The Way Pride Took Over Salem Witch Trials Essay

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Greta M. Loska Ms. Schmidt English 3;Period 3 09 November 2016 The Way Pride Took Over Salem In 1692, many people would have a discussion on what was responsible for the chaos for the Salem Witch Trials. Some would say that stubbornness was the cause of it, others say pride was. In relation from the trials and now, pride would be most likely. If you read “The Crucible” closely, you could see that pride was everywhere. From Abigail, to Danforth, to Betty, there was no getting away from it. If no character had pride, there would not have been a story because that is what caused the next event to happen. Being young and cautious, Abigail, was afraid of what people would think of her if she confessed that she was not a witch and faked it. “Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sisters. And that is all. And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word. About the other things. And I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it…” (Page 19). This is an example of how Abigail is threatening the girls to not speak a word of what happened in the woods. She does not want others to know what the truth was about what happened in the woods because it may affect what people think of her. She is full of pride, and will do anything to get what she wants. “Proctor: ‘I have made a bell of my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name- you
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