Crucible Essay

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The Crucible Essay The Crucible was a very emotional book in terms of plot. The plot was about a girl named Abigail who accuses many people of witchcraft. She also accuses Elizabeth Proctor, wife of John Proctor. Abigail uses her power of the court to get to her obsession, John Proctor, by trying to eliminate Elizabeth. She is unsuccessful in getting this done and ends up executing over twelve people including John Proctor. It is great to see all the different kinds of characterization and themes. This story really gets you thinking about many things, such as, lying and telling the truth, or most importantly, standing up for your beliefs even if you have to die for them. It also shows how envy, greed, hate, and jealousy can impact…show more content…
Another quote I would like to use to support John's bravery is, "She looked to dance with me on my wife's grave. God help me, I lusted!" The reason I chose this out of the rest was because it shows how far John will go, even if it means to soil his reputation, just to get Abigail out of control. "Because it is my NAME! Because I may not have another in my life!" This is when John is completely forgiven for all his sins. He has gone through so much that he feels he should at least keep his name. He realizes that if he signs this confession given to him to be posted on the church door, he would never be able to get his life back. After his decision to go on with the truth, you finally see how brave he must be for not lying to the court. After reading this book, I learned that sometimes you have to do what is right no matter how bad the consequence may be. For instance, when John Proctor hesitates to stand up to the court about Abigail Williams lying under oath, he learns that if he would have went earlier, things wouldn't have been as bad as they were. But the thing that I have probably learned the most from this book is hiding the truth. This is a big time issue that haunted John and Elizabeth Proctor as well as Abigail Williams. John and Elizabeth learn this from the

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