The Night Of Sin And Guilt In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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The Night of Sin and Guilt The crucible is defined by a severe test or trial. This shows that Salem witch trials based play, as dealing with the panic and unjust courts of Salem is a severe trial in itself. The people in the book also had to decide to choose between right, wrong, or the most sinful actions. The book, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is about the Salem witch trials where people were recognized for their acts of trying to bring the devil into their life. This all took place in Salem, Massachusetts. When Reverend Parris finds some the main characters Betty and Tituba dancing around a fire pot trying to bring the devil to life. In the story, many people committed sins but the main people who committed the sins were John Proctor,…show more content…
Many acts in the story actually happened in real life even some of the characters were involved. Tituba, an African-American slave, were caught dancing in the forest trying to get the devil to come alive. After they were caught Abigail told Parris, Betty, Mrs. Putnam in an outburst that “I want to open myself! . . . I want the light of God, I want the sweet love of Jesus! I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand.”(1.50). After Abigail went off on the group she became disgraced with the group and started to name people she has seen with the devil. Abigail was also very edgy with the subject she becomes paranoid with the acts that she has done and becomes somewhat crazy when Abigail says “I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart! I never knew what pretense Salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men! And now you bid me tear the light out of my eyes? I will not, I cannot! You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!” 1.22). She is becoming very close with her feelings and it is taking advantages of her. She needs to come to the understanding that she will not be with Jon and get over…show more content…
Cheating is very wrong while it is not illegal is is still bad to do to another loved one. In the world they live in they could of been shunned or have been kicked out of the town if the government found out. John Proctor had his future in front of him and it wasn’t good. He never realized what he was doing until it was over, his affair with Abigail would help cause the suffering of the Salem Witch Trials. The sin in the past was affecting them now and they were not taking it good. When Abigail beseech him to return to her, he replied with, “Abby, you’ll put it out of mind. I’ll not be coming for you more”(1.22). John Proctor is very guilty for this and should be punished for his actions. He will be sorry he did it and needs to confess his sins. He can be a persuasive man due to his good looks and him being young. All he needed in life was his farming and to live happily with his wife. He would freak out when the witch hunt directly affected him did he realize the gravity of his mistake. “A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her what she is. . . . She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore’s vengeance.” (3.125) . He is explaining that he needs to get away
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