Ten Commandments In The Crucible

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Sunday school my 4th grade year was when we had to memorize all of the 10 commandments and recite them for our teacher. We had been learning about the 10 commandments for as long as I could remember in sunday school but this was the first time we had to have all 10 memorized. In the crucible there are multiple commandments that are found in the play that are broken as well as some that are well used. Three of the commandments that are found broken are; 7-Thou shall not commit adultery, 9-Thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbor, 10- Thou shall not covet. There are multiple examples of these commandments seen in the play. Throughout the whole play it is evident that John and Abigail had an affair together and that event comes…show more content…
At the beginning of the trials Mary is on John and Elizabeth’s side in the argument and wants to prove Abigail wrong and to tell the truth about what they did. When Abigail starts repeating everything that Mary says and starts to make her look like she is possessed or is bewitched then it is a different story. Mary soon realizes that if she doesn’t decide to go against the Proctors then Abigail will ruin her and cause her to have to be hung. Mary soon starts to change her story and make false allegations to make herself look better. “I...I cannot tell how, but I did. I...I heard the other girls screaming, and you, your Honor, you seemed to believe them and I…It were only a sport in the beginning, sir, but then the whole world cried spirits, spirits, and I...I promise you, Mister Danforth, I only thought I saw them but I did not.” (67) In this quote it proves that Mary was just trying to then go along with what Abigail said and just save herself. Abigail often times gets what she wants even though it usually is wrong. In today’s world people are often self-centered and look out for themselves only. We all need to start realizing the world doesn’t only revolve around us and we need to speak truth about everything and not just lie to save ourselves and hurt
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