Consequences And Corruption In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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Do you think it is correct to lie for your benefit? Lies lead to negative results and it affects your reputations. Specially, we can see this through Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” John Proctor hides his affair and with that consequences come.In Arthur Miller’s play “ The Crucible” he illustrates that your past will always haunt you through Proctor’s use of silence, his internal fight, and his consequences. In act 1 through Proctor’s use of silence when Miller implies that your past will always haunt you. In act 1 Abigail did a “potion” in order to kill Proctor’s wife ,Elizabeth, but that leads to Abigail accusing falsely these other women. For instance, Proctor states , “ you come out and call them wrong. Did you consult the wardens before you called this minister to look for devil's?” (Miller 35). Here, he is telling Reverend Parris that he is doing things incorrectly. This illustrates, how Proctor is trying to look like a good man and keeps silent about his affair and how it might affect this situation. Furthermore, he starts assuming and judging others for their corruption and lies while he does not realize he is being silent about his affair which doesn’t allow these people to know or figure out things. Significantly, by him being silent he situation only worsens. Ironically, through this act he keeps on judging Reverend Parris due to his filthy secrets when he has one of his own. This demonstrates, that through his silence his past followed him and haunted
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