The Crucible Conflict Analysis

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The Crucible Theme and Conflict The Crucible by Arthur Miller is filled with different themes and conflicts. Throughout the book you could pick up many different themes and conflicts, although I found many just one sticks out to me. If you tell the truth, good may come your way. When proctor is being accused and he confesses but the judge needed it in writing also, which he didn’t do. Following that theme in to the first conflict I have picked out, John Proctor doesn’t want his name to be ruined. In the book he states that he doesn’t want his name to be spoiled, “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! ... How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” (Miller 211) How this conflict relates…show more content…
This conflict is that Danforth had to have a paper signed by John Proctor, but after Proctor signed the paper he did not want to give the paper to Danforth. Danforth just can’t say he confessed and call it good, it doesn’t work that way. Proctor says “You have all witnessed it-it is enough.” (Miller 211) Danforth says, “You will sign your name or it is no confession, Mister!” (Miller 211) Now to the other conflict, you could have probably figured out from the last conflict. Sense the judge has no proof that he has confessed, Danforth can do nothing to keep Proctor from being hanged. “You will give me your honest confession in my hand, or I cannot keep you from the rope. Which way do you go, Mister?” (Miller 212) Proctor did not put the paper in Danforth’s hand and he was later hanged. If he was honest and put the paper in his hand and he could have been kept from the rope. Although many themes and conflicts were stated throughout the book, I found one that stuck out that just seemed to fit in in every possible way. If you tell the truth, good may come your way. This universal theme matters because it’s a good life lesson that you could use
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