Theme Of Love In The Crucible

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The Crucible Essay: Nicholas Foreman
Imagine, you’re mother, sister, brother, father, being arrested and hauled to jail for absolutely nothing, and getting sentenced to death. Crazy, right? Well this was the harsh reality many people faced during the times of the Salem Witch Trials. The Crucible Is a historic fiction novel based on the events of these Trials. Not only was this a clash of innocent people fighting for their lives, but they were also fighting to show these accusers as liars.
One major theme in the book is the theme of “Love”. Love makes people do many things, that they could or could not regret.
ABIGAIL, with a bitter anger: Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be—
PROCTOR, angered at himself as well: You'll speak nothin' of Elizabeth!
ABIGAIL: She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her!
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It is brought up often towards the end of the play, and you can see the struggle these people face to maintain their’s. During the course of Act 1, Parris is scared, because he thought people would think he’s allowing witchcraft to occur in town . During Act III, Danforth goes on to say, “ do you know that near to four hundred are in the jails from Marblehead to Lynn, and upon my signature?” Judge Danforth & Francis Nurse are talking about reputation, which Proctor values dearly. John Proctor attempts to maintain what little bit of his reputation he still has by saying “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” . One major fault of Proctor is his desperation to maintain a healthy reputation. He begged not to sign away his name to a lie, which meant the statement was
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