Examples Of Goodness In The Crucible

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Does one's actions of sacrificing themselves in death enable to help others for the greater good? The play The Crucible written by Arthur Miller conveys that true goodness is made by sacrifice to aid others in achieving their ultimate goal. John Proctor's death that occurs in the end of the play and demonstrates good people are willing to sacrifice themselves for others to aid the greater good. Proctor's death is a necessary consequence of the witch hunt hysteria and displays that one must forgive themselves in order to express hope for the future. One of Proctors last words is, “And there’s your first marvel, that I can. You have made your magic now, for now I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor”(Miller 151). Miller uses