Pride In The Crucible

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Pride has no good outcome. Pride is not a virtue that brings about peace, love, and prosperity. It is a selfish emotion that promotes injustice by claiming superiority over others. Being the result of an unstable theocracy, religious extremism, and a flawed village; The Salem Witch Trials were vulnerable to letting arrogant figures rule them. In his play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller presents the consequences pride produces through his most authoritative characters Hale and Danforth, who consequently lead the trials to its disastrous fate. Hale is an intellectual man who is proud of his extensive, scholarly knowledge of witchcraft. He is summoned to Salem to observe its situation. It is “a beloved errand for him” on “being called to ascertain

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