Examples Of Fear In The Crucible

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“The only thing to fear is fear itself.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt). Fear is a commonly confused emotion. Everyone’s response to fear varies. People may pass off fear as other things such as stress, anxiety, and in some cases laughter. When someone is fearful of something, they usually will not show it. Most people don’t know how to express their fear. In “The Crucible”, fear is shown through the way characters go about their business and everyday lives. John Proctor showed fear when he told on himself for having an affair with Abigail Williams. He gave himself away because he feared what the court would do to his wife. He confessed, but she continued to lie for him. The court officials believed her, therefore he went to jail and was hanged for
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