The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the belief of witchcraft held poisonous consequences as accusations increase to devour the entire village. Since the Salem witch trials started, they heavily influenced the people and town of Salem. People of Salem were accused of being a witch on poor evidence. Such accusations of being a witch sacrificed many human lives. Even though the people of Salem realized that they were murdering the innocent, it does not make up for their deaths. The Puritan community of Salem became gripped with mass hysteria over activities that they believed to be witchcraft. It started with a strong belief system towards God but ended with on an irrational note. The death of the many witches cannot be justified by the mere …show more content…

Wanting social status and a good reputation has led human into the wraths of perjury. To stay where they are in terms of social status, humans are willing to lie in and out of court.
Jealousy causes people to act in abnormal ways, it causes people to bear grudges and have strong hatred against others. Jealousy is caused by a certain insecurity that a person has. This insecurity comes from a desire, a desire of something that they cannot get. For what cannot be obtained must be obliterated. Jealousy has played a big role in the deaths of Salem. The Salem Witch Trials brought opportunities to cause punishment on others, claim other 's land, and settle old grudges. The witch trials revealed the true characteristics of the society in Salem. The main antagonist of the story Abigail Williams, after having an affair with a married man John Proctor and wants to pursue her relationship with him. But him being married caused her to hold a strong grudge against his wife, Elizabeth Proctor. Which begins a long chain of lies and accusations in an attempt to get her lover back. Abigail 's jealousy of Elizabeth drives her to prove that Elizabeth is a witch when Cheever says
The girl, the Williams girl, Abigail Williams, sir. She sat to dinner in Reverend Parris 's house tonight, and without word nor warning she falls to the floor. Like a struck beast, he says, and screamed a scream that a bull would weep to hear. And

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