Examples Of Ambition In The Crucible

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“You should surely know that Cain was an upright man, and yet he did kill Abel.”(Miller, Pg. 87) Cain killed Abel because of ambition. He wanted his sacrifice to God to be better than Abel’s, and when it wasn’t, this upright man killed his brother. This same force can be seen throughout history, with some major consequences. Take for example what happened to the Aztecs. The Spanish were a fair nation, yet when they saw all the riches and glory to be accumulated there (they were seen as gods by the natives), they massacred thousands of people. This force is also apparent in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Because ambition is such a powerful force in The Crucible, Steady minds, such as Mary Warren and John Hale, can be corrupted. Mary Warren was

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