The Miller 's The Crucible Self Reputation

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Reputations Matter More Than You Think Self reputation is an important part of keeping pride and moralities in a person’s life, but self absorption can eventually develop from an outstanding care for reputation. Self absorption is a negative trait found in all people sometimes and it can end up causing things to go very wrong for yourself and others. Once someone is purely focused on keeping their reputation and worrying too much of what others think of them, they are overwhelmed by the thought of hiding all mistakes and always making themselves feel superior to others. Throughout Arthur Miller’s The Crucible self reputation is a major motivation felt by Abigail Williams and Reverend Parris, which results in Abby accusing innocent people of witchcraft and Parris not helping his people in a time of need; leaving the town in complete disorder and chaos. Abigail Williams is always making sure the people of Salem believe her act of innocence and lying to keep her name white in the town. She wants everyone to think she always tells the truth and is pure, so she will never get in trouble for the dreadful acts she does. She secretly deceits others to keep them on her side and will make up any story to get the blame off of her and on someone else. When Parris confronts Abigail about what the girls did the in woods she says to him with assertion, “Uncle, we did dance; let you tell them I confessed it- and I’ll be whipped if I must be. But they’re speaking of witchcraft. Betty’s not
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