A Break With Charity, By Arthur Miller Essay

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Imagine what the world would be like if everyone thought that lying was acceptable. In the play the Crucible by Arthur Miller and in the novel A Break with Charity by Ann Ranadi, both include characters with different morals. Characters such as Abigail Williams from the Crucible and Ann Putnam from A Break with Charity, believe that, lying is not as big of a deal as it really is, because it does not affect them in any way, it only affects the people around them. Unlike Abigail and Ann, there are characters that are trustworthy and liable, such as Sussana English and John Proctor. Based off of these four different characters, it is begging the question; is lying justifiable? Lying is not Justifiable because it can negatively affect others and changes people’s view on one’s character; although some may argue that lying is justifiable because they are trying to protect an important figure in their life, really no matter what the truth will always come out, making it better to tell the truth from the start.

Although lying can be evaded/avoided, certain characters failed to think about the consequences of their actions. In A Break with Charity one of the main antagonists, Ann Putnam, leader of the witch trials, could only think about herself throughout the entire book. She ruined many lives, by convicting the innocent of witchcraft. She believes “The elders are looking for someone to blame. We will give them many someones… the elders will be glad to know the bickering and…

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