Lying In The Play: The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Act Ⅲ of Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible illustrates that lies can quickly spiral out of control and hurt people even if that wasn’t the initial intention. Lying is generally the response of someone is looking for self protection or to protect someone else. Children often lie to their parents because they feel the need to protect themselves and telling the truth could be detrimental to their protection (Smiley 1). More often than not, lies spiral out of control because they become too complex, as the lie typically needs to be covered up from another lie, which needs to be covered up by an additional lie and so on. Miller portrays that lies frequently become too complex and cause damage to the liar and the people involved mainly through Abigail
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