobody really actually likes. To top it off, from what we gathered from the text, Abigail has no real or true friends to turn to. Abigail even tries to explain this to John Proctor, but John doesn’t comfort her. John tells Abigail that he thought many times to come and see her. Abigail responds with, “Why didn’t you? I am so alone in the world now” (Miller, 48). Abigail is a sad and lonely girl. She wants affection and love. She wants these things from the one person she can’t have it from, and this was caused by not getting the love and attention she deserved to get at home growing up. It is hard growing up with no parents and family to fall back on. Although many of us don’t realize it, not all of us have the perfect family life. Some people are not fortunate enough to grow up with one set of two loving parents, and that can lead to deeper issues and problems than we suspect. Some do have families but deal with a bad home life. We often take family for granted and don’t realize how lucky we are to come home to a supportive family. Abigail caused a lot of damage, but the damage may have been done to
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