What Is A Good Reputation In The Crucible

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Reputation is how we’re seen among our peers. If the person is charitable, honest, and kind, they’re going to have a pretty good reputation. But if that person is constantly getting into trouble and doing things they shouldn’t, then they’re gonna have a definite, bad reputation. But depending on the individual, hopefully we don’t want to have a bad rep for anything, right? In The Crucible most of the main characters are concerned about reputation because they hold a good standing in the town and people respect them, they don’t want to lose it in any way, especially if it had to do with witchcraft. Otherwise, holding a good name or standing isn’t better than the truth, truth is always more important. John Proctor is a man of his word, respectful, hardworking, loving wife and family, the townspeople look up to him in a way, but, what people in the town don’t know is that he’s been having an affair with their ex house maid Abigail Williams. He would do anything so that his name would left alone and he knew that if word got out about his affair his good name would now be tarnished. This really had no effect on him, except that he only wanted people to…show more content…
She’s very, very confident and knows that she can get the townspeople to believe whatever she says and even get them to believe all her acting. Abigail is a cruel and manipulative person, she only cares about what she wants and will do anything to get it, if need be the situation. It seemed like she didn’t care about being caught, but of course, when she thinks about the consequences and how it could affect how she’s seen by everyone, then she’s worried. “I have been near to murdered every day because I done my duty pointing out the Devil's people—and this is my reward? To be mistrusted, denied, questioned like a—” (page 100). Abigail is playing the victim to fight her way out of being accused of
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