Examples Of Vengeance In The Crucible

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“Just vengeance does not call for punishment.” This quote, by Pierre Corneille, applies greatly to The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Miller wrote a dramatic retelling of the real life Salem witch trials. While based off a nonfictional event, some details were changed or made up to make the story more interesting. Throughout the whole story, all the girls and women were blaming each other of sending the devil on them or performing some type of witchcraft. While the court took their word on it, most of them were only blaming the others in an act of vengeance. Abigail blamed Goody Proctor so that she could be with John Proctor, Goody Putnam blamed Sarah Good and Sarah Osborn for the cause of her ill-born children, and Thomas Putnam, who is greedy for land, accusing others so he can get their land. At the beginning of the play we are informed that John Proctor and Abigail Williams had had an affair, but John put it to an end as soon as he realized what he had done and told Elizabeth of the affair. With that being said, that had put a lot of tension between John and Elizabeth, his wife. Though their relationship was edgy, they both still loved each other. After…show more content…
She falsely admits to this after someone yells for her to be hung. Reverend Hale questions her wondering if she has seen anyone with the devil. With Goody Putnam yelling in the background, and using that as a lead, Tituba accuses Sarah Good and Sarah Osborn of being with the devil. “I knew it!Goody Osburn were midwife to me three times. I begged you, Thomas, did I not? I begged him not to call Osburn because I feared her. My babies always shriveled in her hands.” Mrs. Putnam screamed as soon as Tituba said she saw Osburn with the devil. With Tituba’s actuation and Putnam’s supposed evidence it was enough for the court to arrest Sarah Good and Sarah Osborn. Both are then held in jail until came the date of their trial when there after they both sit in jail
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