The Crucible By Arthur Miller Essay

1277 Words Mar 17th, 2016 6 Pages
The Easy Way Out It is easy to blame others for a mistake made by ones self. A powerful play about the Salem Witch Trials by Arthur Miller, The Crucible, shows the true evil inside of people (AP). Abigail Williams and here friends begin the trend of accusing people of witchcraft in town and this spirals out of control. Unjust people will perpetuate and defend their mistakes out of fear, shame, or pride because the young girls use power of the court, force people to lie, and make people believe them. First, the girls use the power of the court to defend themselves. They are willing to do anything to get out of trouble. The young girls dance in the forest one night and not only is dancing against the rules, but they are also casting spells and conjuring spirits. When Abby and the other girls are accused of this, Abby points her finger at Tituba: “We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sisters. And that is all” (Miller, 1244). The dramatic response following this empowers the Abby and the girls to continue accusing people they do not like using this cover story. Troubled, Betty refuses to wake up because she thinks that she is going to get in trouble for disobeying the laws of the town (Part. Ph). The fear of consequences for her actions is too much for Betty, but Rebecca Nurse is a well-respected and knowledgeable woman and can see that Betty is not troubled by spirits, but by herself: “I think she’ll wake when she tires of it” (Miller, 1249). At…

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