Examples Of Courage In The Crucible

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Walt Disney once said, “Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk--especially in new undertakings.” In the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, John Proctor demonstrates Walt Disney’s famous saying. This famous courage quote relates how John Proctor, Abigail Williams, and Giles Corey exemplify courage and how that connects to Walt Disney’s famous words. Abigail Williams portrays weakness over the course of the play specifically, when she lies about how Tituba forces thoughts inside her head. Giles Corey displays his truthfulness throughout his interactions and responses with the other characters, especially in the courtroom. The Crucible is essentially about courage, weakness and truth, because all of these characters exemplify these …show more content…
He would rather tell the truth then to lie and be held responsible. Giles tends to remain honest because he knows what happens otherwise. He exemplifies a moment of truth when he is talking to Hathorne and he asks Giles about a lawyer and responds with, “You know I never hired a lawyer in my life, Hathorne”(98). Giles shows his truthful side and also a hidden independent side of his personality. He wants to fend for himself and comes across as a “keep to himself” kinda man. He doesn't want to burden anybody, but he sure knows how to speak up when he needs to comment on something that pertains to him or he feels is necessary. Giles differs from Abigail in the way that, he is truthful and she is dishonest. He wants to reveal the real truth, and not let any person get tricked. A prime example of conveying the truth to others, is when Giles speaks to John, “Say nothin’ more, John. Pointing at Danforth: He’s only playin’ you! He means to hang us all!(103). Giles Corey wants to announce what is gonna happen or the trick that could be pulled, before it even