Salem Trials In The Crucible

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In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Salem trials which took place in 1692, it was mobile and many people were being accused. They were going through a dark error with no control over who they claimed incorporated with the devil. They tried to gain a little control but, it only got worse; however, if it wasn't for the corrupt reverend in town who kept things a secret for a while, it wouldn't have gone as far as it went. The series of trials led to the deaths of innocent people, including John Proctor, Rebecca Nurse and Giles Corey. The deaths of the characters are significant because they were extrovert citizens and well respected; however, they had enemies and they sought to get reprisal.
These characters deaths are necessary because they played a big role in the society of Salem and used it to get a point across to the audience. John Proctor’s death symbolize that he died taking a stand for doing something that stole his fate. He refuses to stand for something that he know isn't true. He didn't want his name to be tumbledown. “Because this is my name! Because i cannot have another one in my life!
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She refused to admit to being a witch when she was not. She was only 71 years of age, also sister of accused witches, and the daughter of a suspected witch. Her arrest surprised the citizens because she was such an upstanding women of Salem. “Hale: it's strange how i knew you, but i supposed you look as such a good soul should. We have all heard of your great charities in beverly.” (Miller 34) Giles Corey accused of witchcraft along with his wife, after being arrested he refused to enter a plea of guilty. He died in vain to save his sons his land. “That he never had no wife that would be taken with the books, i thought to find the cause of it but there were no witch i'd blame her for.” (Miller 86) Giles Corey never affiliated with the

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