The Crucible : The Terrible Outcome Of The Salem Witch Trials And How It Tears The Town Apart

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Every single person has their imperfections, but that doesn’t mean it should hold them back from showing their true potential. Man can be hero in spite of having some flaws. Arthur Miller writes The Crucible to show the terrible outcome of the Salem Witch Trials and how it tears the town apart. John Proctor carries around some pretty big sins with him that blacken his name; however, he accepts his flaws by becoming a hero to the town of Salem, Elizabeth, and himself. John sacrifices his life to illustrate to the town of Salem that he is innocent along with all the others that are convicted of witchcraft. From the beginning of the play, John knows that all the talk about witchcraft coming into the town is bogus. He tries to convince Abigail to stop all of her nonsense and to come forward with the truth. It isn’t until the court comes to pick up his wife, Elizabeth, that he really sets his foot down, and realizes that some sort of action needs to be done. The court is already becoming more and more skeptical as less and less people are confessing to the crime, and they do not need the hassle of John barging in claiming that all the girls are simply just pretending. Judge Danforth listens to John’s plea and infers that John can possibly be making up the information just to have Elizabeth released. Danforth informs John that Elizabeth is pregnant and will have to wait a year to be hanged. He is hopeful that John will now walk away knowing that his wife is safe: “Good, then, she…

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