The Role Of Persecution In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Through the course of the play, persecution was a major consequence of people’s self gain. Thomas Putnam was one who was sucked into greed. For his desperate need for land, he told his daughter to accuse George Jacobs of being a witch, so he would be forced to forfeit his land if he gets convicted, which Thomas was the only person in town that could afford it. Including, Abigail who accused Elizabeth Proctor of doing voodoo on a poppet that was supposed to be her. Cheever and Herrick were searching the Proctor home for poppets. As a result of Abigail’s accusation against Elizabeth saying that Elizabeth had a doll and stabbed her in the stomach from the doll. “Herrick, Herrick, it is a needle” (Miller 176). As a result, they found the needle

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