The Role Of The Blame For The Crucible

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The Crucible- who’s the blame The Crucible, by Arthur Miller was a play that dealt with many false trials in Salem, Massachusetts that condemned many innocent beings to death, leading the country to its first severe trial. These trails are performed to drive Satan out of Salem so that Satan could not corrupt more of God’s children . Arthur Miller created this play to show how similar it was to the Red Scare. During the 1950’s the government tried to drive out communist in our country, just like in the play where the higher government tried to rule out the Salem witches. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, Miller demonstrated that it was John Proctor’s flaw, lust and pride that led him to be most responsible for the tragedies that happened …show more content…
John is the reason why so many falsely accused witches were hanged because of his intentions with Abigail. John roared at Abigale saying, “Abby I may think of you from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I reach for you again” (Miller 150). Because of Proctors past with Abigail, the blame for the trials fall beneath his feet . Abigail's ambition to be with John created such a conflict that she blamed Elizabeth, his wife, of witchcraft so that she would be hung and Abigail could be with Proctor. If Proctor would have been open and honest with the judges about Abigail, all the accusations would have been prevented. Also, John’s lust can be seen when he talks to his wife after his return home from Salem. Elizabeth faintly remarked, “You were alone with her?” John replies, “For a moment alone, aye” (167). Here, the reader can see that Proctor still has feelings for Abigail even though he knew the trouble it would cause. This gives Abigal an advantage to believe that John still cares for her. If Proctor would have ignored Abigail then Elizabeth would not have been accused. It is seen that John’s relationship with Abby proves that she will accuse anyone to be with him. If John put his foot down, then Abby would not have continued to accuse more and more people of being witches. Without John’s flaw of lust, the accusations and trials would have never …show more content…
If Proctor would have owned up to his actions, then maybe less and less innocent people would not be condemned for being a witch. These accusations in Salem happened around the same time the Red Scare became about, the people worried that communist would over power our government and corrupt the whole system; just like in Salem the court of the high government believed the same concept was happening to them but with a much greater outcome. Because of the events that happened in Salem John is most to

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