Significance Of The Black Sox Scandal In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Imagine, it is October 2, 1919, and you are on the infamous White Sox’s team, and you are getting ready for the start of the World Series, but what you do not realize is that you’re starting pitcher has been lying to the whole team. The Black Sox Scandal of the 1919 World Series ended in the accused being acquitted, but one of the most iconic players in history went down with the other players who were being paid off, Shoeless Joe Jackson was among one of the players that never played after this series. Many of the players did partake in the activities that happened, but some lost their careers due to the lack of truth that was evident by the involved. John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, ended up in a similar situation as Jackson, …show more content…
When Rev. Hale interrogates Abigail about the night the other girls and her were dancing, she instantly incriminates Tituba, the african servant, “Hale, grasping Abigail: Abigail, it may be your cousin is dying. Did you call the Devil last night?
Abigail: I never called him! Tituba, Tituba...¨(Miller 42). This could be an actual matter of life and death, but still Abigail would not continue to tell the truth about her and the others not trying to conjure spirits or the Devil. Now Tituba has witchcraft associated with her name, so she is basically within the Reaper’s grasp. Tituba ends up being weaker willed than the rest of the townspeople, because she is quick to go with the false accusation in order to save her own life, ¨Parris: You will confess yourself or I will take you out and whip you to your death, Tituba!
Putnam: This woman must be hanged! She must be taken and
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John Proctor went against one of God’s commandments when he committed adultery with Abigail Williams, yet he continues to go against his morals by withholding this information from his wife Elizabeth, even though she already put two and two together. The menacing ways of Abigail spread through the town like an epidemic, and she played a crucial role in influencing other characters to lie, like Mary Warren, or by using the trust of other townspeople in order to get them taken care of. Throughout life one always has the two options; to tell the truth or to not tell the truth. One’s image is reflected upon their decision in the manner. Telling the truth or telling a lie can result in drastic actions by the one being told the lies. Drastic actions could mean a verbal confrontation, a fight, or even worse, like John Steinbeck said, “An unbelieved truth can hurt a man much more than a lie. It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times. There 's a punishment for it, and it 's usually

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