Reflection Of The Crucible

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The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller and published in 1953. The play is about the Salem witch trials that happened in 1692. In these trials, people were hanged because the townspeople didn’t want the devil in their town. The people that lived in Salem were very religious so they believed that hangings would get rid of the devil, who was possessing and controlling certain townspeople. The Crucible starts out with a scene where a young girl is sick with a mysterious sickness. The girl is Betty who is Reverend Parris’ daughter and Abigail’s cousin. Reverend Parris is the town’s pastor and Abigail ends up being the main accuser of witchcraft. Betty is sick because the night before she, Abigail and all of their friends were in the…show more content…
She starts accusing people that she doesn’t like of practicing witchcraft, including Elizabeth Proctor. Elizabeth Proctor is John Proctor’s wife, and Abigail doesn 't like her because she wants to be with John, who she had an affair with. Abigail thinks that by accusing Elizabeth of witchcraft Elizabeth will be killed and then she can finally be with John. During these witch trials, many other people were accused and blamed for things that they did not do. It was mostly because of Abigail and her friends were lying about innocent people doing witchcraft. But also the townspeople believed them and got paranoid as well. Throughout the play, characters have changed including Elizabeth, Hale, and John, making them dynamic…show more content…
He has changed from just wanting a good reputation to a man who wants to be good for his wife. John could have lied to keep his life and signed a contract of confession, but instead, he chooses to give his life up to gain redemption and to stand for the truth. When he is about to be killed he says the Lord 's prayer: “Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.”
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