The Salem Witch Trials In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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The Salem Witch Trials was a truly grim period in American history. People were put on trial with little to no evidence for their arrest, so many had to make sacrifices in order to save themselves or loved ones. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, character John Proctor made the decision to expose his own infidelity to save his wife, and later sacrificed his own life by maintaining his values.
From the beginning of the novel John Proctor’s view on the Salem Witch Trial is evident, he wishes to maintain the truth in Salem. Having Abigail admit the truth to him, he immediately tries to dispel any talk of witchery with Revered Paris(Miller 27). John has the power to end the accusations of witchery on fellow townsfolk early on in the trials, but

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