The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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With all that is going on in the world today, what is more important to you freedom or Safety? In The Crucible, Abigale choose her own safety over hers of her friends and family, and in Fahrenheit 451, Guy choose his freedom over the safety of him and his wife and, in Berlin you either live on West Berlin were you were free or you lived on the other side of the wall where you had no freedom but you were safe. So which side of the wall do you want to live on? In the Crucible Abigale choose her own safety over that of the town’s people. When they were caught in the woods doing spells and two of the girls fell ill and the city started crying witch craft. When suspicion fell upon Abigale that’s when it all started she said she saw all these different people with the devil and she asks God to forgive her. “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; I go back to Jesus; I kiss his hand-I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Goody Osborne with the devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the devil!” (Crucible, Miller, pg.26) As she said this she is sentencing these people to hang if they don’t say they are witches. With John it is different he could care less about his safety he just wants his freedom at the end of the play they give him a chance to say that he’s a witch all he has to do is sign his name. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and

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