The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Most people would not like to be known as a coward. Mary Warren was not aiming for that title, but that is what she ended up with. She gave herself this negative reputation. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a play about the undergoing of the Salem Witchcraft Trials in 1692. A group of Salems girls, are caught dancing in the woods. To take allegation off of themselves, they accuse other innocent townspeople of practicing witchcraft. Multiple victims are murdered or imprisoned. Mary Warren, one of the accusers, plays a big role in this play. Mary Warren’s character changes from cowardly, to brave, and back to cowardly, throughout the story which shows how she evolved throughout The Crucible. In the beginning of The Crucible, Mary Warren is timorous and afraid to speak up. On pages 37 through 38, John Proctor is trying to convince Mary Warren to go to court with him. He wants her to tell the judges the truth about how Abigail is manipulating the judges, but Mary Warren refuses. In this conversation, Mary Warren spurned to go to court and tell the judges the truth. She does this because she knows the trouble that can come out of attacking Abigail. If she blames Abigail for all of this mischief, the girls will turn on her and accuse her of witchcraft. On page 38, Mary Warren frighteningly says to John Proctor “I cannot, they’ll turn on me” In this direct quote, Mary is expressing her fear of what Abigail and the rest of the girls are capable of doing to her. She understands

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