Essay about Analysis Of Arthur Miller 's ' The Crucible '

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The Crucible Critical Analysis
In every human, there exists an impulse to harm or help. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible takes place in a community that believes a person and their reputation are more important than living honestly and helping others. Many acts of selfishness, which occur in the town of Salem, bring about immense consequences. The themes of dishonesty and deceit are important aspects in The Crucible because they reveal the drastic character developments of the protagonist and antagonist.
Throughout the play, there is a steady increase of lies as the story advances. The opening depicts a small village in Massachusetts in the 1690s where the members of the community are living normal, Christian lives. However one young citizen, Abigail Williams, is a troublemaker and deceiver who is the instigator of the chaos that arises. Orphaned at a young age and raised by her greedy Reverend uncle, the opening depicts Abigail as a young woman who is in search for adventure and cares little for upholding the Christian lifestyle.
The events that unfold before and after the chaos in the forest reveal the true character of Abigail and what she is willing to do to fight for what she loves. “I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart! I never knew what pretence Salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men!” (Miller 22). This quote from the beginning of the play reveals Abigail’s…

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