Examples Of Faith In The Crucible

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Artur Miller calls his play the crucible. The crucible means a severe test. In the crucible the characters faith is being tested. The town doesn’t show their true faith because they don’t practice what they preach. Due to the town lack of faith when they are tested some fail miserably. In the crucible to have faith was the test in this play. For this reason is that Abigail acts like she was process. She did that so people can forget about her and her friends dancing in the woods. Also the town didn’t like each other because people will make up rumors about each other. For example in the play Abigail said “I want to open myself! I want the light of God; I want the sweet love of Jesus! I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book;…show more content…
Elizabeth had to keep her faith because she found out that Proctor was having an affair with Abigail. Another example from this plays “A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. I beg you, sir; I beg you see what she is. She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore’s vengeance.” This quote clearly shows when Proctor finally breaks down and confesses his affair with Abigail, after trying, in vain, to expose her as a fraud without revealing their liaison. Proctor knows from the beginning that the witch trials constitute nothing more than a whore’s vengeance, Abigail’s revenge on him for ending their affair; but he shies away from making that knowledge public because it would lead to his disgrace. This quote also shows Elizabeth faith because she didn’t let that get to her, she just kept on with her life. Rebecca shows she has faith because, after Governor Danforth asked Rebecca if she would confess herself to witchcraft, Rebecca told him no she will no confess herself to witchcraft. Rebecca also said that her honesty sends her to certain death, but also to the Kingdom of Heaven. On the other hand, some people weren’t up to the test like Elizabeth and Rebecca
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