The Role Of Reputation In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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The Crucible is a play, written by Arthur Miller, about the Salem Witch Trials that took place in Massachusetts in 1692. In the play, most of the people in the town of Salem seem to favor their reputation over the truth. Reputation played a big part in The Crucible and had a large impact on how the characters acted and reacted to the events that were going on in the town. The characters in The Crucible allowed the need to uphold their reputation to get in the way of the truth.
In the town of Salem, John Proctor is a well-known and respected man. However respectable, he had an affair with Abigail Williams. He kept the affair a secret because he did not want to tarnish his name and because it was a crime to commit lechery. Later in the

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