The Importance Of Lies In The Crucible

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Lie and die. In today’s world a reputation can either support who you are in life or impair your chances in society. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible several girls make false accusations concerning a mass of people. Due to those false claims many accused were sentenced to death. In the Scottsboro trials nine young black men were prosecuted for allegedly raping two white women when in fact those boys never touched the women. Both of these cases were founded upon lies and fear. Fear can drive humans to do unthinkable acts. In Miller’s The Crucible along with the Scottsboro trials, both investigations demonstrate the absurdity a community will go through in order for their name to stay untarnished. In the late sixteen hundreds a village called Salem in Massachusetts was drawing a good amount of attention to themselves. It started …show more content…
Consecutively Abigail Williams is questioned to be stating the truth or declaring false accusations upon the citizens of Salem. Miller reveals to his audience the circumstances an individual will undergo in order to continue their validity as a person. Fortunately for Abigail’s case she is able to manipulate the citizens of Salem and blames Tituba and other folk in the community. Through the play Abigail becomes more and more insecure about the truth rising to the surfing, to ensure no one will come forth will the truth Abigail develops into a bully, “Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam's dead sisters. And that is all. And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you (Miller 75). Ms. Williams will go as far to put physical violence on her own friends before the truth would gets

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