Theme Of Lies In The Crucible

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In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller there is a dominant theme of lies being told an easy way out, but eventually, they catch up to you. This is seen in multiple characters, but especially John Proctor. It all started with the girls of Salem, Abigail Williams as their leader, lying about their mischevious behavior in the woods. The lie they told led to the Salem witch trials. Yet, John knew they were lying, but couldn't expose the truth due to the fact that he committed Adultery against his wife with Abigail Williams. Throughout the play, the trials go on leading back to John and his wife, helping him realize honesty is the only way out. The song Honesty by Billy Joel represents this and is the perfect theme song for John Proctor.