The Crucible Greed Analysis

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play about early America during the witch trials. In the Crucible a antagonist, Abigail Williams, had accused and had deadly sins and her dark heart blam people of witch craft, she also wanted to have an affair with a married man. One of the most responsible deadly sin in this play was lust and greed. Both play a key role in the story. Lust is what Abigail had, greed is what a lot of people had in Salem and some had lust and other deadly sins. Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body. This deadly sin is really important because Abigail Williams is one of the key characters and almost the only one with this deadly sin. Why she has Lust is beacuse she had an affair with a married man (John …show more content…
Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness. Greed plays a role because their would be people who would want someone's else land or they wanted a higher paying salaire or they were just jealouse of someone else, so they would go and call out witchcraft. Thomas Putnam is one of the main characters who has this sin he was fighting with Giles Corey for his land. Giles Corey was later on accused of witchcraft because he was trying to proof his wife was innocented. Why she was accused was because Giles said that his wife read strange books but to him all book's except for the Bible is a strange book, he belived that women shouldn't read. Giles fought the whole time and at the end of all this when everyone wanted him to confesse he just said "more weight" (Act 5, 186). He was brutally tortued by being crushed with heavy stone placed on his …show more content…
These play a bigger key role threw out the whole story. Also the main characters have lust or greed. Lust is what Abigail has and she is one of the one's who started the whole witchcraft accusers and she drank blood and tried to get Tituba to put a curse on Elizabeth. Greed is more than one character in the story because some just wanted what someone else had. Most of Salem during this time was in panic and worry. Why is because someone wouldn't know who else would be accused or it was going to themselves being accused or accuseing. Nobody could trust anyone else and this was because people wanted things for them selfs. Or they just didn't like that person and they wanted them gone so they accused them of being a witch so they would still look good in the

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