How Did The Crucible Break The Moral Standard

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The Crucible In the play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, the story proceeds in a puritan town called salem. Townspeople are embroiled in a wrangle which is a judging of a non-existent witch, however, many people died for this spurious witch. In the story, a farmer John Proctor is facing a survival dilemma, and he eventually chooses death to defend his dignity instead of shameful live. With the collision of survival value and moral dilemma, Miller alludes people to have reflection of human morality, especially the value orientation of ethics and integrity. There is a standard of morality in everyone’s heart, and people may be respect to this standard. This standard limits people’s arbitrary behavior, however, some people will break their moral bottom line when the outcome of violation of the standard will benefit them. In the play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, the main character Abigail William, a smart and wily girl, gets in trouble because Betty falls into a strange stupor after Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the forest with Tituba. After that, the rumor of witchcraft fills the town. Abigail feels extremely nervous about the rumor, and she talks to other girls that do not admit anything, because she knows the cruel consequence of the conviction of witchcraft. …show more content…
For those people who having shameful and immoral behavior, they are believed by people and they still could live in the town with good reputation. But for those people who act as great hero, fighting for the truth and defending the righteousness, they died with notoriety. Even though the truth had been revealed now, they were died. Those base people use means of baseness to be unimpeded; those noble people write down nobility and greatness on their tombstone. Author used this play to satirize modern society that despicable people was the most complacent, and moralistic men was