Immorality In The Crucible

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The Strength of Morality Immorality, it exists on every continent, in every country, and in every society. Immorality exists everywhere, but distinguishing between morality and immorality causes problems. Similar to how very dark gray can be easily mistaken as black, well disguised immorality can appear like morality. Some people know the immorality of something and these people will typically either continue to do it or refuse to participate. On the contrary, many people will not know and will either get pulled onto the stronger side or try to stay neutral.. Overall, immorality causes a society to collapse, whether because it divides the people or unites them under the immorality. A divided society will collapse because of disputes and…show more content…
Through his characters in his play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller critically argues that even though immorality can descend a society into disorder, those who do not conform have the power to bring the…show more content…
Unfortunately, any character taking part in the court tried to prevent this because it would mean they murdered the people they had already hung. The court feared that one of them would “stand upon the gibbet and send up some righteous prayer” which could result with the people wanting vengeance on the court for what they did. Signs that more and more people do not agree with the court’s actions worries many or the members of the court including Parris who found a dagger on his door. To them, their only hope stands with Mr. Hale bringing “even one of these to God” because “that confession surely damns the others in the public eye, and none may doubt more that they are all linked to Hell” (Miller 1108). The truth in his words would remain true for at least a while. Therefore, if they could convince even one of them to make a confession they would stay good in the public’s eye, but the court would continue to accuse and condemn people bringing Salem into even greater rune. The court almost convinced John Proctor to confess because he wanted his life and to be with his wife and see his children grow up, but in the end his morality took control of him and he refused. Rebecca’s refusal to admit to such a lie and the fact that he did not want to be used as proof that the Devil remained alive in Salem gave him the strength to do what he
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