The Truth Will Set You Free

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Isaiah Houston Mrs. Dempsey English 3, Period4 October 15, 2012 The Truth will set You Free “Honesty is the best Policy”- Benjamin Franklin. Ever since we were young our parents, teachers and mentors have told us that we should be honest with ourselves and each other. When people lie and act deceitful it will eventually catch up to them. I think that the lies people tell will start to pile up and weigh down your conscience. A prime example of this is in Arthur Miller’s play, the Crucible, when John Proctor hides his affair with Abigail and it continues to haunt him. In Arthur Miller’s the Crucible, he uses John Proctor’s character to illustrate that the truth will put one’s mind at ease and he/she will be set free. With witch…show more content…
God forbid I take it from him” (page 145)! Personally I think that Elizabeth can speak for everyone when she says that John has made right with everybody and has a clear conscience as he goes to his grave. People can truly be considered honest when they’re willing to sacrifice yourself for others. In Arthur Miller’s the Crucible, he uses John Proctor’s character to illustrate that the truth will put your mind at ease and set you free. When you lie and act deceitful it will eventually catch up to you. Like when Abigail tells all her lies and they eventually catch up to her, causing her to flee Salem. A prime example of this is in Arthur Miller’s play, the Crucible, when John Proctor hides his affair with Abigail and it continues to haunt him. Ever since we were young our parents, teachers and mentors have told us that we should be honest with ourselves and each other. “Honesty is the best Policy”- Benjamin
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