Struggles In The Crucible

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The Crucible focuses on the inconsistencies of the Salem Witch Trials and the extreme behavior that can result from dark desires and hidden agendas. The motions of the play vary from sneaky, dark, and sad to times of love and desire. The witch trials were full of hysteria which also had a strong role in tearing up the community of Salem. The people became very active in the hysterical climate and not only out of genuine religious piety but also because it gave them a chance to express repressed sentiments and to act on their long held grudges. John Proctor is the main character of The Crucible and is a much tormented individual. His affair with Abigail Williams, another character, irreparably damaged him in the eyes of God, himself and also…show more content…
In The Crucible, when people have grudges towards someone, then they do stupid things to get the person they grudge on in trouble. As we know, Proctor had an affair with Abigail but he’s ashamed of it and told Abigail that he is done with her. That makes Abigail mad, so, her cruelty shows up when she charges Elizabeth, Proctor’s wife, of using witchcraft and being a witch. Most of the people in The Crucible are lying and if not to others then to themselves. Abigail lies about her ability to see spirits and so do many of the other girls by following her lies. On the other hand Proctor is deceitful both for cheating on his wife and for hiding it. Others like the Governor and ministers lie to themselves and also everybody else by saying they serve the cause of God's Justice. The world is full of love and desire but also has lots of hate and cruelty which all adds up to a world full of drama. The Crucible is an exciting thriller and shows many how lies end up catching up to you. In the end, Proctor is both dramatic and cruel. He deceits lies even though he lied about his affair with Abigail. They say if you tell the truth it always does you good. In proctor’s case it goes both ways. He died telling the truth and being a strong figure. One day I hope to be as strong and noble as Proctor, telling and standing firm in the
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