Reflections On The Crucible

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The Crucible

In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, there have been a lot of lies, trust issues, jealousy, and many more. This can relate to my own personal experiences in life. I have felt jealousy, been lied to, and also had trust issues plenty of times. The Crucible has also had loud eruptions in the courtroom. I have had that experience by just listening to my parents argue. The quote “When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the masses, either by ridicule or slander.” is asking to analyze how human failings can lead to tragic consequences. I would complete this by using examples from The Crucible and my own experience. The required components are to analyze and show specific parts/moments from the book. One detail that The Crucible and myself have in common is being lied to. In The Crucible, Proctor lied to
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Proctor lies to Elizabeth about her suspicions saying they are not the truth. In the following quote, Elizabeth seems like she knows that something is up with Proctor. Proctor is trying to convince Elizabeth that he is and has always been a honest man which he is lying. Elizabeth says “Then why do you anger with me when I bid you break it?”. Proctor says “Because it speaks deceit, and I am honest!”. Proctor has given Elizabeth a reason to have trust issues. Elizabeth knows that something is up and is curious about what is going on. After all the lying, Proctor is trying to be the honest man that he isn’t and tell Elizabeth where he was at. He was trying to be honest at the wrong time and gets the situation even worse. Elizabeth says “You were alone with her?” and Proctor responds “For a moment alone, aye”. After, she says “Why, then, it is not as you told me”. Proctor responds with “For a moment. I say. The others come in soon after”. Elizabeth finally says “Do as you wish,