Examples Of Evil In The Crucible

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Back in a time where everything is black or white, good or evil, one is either with the church or a witch this leading to the persecution of those against “good”. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller the belief that the church is always right and evil is always lurking caused many to die due to fake accusations. The church, wanting to help, begin to kill of those who were considered impure. There is a danger in having a profound belief in something, one becomes close minded and with time carry on actions that contradict that very belief.
In Salem, a small town where it is believed that evil souls are roaming, teenage girls are given the authority to determine whether one is possessed with evil spirits. Not having any way of proving the accusations wrong the church heads are blinded into the girls’ trap. Abigail Williams, the main teenage accuser, turns to Reverend Parris to believe her every word; the only clear reason Abigail is trusted is due to the fatal connection to Reverend Parris and with them being related there would be no reason for her to lie… or so they think. This Puritan society is lead by Reverend Parris and Reverend Hale believing the wicked lies “I have seen too many frightful proofs in court—the Devil is alive in Salem, and we dare
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. . . . This is the highest court of the supreme government of this province, do you know it?” in this he acknowledges that the church is given too much power over the situation. Danforth strongly while it should be the court deciding the fate of the accusations. Danforth is one of the few who come to the realization of the girls’ true intentions. He begins an endeavor to make the church realize that they are approaching the trials to a degree the contradicts their ideas to make the town secure of evil, yet in their stubborn ways the church neglects his
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