Individual Conscience And Values In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Morals drive our everyday lives and they influence our choices more than we know. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller tells the story of the people during the 1692 Salem witch trials and the life-threatening decisions they had to make. People like Reverend Hale, John Proctor, and Mary Warren had trouble with their moral sense and they undergo a lot of internal emotional turmoil trying to do what is right. Through the use of characterization, the author demonstrates how individual conscience and values can affect decisions even if it is life or death. In the first act of The Crucible Reverend Hale is adamant about finding the devil in Salem and shows little mercy to those accused, but he soon realizes the village girls are manipulating the situation
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