Examples Of Irony In The Crucible

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Oh the irony.... Arthur Miller portrays the irony of the puritan society through Elizabeth Proctor. Through the way she carries herself, by what others say and how she reacts in certain situations. Arthur Miller reveals irony throughout the story by the judging of others. Miller shows this through the character Goody Proctor when she states, “I can not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you. I never thought of you but a good man John” (55). Puritans are not supposed to judge for that is only God’s job. Although Elizabeth’s character knew this many others did not and because of that many lost their lives. The moral standards of the Puritan society were very high although many did not live up to these great expectations.

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