Theme Of Envy In The Crucible

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The Crucible , written by Arthur Miller, is a fictional story of the Salem Witch Trial that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Throughout the story, Miller provides many universal themes and conflicts, the most important one being envy. Extreme jealousy can blind a person’s judgement and lead them to act in amoral ways. Abigail Williams, who is in love with
John Proctor, sets out to get rid of his wife, Elizabeth, and take her place.
Abigail’s overwhelming jealousy causes her to lie and blame elizabeth of witchcraft. She accuses her of stabbing a poppet, representing a voodoo doll, and sending Elizabeth’s spirit upon
Abigail. The poppet, was made by Mary Warren as a gift for Elizabeth, “I had to sit long hours in a chair, and passed
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