Downfall Of The Crucible By Arthur Miller Essay

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Selfish Actions Lead to Chaos in The Crucible
Reverend Samuel Parris, Abigail Williams, and Thomas Putnam are all characters that show self-seeking actions throughout the entire play of The Crucible. These people contribute to making Salem a corrupt society. A functioning community would have everyone working together, and in this case, working to diminish the Salem Witch Trials, but their community is filled with disorderly happenings which is shown in the characters of Parris, Abigail, and Putnam. Reverend Parris shows his egotistic ways during a time of much confusion. Abigail Williams’ only concern throughout the Salem Witch Trials is to have John Proctor back in her arms again. The continuous actions of putting people in jail to gain control of land, Thomas Putnam shows his self-serving ways. In his play The Crucible, Arthur Miller demonstrates that the corrupt and selfish people bring chaos to the Salem society through the characters of Parris, Abigail, and Mr. Putnam.
During the time of the Salem Witch Trials, Salem is shown to be in a state of complete chaos. A community that functions well is one where everyone plays their part in helping the community thrive to be organized and better. Throughout the time of the Witch Trials in Salem none of this was happening. Instead children were becoming orphans, cows were wandering the street, and crops were not being taken care of. Nobody is telling the truth and good people are getting sent to jail and killed. In Act Four…

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