Theme Of Revenge In The Crucible

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Lying for love, “so-called” murder, and the need for land cause horrific events to happen in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts all because revenge. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, is during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. A group of girls pretend to be possessed by witches to cover up what they have done. People get accused of witchcraft and have to testify if they are a witch or not. Revenge in The Crucible is portrayed very negatively throughout the entire story. People began to reveal their anger with revenge on friends, enemies, even their neighbors for things that had been done in the past and present. Abigail Williams uses revenge on Elizabeth Proctor, because she’s jealous of the couple 's marriage. Ann Putnam, accuses Rebecca Nurse of the death of her seven babies. Thomas Putnam is accusing people so he can buy their land. With these people being accused of witchcraft, they are using revenge in a negative way to accuse many innocent people. Thomas Putnam accuses the citizens of Salem for putting spells on his daughter, Ruth Putnam. He does this to people he wants revenge on, once they are accused, their land goes up for sale and he buys their land. “Thomas…show more content…
Revenge is shown throughout Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in very negative ways. Revenge is aimed at enemies, friends, even neighbors once Abigail and her group realized how much power they had, and for greedy self-interest. Everything was done for revenge, and it all started to cover up what Abigail and her sister had done. Abigail Williams used revenge on Elizabeth Proctor, because she hoped to split Elizabeth and John, so her love for John would be acceptable in society. Ann Putnam had accused Rebecca Nurse of the death of her seven babies. Thomas Putnam told his daughter to accuse their neighbors, since he has enough money to buy their land. With these people being accused of witchcraft, they are using revenge in a negative and powerful way to accuse many innocent people. The town has gone
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