The Crucible Value Analysis

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People in every culture has values, but not everyone shares those values; and they vary degrees at which they value them. Arthur Miller, author of the play The Crucible, wrote about values that were apparent during the Salem Witchcraft Trials. The play is about the people of Salem, Massachusetts and what events transpired during the witchcraft trials. The main characters in the play are: Abigail Williams, Giles Corey, Reverend Parris, Thomas Danforth, John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Betty Parris, Mary Warren, Thomas Putnam, and Reverend Hale. Each of them are important to showing the events of what had happened. The Crucible showed many different values that were present during the times of the Salem Witchcraft trials; and how by having those values could be bad or good to the person. Arthur Miller shows through many characters in The Crucible that when one values reputation more than anything else, it can be detrimental to all parties involved rather than helpful in preserving their name.
In act one of The Crucible it was shown through characters how reputation was very important to them. At the beginning of act one when Betty is in bed and not responding to anything; Parris a reverend in the town, and her father, didn’t want the people in the town to find out; in doing so he tells off people trying to make it not seem like witchcraft who were, “Now, Goody Ann, they only thought that were a witch, and I am
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Reputation is important to many people in the world, but if they value it over anything else it can actually cause more harm than good. By valuing reputation over anything else it can lead people to do things that aren’t what they should actually do, like lie to people, accuse people to preserve their own reputation and can lead to the person getting in more trouble than getting them out of
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