The Relationship Between Adultery And Infidelity In The Crucible

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Adultery and infidelity go hand in hand when the talk of being unfaithful comes up. In the Puritan religion, when having an affair with someone who’s not your spouse, there are no blurred lines. They’re known for their strict standards of all affairs in life, but especially in the area of sexuality. Meaning, anyone caught cheating on their spouse will be punished by the community; the punishment will be swift, harsh, and often times deadly. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor evolves from the beginning, going from a liar, to telling the truth about his affair. His relationship with his wife, Elizabeth, goes from being distant and cold to hopeful. Proctor’s beliefs on god and religion also changed, from being a nonbeliever to trusting

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