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Essay On The Forest Scene In The Crucible

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In the beginning of The Crucible, there was a scene that shaped the whole play and affected almost everyone in the village, this scene was the forest scene. There had been many things that related to the forest scene. The largest part of it although had been if this scene would not have happened, the sentences of death and the confusion around the village might not have had happened. Three things that are tied together with the forest is that it is prohibited for anyone to go into there because of how dangerous it is, the way it gets accused of witchery, and how it caused such innocent people to be sentenced to death. In The Crucible, it is forbidden to go into the forest because of the horrible things that people believe in. In the beginning, a group of girls went into the forest with Tituba and were caught chanting, running around with no clothes on, and dancing around a fire. In a conversation between Reverend Samuel Parris and niece Abigail Williams, “Parris: And what shall I say to them? That my daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest?” (170). “Abigail: We did dance, uncle, and when you leaped out of the bush so suddenly, Betty was frightened and then she fainted. And there's the whole of it.” (170). This proves that although all Parris saw was dancing, he suspected much more of it because the forest is known of the devil's zone. The forest has always been known as a place or witchery and the devil's zone. In The Crucible, going
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