Examples Of Justice In The Crucible

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In the book, The Crucible, by John Miller has a lot of injustice, unfairness and hypocrisy in it. Behavior or treatment means justice. Fairness is the quality of making of making judgements that are free from discrimination. Hypocrisy is the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which ones own behavior does not conform. Justice failed to protect the individuals of Salam and who were instead blinded by their personal jealousies and fears. The fear of the devil became so strong, the town’s justice system is forced to take stronger actions to keep everyone safe. The justice and the courts are so strict none of the Salem people have their own personal freedom. “Enter Mary Warren breathless. She is seventeen a subservient, naive, lonely girl. What’ll we do? The village is out! I just come from the farm; The whole country’s talkin’ witchcraft! They’ll be callin’ us witches, Abby! Abby,we’ve got …show more content…

Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them you have hanged! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul: leave me my name!” For John Proctor, life has failed and all he has is his name,everything else has been taken away. John Proctor says these words at the end of the play while deliberating whether or not to sign the confession. Proctor understands his reputation is at stake, a reputation he attempts to save by withholding his confession of an adulterous affair earlier in the play. He realizes now that the only way to save his reputation is by telling the truth. In the book Danforth feels trouble because if Proctor proves that the accusations have been false, then Danforth must admit that the girls have deceived him. Such an admission would prove him to be a poor judge of character, if children can fool him. Also, the fact that he sent innocent people to the gallows would certainly demonstrate his failure as a

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