Rebecca Nurse: A Symbol Of Purity In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Rebecca Nurse: A symbol of Purity in Curruption The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a dramatized and partially fictionalized tale of the Salem witch trials which took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay’s. in the early 1690. The trials led to the execution of twenty people, mostly young women, and the imprisonment of others. Rebecca Nurse, who was both a real victim of the Salem Witch Trails, and is a character in this historical play, was a righteous, esteemed, and brave woman who falls victim to her community’s corruption, hysteria, and fear. Rebecca is righteous. She is devout has Christian beliefs, is a saintly character, and has a strict moral?. Rebecca responds to the arrival of witchcraft in Salem by advising people to, “go to God for the cause of it. There is prodigious danger in the seeking of loose spirits, I fear it, I fear it. Let us rather blame ourselves and...(8). Suggesting that the people should turn to God and find the evil within themselves, instead of provoking evil, she promotes religious growth. Rebecca is undoubtably a devout woman. Not only is Rebecca observant, but she is godly and unrealistically free from any flaws or faults. As Procter observes, “I am no saint. Let Rebecca go like a saint, for me it is fraud!”(57) Rebecca symbolizes majesty in a town of corruption. Even at her downfall, people do …show more content…

Rebecca remains silent for three months and remains loyal to her ideals. She is unafraid of what is to come, therefore she priorities her morals and fights for what she believes in. Rebecca's a last words are a promise to all who have remained truthful, like herself. Telling the good doers to, “Let you fear nothing. There is another judgment waits us all” (61). She reminds those who remained truthful to remember the promise of a better life in

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