The Crucible is a play, written by Arthur Miller, about the Salem Witch Trials that took place in Massachusetts in 1692. In the play, most of the people in the town of Salem seem to favor their reputation over the truth. Reputation played a big part in The Crucible and had a large impact on how the characters acted and reacted to the events that were going on in the town. The characters in The Crucible allowed the need to uphold their reputation to get in the way of the truth.
Quarter 3 Timed Write: The Crucible Darth Vader and The Joker were both nefarious villains because they were always one step ahead of their enemy. In The Crucible, Abigail is a nefarious villain because she thinks well on the spot which makes her ability to fight back stand out. Her willingness to do anything to get her way makes her villainy conspicuous. Abigail enhances the plot because you know that when it looks like Abigail isn’t going to get her way, she always is one step ahead and gets her way anyway.
In Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, it said, “Whether true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence on their lives, and particularly on their destinies, as what they do”. Reputation is an important part in many societies that determines the lives of many individuals. The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, follows the town of Salem Massachusetts in 1692 during the Salem Witch Trials. It started when several young girls began to accuse people in the town of witchcraft, particularly people the girls don’t like. Then the accusations start to spiral out of control and the town government ends up hanging many innocent people.
Excessive Pride through The Crucible In the play, The Crucible, everyone holds an excessive amount of pride which is an over exaggerated sense of ones own proper dignity or value. “Dictionary.reference.” This critical play takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. (883) Throughout the story, it indicates what happened during the Salem Witch Trials.
Reputation is the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. Reputation can directly correlate with pride, which is a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one 's own achievements. Reputations are very important to the characters in The Crucible and if they want to preserve their reputation, through pride, they do whatever is necessary to keep it. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the characters John Proctor, Abigail Williams, and Judge Danforth all show dramatic actions to preserve their reputations, each of these characters either hurt themselves or others by being prideful and dishonest for the sake of their good name. There are several ways that Abigail Williams shows her objective of preserving her reputation in the book.
The Crucible The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is a book/play that explains the witch trials that happened in Salem Massachusetts. Because we need a good reputation to have a good self- esteem, John Proctor struggles to decide what is the most important to him, life or reputation. In this book John has a conflict with himself on whether his life or his reputation is more important. In the book Proctor says “You are the high court, your word is good enough!
The Preservation of One’s Reputation Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” A reputation is one of the most important things a person has. It measures one’s worth, honor, and integrity - something we all strive for.
The Crucible has many characters to blame when it comes to questioning why everything happened the way they did. It’s hard to describe a reasoning for all of this or exactly who to blame because there is so many different opinions and reasons to why everything is happening. A quote I think that does a fairly good job at this is, “There are wheels within wheels in this village, and fires within fires!”(Miller, Pg.148). The character I think that you can point to first and blame the most when asking why everything in Salem happened is Abigail Williams. There are three major reasons to why Abigail is to blame and the first is because she slept with John Proctor.
“The Crucible” Literary Analysis “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.” –James 3:16. Translating this quote into the new, simple meaning would be, “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” There is a connection between both, Envy and Jealousy, which both take upon people and do such evil, sinful acts. Abigail, who was strikingly beautiful, dishonest and a manipulative woman in “The Crucible,” had caused such drama throughout the village of Salem, in the year 1692.
The Crucible Abigail was a corrupt, cynical, and dishonest character throughout the Salem witch trials. She accused innocent people of the community of Salem of being witches. Most of the time she did this in seek of revenge on the people, but other times she did it so that she wouldn’t get caught for lying. Abigail was not a very old character she was 14-18 years old and still single.