Essay on The Crucible By Arthur Miller

1558 Words Dec 8th, 2015 7 Pages
Reverend John Hale states "Quail not before God 's judgment in this, for it may well be God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride" (Miller, pg 882). Arthur Miller showcases in "The Crucible" the different priorities in the time period of the Salem witch trials, however, the book was not based off of just the Salem witch trials but also McCarthyism. So many people died and lost everything because of the wrongful statements and judgements in both time lines. Abigail Williams is a deranged mistress with an adoration for John Proctor that causes the deaths of many men and women just to replace his wife. In "The Crucible", the characters must decide if life is a greater priority than falling into the vengefulness of a subordinate girl. The numerous sacrifices made in "The Crucible" were not at all necessary due to the names, morals, and lives that were severely damaged.
In the 17th century, theology has a significantly large affect on the lives of this time. The church is the most important aspect of authority in "The Crucible". Due to the church 's influential affect on the people, if someone were to go against the church or seem as if there was any type of conflict with their methods would suffer direr consequences. "Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness... For the wages of sin is death" (Bennett, pg1). In "The Crucible", Miller shows just how important the church is and how the most trivial once of doubt can cause an…

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