Essay about The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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The ideal of children is their ability to have a strong faith, virtue, and moral among their surroundings. The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, displays a contagious realm spreading throughout Beverly Hills, which leads to an inconsequential phase of gullibleness about witchcraft. The primary accusers include Abigail Williams, Mercy Lewis, and Mary Warren that is responsible for the deaths of countless people. This gives us a strong insight into what children do and how their words can attract others to follow them. However, it also presents to us an underlying message/symbolism of why children are the main accusers and how it relates to an event in the present or the past. Miller uses children as a truth hidden behind a lie as some believe they live in a world of virtue. They were chosen to be the main accusers for their “purity,” their sense of judgment of witchcraft, and their sadistic actions that are considered untrustworthy and unrealistic. Miller intends to use it as a way to reveal the reality of children and their poor judgment within the play.
The child’s appearance gives the reader a false impression on them since the accusations flourished from their embodiment. Towards the beginning of the story, Parris punctually stated, “I have given you a home, child, I have put clothes upon your back - now give me upright answer. Your name in the town - it is entirely white, is it not?” Abigail with an edging resentment responded, “Why I am sure it is, sir. There…

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