The Crucible It Wasn T Me Analysis

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It Wasn’t Me In The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, there were many different themes and lessons that the reader could relate to or compare to today's society. A major theme that stuck out in this story was many people will tell lies to get what they want. This theme shows throughout the entire story and is very relevant in today's society. The first passage that supports this theme is in Act II, when Abigail Williams stabs herself with a needle and claims that Elizabeth Proctor had sent her spirit to push the needle two inches into her stomach. After Elizabeth had been accused, Cheever went to her house to take her back to the jail; however, in attempt to keep Cheever from taking Elizabeth, John began questioning Mary Warren about the doll she had given Elizabeth earlier that day. While quickly answering everyone's questions, Mary looks at Cheever and says, “Let you ask Susanna Walcott- she saw me sewin’ it in court. Ask Abby, Abby sat beside me when I made it” (Miller …show more content…

Lying is really pointless, and if someone lies and then they get caught, the outcome will most likely be worse than what it would have been if the truth was told in the first place. So many problems can be avoided and bad situations can be resolved as long as the complete truth is told. In conclusion, people will tell lies, and in Abigail and Mary’s case, go to drastic measures to get what they want. However, after going through all the work of lying and making people believe them, the outcomes aren't always what is planned. Although the court believed Abigail’s accusation about Elizabeth, she did not get what she wanted because John was hanged with Elizabeth. The story never really told if Mary got what she wanted, Abigail ran away and the other girls weren't mentioned after that. Whether the outcome is what was planned or

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