The Importance Of Forgiveness In The Crucible '

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Moving Forward Your parents are still mad at you because of that one time you pooped in the bathtub when you were a toddler.This obviously doesn’t happen because, as they have done countless times, your parents forgive you. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, depicts how by forgiving someone’s faults, one’s relationship with them can overcome the error and move on to flourish into something better. Miller shows the importance of forgiveness and how it removes the chains of resentment and spite through the characters of the play such as: Elizabeth truly forgiving Proctor, Mary-afraid of not being forgiven-lies to the court, and John Proctor forgiving himself for not being a good man. would’ve Throughout the passage, Elizabeth claims that she has forgiven John Proctor, but it becomes evident to John and the reader that she hasn’t truly forgiven him. However, towards the end, Elizabeth, feeling emotions of regret and sorrow, truly forgives Proctor for his misdeeds. Proctor, in jail, asked if he “would have [her] forgiveness.”(4.3) Elizabeth, already moved on from …show more content…

Yet, close to the end of the scene, Mary returns to lying to the court. She confesses that the slanderous accusations by the girls “were pretense” but after pressure from the court and girls, she becomes “utterly confounded,… [becomes] overwhelmed,”(3.3) and points to Procor, calling him “the Devil’s man!”(3.3) She becomes afraid and frightened by the feigning girls and the looming notion of the court’s punishment. She presumes that the court will not forgive her for her previous lies in the court and the sentence of death. If she had believed that the court would have forgave her actions, then her confident confession could have ended the devastating witch hunt. If the court had released its chains of assumptions on Mary, their forgiveness would lead to a thrive towards peace and tranquility within the

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