The Importance Of Reputation In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Arthur Miller made sure to point out that having a good reputation was very important in The Crucible. After all, they are Puritans. Puritans always felt the pressure to succeed. They were on a “city upon hill” (Winthrop 1). They believed that everyone look up to them-- that they were always on the spotlight. If they ever slacked off, it would feel like the end of the world for them. It is shown in the book that if one does not have a good name, then they’ll be rejected by the society. They might as well do anything to make sure they have a good reputation. The Puritans’ hyper concern for reputation was a driving force behind the witch trials as dramatized in The

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