The Crucible Character Analysis

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In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the people of Salem, Massachusetts experience several “bizarre supernatural events” that really highlight these characters’ morality. A morality play is a kind of drama with personified abstract qualities as the main characters and presenting a lesson about good conduct and character. The Crucible dramatizes good and evil to give rationale of these characters’ true intentions. The “good” characters in the play are portrayed as Reverend Hale, Elizabeth, Mr. Parris, Rebecca Nurse, and John Proctor. Conversely the “bad” characters are portrayed by all the girls who cried witch, Tituba, and Sarah Good. Many of these townsfolk can clearly be defined as good or evil people.

Initially, most of the common folk
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Tituba is kind of a twisted character, she was boasting about the devil saying, “Its the proper morning to fly into hell.”(Miller 122). Abigail Williams is a compulsive liar and when she realized she dug a hole too deep for herself she vanishes. Mr. Parris brings this gist to Rev. Danforth, “There is news, sir, that the court-the court must reckon with. My niece, sir, my niece- I believe she has vanished.” (Miller 126). Abigail Williams stirs a muck in her town, causing them to go into a frenzy, and before the blame gets put on her she just disappears, the ultimate witch of Salem.

Furthermore, while there are some characters that represent good and evil there are more characters that remain more neutral. Deputy Governor Danforth is a prime example of a neutral character. Danforth came to Salem in hopes to put an end to witchcraft once in for all; he was not a biased man, even though everybody was telling him a different story, he remained fair and neutral. When asked to pardon the demise of John Proctor he said, “I cannot pardon these when 12 are already hanged for the some crime. It is not just.”(Miller 129). Reverend Hale was an ultimately good character but was neutral at some points. During the removal of Elizabeth Proctor, Reverend Hale could have helped and allowed her to stay but he just remained neutral and did not get into it. To avoid conflict Hale says this and leaves, “Let you counsel

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