Similarities Between The Scarlet Letter And The Crucible

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In the novels, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, both have a lot of similarity between them. For example, the setting takes place in the 1700s to the 1800s in both novels. Other than the similarities, they are also very different in other ways. Such as, they may have the same characteristics throughout out the novel, but develop differently from one another. In the novels, they both have relationship characteristics that are the same but also different. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester and Dimmesdale have an affair outside of Hester's marriage. Back in the 1800s, this was considered adultery, which was a very big sin. For The Crucible, John Proctor and Abigail Williams had an affair outside of John's marriage. Both, Hester and John, had a good enough reason for what they did. It was that they both, John and Hester felt abandoned in the marriage. The relationship between the two novels creates a conflict besides the sin and witchcraft. Abigail in the novel The Crucible wants to be with John who is married but she knows the only way she can be with him is to kill his wife. At the beginning of the book, Abigail cast a spell on John's wife. Betty tells …show more content…
They both had big names in their town. The thing is that John realized he had to admit the sin to make them believe what Abigail was doing was all a lie and made up. On the other hand, Dimmesdale is a selfish man as a minister. He's the one everyone looks up to, yet he is not brave enough to admit to his sin with Hester. Later in the story, Dimmesdale does admit but that is after Hester already had been throwing a lot of pain and embarrassment. John Proctor is such a brave man he makes up another sin that he apparently has done this entire time just to make this witchcraft in the novel stop. This act of bravery has him hung for it but he still has his name in the