Crucible Essay

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The Crucible Essay The Crucible was a very emotional book in terms of plot. The plot was about a girl named Abigail who accuses many people of witchcraft. She also accuses Elizabeth Proctor, wife of John Proctor. Abigail uses her power of the court to get to her obsession, John Proctor, by trying to eliminate Elizabeth. She is unsuccessful in getting this done and ends up executing over twelve people including John Proctor. It is great to see all the different kinds of characterization and themes. This story really gets you thinking about many things, such as, lying and telling the truth, or most importantly, standing up for your beliefs even if you have to die for them. It also shows how envy, greed, hate, and jealousy can impact …show more content…
Elizabeth got it too, when she lies to the judge about the whole thing to save her husbands reputation. So not only did the truth come out, but also it made John and Elizabeth look like liars as their stories contradict. I also see the damage lying can do. When Abigail lies she sees that there was no turning back. She could no longer go back to the life she had because she has caused chaos in Salem, Massachusetts. In her only choice to flee the town she does, along with her Uncle's money as well. This book will teach you a lot of stuff. It seems to be filled with so many morals and themes to remember. Throughout the themes and characterizations of this play, Arthur Miller does a great job of presenting his ideas on subjects that deal with witchcraft. If you look at each character carefully they all deal with at least one theme of greed, superstition, jealousy, power, revenge, or hate. This is something that is very hard to do, but he manages to pull it off. Another difficult task that Miller pulls off is finding a value or use in each character individually. He puts the characters so well in use that almost all of them have their own quote. The book is well written and the morals are extremely well